Undoubtedly, there have been two stars of the HBO 24/7 series for the past two Winter Classics (Winters Classic?). Last year in preparation for the game between the Capitals and Penguins, Bruce Boudreau rose to fame for his colorful language. Well, colored with F-bombs, anyways. Boudreau and Alex Ovechkin didn’t get along, and he was dumped and almost immediately picked up by the Ducks.
This season, philosopher and budding astrophysicist Ilya Bryzgalov is claiming the spotlight, thanks to his rather interesting perspective on the universe, dogs and pretty much anything. Of course, Bryzgalov came to Philadelphia from Anaheim (via Phoenix).
What I’m trying to say is, the NHL needs to seriously consider including the Ducks in next year’s iteration of the Winter Classic, as they seem to be a magnet for colorful characters. They can play the Wild, if they don’t want the matchup to be TOO interesting. So, come on, NHL. Do it. Doooooo it.