Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 12/14/12 at 08:41 PM ET
from Kevin Allen of USA TODAY,
"The idea is to get in the most favorable court as possible, and to get home-ice advantage," said associate professor Gabriel Feldman, director of Tulane's Sports Law program. "That's why they struck first. It's a preemptive filing to try to get the case in a friendly jurisdiction. Based on where similar cases have been heard in the past, New York would appear to be a league-friendly jurisdiction."...
This NHL move wasn't a surprise to the NHLPA.
"This is exactly what the NBA did last year," Feldman said, adding, "This strategy is all being driven by the same law firm that has represented leagues for decades in these matters and that's Proskauer-Rose. So this is still according to script."
Whether the NHL views New York as a friendlier court, there is still plenty of mystery about what could happen in the court system.
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