MLHS Notebook

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

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...

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 – March 5

Going to cut right to it this week. This was a hard Leafs Notebook to write. Where to start? Talk about why Wilson failed? What's good...

Leafs Notebook – February 21

Hockey is not a sport without its politics.If there's one thing HBO's 24/7 has briefly shown its viewers, it's that there is a lot...

Leafs Notebook – February 13

Funny how a week changes everything.This time last Monday, the Leafs were coming off handling Ottawa easily and two very good efforts against the...

Leafs Notebook – February 6

It's a week of celebration, but it has nothing to do with the current Leafs team. Mats Sundin is back, and this is the...

Leafs Notebook – January 30

Harry Sinden, the great Boston Bruins GM, once had an interesting quote about the job of being a General Manager and what it's all...

Leafs Notebook – January 23

If there's a theme to this weeks Leafs Notebook, it is going to be two things: toughness and desperation.You can have all the talent...

Leafs Notebook – January 16

Amid all the trade rumours swirling around the Toronto Maple Leafs, I think we're looking at this all in the wrong way.The Leafs have...

Leafs Notebook – January 9

Forty one down, forty one to go; the Leafs have shown a lot so far this season but now is when we really begin...

Leafs Notebook – December 26th

Happy holidays, everyone!In light of the holidays, it seemed like a good time to thank everyone for the warm reception I've received since I...

Leafs Notebook – December 19th

Last season Brian Burke boldly stood in front of the media after trading Tomas Kaberle and made it clear, “Getting into the playoffs by...

Leafs Notebook – December 12

NHL realignment, more Burke & Wilson vs. Cox & Simmons, new owners and, oh yeah, the Leafs played some hockey games, too.Quite the week...

Leafs Notebook – December 5

If the Toronto Maple Leafs ownership group was one person, it would be pretty safe to say that win or lose, that one person...

Leafs Notebook – November 28

Something very interesting is unfolding with the Toronto Maple Leafs and it has nothing to do with anything they've done on the ice, or...

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...

Leafs Notebook – November 14

Everyone collectively take a deep breath, and hold it......Hold it a little longer..... Now, exhale.You can relax, there is no need to panic.The Leafs...

Leafs Notebook – October 31

Happy Halloween, everyone!Quite a four games of hockey for the Leafs. I said last week that I would be interested to see how the...

Leafs Notebook – October 24

I wasn't really sure how to start my first post here at MLHS as half of me wanted to completely introduce myself, and the...

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