Is the NHL Sending the Wrong Message? A Suspension for Patrick Kane Seems Unlikely (Domestic Violence in Sports Series)

On October 7, 2015, in Domestic Violence, NHL, Sports Law Journal, by Nina Friel

By Ashley Albano* Most Chicago Blackhawks players were celebrating their 2015 Stanley Cup win this summer, but not Patrick Kane.[1]  Patrick Kane, also known as “Kaner,” has instead been facing an off-ice investigation.  A normal night on the town turned into a nightmare for Kane, who is accused of assaulting one of the women who […]

Third Circuit Strikes Down NJ Sports Wagering Again, Appeal Likely

On September 4, 2015, in MLB, NFL, NHL, PASPA, Sports Betting, Sports Law Journal, by Nina Friel

by Jordan Hollander, Esq.* September 4, 2015 As summer winds down, we are fast approaching one of America’s favorite seasons.  No, I am not referring to autumn.  Rather, football season is almost here and that means, along with cookouts and fantasy draft parties, that sports betting is about to ramp up as well.  While the exact […]

Update on New Jersey’s Efforts to Implement Sports Gambling

On June 21, 2015, in MLB, NFL, NHL, PASPA, Sports Betting, Sports Law Journal, by Nina Friel

By Jordan Hollander, Esq.* June 22, 2015 By: Jordan Hollander, Esq.* June 22, 2015 Baseball has long been considered America’s pastime. Betting on professional baseball, and on college and professional sports in general, seems to be a close second. It is estimated that 99 percent of sports betting in the United States is placed illegally, […]

High Rollers, Beware: Top Sports Leagues Attempt to Block Sports Betting in New Jersey

On November 11, 2014, in MLB, NBA, NCAA, NFL, NHL, SELS Blog, Sports Betting, by admin

By: Matt Weiss November 11, 2014 Sports betting is considered by many to be one of America’s greatest pastimes.  From fantasy sports leagues to March Madness bracket pools, betting on sports has long been a part of the sporting experience for many fans. However, this has not stopped the NFL, MLB, NBA, NCAA, and NHL […]

From Russia, Without Love: NHL Follows NFL Policy in Handling Domestic Violence Cases (Domestic Violence in Sports Series)

On November 4, 2014, in Domestic Violence, NHL, SELS Blog, by admin

  By Timothy Nakajima Breaking the Ice: Background  The National Hockey League (“NHL”), which has been dubbed “the fastest game on earth,” apparently decides how to handle player discipline in that very manner. Swiftly. The NHL became the latest professional sports league to encounter issues of domestic violence, when twenty-four year old Russian-born defenseman, Slava […]

Setting the Stakes

On January 17, 2013, in MLB, NCAA, NFL, NHL, Sports Betting, Uncategorized, by admin

by Sara Hoffman January 17, 2013   In January 2012, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed a state bill to legalize sports gambling at the state’s racetracks and Atlantic City casinos. According to recent press, licensing at these venues is expected to begin in January 2013. Under this law, single game wagering on college and […]

What If Jumping Overseas Results in a Broken Leg?: The Effects Playing Abroad During the NHL Lockout Have on NHL Contracts

On November 19, 2012, in NHL, Sports Law Journal, by admin

By Jaimie Collins on November 9, 2012 Maxime Talbot, Philadelphia Flyers Center/Wing, is packing his bags and heading to Finland, joining his teammate Scott Hartnell on the Finnish indoor ice, and several other Flyers players skating rinks throughout Europe.[1]  Talbot is one of many players forced to seek opportunities to play outside of the United […]

NHL Lockout Claims its Latest Victim: 2013 Winter Classic Cancelled

On November 7, 2012, in NHL, by carlson

November 7, 2012 by Greg Katz   On Friday, November 2, 2012, the ongoing NHL lockout claimed its latest casualty when league officials announced the cancellation of the Winter Classic.  The Winter Classic, which is an annual outdoor game played on New Years Day, has become one of the NHL’s most popular events.  This year’s […]

The Return of the “Dark Fall”?

On October 1, 2012, in NHL, Sports Law Journal, by carlson

By Brittany Thompson, October 1, 2012 In the wake of this week’s NHL lockout, fans of the sport are quick to recall the so-called “dark fall” of 2004.[1]  This epic lockout resulted in the cancellation of what was supposed to be the 88th season of play for the league, and marked the first time the Stanley […]

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