During the NHL lockout, Ilya Bryzgalov has been somewhat quiet, at least compared to what hockey fans are used to. But even though he's been playing in Russia, he has had a number of quality media moments about the lockout, Russian players and of course, outer space.
Bryzgalov has had a wild year since joining the Philadelphia Flyers in the summer of 2011. He had an up and down that was exacerbated by his starring in the HBO 24/7 series before the Winter Classic.
He came under the national spotlight due to his goofy nature and funny interviews, but also fell out of favor with coach Peter Laviolette, who benched him for the actual Winter Classic.
But Bryzgalov got his act back together and finished the regular season strong. But his actions were watched closely, and his offbeat but relatively harmless ways were often too harshly criticized, especially when his play was subpar.
With this lockout, we haven't gotten as much Bryz as usual, but there are still some noteworthy moments from the past few months. Here are Bryzgalov's top media moments so far during the lockout.