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Anthony Petrielli

Anthony Petrielli has been writing Leafs Notebooks, also known as short stories, on MLHS since the beginning of the 2011 season. He'd rather let his work do the talking but Alec and Declan have been bugging him about writing a bio, so here it is. You can contact him at [email protected] or find him on Twitter at @APetrielli


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I wasn’t really sure how to start my first post here at MLHS as half of me wanted to completely introduce myself, and the other half wanted me to just get right into my first article. I guess I’ll settle somewhere in between.I’ve been doing my own blog for quite some time (called the Leafs Dressing Room) and Alec saw it and approached me about writing here. First and foremost, that’s really humbling. Secondly, I think this site constantly pumps out quality work and has great readership. I enjoy reading the articles here as much as I do the comments because of the informed followers, which is what drew me to writing here.

My first post is something that will become a weekly feature here. I call it ‘Leafs Notebook.’ It was a feature I started on my blog, where each week I go through all the games Toronto participates in and record my observations, counter people’s misconceptions (in my book), analyze what the Leafs are and aren’t doing well, point out interesting stats, and so on. It’s supposed to be a fun read that encourages thought and discussion and it’s something I really enjoy doing each week. I hope you guys like it too and I look forward to interacting with all of you in one way or another.

Enough of that though, it was a busy week in Leaf land. Considering they didn’t play very well for close to three of the four games, the fact that they went 2-1-1 is pretty good. I should note that I covered the Colorado game in last weeks notes, so these only focus on the Jets-Bruins-Habs games: