Leafs Fan & litigation, media and sports lawyer.
@Alec Brownscombe @Burtonboy Spot on, Alec.
4 days, 15 hours ago on James Reimer Signs for 2 years, $2.3 million per season
4 days, 16 hours ago on (Thursday Mashup) David Booth: Another low-risk option with upside potential
Great work - as always - AP. I can't keep up!
6 days, 20 hours ago on MLHS in conversation with Dave Morrison – Part 1
@CanuckUKinToronto @Elliot Saccucci @TheCanucksnaphook Rather an involved answer, happy to have that conversation offline.
1 week ago on The pros and cons of trading Cody Franson
@Groundhogday @-Keon Kid just ran the Sault Ste. Marie team for three seasons, technically speaking he has more actual GM experience than either of his departed predecessors, just not at the NHL level. But I don't think it's any secret that the Sault team is still a big operation.
Don't doubt him due to his age.
@CanuckUKinToronto @Elliot Saccucci @TheCanucksnaphook The sports area is a greenfield area for our firm, all new business.
@TheCanucksnaphook @Elliot Saccucci Believe me, I do. My princess' got one of Melnyk's former thoroughbreds named, you guessed it, Elliot.
He's not fond of his namesake.
@TheCanucksnaphook @Elliot Saccucci Says the man married to a princess who spends his days at the course...
28 year old assistant GM... Ugh, back to the drawing board for this 1986'er.
@TheCanucksnaphook @Elliot Saccucci I am literally reading the dictionary before I go to bed in order to harness new ways of hurling scathing comments at you. #smartsmack
@TheCanucksnaphook @Elliot Saccucci Respect. I would expect nothing less.
Here's your daily dose of shameless optimism. The Leafs, playing cohesive hockey, and with clean outlets thanks to defensemen playing their proper side, will qualify for the playoffs having grabbed the first wildcard slot this season.
Remember that I said this in July.
@DeclanK Good find, Declan.
1 week, 1 day ago on Cody Franson Signs with Toronto Maple Leafs for 1 year, $3.3m
For those thinking of Josh Bailey in a Leafs jersey, consider that he scored eight (8) goals in 77 games last year from the wing. Dearly departed Paul Ranger scored six (6) in 53 from the blue line... Surely there are better uses for $3.3 million, including using it on Cody Franson.
@ingy56 @DeclanK Yes.
@mcloki @MaxwellHowe Taken to its logical conclusion, you REALLY dislike lawyer agents.
1 week, 1 day ago on Weekend Mashup: $2.2 million apart
@TheCanucksnaphook @Elliot Saccucci Haha - I know! I don't even get to see if I was close - although at 3.6 I wasn't looking too far off.
@LeafsGuru @Elliot Saccucci Agreed
Next year he gets paid.
@Dewy Keon Hogturd @Elliot Saccucci Absolutely true, aside from experience in conducting yourself in a hearing, not really a true requirement for legal background.
1 week, 3 days ago on Weekend Mashup: $2.2 million apart
@CanuckUKinToronto @Elliot Saccucci You are correct and I suspect that this brief was prepared for the University of Toronto Law School's amazing sports arbitration competition (so jealous about that as an Ozzy). Anyway the program is taught by top notch experienced faculty who've been on the ground doing this stuff. So even if my guess is right, this is very much what you'd expect to see.
@TheCanucksnaphook @Elliot Saccucci Often times a joint effort between team and league. Flipside is the player and NHLPA work jointly.
For anyone interested in seeing what a Club's submissions to an arbitrator looks like, including what statistics the club puts forward and how the comparisons are worked in, take a look at Quincey arbitration materials here: http://www.law.utoronto.ca/utfl_file/count/users/rossi/Team%2014-%20Kyle%20Quincey%20Club%20Brief.pdf
@rustynail @Elliot Saccucci Thanks, Rusty!
1 week, 3 days ago on The Cody Franson Arbitration: What is he Worth?
@rustynail @wiski @dlb Mad @Loric76 Except in this case because by virtue of Franson's age only a 1 year deal can be awarded.
@dlb Mad @Elliot Saccucci these numbers are coming from Eliotte Friedman, who's got the scoop on the numbers submitted by the Club and Franson.
So Gerry Johansson points to the Quincey contract at approximately $4.2 million, exactly what I would do if I were him.
@Burtonboy @Elliot Saccucci @Mcost61 It can ONLY be a 1 year deal for both given their age. Not to steal the thunder from my article later, but both will be UFA's following the 1 year arbitration award.
1 week, 4 days ago on Friday Mashup: 3 Unknowns Remain; Gord Dineen TSN1050 Interview
@mcloki @Elliot Saccucci @Burtonboy @Mcost61 I support this initiative.
@Burtonboy @Elliot Saccucci @Mcost61 I suspect that is the case, and it makes sense since you've opted to use your right of first refusal and thereby denied the player movement to another team, whereas in arbitration the player has simply opted to settle their salary and you can either choose to accept it, or if it runs up against the limit (excess of 3.5 million now), you can just walk away.
@Sexyhairyman Winnipeg and Montreal are pretty solid too; nice two way centres and solid goaltending. P.S. I'd have put Bernier in over Luongo for Montreal.
@Burtonboy @Elliot Saccucci @Mcost61 I've done a rather extensive search of the CBA (read exhaustive) and there is no restriction on trading a player whose contract was awarded through Article 12 arbitration. I can't think of any instances of it happening off the top of my head, but there is no collectively bargained reason why it couldn't.
@Mcost61 @Burtonboy Seems to me that someone we know said something almost identical to that...
@wendelsway1 @Elliot Saccucci @Burtonboy @Cameron19 No problem!
2 weeks, 1 day ago on Monday Mashup: The Dog Days are Here
@Burtonboy @Cameron19 There is no restriction in the CBA on trading the player. That only applies when matching an offer sheet on a Group 2 RFA. Still, teams would prefer to negotiate their own multi-year deal rather than get a guy post arbitration.
@TheCanucksnaphook @Elliot Saccucci @Reether Room for one more:
2 weeks, 6 days ago on Wednesday Mashup: The Leaf – Episode 9
@TheCanucksnaphook @MaxwellHowe I don't care if the guy has the capacity to string a sentence together; I just want him to score, finish his checks, and fight when necessary. In that order.
@TheCanucksnaphook @Reether You know who I miss. Robert Svehla.
@TheCanucksnaphook @Elliot Saccucci I've never seen the shift disturber qualities that Ross has.. Carrick plays further from the edge as far as I can tell. Kadri has that edge at times.
@TheCanucksnaphook I had high hopes for Ross when he was drafted, geography aside.
@RandomScrub @Bruffins Was at that game...ah standing row.
3 weeks ago on Bargain Shopping: Remaining UFA Forwards
@wendelsway1 @ingy56 @TheCanucksnaphook I love Port Credit, which I only discovered this year.
@ingy56 @Mind Bomb I'm tapping my associate, Maxwell on the shoulder for this one... I've got a thing that day. A thing with being adverse to signing old broken players with drug habits.
@wendelsway1 @Uncle Otis I did the same this weekend, but the weather co operated. My parents always hate it.
3 weeks, 1 day ago on Sunday Mashup: Leafs News and Notes
@Mattmark @Elliot Saccucci @deedrag @MaxwellHowe Endorsement.
3 weeks, 5 days ago on James Reimer Opts for Salary Arbitration
@TheCanucksnaphook @Jordan29 Devane
3 weeks, 5 days ago on Mike Santorelli signed by the Maple Leafs to 1-year, $1.5 million contract
@MaxwellHowe The other club would receive Reimer's rights subject to the impending arbitration hearing. He could only work out a deal with the Leaf's permission, and this probably wouldn't drastically interfere with the negotiation process involved in trading him.
@Mattmark @Elliot Saccucci @deedrag @MaxwellHowe This.
@deedrag @Elliot Saccucci @MaxwellHowe Close enough.
@MaxwellHowe I should have gone to Dal, I chickened out on the move. Are you in practice still?