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At the NHLs Christmas break, days before the calendar turns to 2015 and two weeks from the mid-way mark of the NHL season, it is time to feel good about what weve seen so far, or feel bad if we must. What follows are choices--the obvious and the not so obvious-- for feel good and feed bad teams and players. First, the Eastern Conference, and tomorrow, the Western Conference. Thumbs up to the feel-good team in the Eastern Conference--the Toronto Maple Leafs. No, I mean it--this isnt some attention-getting, tongue-in-cheek submission--its a good thing if the Leafs are in a playoff spot. Its certainly good for the NHL, which would take a Toronto-Pittsburgh series in the first round, or, better still, a Toronto-Montreal matchup, and be downright giddy. Its a good thing for Leaf lovers and haters alike--you can cheer for them or hope they get knocked off in the first round after blowing a three-goal lead in game seven. (Oh, wait, Boston isnt in a playoff spot right now. More on the Bruins momentarily). The obvious choice for feel-good team? The New York Islanders. Its a nice story if they leave Nassau Coliseum on a positive note--better to remember the glory days than the other kind. Thumbs up to the feel-good player(s) in the East--Tyler Johnson, Nikita Kucherov and Ondrej Palat--well call them the super sophs of the Tampa Bay Lightning. Without any fanfare, Palat led the Bolts in scoring last season; Johnson was one goal shy of the team lead and Kucherov was needing only more ice time to be better noticed. To be sure, the rookies wouldnt have been as prominent if Steven Stamkos had played a full season, but look at them now, with Stamkos healthy and back among the NHLs top ten scorers--Johnson ranks 8th in the league, Kucherov is in the top 20 and Palat hit the Christmas break with a three-point game in a win over Pittsburgh. The obvious choice for feel-good player(s)? Rick Nash of the New York Rangers. Twenty-six goals last season--23 already this season. Enough said. Thumbs down to the feel-bad team in the East--the Columbus Blue Jackets. They were supposed to pick up where they left off last season, which was a game-six defeat at the hands of the Penguins in a first-round playoff series that could have gone the other way. Columbus fans had reason to hope for the teams first-ever appearance beyond the first playoff round in 2015, and the All-Star Game guaranteed a league-wide spotlight. Well, the story in Columbus has been one of injuries. You feel bad for any team so dramatically affected, but especially for a team that was so optimistic after so much failure since joining the league in 2000. Recovery is possible, but even after a hot streak that saw the Jackets win seven straight games, they are nine points out of a playoff spot. The obvious choice for feel-bad team? Those Boston Bruins. First in the East last season, a point out of the playoffs right now. There is no reason to panic, but theres every reason for disappointment so far. Thumbs down to the feel-bad player(s) in the East--two Bruins, and you can pick the one you think is most obvious--Tuukka Rask or David Krejci. Rask was among the leaders in any statistical category that applied to goaltenders last season, and he is currently nowhere to be found on those lists. Krejci should be Bostons leading scorer, but he cant be if hes not playing, and he has been out of the lineup more than half the time. He has responded to criticism by saying he should stay off the Internet. Or get healthy and play better, the latter being hard without the former. John Lackey Jersey . -- Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw was placed on the 15-day disabled list Saturday for the first time in his seven-year career because of a swollen muscle in his left upper back. 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Result notwithstanding, Sundays game had a very different feel to it.After defeating the Soviet Union, Team USA went on to win the gold medal in its final match against Finland.The 1992 United States mens Olympic basketball team, otherwise known as the "Dream Team," didnt have a specific moment of glory. The team destroyed opponents and won the gold medal against Croatia. The teams major claim to fame is being known as the greatest sports team ever assembled.Heres a look at how Team Canada did against the Dream Team:The team averaged 43.8 points per game, and defeated Team Canada by 44… so we fared typically against Michael Jordan and company. Perhaps Andrew Wiggins and the young crop of Canadian talent will challenge American basketball dominance in the coming years?The 1999 FIFA Womens World Cup was held in the United States, and featured the host country in the finals. China and the United States battled to a 0-0 draw in regulation time, and when nothing was solved in two overtime periods the game went to penalty kicks.Brandi Chastain had changed American soccer, won a World Cup for hher country, and created the most famous sports bra commercial of all time.ddddddddddddTeam Canada didnt advance in its group and therefore never played the American team.While Americans use The George Foreman Grill this weekend before sitting out at the picnic table, they can remember back when George Foreman won a gold medal in boxing at the 1968 Olympics and waved a miniature American flag after the big win.Sticking with people named George, President George W. Bush threw out the opening pitch before Game 3 of the World Series in 2001, as the nation was still reeling from the attacks of September 11th. Game 3 was the first game of the series held in New York City. That was a great pitch, Mr. President.Now lets sit back and enjoy Whitney Houstons rendition of the Star Spangled Banner before Super Bowl XXV.If a flyover of F-16 fighter jets doesnt get your juices flowing before a football game, then I dont know what will. Id also like to point out the Canadian flag at the 3:12 mark in the video.Happy Birthday, America! Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Jerseys From China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys ' ' '

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