[CSNPHILLY] When asked what he would have done if he hadn’t become a professional hockey goalie, Bryzgalov didn’t hesitate. “Astronaut,” he said quickly. The media pack sort of blinked back at him. No one was sure whether he was kidding. He wasn’t. “No, seriously,” he added.
At which point Bryzgalov began a long dissertation about the American space program versus the Soviet/Russian space program and which was superior. He noted that the first two animals in space were Russian dogs, which led to a strange exchange between Bryzgalov and a reporter about who had lost more monkeys in space — the Americans or the Soviets/Russians. Bryzgalov conceded that too many monkeys had lost their lives in that vocation.
Nothing surprises me with this guy anymore. He’s a media’s dream and as long as he’s winning games, I’m all for it.