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Leafs Notebook – Rolling into the New Year – January 2

Happy New Year, everyone. I hope you all had a great holiday filled with friends, family, and good times. We know the Toronto Maple Leafs...

Leafs Notebook – Selling at the Deadline & A Holiday Wishlist – December 23

The holidays are upon us, the roster freeze is live, and the Maple Leafs are rolling with points in nine of their last 13...

Leafs Notebook – Sizing up the Atlantic Division – December 13

Now approaching mid-December, we are starting to get a lay of the land in the Atlantic Division. When the NHL switched their division and playoff...

Leafs Notebook – Who to Expose in the Expansion Draft? – December 7

The upcoming offseason will feature an expansion draft for the first time since the Columbus Blue Jackets and Minnesota Wild joined the NHL in 2000. Now...

Toronto Maple Leafs Q1 Player Grades: Part 2 – Defencemen and Goaltenders

Declan Kerin and Anthony Petrielli contributed to this report. Defencemen Morgan Rielly: B+ Mostly dismissed as a classic Brian Burke-ism at the time, the former Leafs GM...

Leafs Notebook – Toronto rookies on historic pace – November 28

A few months into the season, it looks increasingly likely that the 2016-17 Toronto Maple Leafs are going to end the year with a...

Toronto Maple Leafs Q1 Player Grades: Part 1 – Forwards

Declan Kerin and Anthony Petrielli contributed to this report. Nazem Kadri: A Offensively, the start of Kadri's season couldn’t be any more of a contrast to...

Leafs Notebook – Taking stock at American Thanksgiving – November 21

With so many young, talented players entering the Toronto Maple Leafs roster this season, we knew this team would be exciting. We also knew it...

Leafs Notebook – November 15

The youth movement in Toronto is well underway. While the team is exciting, it is a development year and the organization has to be...

Leafs Notebook – November 7

Nearly a month into the 2016-17 season, what have we learned about the Toronto Maple Leafs so far? The team is 5-4-3 to start. Their...

The Evolution of Nazem Kadri

A top-ten draft selection in the earliest stage of Toronto's long rebuilding process, Nazem Kadri is the last Toronto Maple Leaf standing after four...

How Mitch Marner Shatters the Size Myth

Mitch Marner, the highly-touted prospect soon to graduate to full-blown NHLer, falls under hockey’s definition of "small" – even if he’s listed at six...

Toronto Maple Leafs Systems Analysis – The Neutral Zone

Although the Toronto Maple Leafs finished dead last in Mike Babcock’s first year behind the bench, there was more to the season than meets...

Frederik Gauthier: A Work In Progress

There is no shortage of wreckage to sort through in a post-mortem on the Dave Nonis era in Toronto. There is the David Clarkson contract,...

Toronto Maple Leafs Training Camp Preview: Waiver Considerations, the Numbers Game, and Opening Day...

With the opening of 2016 training camp, the tough task of culling the roster down from 76 to 23 or fewer players has begun for...

An update on Stephane Robidas and the Toronto Maple Leafs’ cap situation

On 91.9 Sport in Montreal this morning, injured Maple Leafs defenceman Stephane Robidas discussed his status entering the new season. The key quotes can be found on 91.9's...

Toronto Maple Leafs Systems Analysis – The Penalty Kill

Although the Toronto Maple Leafs finished dead last in Mike Babcock’s first year behind the bench, there was more to the season than meets...

Mythbusters Series: Three Arguments Against the Idea that “The Leafs are Decreasing Their Focus...

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. As we...

Toronto Maple Leafs Systems Analysis – The Power Play

Although the Toronto Maple Leafs finished dead last in Mike Babcock’s first year behind the bench, there was more to the season than meets...

Jared Cowen’s Buyout and the Toronto Maple Leafs’ Cap Situation

As the Toronto Maple Leafs continue to cross names off their RFA checklist, the Jared Cowen situation is a cloud of mystery hanging over their...
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