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MLHS Notebook

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

Auston Matthews, Toronto Maple Leafs

Leafs Notebook: How much do championship teams load up their top lines with ice...

Over the past few years, fans of this team have been clamouring for the Toronto Maple Leafs to load up their top-line players with...
Toronto Maple Leafs' bench

Leafs Notebook: Lessons from the Tampa game & the Leafs’ record against good teams

Against the Edmonton Oilers on Saturday night, John Tavares scored a beautiful goal. On a bad line change by the Oilers, Nikita Zaitsev made a...
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...
Toronto Maple Leafs celebration

Leafs Notebook: Ilya Mikheyev’s impact play, a contributing fourth line, and roster-crunch decisions

Nine games into their season, the Toronto Maple Leafs are sporting a good-but-not-great record of 5-3-1. With so many changes to the lineup and...
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...
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’ John Tavares and William Nylander

Leafs Notebook: The All-Decade Leafs team, Injury Bug Strikes, Shopping Jeremy Bracco

The Toronto Maple Leafs have had mixed results over the past few days, picking up three out of four points but losing two keys...

Leafs Notebook – December 8

There is a well-known saying among hockey executives that goes, “Sometimes the best moves are the ones you don’t make.” When Brendan Shanahan was hired...

Leafs Notebook – April 3

There is a lot to get into before the final week of the season begins. It's been a crazy, fun and surprising season, and it...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Boston Bruins, John Tavares

Playoff Notebook: Reflections on Game 4 and adjustments for Game 5

Heading into Game 4, there was a lot of discussion surrounding how hard the Boston Bruins were going to come out and the Toronto...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Nashville Predators

State of the Toronto Maple Leafs – Position by Position

It’s always best to let the dust settle and reflect a little bit before providing an opinion on this team. It was an emotional...
Mike Babcock of the Toronto Maple Leafs

Leafs Notebook: Is Mike Babcock really to blame for a 6-5-2 start?

When the Toronto Maple Leafs announced that they were signing Mike Babcock in May 2015, it sent shockwaves throughout the hockey world. The team...

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