The Ducks appear to be on the verge of bringing back 2007 Stanley Cup Champion and space cadet Ilya Bryzgalov. According to multiple reports Bryz will be brought in to the Ducks on a tryout basis, similar to the way St. Louis gave Martin Brodeur a tryout before officially signing him to a contract earlier this week.
We all know Bryz isn't exactly what he was back in his first go around with the Ducks, or behind Dave Tippett's system in (then) Phoenix, but in 12 games for Minnesota last year he put up a record of 7-1-3 with a .911 save percentage and 2.12 goals against average while facing an average of 22.4 shots per night. Not too shabby.
But that's all beside the point. Clearly the best part about Bryz returning to the Ducks is the sheer entertainment of it all. I mean, "is hockey, you know, is only game. Why you heff to be mad?! He is good guy."
Anyway, he'll still probably be backing up Frederik Andersen on most nights. Hopefully he brings his "Thermos with some nice tea and enjoy the bench."
Good news, and even better news for him is that there are parks and no bears in Anaheim.
I'm not even going to try to force context for the next two... Just Chinese Tiger Laws and Huskies as hot girls:
And of course he can have plenty of great conversations with Clayton Stoner about the vastness of space.