The long rumored trade has finally happened. The Flyers have traded defensemen Shayne Gostibehere, a 2022 2nd round pick AND a 2022 7th round pick to the Phoenix Coyotes for…..nothing. You read that correctly.
The particulars: Gostisbehere (sorry, missed an S in the first tweet) plus 2022 2nd-round and 7th-round picks coming to AZ. Nothing going back to Philly; just like the Andrew Ladd deal. https://t.co/J6E5IijUgz— Craig Morgan (@CraigSMorgan) July 22, 2021
The Flyers literally gave him away, and had to give the Coyotes picks to take him. The Flyers get something in return, they get cap relief. But this is paying someone to take your mistake. The Flyers signed “Ghost” to a 6 year deal worth $27 million back in 2017. Ever since then his game has gone downhill.
The Flyers have long been rumored to be shopping the former 3rd round pick, and in the Coyotes they found a taker.