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Can the Rangers Go the Extra Mile in 2023?
The Toronto Maple Leafs weren't the only team who clinched a playoff spot without even playing. The Florida Panthers' regulation loss to the Ottawa Senators on Monday, March 27, 2022, brought the New York Rangers one step closer. They still needed the Buffalo Sabres to lose, and that could come in any fashion. Buffalo's game against the Montréal Canadiens needed extra time, and eventually needed a shootout despite a Habs power play in overtime. It was scoreless entering the Habs' half of the shootout. If Montréal scored, the Rangers are in. Montréal scored. New York celebrates (maybe for the first of two times this season)!Clyde E. DawkinsPublished about 12 hours ago in Unbalanced
Maple Leafs, You Have One Job!
On Sunday, March 26, 2022, the Toronto Maple Leafs defeated the Nashville Predators, 3-2, behind two goals from their captain, John Tavares. On the following day, the Leafs were off, but they could clinch a playoff spot during their idle day with a loss from the Florida Panthers. Even better, because the Leafs picked up two points, Florida's loss didn't have to be in regulation. In a crazy scenario, the Panthers were in Ontario, but against the province's other franchise, the Ottawa Senators. This meant that the Leafs and their fans had to (for that night) pull for their provincial enemies to pull out the victory. The Sens did just that, winning 5-2 over the struggling Panthers, and that gave the Leafs another playoff appearance.Clyde E. DawkinsPublished about 14 hours ago in Unbalanced
Becoming a Professional Golfer
Golf is a sport that requires dedication, skill, and patience. For those who have a passion for the game, starting a professional career in golf can be a dream come true. However, the road to becoming a professional golfer is challenging and requires a lot of hard work and dedication. In this blog, we will explore what it takes to start a professional career in golf and some of the challenges you may encounter along the way.Patrick ReedPublished about 18 hours ago in Unbalanced
A Legend of Soccer
Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the most recognizable and successful athletes in the world. He is known for his incredible skill on the soccer field and his charismatic personality off of it. In this blog post, we will explore Ronaldo's life, career, and legacy in 1500 words.Max For YouPublished a day ago in Unbalanced
Uncertainty is a fact of life. At times, it can be overwhelming, even paralyzing. It can make us feel like we're walking on thin ice, never knowing when it's going to crack. But uncertainty doesn't have to be a source of fear or anxiety. With the right mindset and strategies, we can learn to navigate uncertainty and even thrive in its midst.VocalVibesPublished 2 days ago in Unbalanced
"Unbalanced: The Negative Effects of Imbalance in Life and How to Restore Harmony"
Chapter 1: The Impact of Imbalance on Your Mental Health In this chapter, we will explore the negative impact of imbalance on your mental health. Imbalance can cause stress, anxiety, and depression. We will discuss the ways in which imbalance can affect your mental health, and offer tips and techniques for reducing stress and finding balance in your life.Rohith kamalakannanPublished 2 days ago in Unbalanced
Grading Kent Hughes' First Full Year as GM of the Montreal Canadiens
Kent Hughes acquired a really bad team. But at least he now has some draft picks. Hughes was hired as GM of the Montreal Canadiens on January 18, 2022 - just 2 months after Marc Bergevin was fired. Hughes was a bit of an unconventional hire, as he had never previously worked in an NHL front office. Instead, he was a player agent - for many Quebec NHL stars including Patrice Bergeron and Kris Letang.Peter WPublished 3 days ago in Unbalanced
The Devils are in the Details...and in the Stanley Cup Playoffs
I still vividly remember when the New Jersey Devils were...well...the DEVILS! They won their first Stanley Cup back in 1995 and from that point on, they became this juggernaut who was always in the playoffs, reaching the Final three more times after that 1995 Cup, and adding two more Cups in 2000 and 2003. Those days are long gone; names like Scott Stevens, Scott Niedermayer, Bobby Holik, and of course, Martin Brodeur are enjoying retirement. Ken Daneyko has since gone from winning Cups with the Devils to calling their games as a color analyst (one of my current faves), and we have seen new stars shine for the Devils.Clyde E. DawkinsPublished 3 days ago in Unbalanced
The Connor Bedard Sweepstakes
Connor Bedard is far and wide the best prospect since Connor McDavid. He is dominating the opposition at every level. He just put up 23 points (in 7 games) during the 2023 World Juniors, as a 17-year-old, playing against mainly 18–19 year olds. He is dominating the WHL this season, with 142 points (in 55 gp), 37 points higher than second place (who has played 11 more games). This after posting 100 points in 62 games as a 16 year old last year. Like McDavid, I expect Bedard to break into the NHL next season at a point-per-game pace, before exploding in his sophomore season a becoming a regular 100-point scorer. Just about any NHL scout who agree with that statement. So the only question that remains is, which team will he be playing for?
Keep Fighting in the NHL
Now let me be clear: I am not advocating for fighting in kids’ hockey. But I am writing about why we need to allow players to occasionally throw a few punches in the NHL. The recent decision in the Quebec Major Junior League (QMJHL) to ban fighting in hockey next season has forced many of us fans into this polarizing debate: Should we allow these players to throw punches at each other?
Take Me Out to the (Regular Season) Ballgame
Damian Lillard of the Portland Trail-Blazers in the NBA recently spoke against the ever-increasing emphasis placed on simply winning championships in his, and other professional sports leagues.John Oliver Smith
How to Clean a Golf Bag: A Step-by-Step Guide
Golf bags are essential accessories for any golfer, as they help protect and organize your clubs, balls, tees, and other equipment. However, golf bags can become dirty, stained, and smelly after frequent use, affecting their functionality and appearance. Therefore, cleaning your golf bag regularly is crucial to maintain its longevity and hygiene. In this article, we'll discuss a step-by-step guide on effectively cleaning a golf bag.Michael AndersonPublished 5 days ago in Unbalanced