CT Sports Law’s Top Story Lines of 2013 – Part I

6.  The topic of NCAA Transfer Rules has captured the attention of the general media.  Although these rules are in dire need of change, we offered some tips for navigating the current system. 7.  The Connecticut Whale Era ended, leaving the future of professional hockey in Hartford in doubt. 8.  Johnny Manziel had a busy year, […]

Derek Boogaard and Painkillers in the NHL

By John M. Burnor Derek Boogaard was one of the most feared players in the NHL. Playing for the Minnesota Wild and the New York Rangers, Boogaard was an enforcer whose unofficial role was to fight: to protect his teammates and to settle points of honor for the team. Over the course of his NHL career, […]

Friday Sports Briefs

New York Times Series on Derek Boogaard John Branch of the New York Times has published an outstanding series on Derek Boogaard, the late NHL player who passed away earlier this year at the age of 28.  “Punched Out, The Life and Death of a Hockey Enforcer” covers Boogaard’s rise through the junior leagues in Canada to the NHL and is […]