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Elliot Saccucci

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Elliot is a litigator, media and sports lawyer working downtown Toronto at Bersenas Jacobsen Chouest Thomson Blackburn LLP. He completed his articles at the Toronto office of a national full-service firm before leaving to pursue a media, sports and litigation practice. Elliot currently teaches a negotiation course entitled “Lawyer as Negotiator” at Osgoode Hall Law School, where he graduated in the top 6% of his class, and was a recipient of the McMillan LLP Scholarship. He has written extensively on negotiation, mediation and alternative dispute resolution, and his paper on collective bargaining in the National Hockey League was published in Volume 19 of the Sports Lawyers Journal. Elliot currently represents national level amateur athletes involved in sports related disputes through the Sports Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada.Elliot can be reached at [email protected]Follow him on twitter

A Look at Jonathan Bernier’s Arbitration Case

A legal analysis of the Toronto Maple Leafs' club elected arbitration case with Jonathan Bernier. In mid-June, the Toronto Maple Leafs filed for Club-elected salary...
Carter Ashton

Legal Look: Ashton’s 20 Game Suspension

With the announcement yesterday afternoon that Maple Leafs winger Carter Ashton has been suspended for violation of the NHL/NHLPA Performance Enhancing Substances Program as...

The Cody Franson Arbitration: What is he Worth?

In my last two articles I discussed Ryan O’Reilly’s upcoming club-elected salary arbitration with Colorado Avalanche and James Reimer’s player elected salary arbitration with...

James Reimer Opts for Salary Arbitration

James Reimer and the Toronto Maple Leafs will go to arbitration to determine what the embattled Leafs goalie is worth. Hint: he's getting a...

Ryan O’Reilly and the Colorado Avalanche’s Club-Elected Arbitration

Fans of the Blue and White who have yearned for a bona fide first line centre since the departure of Mats Sundin (for a...

The Maple Leafs could sign Leo Komarov, but he can’t play this season

Just a quick-bite for a Monday afternoon for all of you here at MLHS.Following Dynamo Moscow's elimination from the KHL playoffs this afternoon, Maple...

Circumventing Circumvention Penalties: Brian Burke Warned Us, But They Let ‘Em Off the Hook

Writing on the topic of salary negotiation between agents and clubs back in 1993, then-GM of the Hartford Whaler sand disciple of Lou Lamoriello,...

So you’ve just been (gulp) traded, what now?

Picture it: You’re at the gym for a game-day workout, visions of an afternoon nap dancing in your head, and suddenly Duthie’s beaming face...
Dion Phaneuf / Phil Kessel

Dion Phaneuf Contract Extension Almost Done

Darren Dreger is reporting that a contract extension for Dion Phaneuf is near completion, as in it could be signed and sealed before the...
Gary Bettman

The NHL Plans to Grow HRR by $1 Billion in 3 Years

How will it happen & what does it mean for the Toronto Maple Leafs? A. BackgroundIn a memo released in September of this year, the...

Rogers Closes in on ‘Game Changing’ Broadcasting Deal

Good morning MLHS,First off, let me start by thanking Alec, Michael and Michael for inviting me to participate in Maple Leaf Hangout Episode #17...

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