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

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 – 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 (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...
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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 – March 5

Since we are almost at the halfway point, I thought now would be a good time to write some notes on each individual player...

Leafs Notebook – October 28

When Kyle Dubas was named GM of the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds, one of the first things he did was buy every member of the...

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...

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: 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...

Leafs Notebook – October 14

The Maple Leafs were faced with a unique opportunity to keep their top prospect in Toronto playing in the AHL, yet they elected to...

Leafs Notebook – March 26

Remember Alex Steen? The Leafs drafted him in the first round in 2002, 24th overall. He cracked the NHL in 2005, in part due to...
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Leafs Notebook – The Bruins vs. Lightning Question; Andreas Johnsson’s first NHL stint; Preparing...

For at least a month – probably longer – we’ve known the Toronto Maple Leafs are making the playoffs and will finish third in...

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...

Leafs Notebook – October 20

Since the 2014-2015 season began, I have been tracking my own internal metrics on Leafs games. I thought I’d take the time to explain what...

Leafs Notebook – March 12

Right now is the easiest possible time to dump on the Toronto Maple Leafs, Brian Burke, Phil Kessel and anyone associated with the organization...

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 – November 3

A 3-0 week quieted the “blow it up” talk in Toronto, but it will inevitably rear its ugly head again. Rebuilding the team entirely would be...

Leafs Notebook – March 11

Among certain members of the mainstream media covering the Leafs, there seems to be this idea that won't go away where Tyler Bozak will...

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...

Leafs Notebook – November 21

Phil Kessel is tired of losing, that much is clear. In layman's terms, there are two types of hockey players: Those who love to win...

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