A Look At The NHL’s Push To Mandate Players To Wear Visors

By:  Christian Deme, Ruling Sports Intern (Twitter:  @TheSportingBiz) Only a few months removed from the signing of a new collective bargaining agreement, the National Hockey League is considering making some significant changes to the game to protect players from injury. The two main changes being considered are the mandating of visors on player helmets, as well as implementing a hybrid icing in lieu of the … Continue reading A Look At The NHL’s Push To Mandate Players To Wear Visors

The Phoenix Coyotes Ownership Saga Almost Reaches An End

By:  Christian Deme, Ruling Sports intern (Twitter:  @TheSportingBiz) The Phoenix Coyotes ownership saga that has dragged on for four years has finally seen a glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel. The National Hockey League has owned the Coyotes since 2009 after former owner Jerry Moyes put the team into bankruptcy. Since 2009, various bids by potential buyers have fallen through, as recently as last … Continue reading The Phoenix Coyotes Ownership Saga Almost Reaches An End

The NHLPA’s Next Steps In Ending The NHL Lockout

The calendar turned to January 5 today and NHL fans have yet to see one NHL game this season.  Thanks to NHL owners locking out players, gone already is half of the season, along with the NHL All-Star Game and the Winter Classic.  Throughout the negotiations, carrots have been dangled in front of fans’ eyes, giving them hope that a season may begin in the … Continue reading The NHLPA’s Next Steps In Ending The NHL Lockout

Lawsuit Against The NHLPA By The Late Derek Boogaard’s Family Signals Legal Concern For The NHL

By:  John Fabiano, RulingSports.com Intern (Twitter:  @Fabs5180) Tragedy struck the NHL last year when 28-year-old power forward Derek Boogaard was found dead due to an accidental overdose of alcohol and painkillers.  The “Boogyman” was one of the most feared enforcers in the league and injuries sustained from fights reportedly contributed to his depression and analgesic drug addiction. Boogaard played for the Minnesota Wild and the … Continue reading Lawsuit Against The NHLPA By The Late Derek Boogaard’s Family Signals Legal Concern For The NHL

NCAA and Major Professional Sports Leagues Seek to Prevent Sports Betting in New Jersey

On Tuesday, the NCAA, NBA, NFL, NHL and MLB filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey seeking declaratory and injunctive relief challenging the State of New Jersey’s “plan to sponsor, operate, advertise, promote, license and authorize gambling on amateur and professional sports.”  The lawsuit names New Jersey Governor Christopher Christie, the state’s Director of Gaming Endorsement and … Continue reading NCAA and Major Professional Sports Leagues Seek to Prevent Sports Betting in New Jersey

The Devils’ Wise Decision To Re-sign Martin Brodeur

By:  John Fabiano, RulingSports.com Intern (Twitter:  @Fabs5180) After signing with an agent to prepare for free agency and the possibility of signing with a team other than the New Jersey Devils, Martin Brodeur decided to stay with the only team for whom he has ever dressed over the course of his 19-year career.   The forty-year-old netminder signed a deal that will pay him $9 million … Continue reading The Devils’ Wise Decision To Re-sign Martin Brodeur

NHLPA and NHL Labor Negotiation Update

By:  Brandon Mead, Ruling Sports Intern (Email:  bmead1028@gmail.com) That fateful day in 2004 when Gary Bettman stepped to the podium and announced that he had “no choice but to announce the formal cancellation of play” seems all too recent to hockey fans. The National Hockey League’s Collective Bargaining Agreement had expired on September 16th, 2004 and despite efforts by both the League and the Player’s … Continue reading NHLPA and NHL Labor Negotiation Update