Greg Wyshynski

  • Forrest Griffin, UFC legend, attempts to play hockey in Sweden (Video)

    Greg Wyshynski at Puck Daddy1 hr ago

    Forrest Griffin made his name in the Ultimate Fighting Championship, including a huge upset win over “Rampage” Jackson in 2008 and memorable bouts against Tito Ortiz. He was a light heavyweight champion who is in the UFC Hall of Fame.

    Please note nothing in that description involved the word “skating,” which is probably why his practice with the AIK Hockey of HockeyAllsvenskan wasn’t exactly at an all-star level.

    Although we were impressed with that dual goalie interference/delay of game for closing his glove around the puck play to score from his knees …

    Faring much better is Swedish MMA star Alexander Gustafsson, a.k.a. The Mauler, who taught some fighting and played some puck with the team.

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    MMA training has been the norm for more than a few NHL fighters through the years, for what it’s worth.

    s/t MMAFighting.com

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  • Ilya Bryzgalov takes selfies with fans during Wild game (Photos)

    Greg Wyshynski at Puck Daddy1 day ago

    Ilya Bryzgalov was the backup goalie for the Minnesota Wild in their 4-1 exhibition victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Monday. 

    It’s the preseason.

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    He’s Bryz. He’s bored.

    Selfie Time!

    Via ‏‪@jacqueline_blue

    In the third period, a line of fans stood near the glass at the Wild bench, each one taking a selfie with everyone’s bear-fearing, park-loving goaltending Cosmonaut.

    Like this one from liblawbs:

    And this one from ‏‪@tmg135:

    "WHY YOU HEFF TO BE MAD? IS JUST A SELFIE!"

    Props to the guy photobombing that fan's Bryz selfie. So many layers ... it's like "Inception."

    Later in the game, after he had appeared on every Instagram account in the Twin Cities, Bryzgalov tossed his touque on the ice after Jason Pominville completed his hat trick.

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