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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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Grading the Toronto Maple Leafs’ OHL selections in the 2018 NHL Draft

With former Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds General Manager Kyle Dubas now running the show in Toronto, it should come as no surprise that nearly...
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2018 Toronto Maple Leafs Draft Notebook: Analyzing the Trends & Themes with the nine...

It was a relatively quiet weekend around the league, and the Toronto Maple Leafs were no exception. After a trade down that many expected to...
Kyle Dubas, Toronto Maple Leafs GM

Leafs Notebook: Kyle Dubas era begins with big questions looming in 2018 offseason

After a flurry of departures, promotions and one hiring (so far), the dust is starting to clear in the Toronto Maple Leafs front office....

Toronto Maple Leafs 2017-18 Post Mortem: Reflecting on Lou Lamoriello’s tenure, Playoff Takeaways &...

When Lou Lamoriello was hired as General Manager in July 2015, it came out of nowhere. While his exit a little under three years later...
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Leafs Playoff Notebook: Seven

It always felt like it was going to come down to this – Leafs versus Bruins in a Game 7 winner-takes-all. And yet it...
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Leafs Playoff Notebook: Kadri returns, Andersen steps up, Johnsson earning trust, Hyman providing spark...

The bottom line when it came to Game 5 was this: The Maple Leafs needed to win, and it didn’t matter how. This was a...

Leafs Playoff Notebook: Pushed to the Brink

We almost exclusively focus on the Toronto Maple Leafs and their perspective of things in this space, but let’s take a few minutes here...
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Leafs Playoff Notebook: Home Cooking

Well, we now have a series. That was closer to the Toronto Maple Leafs team fans were expecting when the series got underway. And what...

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