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MLHS Notebook

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

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 – 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 – 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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Leafs Playoff Notebook: Special Teams Swing Game 1

Game 1 will be remembered for the Nazem Kadri hit, and the score will show that it was a blowout, but the real story...

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 – 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...
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Leafs Notebook – William Nylander at center, power play struggles, shots against – December...

It's an extended notes edition of Leafs Notebook this week. Seems fitting to do it during a week in which the Leafs don’t play...

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 – 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...
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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...
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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 – 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 – 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...
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Leafs Notebook – Playoff Preparation, Fourth Line Decisions, D-Zone Draw Set Plays – April...

It’s an extended notes edition of the Leafs Notebook this week. Let’s get right to it! Notes -  I was playing with some leading/trailing stats looking...

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 Playoff Notebook: Pushed to the Brink

We almost exclusively focus on the Toronto Maple Leafs and their perspective of things in this space, but let’s take a few minutes here...

Leafs Notebook – New Year’s Resolutions – January 2

With the NHL season about halfway done and 2018 now upon us, it's time for some New Year’s Resolutions, Toronto Maple Leafs edition. Before we...

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 – 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,...
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Leafs Notebook – Franchise records within reach; Marner, Kadri and JVR red hot; Power-play...

With an awkward division format in place and the team still on the rise, it has been pretty easy to lose sight of the...

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