Dan Canavan Named to Hartford Business Journal’s 40 Under 40

Dan Canavan, a featured columnist for Connecticut Sports Law, was named to Hartford Business Journal’s 40 Under 40.  Congratulations to Dan for the well-deserved honor!  Click here to see Dan’s Connecticut Sports Law articles.  Dan is also the Carolina Hurricanes correspondent for The Hockey Writers.

Connecticut Sports Law Celebrates Second Anniversary

I am proud to mark the second anniversary of Connecticut Sports Law.  The blog continues to exceed my expectations from its launch two short years ago.  To all Connecticut Sports Law readers and supporters, we thank you for your support.   This group includes my wife, family, friends and my employer, Updike, Kelly & Spellacy.  The past year brought […]

UFL Hartford Name to be Announced Sunday on Comcast SportsNet

By Dan Canavan Connecticut Sports Law has been advised that the United Football League (UFL) will announce the results of the Hartford franchise “Your Town, Your Team, Your Name” contest on Sunday, March 14th on Comcast SportsNet.  UFL leadership has resolved the legal issues surrounding Hartford’s use of the name, and are presently in the […]

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 […]

Howard Baldwin Brings the Whalers to Hartford – 35 Years Later

By Dan Canavan Thirty-five years ago today, the Whalers played their first game in Hartford on January 11, 1975.  Somewhere in the then new Hartford Civic Center, Whalers founder Howard Baldwin was busy greeting fans, receiving accolades, and entertaining community leaders.  Baldwin had just uprooted his World Hockey Association squad from Boston, and moved the […]

CT Sports Law’s Top 10 Story Lines of 2009: Part II

Here are Connecticut Sports Law’s top story lines of 2009, from 2 through 5.  Click here to see 6 through 10. 2.   Oliver v. NCAA.  Does a student-athlete have a right to legal counsel when negotiating a contract with a Major League Baseball Team?  A Ohio judge thinks so, but the NCAA disagrees.  Although this […]

CT Sports Law’s Top 10 Story Lines of 2009: Part I

With 2009 coming to a close, I have compiled a list of the top story lines and accompanying blog posts from the past year.  Part I will list story lines 6 through 10; Part II will be posted tomorrow and will include 2 through 5; and the top story line will be posted on New Year’s Eve.  Thank you for your readership, […]

Part II of Interview with AHL’s Bill Scott

Here’s Part II of Dan Canavan’s Interview with Bill Scott, the Director of Hockey Operations for the American Hockey League.  Click here to read Part I. Dan Canavan: While each franchise is operated differently throughout the league, how are the teams’ operating costs typically shared between local ownership and NHL parent club? Bill Scott: For […]