Leafs Fan & litigation, media and sports lawyer.
@MaxwellHowe Misguided navel gazing you say? Well as a guy that represents professional athletes, I believe that the considerations I outlined - taxes, topography, weather - are real considerations; the same kind you'd make if you had a transportable profession. Furthermore, remember that the answer was provided with the caveat that teams are locking up all of their impact players before they ever get to UFA.
If you disagree that's fine, but I can assure you, the answer was grounded and not merely idle speculation or "navel gazing"
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Maple Leaf Hangout Season 2 Episode 3
@Anthony Petrielli @Elliot Saccucci Grazi, bello.
Thanks for the listen everyone!
@happy_gilmour @Elliot Saccucci really, in terms of how it applies to the cap, short of trying to offer players restricted, cap circumventing incentives (like guaranteed endorsements from title sponsors) they're pretty much free to spend off the ice however they see fit.
2 months ago on Game 58 Scoring Chances: Panthers 3 vs. Maple Leafs 2
@Mind Bomb @Elliot Saccucci Get him into a situation where by his own conduct he brings significant embarassment to the league and has his contract nullified under the morality clause.
I don't wish that on anyone, but that's your answer.
@MaxwellHowe @Elliot Saccucci I'll have a look at that, between that and the tanking of oil, and in turn the CAD, could make for a very interesting free agent market this off-season.
@DylanJ @Elliot Saccucci As much as it would be fun to write, there are folks here, including AP and our resident advanced stats guy who are far better at pegging development curve. My area of expertise is collective bargaining, pegging contract value for player, working through the legal aspects of player movement etc.
I'll put together a piece on Rielly's next contract soon, and probably Kadri too.
Hey all - sorry for my absenteeism I'm being crushed in the office.
I know I haven't written in a while, but are there any topics you guys would be interested in before you entirely forget me?
@MaxwellHowe Hey now!
5 months ago on Leafs Notebook – November 25
@penchantforbeingmuppets Kind words are much appreciated!
5 months, 2 weeks ago on Legal Look: Ashton’s 20 Game Suspension
@BCLeafFan Indeed he does, his agent was quoted yesterday saying that this was an injustice.
5 months, 2 weeks ago on Carter Ashton Suspended for 20 Games
More to come on this Ashton story and how it compares to Voynov. Hope you guys like legal stuff :)
6 months, 2 weeks ago on MLHS Bloggers Predict the Maple Leafs’ 2014-15 Finish
Psssst, Alec, it's Elliot - only one 't' :)
@DeclanK @king leary Interesting, I fancy Seguin the better player over Hall.
6 months, 3 weeks ago on Friday Mashup: Final Preseason Game Day
@Doorman @Elliot Saccucci Thanks, all done.
7 months, 3 weeks ago on Thursday Mashup: Expansion Talk
@MaxwellHowe Partly a function of having two quality goaltenders in the NHL in their mid-20's. Makes the need for high-end goaltending prospects less pressing.
8 months ago on Thursday Mashup: Expansion Talk
@Walter_White The former, but with the caveat that there is a true desire to push for Babcock and hiring Bylsma would have been counter-productive to the actual goal.
8 months, 1 week ago on Maple Leafs hire Brandon Pridham as new assistant GM
@Mitch_S2 The deadline for oversheets has passed.
8 months, 1 week ago on Maple Leafs sign William Nylander to three-year entry level contract
@MaxwellHowe I know how their insurance for non-hockey related injury works, but as far as liability insurance goes, I'm not at all sure. My gut tells me that the team has to take this out for its contractors.
@Burtonboy @ingy56 @MaxwellHowe Dammit it cut off part of my response, but I think it still provides the answer.
@Burtonboy @ingy56 @MaxwellHowe So for simplicity let's say the trial awards Moore his $100 as damages and finds that the NHL and Vancouver were indeed 33% liable each, meaning each has to pay up $33 to Moore, who ends up with a total of $81 for having settled because Bertuzzi capped his liability by settling pre-trial for $15.
@Burtonboy @ingy56 @MaxwellHowe
Let's say that Bertuzzi settles with Moore for $15 - the parties enter into what is known as a Pierringer agreement (after an old US case) and Moore lets Bertuzzi out and agrees that he will now only pursue the remaining $85 against the NHL and the Canucks so that they won't come after Bertuzzi for any indemnification for the amount he should have kicked in.
@Burtonboy @ingy56 @MaxwellHowe Let's answer this by constructing a hypothetical.
Imagine Moore's claim was for $100 dollars, and he was seeking the $100 from a combination of Bertuzzi, the Canucks and the National Hockey League. Now suing Bertuzzi is necessary in order to get at the Canucks as Bertuzzi's employer (which is called vicarious liability). In torts you'll generally see the court perform an allocation of liability on a percentage basis. So let's say that Moore wins and astoundingly the NHL, Vancouver and Bertuzzi are each found 33% liable, meaning they each of $33 to Moore for a total of $100.
@MaxwellHowe I for one was always a fan of Kaberle, especially pre-Jansen. Imagine him feeding Dion on the PP? McCabe in his heyday all over again.
@Walter_White @Elliot Saccucci I do appreciate that he is ranked ahead of Kane - I've oft-contended that they're essentially the same type of player but that Kessel does it all by his lonesome and is a touch more impactful on his own.
8 months, 2 weeks ago on Friday Mashup: The Swarm & Coaching Duties
Kessel ranked 3rd best RW in EA Sports' play ratings for 2015 - thoughts?
@TheCanucksnaphook @Yaknowwhat I've been suggesting to people in the know that MLHS needs credentials since my second year of law school. Evidently I'm not that influential.
8 months, 3 weeks ago on Tuesday Mashup: Catching up
@maple1967leafs @LeafsGuru Untrue, Holland is for real.
8 months, 3 weeks ago on Friday Mashup: We’re Gonna Need a Montage
@Alec Brownscombe @Burtonboy Spot on, Alec.
9 months ago on James Reimer Signs for 2 years, $2.3 million per season
9 months ago on (Thursday Mashup) David Booth: Another low-risk option with upside potential
Great work - as always - AP. I can't keep up!
9 months ago on MLHS in conversation with Dave Morrison – Part 1
@CanuckUKinToronto @Elliot Saccucci @TheCanucksnaphook Rather an involved answer, happy to have that conversation offline.
9 months, 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.
9 months, 1 week 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.
9 months, 1 week 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.