Interview with Herm Sorcher, CEO of the Danbury Whalers

By Dan Canavan In December 2009, an ambitious group of investors announced they were bringing a new minor-league hockey team to Danbury, Connecticut.  The Danbury Whalers will begin play this fall as part of the 4-team Federal Hockey League. I recently had a chance to sit down with Herm Sorcher, Chief Executive Officer and Managing […]

Part II: Interview with the Wolf Pack’s Bob Crawford

By Dan Canavan Here’s Part II of my interview with Bob Crawford, voice of the Hartford Wolfpack.  Click here to read Part I of the interview. Dan Canavan: As you get ready to call a game, what is your average game day experience here at the XL Center? Bob Crawford: On game day, I usually start […]

Interview With Bob Crawford, Voice of the Hartford Wolf Pack

 By Dan Canavan  Bob Crawford With the hockey season in full swing, I thought it would be a great time to catch up with Bob Crawford, voice of the Hartford Wolf Pack and Director of Broadcasting and Media Relations for Northland/AEG.  Bob is currently in his thirteen season with the Wolf Pack, and has over twenty years […]

Major Issues With Minor League Contracts

Standard player contracts were the topic of discussion during my Sports Law class at Quinnipiac University School of Law last night.  As a practical example we reviewed a minor league player contract that one of my students had been party to as a player.  The objective was for the students to analyze the contract as if […]

Interview with Bill Scott, AHL Director of Hockey Operations

By Dan Canavan With the hockey season well underway, I thought it would be a great time to catch up with Bill Scott, Director of Hockey Operations for the American Hockey League.  Bill is currently in his fourth season with the AHL, after serving as the Coordinator of Hockey Operations for the East Coast Hockey […]

Our Baseball Haven: Extreme Fantasy Baseball

Shortly after the launch of Connecticut Sports Law last March, I covered the concept of minor league baseball players selling shares in their future earnings.  I called it “the ultimate in fantasy sports.”  (Click here to read “Can I Invest in a Rockcat?  The Ultimate in Fantasy Sports”). Our Baseball Haven (OBH), a venture based in […]

Sports Briefs: Morals Clauses, Chad Ocho Cinco, LPGA English Requirement

Brian Socolow, a partner at Loeb & Loeb, LLP, offers an excellent article on morals clauses in player contracts with their teams and the companies that they endorse. The Cincinnati Bengals’ receiver formerly known as Chad Johnson will only have his new surname, “Ocho Cinco,” on the back of his jersey once he pays Reebok for […]

Can I Invest in a Rock Cat? The Ultimate in Fantasy Sports

In Connecticut, the lack of professional sports combined with the astronomical prices of attending major league venues has created strong interest in minor league sports.  Minor league baseball, with teams in New Britain, Norwich and Bridgeport,  enjoys particularly strong fan support.  Now imagine if you could invest in your favorite minor league ball players from the Rock Cats, Defenders […]