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, […]

NHL Finally Takes Ownership of Phoenix Coyotes

By Dan Canavan After obtaining approval from Bankruptcy Judge Redfield T. Baum, the NHL officially became the owner of your Phoenix Coyotes on November 2, 2009.  After a series of bankruptcy setoffs and other creditor transactions, the NHL paid approximately $140 million for the Coyotes.  The NHL and the other 29 clubs will shoulder the […]

Friday Sports Briefs

UConn Players Make UFL’s New York Roster Former UConn football players Dan Davis and Alfred Fincher were listed on the roster of the UFL’s New York Sentinels.  The Sentinels are scheduled to play the Florida Tuskers at Rentschler Field on November 12.  Keanu Reeves is not listed as a QB for the Sentinels. David Givens […]

Phoenix Coyotes Auction to Favor Local Bidders

By Dan Canavan The NHL franchise currently known as the Phoenix Coyotes will be put up for auction by the Bankruptcy Court.  On Monday, Judge Redfield T. Baum ruled that the team would be auctioned, and set a two-tiered schedule for the sale of the Club, designed to favor a local ownership group willing to keep […]

NHL Wins the Battle in the Desert, But Will it Win the War?

By Dan Canavan Late on Monday, Bankruptcy Judge Redfield T. Baum ruled that Jim Balsillie cannot force the NHL to move the Coyotes to Canada.  The Coyotes’ saga, however, is far from over. Judge Baum’s ruling does not preclude the ultimate transfer of the team to Balsillie or any other party that may seek to relocate the […]

Part II: Bankruptcy Court Yet to Rule on Phoenix Coyotes Case

By Dan Canavan Here is Part II of our observations from yesterday’s hearings in Bankruptcy Court concerning the prospective sale of the Phoenix Coyotes: Did the Coyotes Really Need to File for Bankruptcy Protection? Yes, it certainly appears that the Phoenix franchise should be in bankruptcy.  The franchise has rumored to have lost in excess of $300 […]

Part I: Bankruptcy Court Yet to Rule on Phoenix Coyotes Case

By Dan Canavan We have been closely monitoring the hearing taking place this afternoon in the Phoenix Coyotes bankruptcy proceedings.  As set forth in this post, the purpose of the hearing is to determine if the team is portable.  This issue will ultimately determine the value of the franchise and the fate of the Coyotes […]