Shayne Gostisbehere

Can A “Ghost” Stand Out?

With the World Junior Hockey Championships underway in Russia, the Flyers find themselves with just one representative in the tournament. Luckily for the organization and its loyal followers that representative is Shayne Gostisbehere, and has the talent to make us proud — but what can we realistically expect from the sophomore from Union College? It needs to be said off the get go: the sky is the limit, but “Ghost” isn’t in the elite echelon of defensemen in this tournament. There have been talks of the next superstar on the blue line for the Orange and Black, but he has …

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Five Questions: Late first-round success stories

Flyers Faithful is pleased to have Ed Miller from The Hockey Writers, Mark Edwards from HockeyProspect.com, Chris Shafer from Hockey’s Future, and Corey Pronman from Hockey Prospectus participate in the current iteration of Five Questions. This is the fourth of a five part series focusing on the upcoming draft. The Flyers have historically had success drafting in the last 10 picks of the first round (Giroux, Richards, Williams, Gagne), and they find themselves in that same position for the first time since 2006 (Giroux). Who do you like that you would project to be available in that spot? Ed Miller: The …

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Flyers West Update: Kings of the League At Last

The Los Angeles Kings are Stanley Cup Champions. Take that all in. Absorb it. They were the Cinderella story of these playoffs as the eighth seed in the Western Conference. One by one, they took down the top teams in the conference, and did so in stunning fashion. Thanks to absolutely phenomenal goaltending from Conn Smythe Trophy winner Jonathan Quick and outstanding performances from captain Dustin Brown and alternate Anze Kopitar, the Kings were a dominant team throughout the playoffs. And in the Stanley Cup Final against the New Jersey Devils, behind near-hat tricks from Brown, Jeff Carter, and Matt …

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Coping with a Long-Cupless City

Are you tired of hearing about Flyers West yet? Too bad!  It’s frankly the only thing we can write about at this point, unless you’re clamoring for a piece on how good Claude Giroux is at drinking games (hint: this is the wrong site for that sort of news). So here we are again, on the verge of watching former beloved members of the Orange and Black holding the Stanley Cup.  It’s happened before and it will happen again. The LA Kings are the new Carolina Hurricanes: a team featuring former prominent Flyers that you really don’t mind seeing win …

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Why I’m Rooting for the Kings, and Why You Should, Too

Image Courtesy of BroadStreetHockey.com I am a Flyers fan. I bleed orange and black. My two favorite players of all time are Rod Brind’Amour and Kevin Dineen. I hope that one day, my Flyers will hoist the Stanley Cup. Regardless of that fact, I have been on the Los Angeles Kings train all playoffs long. Whether you listen to our podcast or not (free plug!), I not only picked the Kings to upset the Canucks and Blues, but I chose them as my favorite to win it all. So, the natural question is, why do I root for the Kings …

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