Tagged: ‘NHL’

2013 NHL Draft: SportsLaw101′s Collection of Mock Drafts
June 28th, 2013 at 12:03 PM
It's going to be hard to follow the chaos and unpredictability that was last night's NBA draft, but this Sunday beginning at 3pm EST, the NHL will give it a try with their 2013 draft.  Below are links to several 2013 NHL Draft resources to get you ready for Sunday's...

US Senate May Pursue Ending Sports Leagues’ Tax-Exempt Status
May 29th, 2013 at 11:11 AM
While many bemoan the inflation of players salaries in the NFL and NHL, few know that both of these league operate as "tax-exempt" entities in the eyes of the IRS.  The NFL, NHL, PGA and MLL are all classified as 501(c)(6) non-profit organizations.  Senator Tom Coburn (OK-R) has proposed an...

A Closer Look at Derek Boogaard’s Family’s Suit Against NHL
May 17th, 2013 at 4:07 PM
Derek Boogaard's family has filed a lawsuit against the NHL, alleging that their oversights and failures permitted conditions which led to Derek's untimely death in 2011.  Derek's family has retained renowned Chicago trial attorneys Corboy & Demetrio to prosecute the case against the NHL in Cook County, Illinois.  Tom Demetrio also represents...

Jay-Z Becomes Sports Agent, Wades into Hockey?
May 2nd, 2013 at 4:58 PM
Earlier this month, Jay-Z  made it known that he had found a new business venture for himself:  a sports agency.  Partnering with premier sports and entertainment firm Creative Artists Agency (CAA), Jay-Z created Rock Nation Sports and signed elite second baseman Robinson Cano to his client roster after Cano had...

Calgary Flames Unintentionally Avert Offer Sheet Disaster
March 6th, 2013 at 3:50 PM
At only 22 years old, Ryan O'Reilly is already considered to be one of the best two-way centers in the NHL.  His entry-level contract with the Colorado Avalanche expired after the 2011-12 season and he became a restricted free-agent.  During the lockout, the unsigned forward decided to play hockey with...