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

New Toronto Maple Leaf Jake Muzzin

Jake Muzzin: The Player, The Trade Value, and The Fit

Well, one day after writing about the Toronto Maple Leafs' need on defense, they went out and actually acquired a legitimately good defenseman in...
Toronto Maple Leafs' Igor Ozhiganov, Morgan Rielly

Leafs Notebook: Evaluating team needs, state of the defense at the All-Star Break

The NHL All-Star weekend is officially over, there are roughly 30 games left for each team, and the NHL trade deadline is under a...
Toronto Maple Leafs' Mike Babcock

Leafs Notebook: Fully-loaded lineup yet to find its groove

First, we start off with some… basketball. Two summers ago in the NBA, the Boston Celtics made waves with a blockbuster summer, trading for star...
Mitch Marner and Auston Matthews of the Toronto Maple Leafs

Leafs Notebook: Should Mitch Marner’s contract match Auston Matthews’?

After the William Nylander contract was signed, fans barely had time to breathe before the Auston Matthews and Mitch Marner contract talk sparked up. GM...

Leafs Notebook: On matchups, Auston Matthews’ recent play, and other thoughts at the turn...

Happy New Year, everyone! I hope you all had a great holiday and maybe even got to catch up on some rest and relaxation. The Toronto...
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Leafs Notebook: A Christmas Wish List

'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the rink Not a creature was stirring, not even a Nylander contract stink With the holiday season upon...
Toronto Maple Leafs GM Kyle Dubas

Leafs Notebook: What do Kyle Dubas’ past teams tell us about his view on...

The Toronto Maple Leafs have been one of the top-five teams in the league so far this season, currently sitting tied for second in...
Toronto Maple Leafs' bench

Leafs Notebook: Line combo experimentation, Nylander’s return to action, Marlies’ struggles

When it comes to the Toronto Maple Leafs forward group, the combinations have been anything but stable so far this season. Auston Matthews has missed...
William Nylander, Auston Matthews, Jake Gardiner and Patrick Marleau of the Toronto Maple Leafs

Leafs Notebook: On William Nylander’s new contract and the full Leafs lineup

It is finally over. William Nylander's new deal is six years long and totals $41.77 million. Because it was signed in the middle of the...
Mitch Marner of the Toronto Maple Leafs

Leafs Notebook: Leafs excelling with the long change, Auston Matthews’ return, Josh Leivo, Andreas...

Sorry to disappoint, but this isn’t your regularly scheduled William Nylander content. We’re going to move on right to some actual hockey discussion. One Mike...
Toronto Maple Leafs' Kasperi Kapanen

Leafs Notebook: Taking stock at the quarter mark, anticipating Auston Matthews’ return & more

With roughly a quarter of the season now complete and American Thanksgiving upon us (Happy Thanksgiving to our American readers, by the way!), now...
Kasperi Kapanen of the Toronto Maple Leafs

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...
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...
Toronto Maple Leafs celebrate

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...

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...

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...
kyle dubas 2018 nhl draft

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....

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