Is It Time to Call It a Season?

Is it time to call it a season? Another embarrassment as Flyers get whooped, 8-3 by the Rangers. It’s becoming g clear this is a sinking ship as the Philadelphia Flyers get embarrassed, yet again by the New York Rangers, 8-3.


Mika Zibanjad once again became the second coming of Wayne Gretzky with yet another natural hat trick against the flailing Flyers. Zinanjed has now recorded 14 of his 26 points on the season against the Flyers. How dominant has he been? He has posted 6 goals and 12 assists in the last eight periods against the Flyers.

To add insult to injury, New York scored their eight goals on just 22 shots. Both Flyer goalies felt the wrath with Brian Elliott surrendering 3 goals on 11 shots and Carter Hart taking a huge step back surrendering 5 goals on the 11 shots he faced. On the upside, Captain Invisible, Claude Giroux notched a meaningless goal.

It is now crystal clear that this team will not make any playoffs and a major overhaul is needed. Not just players but, front office. Hint, Hint, Chuck. Fletcher built this house of cards and Coach, Alain Vigneault continues to juggle lines to no avail.

Is this the low water mark? It can’t be be fall from it…even the cardboard fans have stopped attending. Is it time to call it a season?

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Gary Groob
Gary Groob

Gary Groob has been involved with Lacrosse for the majority of his life, whether playing, coaching, or covering the sport for the media.

An avid fan, with a real drive about helping to “grow the game”, Gary became part of podcasts about the game in 2010. Through the podcasts, Mr. Groob was given an opportunity to write about lacrosse, and the rest as they say, is history.

Through many miles (flying and driving) Gary has made inroads with the National Lacrosse League, Major Series Lacrosse League, the Ontario Lacrosse Association, as well as the Arena Lacrosse League, covering the leagues, their teams, and players, working for, and in concert with all of them.

In the year 2020, Mr. Groob was made the media person for the Arena Lacrosse League, voted onto the board of directors of the Brampton Excelsiors Lacrosse Club, as well as being made administrator of the Lacrosse page “Global Lacrosse” with a membership of 9000 members in over 90 Countries. Gary was also made an administrator of Lacrosse History Past Present and Future in 2022.

Mr. Groob co-hosts a weekly Lacrosse show on Spanglish Sports World, and ZingoTV channel 250, as well as writes a weekly lacrosse column for La Portada Canada News (both in print, and online).

Gary also hosts a Lacrosse talk show and podcast for The Edge of Philly Sports Network, seen live Sunday nights at 9pm (ET), and archived on the Edge of Philly YouTube page, as well as Spotify.

Mr. Groob’s other sports interests include Hockey, Football, Boxing, Wrestling, and Baseball, competing competitively in Boxing and Wrestling for many years.