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@MaxwellHowe Hey now!

3 weeks, 2 days ago on Leafs Notebook – November 25

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@penchantforbeingmuppets Kind words are much appreciated!

1 month, 1 week ago on Legal Look: Ashton’s 20 Game Suspension

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@Andy Thanks!

1 month, 1 week ago on Legal Look: Ashton’s 20 Game Suspension

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@BCLeafFan Indeed he does, his agent was quoted yesterday saying that this was an injustice.

1 month, 1 week ago on Carter Ashton Suspended for 20 Games

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More to come on this Ashton story and how it compares to Voynov. Hope you guys like legal stuff :)

1 month, 1 week ago on Carter Ashton Suspended for 20 Games

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Psssst, Alec, it's Elliot - only one 't' :)

2 months, 1 week ago on MLHS Bloggers Predict the Maple Leafs’ 2014-15 Finish

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@DeclanK @king leary Interesting, I fancy Seguin the better player over Hall.

2 months, 2 weeks ago on Friday Mashup: Final Preseason Game Day

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@Doorman @Elliot Saccucci Thanks, all done.

3 months, 2 weeks ago on Thursday Mashup: Expansion Talk

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@Doorman elliotsaccucci@me.com

3 months, 2 weeks ago on Thursday Mashup: Expansion Talk

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@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.

3 months, 3 weeks ago on Thursday Mashup: Expansion Talk

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@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.

4 months ago on Maple Leafs hire Brandon Pridham as new assistant GM

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@Mitch_S2 The deadline for oversheets has passed.

4 months ago on Maple Leafs sign William Nylander to three-year entry level contract

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@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.

4 months ago on Maple Leafs sign William Nylander to three-year entry level contract

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@Burtonboy @ingy56 @MaxwellHowe Dammit it cut off part of my response, but I think it still provides the answer.

4 months ago on Maple Leafs sign William Nylander to three-year entry level contract

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@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.

4 months ago on Maple Leafs sign William Nylander to three-year entry level contract

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@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.

4 months ago on Maple Leafs sign William Nylander to three-year entry level contract

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@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.

4 months ago on Maple Leafs sign William Nylander to three-year entry level contract

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@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.

4 months ago on Maple Leafs sign William Nylander to three-year entry level contract

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@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.

4 months, 1 week ago on Friday Mashup: The Swarm & Coaching Duties

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Kessel ranked 3rd best RW in EA Sports' play ratings for 2015 - thoughts?

http://www.easports.com/nhl/news/2014/nhl-15-player-ratings-top-50-overall

4 months, 1 week ago on Friday Mashup: The Swarm & Coaching Duties

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@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.

4 months, 2 weeks ago on Tuesday Mashup: Catching up

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@maple1967leafs @LeafsGuru Untrue, Holland is for real.

4 months, 2 weeks ago on Friday Mashup: We’re Gonna Need a Montage

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Great work - as always - AP. I can't keep up!

4 months, 4 weeks ago on MLHS in conversation with Dave Morrison – Part 1

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@CanuckUKinToronto @Elliot Saccucci @TheCanucksnaphook Rather an involved answer, happy to have that conversation offline.

5 months ago on The pros and cons of trading Cody Franson

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@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.

5 months ago on The pros and cons of trading Cody Franson

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@CanuckUKinToronto @Elliot Saccucci @TheCanucksnaphook The sports area is a greenfield area for our firm, all new business.

5 months ago on The pros and cons of trading Cody Franson

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@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.

5 months ago on The pros and cons of trading Cody Franson

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@TheCanucksnaphook @Elliot Saccucci Says the man married to a princess who spends his days at the course...

5 months ago on The pros and cons of trading Cody Franson

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28 year old assistant GM... Ugh, back to the drawing board for this 1986'er.

5 months ago on The pros and cons of trading Cody Franson

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@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

5 months ago on The pros and cons of trading Cody Franson

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@TheCanucksnaphook @Elliot Saccucci Respect. I would expect nothing less.

5 months ago on The pros and cons of trading Cody Franson

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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.

5 months ago on The pros and cons of trading Cody Franson

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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.

5 months ago on Cody Franson Signs with Toronto Maple Leafs for 1 year, $3.3m

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@mcloki @MaxwellHowe Taken to its logical conclusion, you REALLY dislike lawyer agents.

5 months ago on Weekend Mashup: $2.2 million apart

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@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.

5 months ago on Weekend Mashup: $2.2 million apart

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Next year he gets paid.

5 months ago on Weekend Mashup: $2.2 million apart

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@Dewy Keon Hogturd @Elliot Saccucci Absolutely true, aside from experience in conducting yourself in a hearing, not really a true requirement for legal background.

5 months ago on Weekend Mashup: $2.2 million apart

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@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.

5 months ago on Weekend Mashup: $2.2 million apart

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@TheCanucksnaphook @Elliot Saccucci Often times a joint effort between team and league. Flipside is the player and NHLPA work jointly. 

5 months ago on Weekend Mashup: $2.2 million apart

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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



5 months ago on Weekend Mashup: $2.2 million apart

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@rustynail @wiski @dlb Mad @Loric76 Except in this case because by virtue of Franson's age only a 1 year deal can be awarded.

5 months ago on The Cody Franson Arbitration: What is he Worth?

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@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.

5 months ago on The Cody Franson Arbitration: What is he Worth?

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So Gerry Johansson points to the Quincey contract at approximately $4.2 million, exactly what I would do if I were him.

5 months ago on The Cody Franson Arbitration: What is he Worth?

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