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?
Kevin has followed and promoted the game of lacrosse since May 19, 1974.
The same day the Philadelphia Flyers won the Cup, the Philadelphia Wings were introduced to Neibauer and Philadelphia.
Kevin has covered many sports, including baseball, football, basketball, and.. lacrosse. A former licensed football referee and baseball umpire, Kevin brings a unique insight to his game coverage.
A published writer in JustHockey Magazine, Kevin covered the American Hockey League as well as a monthly story on a pugilist where Kevin used the pen name, The Rink Rat. Neibauer turned his attentions to lacrosse for a few years and does his part, whether podcasting or writing to grow the game. Kevin branched out to his roots and currently provides insight for all Philadelphia teams for Edge of Philly as well as his full-time duties with LaxPhilly.