Rock Meet Bottom

In Philly hockey, it is time for the rock to meet the bottom. I’ll Take “Philadelphia” for $200… “Where do you go to Stop an 18 game losing streak?” Will the last Flyer out please shut out the lights?


An absolutely dismal performance by the Philadelphia Flyers who made the lowly Buffalo Sabres look like Stanley Cup Contenders in a 6-1 debacle. Ivan Provorov providing the only offense and Alex Lyon got some game action and stopped 9 of the 10 shots he faced.

The ongoing “Ghost” saga continues as he cleared waivers and is now part of the “Uber Squad… err… taxi squad. Philadelphia turns the page on what was the worst month in team history. How bad was it?  The Flyguys played 17 games and allowed… drum roll please, 75 goals!

The Sabres, equally woeful, have accumulated 19 points for the season, 6 against Philly. 12 days until the deadline. What will Chuck Fletcher do? Who, can he move? Any of the players with value most likely won’t be cast off. Every now and then we sit thru a game and realize the season is over… how? Why? No major injuries to this crew. Has Alain Vigneault lost the locker room?

The upside after that drek, baseball season is here and if the Flyers call soon, some great tee times will be available. To quell a rumor, the team has not changed the mascot name from Gritty to Shitty, at least not yet. Rock meet bottom.

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Kevin Neibauer
Kevin Neibauer

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.