UPDATE: Erik Gustafsson is Heading to Russia

Photo credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports
Photo credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Sort of a strange news bit here:

Can’t really blame Gus. He was seemingly an afterthought with the Flyers even though he was much more able than, say, Hal Gill, who got the Game 5 start against the Rangers in place of Gustasffffassososofososson. He was also fairly skilled, a good skater and could move the puck– all things the Flyers are lacking on defense.

The Flyers will maintain the rights to Gus should he decide to return to North America.

UPDATE: First Hexy GM statement, and it’s delightfully combative: Flyers GM Ron Hextall is aware of the reports regarding Erik Gustafsson but he has not been contacted by the player or his agent.

UPDATE 2: Follow-up statement: I spoke with Erik today and he informed me that he does in fact, have a deal in place to play overseas.  Although we are disappointed in his decision, we wish him all the best.



31 Responses

  1. Not the greatest player in the world, but a serviceable third pairing defenseman. He’s quick and cheap, two things the Flyers D sorely needs.

    Holmgren, Laviolette and Berube are all to blame for this. What a joke. Can’t blame Gus at all for wanting to go elsewhere and actually play.

    1. I never understood why Gus was generally considered not good enough to be an everyday player, but when he did play, the Flyers relied so heavily on him.

  2. I just hope this news causes Snider to have a massive heart attack or stroke. But I doubt it. Dictators live forever.

  3. I think the new strategy is to start so many threads that no individual thread has the spotlight long enough for people to demand an honest response to k@c!e-gate. It’s too bad Kyle never reads the comments section and won’t get this feedback.

    1. Maybe we can revisit the “girlfriend showdown” between Jesse Biddle and Cody Asche’s girlfriends where we were asked “who do you got?”
      Kind or a where are they now type thing.

  4. Kyle should do a poll on the website if the majority of people hate or love k.cie

    1. i saw that social inclusion is a 6-1 odd for tomorrow’s preakness. did k@cie change her running name because that is such an appropriate name for her.

  5. I never could understand the reluctance to play this guy on a regular basis over Crossman. This is awful…

  6. The goddamn Preakness is tomorrow and we can’t even say the word h0rse. All because Mr. WordPress has a crush on an attention wh0re whose t33th could cut antarctic ice. What kind of fucking sports blog is this!?!?

  7. Get a load out of Jon and Sean this morning talking about “tipping” like they’re balling out of control with these places they frequent like Pitchers Pub and Las Vegas for their bunk MMA crap-o-la.

    Why does Brace defend McNabb, btw? More reason to hate him!

    1. maybe because the eagles had their best years when mcnabb was the qb and it doesnt bother brace that mcnabb never became one of us, but i can tell it bothers a insecure sensitve fag like your self!

      1. McNabb was garbage. World’s Tallest Midget is still a Midget… Valedictorian of Summer School is still an Idiot.

        No Super Bowl rings. Throwing balls in the dirt, throwing up on the field.

        Nice job throwing around a totally unnecessary derogatory term in reference to homosexuals though. You must not have been afforded a college education. Sorry your parents are broke.

    1. Sarah Bloomquist
    2. Erin O’Hearn
    3. Katherine Scott
    4. Eva Pilgrim
    5. Ali Gorman
    6. Alicia Vitarelli
    7. Shirleen Allicot
    8. Cecily Tynan
    9. Karen Rogers
    10. Monica Malpass

    1. Sarah is rated way too high….And Karen Rodgers is WAY WAY too Low. Outraged!

      1. Karen Rogers is old, all she does is wave her ams around like Steve Coates, and the fake, over-the top perkiness is completely annoying. Sarah Bloomquist is totally underrated. She’s friggin’ hot.

    2. Nice try, but these “lists” are played out. After the seemingly never-ending 64 Kyle just hosted, and with his new policy stifling commentary toward chicks, what’s the point?

      Besides, who watches local TV news any more? I’ve never heard of half the people you’ve listed, and the rest are over the hill.

      1. not “stifling commentary toward chicks” – just one chick. because kyle is in wuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuv

  9. Yoyoyo, Manayunk in da house! What! What What!

    Let’s do this shizznit!


    My name is Seany B
    And I’m here to say
    That when I look in the mirror
    All I see is a gay

    So I hide my inner self
    I do it just for you
    By acting like I’m black
    And wearing only Fu-bu

    And when my homies and me roll
    Down to Pitchers Pub
    I’m like the king of dat place
    And I don’t want no scrubs

    But bro if you like wat you see
    Meet me in the back alley
    Where you can cum on my face
    But please call me Sally

    West syiiide!

    What! What! What! Gay rights yo!

    1. My reply to you is below. This shit wordpress site values its “narrow content filter” over reply functionality.

    2. time to pull the plug on Sean Brace, the act is beyond old and unlistenable.

  10. hmmm…. “Your comment will appear after being approved”

    what did I do wrong? OH SHIT THAT’S RIGHT I SAID HOORSE

    Remember when they used to call brace sean pieface brace? Those were good days. Good days. Creampieface brace.

    How do you think K@cie will do in the Pre@kness tomorrow? I worry that her fake t@n will wash off in the rain. At first I was afraid she would take a selfie at the quarter pole with some h0rse cock but quickly realized she prefers the entire pole.

  11. Third attempt past the impotent filter is a charm?

    You owe me a new keyboard.

    Let’s hope none of THOSE words trip the “n@rrow cont3nt f!lter” that apparently comes built-in with Kac.1e, t3eT.h, and H0.rs3 in it.

  12. Do your homework, buddy. The Flyers will only retain his rights if they give him a qualifying offer. It’s okay, no one expects you to understand how these things work. Maybe he’s on Tinder.

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