It's been five games for Shayne Gostisbehere, but I've seen enough.
The Flyers should not return the 22-year-old rookie defenseman to the minors after Mark Streit returns from injury, or for any other reason for that matter.
It's not just because he happens to have more goals scored than the reigning leading goal-scorer on the team, two to Jake Voracek's one. There is so much more to his game that warrants him staying at this level.
Gostisbehere is not without his flaws. He still has issues in the defensive zone that will get him scored on and lose puck battles. For as good as he's been with his outlet passes and skating in the first five games, he's bound to have a miscue, a rookie mistake, strike sooner or later.
And that's okay. He's 22. He's a kid. He's going to have to learn sometime.
Sometimes the best method of learning is to fail at the highest level of competition.