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Since 2011, Anthony Petrielli has been providing his weekly long-form breakdown of the Toronto Maple Leafs’ games and the big storylines surrounding the team.

Auston Matthews, Morgan Rielly, William Nylander celebrate a Toronto Maple Leafs goal

Leafs Notebook: Ice-time allocation at the 20-game mark, Kyle Clifford’s callup, the need at...

The Toronto Maple Leafs are 8-2-0 in their last 10 and continue to march along, led by Jack Campbell in net. American Thanksgiving is now...
Ritchie, Matthews, Nylander, Marner, Toronto Maple Leafs

Leafs Notebook: A promising start to Dean Chynoweth’s tenure, TJ Brodie finding his form,...

After a slow start to the season, the Toronto Maple Leafs are finally hitting their stride, currently on a three-game winning streak and 8-2...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Calgary Flames, Jack Campbell

Leafs Notebook: Should Toronto wait it out or rush to sign Jack Campbell?

With Morgan Rielly locked in long-term, attention in the Toronto market has naturally shifted to pending unrestricted free agent Jack Campbell. There were conflicting reports...

Leafs Notebook: Balancing the power-play units, the Leafs’ pace of play, Morgan Rielly’s new...

This was a big week for the Maple Leafs, who picked up a few wins and lowered some of the pitchforks their fans were...
Mitch Marner, Sheldon Keefe

Leafs Notebook: Why it’s high time to split up the stars across separate lines

You couldn’t find a single Leafs observer that would've argued the loss of Zach Hyman wouldn’t negatively impact the team. He’s one of the best...
Michael Bunting, Toronto Maple Leafs

Leafs Notebook: Michael Bunting fast becoming a fan favourite, Jason Spezza picking up where...

I have to start by stating the obvious: Boy, is it nice to have fans in the stands again. In the season opener, the Leafs...
Mitch Marner, Toronto Maple Leafs

Leafs Notebook: Five bold predictions for the 2021-22 season, Mike Amadio makes the team,...

A new Maple Leafs season is finally upon us. There was a lot of anger after the conclusion of the last one -- which was...

Leafs Notebook: Amazon Prime All-or-Nothing takeaways, David Kampf, Ondrej Kase, & Michael Bunting’s roles,...

A new season is upon us, and in typical Leafs fashion, it's started by making everyone re-live the nightmare from the previous season. This, of...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Montreal Canadiens, Jack Campbell, Corey Perry

Maple Leafs vs. Canadiens Playoff Preview: 5v5 Matchups, Special Teams, X-Factors, and a Series...

It’s finally happening. The Toronto Maple Leafs are playing the Montreal Canadiens in a playoff series for the first time since 1979. This is a...
Toronto Maple Leafs, Auston Matthews

Leafs Notebook: Revisiting season predictions, playoff lineup decisions, and another “0-for” week on the...

The 2020-21 Toronto Maple Leafs are officially division winners — with two games to spare, no less. It’s a good stepping stone, but the job...
Mitch Marner & Auston Matthews, Toronto Maple Leafs

Leafs Notebook: Auston Matthews cementing best-goal-scorer-in-the-world status, John Tavares’ 200-foot play, Wayne Simmonds’ response...

With five games remaining in the regular season, the Toronto Maple Leafs are on a five-game winning streak and sit nine points clear of...
Nick Foligno, Mitch Marner, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Winnipeg Jets

Leafs Notebook: Veterans step up in Winnipeg, Rasmus Sandin emerging, Nick Foligno’s adjustment &...

After the Toronto Maple Leafs emphatically declared that they are going for it this season at the trade deadline (rightfully so), the attention turned...
Toronto Maple Leafs bench, Manny Malhotra & Sheldon Keefe

Leafs Notebook: Breaking down the struggling power play

The post-trade deadline stretch run to the playoffs is finally here, but it hasn’t started the way the Toronto Maple Leafs would have drawn...

Leafs Notebook: With additions of Foligno, Nash & co., Kyle Dubas pushes Leafs into...

In 2015, as Kyle Dubas and the Maple Leafs were preparing for the entry draft, the Toronto market was obsessing over the question of...
Toronto Maple Leafs, John Tavares, William Nylander

Leafs Notebook: Signs of John Tavares turning a corner, diagnosing the power play, and...

The Toronto Maple Leafs have built a six-point cushion over the Jets and Oilers at the top of the division as the NHL trade...
Toronto Maple Leafs celebration, Alex Galchenyuk

Leafs Notebook: Zach Hyman’s spot in the lineup and how it affects the team’s...

We are officially two weeks away from the trade deadline. Almost two weeks ago, General Manager Kyle Dubas held his midseason press conference and pretty...
Toronto Maple Leafs' Jack Campbell

Leafs Notebook: At least for now, it’s Jack Campbell’s crease

We have to start with the obvious topic this week. The Leafs’ goaltending situation, hotly debated this season in Toronto, really boiled over this week...
Frederik Andersen, Toronto Maple Leafs

Leafs Notebook: Is the 1-5-0 stretch just a blip or legitimate cause for concern?

If there was ever a good time for a break, now would be it for the Toronto Maple Leafs. Losers of five of their last...
Kyle Dubas, Toronto Maple Leafs

Leafs Notebook: Penalty kill adjustments, deadline needs, William Nylander’s ice time & more

The Toronto Maple Leafs penalty kill was one of the main talking points after an 0-for-2 outing against the Vancouver Canucks on Saturday night....
Toronto Maple Leafs, Jake Muzzin, Ilya Mikheyev

Leafs Notebook: The makings of a real checking line, Jake Muzzin’s two-way impact, Marner...

First in the division. First in points percentage. First in power-play percentage. Second in goals per game. Life is good for the Toronto Maple...

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