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.

Leafs Notebook – November 11

No appetizer today. Straight into the main course: - Last season, one of the biggest strengths of the Leafs penalty kill was its health and...

Leafs Notebook – November 4

It is a little ironic that Dave Nonis left Vancouver this past weekend with an eerily similar problem to the one he faced while...

Leafs Notebook – October 28

Usually I like to include a little preamble before getting into notes, but the notes went a little long this week so I decided...

Leafs Notebook (Part 2) – Notes, Quotes & 5 Things I’d Do

If you missed part one of this week's Notebook on Morgan Rielly, check it out here. Notes - Thought the JVR goal against Edmonton was a...
Morgan Rielly

Leafs Notebook (Part 1) – The looming Rielly decision

We are only six games into the regular season, but the Leafs are quickly approaching what will be one of their biggest decisions of...

Leafs Notebook – October 7

It seems like the Jake Gardiner talk just won’t go away, even though an immediate trade seems extremely unlikely. Elliotte Friedman got the ball rolling...

Leafs Notebook – Season Opener Eve: September 30th

Only three teams in the preseason had more points than the Leafs (Boston, Washington, Dallas), and you know what’s the best part about that?...

Leafs Notebook: Preseason Edition – September 23

There are so many different angles to consider when looking at last night's Leafs-Sabres brawl. Where to start? Perhaps the best place is the shift...

Quick Thoughts: Leafs lock up Orr and MacIntyre

The Leafs announced the resigning of Colton Orr and Drew MacIntyre yesterday. Orr played 44 of 48 regular season games with the Leafs before dressing...

Scattered Thoughts: Eakins, Marlies, Komarov, Lessons from Boston

Even though the Leafs haven’t played a hockey game in weeks and the Stanley Cup Finals are about to begin, there is no shortage...

Q&A Mailbag with Anthony Petrielli

We aren’t in the dog-days of summer yet, but in terms of Leafs content things are in a lull until the draft and free...

Playoff Notebook – May 13

We’re going seven. How many Leafs fans would have gladly accepted a one-game winner takes all scenario for the Leafs at the start of this...

Playoff Notebook – May 11

If you have been following along with my Notebooks since the playoffs started, you’ll know that I’ve continually asked if James Reimer was going...

Playoff Notebook – May 9

No matter what happens in the rest of the series, this much is clear: The Leafs have closed the gap on the Boston Bruins. Are...

Playoff Notebook – May 7

If the story of game 2 was the Leafs' excellent line-matching and the great performances from their stars, the story of game 3 was...

Playoff Notebook – May 5

Seems nobody told the Leafs this wasn’t supposed to be much of a series. Toronto stole home ice advantage from Boston with a thrilling 4-2...

Playoff Notebook – May 3

Well, that was a rude awakening wasn’t it? Here we were all were excited and pumped up about playoff hockey… Only to come crashing...

Leafs Notebook – Playoff Edition

Since when do the Leafs do things the easy way, anyways? The truth is the Leafs made their bed on this one. All they...

Leafs Notebook – April 22

The Toronto Maple Leafs are officially in the playoffs. I hope that felt as good to read as it did to write. It has been...

Leafs Notebook – April 17

I hope to have an article up later in the week, but for now I thought I’d share some notes. - Make it...

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