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Shayne Gostisbehere On Being A Healthy Scratch

from Sam Donnellon of the Philadelphia Daily News,

During practice Wednesday at SkateZone in Voorhees, Shayne Gostisbehere returned to his role of playing the point on the Flyers power play. This would appear to signal the end of a three-game exile designed to clear his head and hone his game, an exile that reflected head coach Dave Hakstol's renewed emphasis to the defensive sellout that characterized last season's playoff surge.

From the moment the puck dropped in October until he was removed after an ugly 5-1 loss to Carolina, Ghost had become the symbol of teamwide permeability at the back end. His team-leading minus-19 this season reflects many things, not the least of which is the continued undependability of their best offensive players. Whether you're talking about Claude Giroux, Jakub Voracek, Brayden Schenn or even Wayne Simmonds, the Flyers' offensive impotency has put their blue line and goaltending under the hottest of lamps, and left burn marks all over the Flyers' 23-year-old defenseman.

"It's definitely motivating,"' Gostisbehere said of his forced sabbatical. "It actually sucks. But you have to take positives from it. Be a good teammate about it. Can't feel bad for yourself and expect people to feel sorry for you.

"I don't take it personally at all. I look at it as my coaches are doing the best for me in my development as a young player. I know we have 19-year-olds on this team and I'm turning 24 this April. But I still look at myself as a young guy."

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Morning Line- Shayne Gostisbehere

"I was a little taken aback by it, but I think right now it's what's best for the team, I guess. I can learn a lot form up there. When I was injured the whole year (two seasons ago), that's where I sat and I learned a lot and it helped me in my rookie year. It's a good learning curve right now. It hits home, for sure, and makes me work that much harder."

-Shayne Gostisbehere on being a healthy scratch tonight.  Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer has more.

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All Shayne Gostisbehere

from Joe McDonald of ESPN,

ESPN.com: How are you feeling since your offseason surgery?

Shayne Gostisbehere: It's good. It's been about [11 weeks], so it's been going well. It's not as bad as the major knee surgery I had [after tearing an ACL on Nov. 7, 2014], and this is nothing compared to that. It's going well, and I've been back on the ice the last couple of weeks, so it feels good.

ESPN.com: Will you be ready for World Cup of Hockey training camp?

Gostisbehere: Oh, yeah. Absolutely.

ESPN.com: What's the rallying cry for the young guns?

Gostisbehere: Our attitude right away is going to be, 'Hey, we can play with these guys.' Of course, we do it in the NHL, so why can't we do it in this tournament? I actually really do think we're going to shock some teams there.

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Flyers Announce Claude Giroux And Shayne Gostisbehere Will Have Hip Surgery On Tuesday

via the Philadelphai Flyers,

Flyers General Manager Ron Hextall gave the following injury update on center Claude Giroux and defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere on Saturday afternoon:

"Claude Giroux and Shayne Gostisbehere are both scheduled to have surgery on Tuesday, May 17th to have their right hips repaired as well as bilateral lower abdominal tears repaired.

Their hip surgery will be performed by Dr. Eric Kropf and their abdominal surgery will be performed by Dr. William Meyers.

We expect both players to be able to return to full activity in 10-12 weeks."

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Video- Jason Chimera With With A Butt-End On Shayne Gostisbehere

The refs didn't see it but the cameras did.

 

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‘Clutch’ Gostisbehere

from Frank Seravalli of TSN,

Crazy stat for Gostisbehere's Calder Trophy candidacy: All 15 of the goals he has scored this season have either tied the game or given the Flyers the lead. Four of those are overtime winners. Coaches crave difference makers and Gostisbehere is one, for sure. In just 49 games, the 22-year-old Gostisbehere has the second-most goals by any rookie defenceman in the last 25 years, trailing only Dion Phaneuf (20 in 2005-06).

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All Shayne Gostisbehere

from Craig Custance of ESPN,

Custance: You've now moved from NHL rookie to folk hero. How has this ride been for you?

Gostisbehere: It's definitely been a wild ride. It's pretty crazy. If someone told me this was going to happen at the beginning of the year, I'd have said 'You're pretty crazy.' It's been a fun ride and to experience it with my teammates, coaches and everything has been a lot of fun.

Custance: What was the one point this season where you were like, 'I can't believe this is happening?'

Gostisbehere: Just when you get called up and you're in the NHL and you're scoring goals and doing stuff that you know you're typically not supposed to be doing. I think some of the OT winners, I've been like, 'What is going on?' It's a wild ride. It's crazy. It's been a lot of fun for sure.

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What Will The Philadelphia Flyers Do With Shayne Gostisbehere?

from Tim Panaccio of CSNPhilly,

General manager Ron Hextall plans to activate defenseman Mark Streit from long-term injured reserve, possibly as early as Sunday’s game in Anaheim.

The Flyers will have to clear about $860,000 in cap space if they intend to keep "Ghost" around once Streit returns.

While most Flyers fans would think it's inconceivable the 22-year-old would return to the Phantoms, Hextall would not commit to a decision when recently asked, which is troubling.

Gostisbehere is the most exciting player to have joined the Flyers since Claude Giroux became a regular in 2008. He is literally worth the price of admission.

Given the state of the franchise — having missed the playoffs two of the past three years yet currently in a playoff chase — this could have long-term financial consequences for the club if Gostisbehere goes back, the team tanks and an angry fan base rebels.

While the Flyers sell the majority of their seasons out in advance, there were a noticeable number of empty seats this past fall that are now filled. You’d have to think it has something to do with Ghost’s arrival in mid-November, which has sparked a revival in the team....

As for creating salary cap space, the Flyers have a number of players they can move or waive to create cap space. The easiest maneuver would be to send Scott Laughton, whose ice time and role has diminished, down because he doesn’t require waivers. There are a handful of others who can be moved.

Yet Hextall has stressed this isn’t about money — this is about player development. He has a plan he wants every prospect in the organization to follow, including Ghost.

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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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