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Video: New Wild goalie Bryzgalov talks about wonders of the universe

Video: New Wild goalie Bryzgalov talks about wonders of the universe

by Derek Wetmore
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By now, perhaps you've seen the video. New Wild backup goalie Ilya Bryzgalov">Ilya Bryzgalov talks about the universe.

It has become something of a joke among people on Twitter, and many have labeled Bryzgalov as a little goofy. From everything I've read, he is a little goofy. 

But I don't think this video is evidence of that. Plenty of people spend time and even make careers contemplating the vastness of the universe. Bryzgalov, in my book, gets an extra point for waxing on the universe and its wonders in his second language.

And as a media member, I think it's great when I guy shows a little color and authenticity instead of spouting cliches. Hockey is perhaps the most egregious offender among the four North American major sports of turning on the cliche machine. So it's refreshing to see features like 24/7 that go beyond that layer.

I think we need to lay off making fun of Bryzgalov for that clip.

But by all means, feel free to make fun of Bryzgalov for this clip.

Derek Wetmore is the senior editor for 1500ESPN.com. His previous stops include MLB.com and the Minnesota Daily.
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In this story: Ilya Bryzgalov, Ilya Bryzgalov
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