Outspoken Flyer's goalie Ilya Bryzgalov took back a less than flattering statement he made last season about the prospect of living in Winnipeg.

At the time, Bryzgalov, then a member of the Phoenix Coyotes and faced with the very real possibility that his team may move to the Canadian city, made it clear that he would not want to play in Winnipeg.

"You don't want to go to Winnipeg, right?" said Bryzgalov last April. "There's no excitement except the hockey. No park, no entertaining for the families, for the kids. It's going to be tough life for your family."