Entries by Michael Sonbeek

The Time Is Now For The Panthers

  The time is now. For the Panthers, that has two different meanings. But both of the meanings are just as important as each other. After months of delays because of the coronavirus pandemic, the NHL season had been sidelined. When play stopped back in March, the Panthers were 10th place in the East and […]

Self Or Selflessness

Kyrie Irving got me thinking. Sports has always been a place of comfort to me. It’s what I run to when times are tough. It’s where I go to when I am stressed. I’ve cried for it. It’s a place to hide from the reality of the world. Which I thought was always a good […]

Dear Sports,

Dear Sports, Let me start this off by saying that I never thought I’d be typing this. But here we are. We miss you. Life has took an unexpected turn, a turn that took you away from us. At this time, you had to take a back seat. You aren’t important right now. We are […]

The Football Dream Becomes a Reality

Growing up as a Dutch-American kid, with heavy influence from my dad, my first love was football. The non-American kind. I loved playing “the beautiful game.” Being able to run on the field and score goals was something that always made a 10 year old me feel good. I loved watching the game, too. As a […]

A rough patch or just more of the same?

The Florida Panthers find themselves in a very familiar place: on the outside looking in. At 29-20-6 the Panthers find themselves 2 points back of the third playoff spot for the Atlantic division and 5 points behind for a wildcard spot. In most cases, you might be okay with this as a Panthers fan. In […]

Panthers Score 7, Top Stars 7-4

The Panthers enter tonight 6th in the Atlantic at 16-12-5. Though a dip in the standings, they aren’t far behind. They sit two points back of 3rd place in the Atlantic with three games in hand of Buffalo. This game wrapped up a franchise record 9 game home stand, one that has been disappointing for […]

Panthers top Flyers, move to 2nd in the Atlantic

The Florida Panthers entered Tuesday’s game against the Philadelphia Flyers with a 10-5-5 record and sitting third in the Atlantic division, two points clear of the Buffalo Sabres. With about 2:30 minutes left in the third period, Mike Hoffman put in the game clinching empty net goal to give the Panthers a 5-2 win, improving […]

Panthers Multiple Comebacks Fall Short

The Panthers opened up their road trip in a spot they haven’t been familiar with in quite some time, a good start to the season. Entering tonight’s game, the Panthers were sitting at 4-2-3 and held Wild Card # 2. They entered the game with points in 7 of their first 9 games. The weird […]

Florida Panthers open camp with high hopes

The Florida Panthers open training camp today as they prepare for a season in which they have higher expectations than ever. At a time in Miami sports when is the lowest it’s been in years,  with the Dolphins tanking, Marlins rebuilding and the Heat coming off a half a decade of mediocrity, the Panthers have […]