Philadelphia Flyers: 5 Reasons Playoff Loss Was Not Ilya Bryzgalov's Fault

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Philadelphia Flyers: 5 Reasons Playoff Loss Was Not Ilya Bryzgalov's Fault
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Another Philadelphia Flyers playoff run has ended, marking the 36th consecutive season to end without a parade down Broad Street.  

Coming into 2011-12 the Flyers made big changes and exactly how the team would perform on the ice was unknown.    

However, after handing out a 9-year, $51 million contract to Vezina Trophy Finalist Ilya Bryzgalov, the goaltending was supposed to be the one constant for this young team in transition.  

While Bryz was far from great during the regular season, posting a 2.48 GAA and a save percentage that dipped below .900 for most of the season (ended regular season with .909 save percentage), the high-priced Russian goaltender was the least of the Flyers' troubles in the postseason.  

I know we (as Flyers fans) do not feel complete without a goalie controversy, but here are the five reasons not to blame Ilya Bryzgalov for this season's disappointing end.  

Let me know what you think.  

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