Friday Sports Briefs

Congratulations to the Boston Bruins As you all know by now, the Boston Bruins defeated the Vancouver Canucks to bring the Stanley Cup back to Boston for the first time in 39 years.  Boston goalie Tim Thomas was awarded Conn Smythe Trophy as the playoff MVP.  ESPNBoston.com’s Joe McDonald has written a nice piece on […]

Howard Baldwin: NHL Move to Winnipeg Validates Hartford Strategy

UPDATE: Check out Howard Baldwin’s interview on WFSB’s “Face the State” with Dennis House. The conversation regarding the NHL’s return to Winnipeg, and whether that move bodes well for the return of the Whalers to Hartford, has been going strong for almost a week.  Now Howard Baldwin, former owner of the NHL Whalers and present chairman of […]

Friday Sports Briefs

Stanley Cup Draws Strong Ratings in Hartford After the announcement that the NHL’s Atlanta Thrashers will move to Winnipeg, many fans of former Hartford Whalers asked “why not Hartford?”  A few days later, Hartford drew the fourth-highest TV rating in the US for Game 1 of the Stanley Cup: 1. Boston, 25.5/39 2. Providence, 16.7/24 3. Buffalo, […]

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 […]