Sunday, June 16, 2013

Behind The Scenes: NHL Vezina Trophy Award Winner Sergei Bobrovsky

Background information regarding my most recent Yahoo story...

NHL Awards: Sergei Bobrovsky Edges Out Ilya Bryzgalov for Vezina Trophy

'Bob' was always a very quiet player in the Philadelphia Flyers locker room. The lady that is shown directly to his left in this photo that I took served as his 'unofficial' translator during the time he was with the Flyers. She is a journalist of European origin who is based in the United States.

I had considered the title: 'Bobrovsky Wins Vezina - Bryzgalov Wins Nothing' for this piece, but thought that was a bit too much. Plus, the SEO value of that title wasn't as worthy. (Inside internet humor there folks.) 

It's easy for me, or for anyone, to second-guess Paul Holmgren at this point. 

For my part, I just continue to wonder what type of vetting process the Flyers have in-place regarding high-profile free agents, potential trade acquisitions, draft picks, etc. ?

Every company needs to know (or should seek to know) about a person's background and politically record (as in office politics) before a hiring decision is made. 

What did the Flyers learn about 'Bryz' two years ago before they traded for his rights and then gave him a $51 million contract. 

That is the question and may always be.
(Photo courtesy of Sean O'Brien) 

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