After a disgraceful 8-3 loss that never felt as close as the scoreline shows, Shayne Gostisbehere took to his seat alongside Oskar Lindblom and offered up some of the most honest comments about this slumping Philadelphia Flyers team.
“I’m not gonna lie, it’s not like we’re losing games by a goal. We should be winning games that we should be better against weaker teams. But, right now this team has really lost its identity from where we were at the beginning of the year to where we are now. It just sucks right now. We’ve gotta find something here, because we’re too good of a team to let it just squander it away. We owe it to our goaltenders. We owe it to these older guys on this team. It’s just unacceptable.”Shayne Gostisbehere
He also admitted his team’s play hasn’t been good enough:
“We’re just playing like s***.”Shayne Gostisbehere
But the biggest response of the night came in response to a question asked about whether or not the constant shuffling of defensive pairings has caused the issues this team has had in their defensive zone:
“It’s just straight not good enough right now. We’re letting guys just f***ing absolutely beat us up in front of the net and it makes our goaltenders look like absolute s***. It’s not fair.”Shayne Gostisbehere
Gostisbehere’s answers gave insight into the frustration being felt in the locker room. While there are some who believe this team has quit on the coach or their season, the case can be made that it’s more on the collective group making poor decisions and the same dumb mistakes than anything else. And yes, the Flyers do understand the frustration felt by the fans, because they feel it, too.