Ilya Bryzgalov talks to SovSport's Pavel Lysenkov and KHL.RU's Alexander Shevchenko about Philly media. The text is taken from the video on the page.
At one point I think I started feeling sorry for Bryz, because he was just being sincere and people make fun of his unreasonably. But that's just my opinion.
Here's the conversation:
Q. Is there a serious longstanding conflict between the Philadelphia media and yourself?
BRYZ: “A conflict? A “broken telephone” exists everywhere. I’d say we have a very complex relationship.”
It seems at times that you skillfully change topics. They try to tell you that the price doesn’t reflect the quality, and you try to steer the conversation in a direction different from the questions asked. You tell them they don’t understand hockey, and they are trying to figure out your game. Is this the cause of the misunderstanding?
“Perhaps. It is very possible. They, journalists, are not the ones who should be worried when the price doesn’t reflect the quality. The management should be worried about that, and not journalists. They are not the ones paying me out of their pocket.”
What about the awkward rumor that you fell asleep during a team meeting? We in Russia laughed a little, of course. But how did you react to it?
“How could I react to that? It is just stupidity. They just started writing ridiculous things. What can you do? It got to the point when they started collecting who knows what.”
It looks like bullying.
“Not really bullying, but pure unprofessionalism.”
Why wouldn’t you approach one of the wiser, experienced ones to stop this?
“It is impossible. Because…. I don’t think they would ever want this…”
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