'There’s definitely gonna be a fire inside me.' A Q&A with Shayne Gostisbehere



The Flyers opted to replenish defense in the prospect pool and took Cam York, the top blueliner of the USA Hockey National Team Development Program.
Dave Isaac, @davegisaac

The end of the Flyers’ season back in the spring was merciful for several players. Aside from No. 1 defenseman Ivan Provorov, who never seemed to be himself, Shayne Gostisbehere was chief among those who could use a reset. 

General manager Chuck Fletcher got right to work reshaping the roster and finding a new head coach in Alain Vigneault all before the draft in June. There were question marks the whole time about Gostisbehere and how he’d fit in the new-look Flyers and with a new coaching staff. Trade rumors are still surfacing on a daily basis.

The homegrown defenseman is already on the ice preparing for next month’s training camp and what will be his fifth full NHL season. He spoke with reporter Dave Isaac about what transpired in the offseason, trade rumors and how he sees things going from here. 

Dave Isaac: You usually stay pretty local. Was that the case this summer?

Shayne Gostisbehere: Yup, I’ve been here the whole time. Nothing crazy. I’ve been here.

DI: After last season, on…

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