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28 сентября 2005 года. 
Brylin's value never grows old - Star-Ledger 


Sergei Brylin is now the lone member in an extremely exclusive club.

When Scott Niedermayer signed with the Mighty Ducks and Scott Stevens retired, Brylin became the only remaining skater on the Devils' roster to have played on all three of the franchise's Stanley Cup championship teams. Goalie Martin Brodeur was also on those 1995, 2000 and 2003 teams.

It is an accomplishment that Brylin, 31, cherishes, but not one he likes to dwell upon. The passage of time, the veteran forward said, is not an ally.

"I don't want to grow old," Brylin said before the Devils' 3-1 preseason victory over the Rangers at Continental Airlines Arena. "I still feel like I'm young inside. Unfortunately, it seems like time has been flying the last five years."

If Brylin is feeling older, he doesn't show it. He is still a respected part of the Devils and coach Larry Robinson considers him a key piece of the puzzle whether it is on the wing or at center.

"His character and work ethic are probably second to none," Robinson said. "You know he comes to work every game. He can play on the power play, kill penalties, play left wing or center. That makes him valuable."

It has been said before, but Brylin doesn't receive either the attention or credit that a three-time Stanley Cup champion deserves.

"He flies under the radar all the time," left winger Jay Pandolfo suggested. "He can do anything for this team and he has. You never hear a complaint out of him."

The secret, it seems, is that Brylin never takes anything for granted.

"That's what is great about sports and about hockey," he said. "Every night you step on the ice and have to prove yourself. For some guys, it comes easier. I've had my ups and downs here. I know what it's like sitting in the stands watching."

Indeed, Brylin already had his first ring when he was forced to play more than half of the 1996-97 and 1997-98 seasons in the minors. He has endured knee problems and a broken wrist, but bounced back from it all.

"I've had many obstacles and I'm still here," Brylin said. "I had some big injuries and I really kind of lost my confidence after '96. I know what it's like to be up and I know what it's like to be down. Staying here this long is something that doesn't happen to everybody."

That is why it was so difficult for Brylin to see last season cancelled by the lockout.

"I'm real disappointed that we missed a whole year," he said. "The new CBA is probably not the greatest thing for us, but what can you do? I had a chance to play back home in Russia again (during the lockout) but my family was here and I was there. That was tough. It was a long winter."

There was one bright spot. He played only 35 games for Voskresensk, giving him time to heal after several grueling seasons with the Devils.

"That was a terrible year," Brylin said, "but I had a chance to concentrate on things I couldn't before. I was actually healthy going into this summer." 

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9 сентября. Devs may opt to let Brylin go - New York Post

19 июля. Сергей Брылин: "И кто же вам сказал, что лок-аут завершен:" - Спорт-Экспресс

12 июля. Алексей Ковалев: Гуденау понимает, что он виноват. Интервью с А.Ковалевым и С.Брылиным - Советский Спорт

1 марта. Сергей Брылин: "На чемпионат мира поеду с удовольствием" - Спорт-Экспресс

16 февраля. Форвард «Химика» Сергей Брылин: Мы проиграли эту войну! - Советский Спорт

11 декабря. Сергей Брылин: "Итогами встречи шокирован, пора звонить в профсоюз!" // "Спорт-Экспресс"

27 ноября. Интервью с Сергеем Брылиным // www.khimik.ru

24 ноября. 15 вопросов на грани фола Сергею Брылину // "Спорт-Экспресс"

22 ноября. Нападающий «Химика» Сергей Брылин: В России играют не грязнее, чем в НХЛ // "Советский Спорт"

5 ноября. Брылин - в "Химике". 


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