Leafs Notebook

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.

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Leafs Notebook – April 7

With the rest of the Leafs season boiling down to a formality, the offseason speculation is about to ramp up to (my guess) unprecedented...
Randy Carlyle

Leafs Notebook – March 31

There is an old saying that a good coach might only help you win an extra handful games over the course of a season,...

Leafs Notebook – March 24

When Tim Leiweke officially took over as President of MLSE on April 2013, the Maple Leafs finally made the playoffs after a long drought,...

Leafs Notebook – March 19

Just when things were looking comfortable for the Leafs, they had to go and make it interesting again. Really, is there any other way this team...

Leafs Notebook – March 13

Alec and I took in the Rotman Sports Industry Conference yesterday, which is of note because the Leafs VP of scouting, Reid Mitchell, was...
David Clarkson

Leafs Notebook – March 4

It's not time to sound the alarm, but the sense of urgency is heightened across Toronto. The Leafs are still firmly in a playoff spot...

AP’s Mailbag: Deadline targets, bottom 6, “impact” prospects, PK and shots against

Thanks again for all the questions. My apologies if I didn't get to yours. Part 1 can be found here. - wendelsfist: "What one personnel upgrade or...

AP’s Mailbag: Defensive question marks, playoffs, Kulemin, Franson and expiring deals

Thanks for all the questions. Part 2 will follow a little later on in the day. - @BrianHuddle: "Where does management need to advance this roster to...

Leafs Notebook – February 11

With the hockey world’s attention firmly fixed on the Olympics, it’s easy to forget that the NHL is quickly approaching a significant date: Trade...

Leafs Notebook – February 3

The sentiment "Thank you Boston" has been never been more prevalent in Leafs Nation as Phil Kessel continues to rip apart the NHL. I'm...

Leafs Notebook – January 27

Why is the Leafs' PK struggling so heavily? Plus much more on the week that was in Leafland. It's kind of amazing how the Leafs' awful...

Leafs Notebook – January 21

It’s amazing how much a week can change, in the minds of some fans. Some may say Carlyle is no longer on the hot seat,...

Leafs Notebook – January 13

Even the most optimistic Leafs fans weren't expecting David Clarkson to be great throughout the entirety of his seven year deal, but this is...

Leafs Notebook – January 8

Heading into 2013 training camp, Dave Nonis had two massive clouds hanging over his head as his best forward and best defenseman were both...

Leafs Notebook – December 26

With tomorrow's game vs. Buffalo representing the 40th game of 2013-14, the Leafs are nearly at the halfway mark of the season. The Leafs,...

Leafs Notebook – December 16

Although the Leafs went 1-2 last week, it really was one of their better weeks of hockey this season. They handily outplayed LA but...

Leafs Notebook – December 11

The Sunday game threw off the timing of the Leafs Notebook (along with life, work, and so on), so I apologize for the delay....

Leafs Notebook – December 2

The question for the Leafs right now is pretty simple: Is this the kind of slump that every team goes through over an 82-game season,...

Leafs Notebook – November 26

- Losing to a young, inexperienced goalie that fought every puck, like in the loss against Nashville, is the kind of loss that really...

Leafs Notebook – November 18

You have to give Dave Nonis credit: The Leafs needed a center, so he went out and got one. It was only a few weeks...

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