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Leafs Notebook: Line combo experimentation, Nylander’s return to action, Marlies’ struggles

When it comes to the Toronto Maple Leafs forward group, the combinations have been anything but stable so far this season. Auston Matthews has missed...
Toronto Maple Leafs' William Nylander

Leafs Musings: The Impact of William Nylander’s Return, Nazem Kadri’s New Line, and the...

This week's article will take a look at the impact of Nylander's arrival, the Josh Leivo trade, and the Toronto Maple Leafs' cap-situation moving...
William Nylander, Auston Matthews, Jake Gardiner and Patrick Marleau of the Toronto Maple Leafs

Leafs Notebook: On William Nylander’s new contract and the full Leafs lineup

It is finally over. William Nylander's new deal is six years long and totals $41.77 million. Because it was signed in the middle of the...
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Leafs Grab Bag: On Auston Matthews and the power play, the Leafs’ speed, linemates...

We missed the game reviews against Boston and San Jose due to busy/conflicting schedules (apologies on behalf of MLHS), but in the spirit of...
Mitch Marner of the Toronto Maple Leafs

Leafs Notebook: Leafs excelling with the long change, Auston Matthews’ return, Josh Leivo, Andreas...

Sorry to disappoint, but this isn’t your regularly scheduled William Nylander content. We’re going to move on right to some actual hockey discussion. One Mike...
Toronto Maple Leafs' Jake Gardiner

Leafs Musings: Toronto’s Impressive Forward Depth, Shifting the Defense Pairings & Prospect Notes

The Toronto Maple Leafs went 4-0 since my last article as Mitch Marner, John Tavares and Morgan Rielly continue to put on a show...
Toronto Maple Leafs' Kasperi Kapanen

Leafs Notebook: Taking stock at the quarter mark, anticipating Auston Matthews’ return & more

With roughly a quarter of the season now complete and American Thanksgiving upon us (Happy Thanksgiving to our American readers, by the way!), now...

Leafs Musings: A Big Weekend for Sandin and Liljegren, Standout Forwards on the Marlies,...

I wasn’t planning on writing about Timothy Liljegren and Rasmus Sandin for my second consecutive article, but they both impressed this weekend, so here...
Kasperi Kapanen of the Toronto Maple Leafs

Leafs Notebook: Kasperi Kapanen’s next contract, Power Play Adjustments, Willy Watch

As the Toronto Maple Leafs and William Nylander continue their stalemate and new contracts for Mitch Marner and Auston Matthews loom (and potentially Jake...
Timothy Liljegren

Leafs Musings: Scouting Timothy Liljegren & Rasmus Sandin, Travis Dermott’s top-pairing chances, Jeremy Bracco’s...

Editor's Note: We're pleased to welcome Kevin Papetti (@KPapetti) to the writing staff at MLHS. Kevin will be providing weekly analysis of the Leafs...
Toronto Maple Leafs' John Tavares

Leafs Notebook: What’s behind Toronto’s home vs. road record?

The contrast in the Toronto Maple Leafs record at home versus away is well known – they are 3-5-0 in Toronto and 6-0-0 everywhere...
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Leafs Notebook: Options with Auston Matthews out, Power play Adjustments, Kasperi Kapanen’s hot start

With only two games for the Toronto Maple Leafs this past week, I thought we would get right into the notes this week. I’d also recommend giving...
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Leafs Notebook: On 5v5 play, secondary scoring & special teams after nine games

For the second straight season, the Toronto Maple Leafs got off to a 6–1–0 start, setting the league on fire by overpowering the opposition...
Toronto Maple Leafs' John Tavares

Leafs Notebook: Leafs outscoring a high-scoring league, thoughts on defensive pairings, Nazem Kadri’s usage

Last season, the NHL averaged 5.86 goals per game, the highest number since 2008 (5.7). I thought that made the timing of the John Tavares...
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Gus Katsaros discusses Toronto Maple Leafs’ defensive structure, forechecking scheme on TSN1200

McKeen's Hockey analyst and Maple Leafs Hot Stove's own Gus Katsaros discussed the Toronto Maple Leafs' defensive structure, blue line pairings, and forechecking scheme...

Leafs Notebook: Crunch time for the William Nylander contract, Preseason Observations & Predictions for...

It’s good to be back. Welcome to the 2018-19 NHL season. I think it might be a good one. Before we get to the notes...

2018 Toronto Maple Leafs Training Camp: Five Storylines to Follow

The Toronto Maple Leafs 2018 training camp roster has been released today, with camp set to open with physicals and media obligations on Thursday. Absent...
Morgan Rielly of the Toronto Maple Leafs

Projecting the Toronto Maple Leafs’ 2018-19 Opening Night Defense Pairings

Returning more or less the same group from last season, it’s no secret that the Toronto Maple Leafs’ blue line is the biggest question...
William Nylander, Auston Matthews, Jake Gardiner and Patrick Marleau of the Toronto Maple Leafs

Projecting the Toronto Maple Leafs’ 2018-19 Opening Night Forward Lines

43 days away from opening night, a source of great excitement for fans in Toronto is the Maple Leafs' loaded forward group and the...

Leafs Notebook, John Tavares Edition: Matchup Implications, 11/7, Cap Crunching, Can More Offense Help...

For a team coming off of a 105-point season in which their best player missed 20 games, the Toronto Maple Leafs have undergone quite...

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