Hockey, this year, has seen one of its most interesting seasons in recent history. This holds true of the locked out and seasoned-shortened NHL as well as the briefly extra-star-power-added AHL. One of the more notable AHL story lines-beyond things like a bunch of #1 picks playing for the OKC Barons-was that of the new look Syracuse Crunch. It struck a particular chord with me, of course, because I’m a Norfolk Admirals fan.
After the ridiculous season that happened last year and the disheartening summer that followed, Norfolk fans had a completely new look at the AHL. Gone were faces that had played beneath the Scope (get it? ha) for a few years, and in were a new bunch of players. Over the course of last year, we grew to know them and add a new rival in the Eastern Division.
Personally, this year found me getting as deep into hockey as I’ve ever been, reading every dumb morsel I could found. I’ve got a respect for advanced stats and a disappointment that they don’t exist on the AHL level. Bored and looking for an outlet, I figured I’d start this blog. Let’s see if it keeps going.
What to Expect From Beneath the Scope
Hockey has some of the most entertaining and original blogs I’ve read in sports (probably second to college football if you’re asking). I’m trying to keep up with that by making a light-hearted and well-informed site about the Ads. I’m going to try my damnedest to be the best independent AHL blog. Or at least second best. Or at least losing the bronze medal game in a shootout.
Really, all that I ask is you refrain from using plus/minus in discussions.