It’s been a bumpy two years or so for Flyers defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere. Ever since his astonishing 65-point campaign in 2017-18, Ghost has bumped every branch on the way down, slowly falling from the dizzying heights he’d reached, bringing a hefty six-year, $27 million contract with him. Are the Flyers ready to give him one […]Read more "What does the future hold for Shayne Gostisbehere?"
Throughout the offseason so far, all attention has been placed squarely on the defense and how it might look next season. The forwards look to remain mostly the same, with the only additions coming from within the Philadelphia Flyers system. Before the 2020 NHL Entry Draft, the Flyers’ goaltending situation was completely solved with Brian […]Read more "How will the Flyers defense look in 2020-2021?"
Erik Gustafsson signed a one-year, $3mil contract on Monday to join the Philadelphia Flyers for the 2020-2021 season. If you thought to yourself, “he’s back?” you wouldn’t be wrong for having a good memory when it comes to names. There are two Erik Gustafsson’s who, at this point, managed to play for the Flyers. As […]Read more "How much of a defensive upgrade is Erik Gustafsson for the Flyers?"
The Flyers made an under-the-radar free agent signing this week. They brought in the services of 28-year-old defenseman Erik Gustafsson to the City of Brotherly Love. After a slightly bumpy year, the former fourth-round pick is ready to rekindle a fire that once burned bright. He spoke with reporters on Tuesday about the move to […]Read more "Erik Gustafsson is already putting in work with new a Flyers teammate"
Chuck Fletcher quite possibly made his best move as Flyers general manager last summer, bringing in Matt Niskanen from the Washington Capitals. The goal was to bolster a subpar defensive unit from the 2018/19 campaign. What the Flyers got was much more than that. Niskanen brought a Stanley Cup pedigree, having won it in 2017/18 […]Read more "Matt Niskanen, the Gift That Keeps on Giving"
February 21st of this past season saw a trade go down that had many initially scratching their heads. The Boston Bruins dealt David Backes, defensive prospect Axel Andersson, and their 2020 first round pick to the Anaheim Ducks. In return, Boston acquired forward Ondrej Kase. At first glance, this seems like a steep overpay from […]Read more "Flyers Should Follow Boston’s Blueprint for Unloading Salary"
The Flyers will be aiming to put the nail in the coffin against the Canadiens this evening but will have to do so without the services of Matt Niskanen, who has been suspended for one game after his crosscheck on Brendan Gallagher. How will the Flyers negate the loss of such an important defensive cog? […]Read more "Vigneault reveals ‘replacement by committee’ approach for Matt Niskanen"
While there was not anything to gain as far as the playoffs after the exhibition game, the Philadelphia Flyers had things to prove. Exhibition games display the depth of the playoff roster while the team gains confidence. One depth player that played like he had something to prove was Shayne Gostisbehere. I highlighted before the […]Read more "Gostisbehere Records Game-Winning Assist in Flyers Exhibition"
Almost a week ago, reporters had the opportunity to pick at the brain of Shayne Gostisbehere. Since 2017, he has had his back against the proverbial ropes. That 2017-2018 season was the best of his career under Dave Hakstol. If you can believe it, Gostisbehere finished ninth in all-star votes that season and tenth in […]Read more "Shayne Gostisbehere has a unique opportunity in Flyers’ exhibition game"
Recovering from surgery is far more than just completing a medical procedure. The hard work begins during the intense physical therapy in anticipation of returning to hockey. For Shayne Gostisbehere, a large part of his recovery is retaining his strength since his return in the 2019-2020 regular season. Egor Zamula is beginning that road with […]Read more "Flyers’ Gostisbehere and Zamula Recover in Training Camp"