Angelos, a noted Baltimore lawyer who made his fortune in part by litigating product liability suits and representing trade unions, is nonetheless studying the league bylaws.
Under league bylaws, a team's move must be approved by two-thirds of the owners.
Van Gundy would not tell the league who the referee was, thus violating a league bylaw that requires cooperation in investigations.
The school had not yet formally withdrawn from the MW; under league bylaws, it was only required to give one year's notice.
A league bylaw gave the Canadiens first choice of the best players from Quebec.
Tagliabue explained that league bylaws contain provisions to punish a team - meaning the owner - for conduct detrimental to the league.
In addition, the membership is currently searching for a commissioner and drafting league bylaws.
Nance said the league resisted, but Browne said no move would be made to Cleveland that violated league bylaws.
But the players sign contracts to abide by league bylaws; they know the rules when they accept the high salaries.
In the past, he said, the union accepted the draft as part of league bylaws.