What Goalie Controversy?!

The Rangers do not have a goalie controversy, let’s get that out of the way now.  What they do have is two very talented goalies playing at a high level of hockey.  This sounds like a good thing to me.  Antti Raanta is getting the start tonight vs the Stanley Cup Champ Penguins.  Over the past few weeks some of the hockey world thinks that Lundqvist’s benching is a sign of concern for the Blueshirts and for the King’s future in NY.  I take this the complete opposite ways.  Lets take a quick look at the easy stats: King Henrik Continue reading What Goalie Controversy?!

NHL: Stanley Cup Value Picks

Tomorrow the puck officials drops on the 2016-2017 season.  Yesterday we talked about the upcoming New York Rangers season, we are big time homers at AVS but we didn’t want to leave out the rest of the league.  Here are a few Stanley Cup value picks we like going into the year, not saying we are playing all of these but they caught my eye.  Lines are from my current book as of tonight. East  Rangers +1800 Well duh! Of course we like the Rangers at 18/1, as we mentioned yesterday there are several holes the Rangers need to fill Continue reading NHL: Stanley Cup Value Picks

New York Rangers ’17 Preview

College Football has a new upset every week, the NFL is in mid season form and the MLB playoffs are in full effect.  So of course that means its time to sharpen the skates and get back on the ice, the NHL is coming! The NHL is the always known as the 4th most popular sports in the States, even 5th if you include college football but not here at AVS.  We love the puck based sport, with all of our support behind the New York Rangers.  The past few years have been a wild ride from the Stanley Cup Continue reading New York Rangers ’17 Preview

More than a Game

Since the death of Jose Fernandez I have been trying to find a way to write an article about how massive of a loss Jose will be the sports universe.  He had all the talent in the world but more importantly he had all the joy in the world.  The stories continue to pour out from players around the league about how much he meant to the game.  I can’t imagine being a Marlins player last night in their first game since his passing, a game where he was scheduled to pitch no less. But the strangest thing happened in the Continue reading More than a Game

Water Cooler Mondays

Another weekend of sports in the books, here is the AVS quick hits in case you can’t remember her name from the bar Saturday and need a recap College Football  Florida State was the latest stop on  Lamar Jackson Heisman Tour.  This kid is for real and so is Louisville jumping into the top 5 in the polls by destroying #2 Florida State. The biggest upset of the weekend goes to North Dakota State winning in Iowa!  Brutal lose for Iowa as their chances of making the playoffs disappear. Don’t tell Notre Dame fans that winning is important as the Continue reading Water Cooler Mondays