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Frederik Andersen

Frederik Andersen: A deeper look into a potentially franchise changing trade

Before Dave Nonis pulled the trigger on the blockbuster trade that brought Roberto Luongo to Vancouver, he thought about a conversation he once had...

An early look at the Toronto Maple Leafs & the 2017 expansion draft

Sportsnet's Chris Johnston provided an update yesterday on the developing expansion draft rules heading into a likely NHL expansion scenario for 2016-17. The key takeaways:"A minimum of...

Does Steven Stamkos Fit the Shanaplan? A Long Term Analysis of the Toronto Maple...

This article is being co-posted on Maple Leafs Hot Stove as well as on my own site, OriginalSixAnalytics.com. Find me @OrgSixAnalytics on twitter. “We have...

Toronto Maple Leafs Scoring Chances and Zone Entries – Season Review

All season, I've been tracking scoring chances and zone entries for the Toronto Maple Leafs (some details on scoring chances are here; on zone entries...

Valuing Steven Stamkos: Estimating What Stamkos’ Next Seven Years will be Worth to the...

This article is being co-posted on Maple Leafs Hotstove as well as on my own site, www.originalsixanalytics.com. Find me @OrgSixAnalytics on twitter. All season long,...

Nazem Kadri signs six-year, $4.5 million AAV contract

Maple Leafs management has moved quickly to lock up Nazem Kadri as part of their core for the foreseeable future, inking the 25-year-old centerman to a six-year,...

Morgan Rielly signs six-year, $5 million AAV contract

The Toronto Maple Leafs have locked in a key piece of their blueline going forward, signing 22-year-old defenceman Morgan Rielly to a six-year contract worth...

Negotiation Leverage and the Massive Hidden Value in ELC/RFA Deals

This article is being co-posted on Maple Leafs Hot Stove as well as on my own site, www.originalsixanalytics.com. Find me @OrgSixAnalytics on twitter. I recently...

Draft Pick Worth vs. Active Player Value: A look at the Maple Leafs’ deadline...

What is a Draft Pick Worth in a Trade for an Active Player? This article is being co-posted on Maple Leafs Hot Stove as well...

The Model Franchise: How Brendan Shanahan’s Leafs tore a few pages from the Chicago...

This article is being co-posted on Maple Leafs Hot Stove as well as on my own site, www.originalsixanalytics.com. Find me @OrgSixAnalytics on twitter. Thus far...

GAR, Player Value and Cap Efficiency: How the Toronto Maple Leafs May Be Analyzing...

This article is being co-posted on Maple Leafs Hot Stove as well as on my own site, www.originalsixanalytics.com. Find me @OrgSixAnalytics on twitter. In my...

The Dion Phaneuf trade: Nothing but upside for the Toronto Maple Leafs

When the 2015-16 season is all set and done, the results are going to show that it was nearly identical to 2014-15. That's as far as...

Understanding ‘WAR’ and its Practical Applications to Player Evaluation — Part 1

This article is being co-posted on Maple Leafs Hot Stove as well as on my own site, www.originalsixanalytics.com. Find me @OrgSixAnalytics on twitter. @DTMAboutHeart of...

Toronto Maple Leafs Scoring Chances and Zone Entries: Summary at the Halfway Point

We've been tracking scoring chances and zone entries for every Toronto Maple Leafs game this year. Now that we've reached the halfway point, it's time...

2015 Draft Day: How Mark Hunter and Kyle Dubas may have outplayed the league

This article is being co-posted on Maple Leafs Hot Stove as well as on my own site, www.originalsixanalytics.com. Find me @OrgSixAnalytics on twitter. In my...

Mike Babcock’s “swinging centre” breakout

When the Toronto Maple Leafs hired Mike Babcock, I went through his systems to paint a picture of what to expect from the team...

What Draft Round Can Tell Us About a Player’s Expected Long-Term Performance and Development...

This article is being co-posted on MLHS, as well as on my own site, www.originalsixanalytics.com. Find me @OrgSixAnalytics on twitter.  The hockey analytics community has looked at...
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Brendan Shanahan: He’s Changed – Part VII

So, let's take Brendan Shanahan in 1987 in Piestany — whaling away on some Russian kid in the dark — and freeze him in...

Nikita Zaitsev: Part of the new Maple Leaf Russian 5? Part VI

So, back when Scotty Bowman was putting together his Russian 5 in Detroit, he needed a big, puck-moving defenceman. And he got one who...
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