PHT Morning Skate: Everyone hates Ilya Bryzgalov


PHT’s Morning Skate takes a look around the world of hockey to see what’s happening and what we’ll be talking about around the NHL world and beyond.

Even Ilya Bryzgalov is frustrated with himself after the Flyers got pounded by Tampa Bay. (

Meanwhile, others are saying that Bryzgalov isn’t living up to his abilities or his contract. Ouch. (PhilaBright)

Predators fans are scared by Shea Weber’s concussion, but he might actually try to play on Friday. (Tennessean)

St. Louis lost Kris Russell to injury in last night’s loss to Detroit. (Post-Dispatch)

Damien Cox says that Ron Wilson’s contract extension is about the Maple Leafs embracing mediocrity. And you wonder why the Leafs relationship with the press is acrimonious. (Toronto Star)

The Lightning lost both Victor Hedman and Eric Brewer to injury last night. (Lightning Strikes)

The Panthers might be looking at former Devils/Wild/Blackhawks center John Madden. (Sun-Sentinel)

San Jose is rolling with a three-headed goalie situation now that Antero Niittymaki is back from injury. (

Thoughts and prayers go out to the family of former player and coach Johnny Wilson. (Maple Leafs)

James van Riemsdyk is being slowed down by a nagging hip injury. That would explain a lot about his lack of scoring. (