Last year, Dallas Stars chief financial officer Robert Hutson gave a 95-page declaration in support of the team’s Chapter 11 petition (the team was eventually sold out of bankruptcy to Vancouver businessman Tom Gagliardi).
One of the quirks of NHL lockouts is that minor league teams can wind up stacked — STACKED — with talent. That’s because players still on their entry-level contracts can still be assigned to the minors without having to clear waivers.
Odds are, pretty well. The National Football League is a professional sports juggernaut. Revenue this season is expected to be in the $10 billion range, with television rights fees coming in around $4 billion.