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Looking to kick off 2021 the right way, I’m here to make good on my commitment to hold myself (and my writing) to an even higher level of accountability with a recap of all I did to end last year with success.

What It All Means

Every month, I’ll publish an article that complements my social media posts which summarize what I’ll then expand upon. Where the graphics provide a quick overview of the general details around the work I accomplished, these blogs will give you more of a preview into the actual writing across my own blog, The Hockey Writers, Editor In Leaf, and Blackhawk Up.

December saw a fairly decent month-over-month increase in my output. Although I only published a few more pieces than I did through November, I was part of some collaborative projects that inflated my workload without actually giving me the author credit. But, that’s ok. There are still positives to pull from being granted the opportunity to say more with my writing.

Keep in mind, the date I submit a piece isn’t always the same as when it gets published, as there is time to account for editing and finalizing the article. With that said, let’s take a look at my month’s work.

NHL Reverse Retro Winners & Losers

Published: December 3, 2020

With the dust now settled, fanbases have surely come to terms with how they feel about their team’s new Reverse Retro jerseys. What’s also become clear is that while select organizations took advantage of this opportunity to be expressive, others failed to speak up at all. And the majority of these designs share a middle ground of mediocrity, at best, in their rebranding efforts. Indisputable winners and losers have emerged.

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Blackhawks News & Rumours: Team USA, Swiss Cup, Outdoor Games & More

Published: December 4, 2020

If it were December in any previous year, there would be a lot more Chicago Blackhawks content to discuss. The season would be a few months in and we’d have a chance to celebrate the parts of their game that are going to plan while dissecting what needs more attention. However, it’s 2020. But that won’t stop us from finding and talking all things Blackhawks.

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Chicago Blackhawks All-Decade Team of the 1990s

Published: December 8, 2020

The 1990s were an exciting decade for a lot of reasons and the Chicago Blackhawks made sure to align their roster accordingly. Unfortunately, as skilled as those lineups were, they ultimately failed to achieve the pinnacle of postseason success and never did capture a Stanley Cup for the city.

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FanSided 250: Toronto Maple Leafs Lacked Buzz Through 2020

Published: December 9, 2020

Although the Toronto Maple Leafs may be number one in our hearts, FanSided has determined they actually rank 194th across the collective fandom of their audience. Now, bear in mind, FanSided is a network of sites that delves into topics far beyond just hockey.

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Social Media Tips, Tricks, & Insights: Make Your Tweets Seen

Published: December 10, 2020

Although it’s only been in recent years that Twitter has taken over the top spot as my favourite social media network, I’ve been active on the platform for long enough to have witnessed it evolve. And they still refuse to fix this flaw.

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Dear Santa: Chicago Blackhawks’ 2020-21 Wish List

Published: December 14, 2020

It’s certainly not the most wonderful time to be a Chicago Blackhawks fan. There is a clear disconnect surging through the franchise, the team is preparing for far more losing than they’re accustomed to, and they didn’t get much closer to being competitive this offseason. Yet, with a new year upon them, there’s no better time than the present to shift to a more optimistic outlook in anticipation of what could be.

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Perfect Gift Ideas for the Business Owner in Your Life

Published: December 16, 2020

If the entrepreneur in your life is anything like me, they aren’t easy to buy for. It’s not that we try to make it difficult, we just don’t need more stuff. Besides, we can just get it ourselves if we do. Avoid the annual headache this year and gift them something to support their success, instead.

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Blackhawks News & Rumours: Bowman, Kane, Crawford, Bettman & More

Published: December 18, 2020

With Christmas only a week away, Chicago Blackhawks fans are looking forward to enjoying an annual tradition like no other. No, I don’t mean tree decorating, egg nog, or stocking stuffers. The only thing festive about it, is the time of year this tournament takes place.

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Glow Niagara is Sure to Brighten Your Holiday Season

Published: December 19, 2020

With the holidays upon us, things are certainly not quite the same this time around. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t stay festive. And Glow Niagara has created the perfect escape to make that a reality.

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Dear Santa: Toronto Maple Leafs’ 2020-21 Wish List

Published: December 20, 2020

It wasn’t all that long ago that the Toronto Maple Leafs were looking forward to a bright future ahead. Well, that window is now open and results better begin flowing in before it shuts on this franchise once again. As close as they seem to their next tier of success, it might take Santa granting some strategic wishes to propel them further.

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Blackhawks Look to Their Future at the 2021 World Junior Championship

Published: December 23, 2020

When the initial plans for the IIHF’s World Junior Championship began to unfold, it looked like the Chicago Blackhawks would get to watch upwards of seven of their prospects battle on behalf of their respective country. Unfortunately, a few have since been deemed unfit to play, so their chance to make a case for cracking Chicago’s rebuilding roster is currently on hold.

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Blackhawks Banter: Injuries, Goalies & New Divisions

Published: December 27, 2020

With the holiday season upon us, comes the reality of never really knowing which day of the week it is at any given time. Well, our Chicago Blackhawks writing team at The Hockey Writers is here to help. Blackhawks Banter airs every Monday night at 8:00 P.M. ET/7:00 P.M. CT. and watching us live is sure to set your schedule right.

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How I Stay Motivated Using My Monthly Writing Recaps

Published: December 28, 2020

I can’t take full credit for coming up with the concept of tracking writing progress, as it’s a tactic I’ve seen others use. However, I can say that what my approach has evolved into is uniquely mine.

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5 New Year’s Resolutions Bound to Benefit Maple Leafs Through 2021

Published: January 1, 2021

It’s no secret that the Toronto Maple Leafs have expected far more success than they’ve achieved as of late. Built with a conscious effort to prioritize skill, their lackluster results haven’t been aligning with such a blueprint. However, not all is lost just yet.

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Blackhawks News & Rumours: Shaw, Strome, Prospects, TV Schedule & More

Published: January 1, 2021

Happy New Year, Blackhawks fans! While we hope you enjoyed health, progress, and success through 2020, there’s no denying that we’re all looking forward to a fresh start when the calendar flips to 2021. Speaking of which, as the NHL prepares to kick off its upcoming season on Jan. 13, the Chicago Blackhawks are facing transitions of their own. Here’s the latest, in today’s edition of news and rumours.

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What to Expect This Month

I’m already hard at work to carry forward the positive momentum that my writing experienced over the past few weeks. And this is now right in the midst of it all.

I hope you stick around to read even more of what I have to say, as I look ahead to filling this month with its own quality content.