Shayne Gostisbehere is the Philly Pro Athlete of the Year

Wow. I love Ghost, but if there was ever a sign as to just how bad this sports year has been, this is it. Keep in mind, Ghost’s best work came in 2015. If you include that, he has now played in 82 games, and the numbers are impressive. From Broad Street Hockey:

In 82 regular season contests, the defenseman has totaled 56 points on 20 goals and 36 assists. How good is that?

There were only six blueliners last season that reached 56 points while only four had 20 or more goals. That’s a group consisting of Shea Weber (20), Oliver Ekman-Larsson (21), Mark Giordano (21) and Brent Burns (27).

With a lethal slap shot and an eye for the open man, Gostisbehere has really made an impression on the power play where he has totaled 27 points on the man-advantage. Burns (30) was the only blueliner with more points as Ekman-Larsson and Kris Letang also tallied 27.

In other words, Gostisbehere is putting up elite production while being just shy of 24-years-old.

But how bad is it that I can’t think of another player worth nominating? Claude Giroux? Carson Wentz? Yuck. What a screaming bowel movement this year has been in Philly sports. But congrats to Ghost, the absolute tallest midget in this circus, or, if you prefer, fattest dancing bear. Buy a shirt:



7 Responses

  1. I can already see the #53 jersey retirement ceremony in 20 years, with old white trash from Delco still wearing skin tight Rod Brind’Amour jersey’s with a 100 pins on it.

  2. “Ghost’s best work came in 2015.”

    Ahh yes, that 15 game point streak wasn’t his best work. Nope. It was 2015, where he scored the majority of his 46 points on the season. You know, 14 of them. That’s a majority, right?

    Gostisbehere was good in 2015 and helped to turn the Flyers’ season around. But you’re blind, forgetful or flat out retarded if you think it was his best work. The 2016 portion of his 2015-2016 season was far better.

  3. Why didn’t Dan write this post? Oh that’s right because the Flyers hate him as much as the readers of this site do.

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