A once popular league is making a comeback. During the 1970’s, 1980’s and during the 1990’s, the National Hockey League was a great league with even better fans. The fans were different than most other fans, but different in a good way. They cared about the sport, they watched every game, every hit, but then something changed.
The increase of ticket prices lto bet and catastrophic season long lockout drew fans away from the sport. Four years after the dreaded lockout, much of these fans are making their way back to the sport they once loved. They still may be angry, but everyone knows how hard it is to stay away from your first love, especially when it’s back, seemingly as good as ever.
The young stars in the league are definitely helping to attract these fans back. Sidney Crosby and Alexander Ovechkin are bringing back memories of a young Wayne Gretsky in the way the handle, distribute and shoot the puck.
As the sport grows in popularity, so has the betting scene surrounding NHL games. The first stage for fans was getting over the lockout and getting much of their anger out of their system. Then they started watching the games again. Now they are starting to bet on the games again.
In order to win bets and make money, fans need to remember to bet objectively. Most fans like to bet on games that their favorite team is playing in. This is a great betting strategy, if you are able to bet objectively and not allow your bias for a certain team to influence your betting decision.
A great way to test if this bias is too strong is to bet against your team every time you think that they will lose a game. Most fans are unable to do this as they feel they are rooting against their guys. If you can not place this bet, you should not bet on any game that your favorite team plays in. If you are able to bet on these games, you should continue to bet for and against this team and you will make some serious money.