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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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.