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Who Is Shayne Gostisbehere?

from Bob McKenzie of TSN,

You don't soon forget when you've seen a ghost; you definitely don't soon forget when you've seen The Ghost.

I know I don't (more on that in a moment).‎

The Ghost, of course, is Shayne Gostisbehere‎, the Philadelphia Flyers' 22-year-old rookie defenceman who may well be one of the most exciting, dynamic and unique young players in the NHL.

In nine games since being called up to the Flyers from Lehigh Valley in the American Hockey League, Philadelphia has gone 5-2-2. Gostisbehere has four goals and six points, including three power-play goals (two of them overtime game-winners) while playing 17 to 20 minutes‎ a night.

The Ghost can't be the only reason the Flyers have suddenly become relevant again in the Eastern Conference, but the Margate, Fla., native who played his minor hockey in the Florida Panthers' practice rink in Coral Springs is nothing if not, by nature, a catalyst. 

He's a fascinating study, everything from his name and how to pronounce it, to his heritage, ‎to the way he plays.

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