The Montreal Canadians bought defenseman Eric Gustafson from the Philadelphia Flyers on Monday as a reward for their seventh-round pick in 2022. The next day, Flyers’ assistant coach, Michelle Therian, explained why Flyers had left Gustafsson.
Pass in the show JIC On Tuesday evening, Therian explained that despite the Swedish defender having many traits, he could not find his place in Philadelphia: “He’s a good man, he’s a good guy, but things are more or less here in Philadelphia. There is, ”he said.
Former Hobbs head coach Gustafsson has said honestly and very clearly about the Flyers’ motivation to break up. True, the rear was left by default because the team could not stand two similar defenders and Gustafsson could not stand ahead of Shane Gostisbehr in the hierarchy: “We have two defenders with the same style as him and Shane Gostisbehr and the latter. Has been in a good series for a month and a half. We had to choose between the two and recently Ghostbieber has been playing better hockey than him and that is why he is not in our lineup, ”he added.
Since the start of the season, Gustafsson has amassed 10 points in 24 games, including 1 goal, while Gostisbehr has scored 15 points in 31 games, but seven in his last 10 games.
Watch the interview with Michelle Therian in the video above.