BLOG: Bryz helping with Yakupov
"Something that came unexpected has been his work with Yakupov and Belov. A great example is in the Anaheim game there was six minutes left on the clock and Yak got a hold of the puck a couple of times. Not decisions we loved and not anything that cost us. The whistle went and Yak sat down in front of me. I was just about to lean into him and talk to him about the play. There was a (TV) timeout and Bryz was already in front of me. It was a one-sided conversation. Bryz wasn't yeling, it was an even tone. They were going on in their native tongue.
"Bryz pointed at the clock and I thought I knew what he was saying. After he was done I tapped Yak on the shoulder and said 'he's right'
"Yak turned around and said, 'that's right, I can't turn the puck over at this time in the game. Bryz is right.'"