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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...

Toronto Maple Leafs Enhanced Stats through 23 games

A little past the quarter mark of the season, it seems like a good time to take a look at where the Toronto Maple Leafs stand...

Shanahan and Soshnikov – The Kid Who’s Scared of Nothing – Part V

So, Brendan Shanahan signs this high-end, goal-scoring, young Russian prospect. Intense kid. He’s got some speed and a nice shot, but mostly he’s a real...

Nylander, Kapanen and Shanny’s Fancy Foreign Friends – Part IV

So, want to see Shanahan’s secret list? The one that’s going to speed up the Leafs’ rebuild? Sure you do. It’s Brendan Shanahan’s list of his former European...
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Shanny listens to his Leaf gut – Part III

IN WHICH BRENDAN SHANAHAN LISTENS TO HIS LEAF GUT So, Don Cherry trashed Brendan Shanahan after the 2014 draft, saying: “Brendan, I know you’re watching, President...

Reversing the curse – Part II

IN WHICH BRENDAN SHANAHAN REVERSES THE CURSE OF HAROLD BALLARD So, back when Brendan Shanahan hired Mark Hunter from London and Kyle Dubas from the...

Brendan Shanahan gets “puck possessed” – Part I

So, a year ago, a Toronto sports reporter broke the story that Brendan Shanahan was only into “puck possession” because it was... trendy. Trendy.Maybe...

Mike Babcock, confirmation bias, and a lesson in patience

With the first month of the hockey season now in the rear view mirror, this might be a good time to do an initial...
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Toronto Maple Leafs Preseason 2015-16: Scoring Chances and Zone Starts

Assessing much of anything from preseason games tends to be a mistake, as the wide range of quality in rosters and in amount of...

The Michael Grabner Trade: A look at asset and roster management

Looking at yesterday’s trade for Michael Grabner, a quick reaction might have been to think "wow, that’s a lot of young players to give...

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