2014 NHL Playoffs #BecauseItsTheCup

Lord Stanley’s Cup is the single greatest trophy in sports and the quest for the Cup begins tomorrow night.  March Madness is a great two weeks of stunning game winners and Cinderella stories but sorry NCAA, the NHL has the best postseason in sports.  Every night could end up in a 3OT game winner by a defensemen who has scored 5 goals all year.  East Coast team / West Coast team, the NHL needs to be your TV every night.  NBA fans will say their playoffs are better, but does anyone think it wont be Spurs/Thunder and Heat/Pacers?  The first Continue reading 2014 NHL Playoffs #BecauseItsTheCup

The King of New York

A New York team made a big signing this week that will affect the team for the next decade.  It was for 7 years and they did the New York thing, overpay for too long.  Realistically it was the right move and more importantly the only move. This was not the Yankees signing Jacoby Ellsbury, we are talking about Henrik “The King” Lundqvist and his 7 year $59.5MM new deal with the Rangers.  Hank will be 38 years old by the time his contract runs out but this was the only move for the Rangers.  Having a elite goalie is Continue reading The King of New York

NHL Preview

NHL Preview While America’s Pastime, Baseball, gets ready for another postseason and America’s Obsession, Football, back in full swing, it will be easy to miss the start of the fourth major league, the NHL.  Not here at AVS, where we think the NHL is severely undervalued by casual sports fans in the US.  This season will be full of action, excitement and something all other major sports do not allow, fighting.  Try and find this kind of intensity during an NFL preseason game.  This will be the first year of the new alignment for hockey and it will lead to Continue reading NHL Preview