I am not taking away from the fact that the Flyers are playing absurdly well. They have a three point lead on the Pittsburgh Penguins and are only one point behind the Capitals for the Metropolitan Division. The also just swept The Rangers this weekend and I don’t know what your clock says, but my clock says 5 past Lundqvist. But my grip isn’t about the Flyers throwing the other Metropolitan teams around like JV B squads, its about their roster moves this weekend.
Every year my High School Midget Team, The Delco Dragons, plays a game at the PPL Center in Allentown, PA. I usually play 4th line plug or 7th D on the alumni squad (just kidding, and referee the middle school teams game. Yes, that is my Colorado Eagles (AHL team) pro-stock bag in front of the Leigh Valley Phantoms locker room. I have no shame.
Every year, I joke with the person sitting next to the Phantoms door that I would like to meet a certain player. One year it was Scott Laughton, the next year Travis Sanheim, the year after that Alex Lyon. This year I was devoted to the idea of meeting Joel Farabee. Since the trade deadline Joel Farabee has been playing serious time up in the valley, along with Morgan Frost.
Well unknown to me, and the very nice woman named Torey watching the door; Joel Farabee wasn’t even in Allentown. He was on his way to New York City for the Flyers thumping of The Rangers part 2. So me and my alumni friends were disappointed to find out we weren’t going to see him play The Checkers that night, we were excited that he was back up in the NHL doing work to The Rangers. Well, The Flyers let Farabee sit in the press box this Sunday and observe the game. This made me mad because me, and along with some of friends were excited to watch him play for the Phantoms but he was recalled. The real kicker to the whole thing is that today after the Flyers 5-3 victory over New York, THEY SENT HIM BACK TO DOWN THE AHL.
This may be a hockey move far over my head or knowledge, and he was probably in New York just in case someone got injured and couldn’t go today. But, I was personally ecstatic to watch Farabee and Frost play big minutes for the Phantoms last night. In case you were wonder both the High School, Alumni, and Middle school teams had a great time, but the Phantoms did loose.
Here is to hoping that Frost and Farabee are back up in the show soon, with it being more then likely the Phantoms will not make the playoffs.
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