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The Dawn of the Lou Lamoriello Era: On Accountability, Defensive Hockey, and the Toronto...

You could have excused most Toronto Maple Leafs fans if they had forgotten the team was still looking for a GM. The incumbents conducted a...
Mark Hunter 2015 Draft

In The Land Of The Leafs, The One-Eyed Reporter Is King

It takes about 30 seconds for an average Toronto reporter to throw a headlock opinion on a new draft pick, drag ‘em down into...
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State of the Toronto Maple Leafs — Part Two: The Phil Kessel Trade

It has been another whirlwind offseason for the Toronto Maple Leafs, with too much activity to fit into one article. With that in mind, I am separating...

Toronto Maple Leafs 2015 Draft Review – Part 2

For part one of the draft review, click here. 4th round, 95th overall – Jesper Lindgren, 6’0 D from Modo Jrs. (Sweden) The Maple Leafs turned...

State of the Toronto Maple Leafs—Part One: The Draft

It has been a whirlwind offseason in Leafs land yet again, with too much activity to cram into one article. With that in mind, I...

Maple Leafs Sign Shawn Matthias: Modern Stats-Focused Breakdown

The Toronto Maple Leafs have added another body to their increasingly crowded list of centers (can also play wing) by signing unrestricted free agent...

Phil In The Pits

I never loved Phil Kessel—as a hockey player, that is. He didn’t play my style. His game wasn’t mine. Simple as that. I grew up...

A Statistical Look at the Maple Leafs Defence Entering the Rebuild

I have argued a few times in the past that I think Jake Gardiner may be the Toronto Maple Leafs' best overall defenceman. When I...

Toronto Maple Leafs 2015 Draft Review – Part 1

This 2015 NHL Draft class for the Maple Leafs provided a great deal of intrigue for a variety of reasons. First and foremost, there was...

Katsaros: Phil Kessel Trade About Recouping Assets

Teams rarely, if ever, receive a substantial enough, or even on-par, return for elite athletes. The Phil Kessel case is no different. A club's desire to...

An Analytical Look at the Maple Leafs’ July Acquisitions

The Maple Leafs front office was busy as the free agency flood gates opened yesterday afternoon. A day that included five signings (1 RFA, 4...

Previewing the Toronto Maple Leafs’ Rebuild

The Toronto Maple Leafs front office and coaching staff have largely now been rebuilt, even though the team still lacks an official general manager (whoever...
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Trading Phil Kessel: On value, timing, and the Maple Leafs rebuild

A little over a year ago Brendan Shanahan was announced as the new president of the Toronto Maple Leafs. In his introductory press conference, he...

Exploring Mike Babcock’s Systems

The common sentiment around the Toronto Maple Leafs' hiring of Mike Babcock is, “good coach, bad team”—and it is tough to argue against that. This is not the first...

Attempting to quantify Mike Babcock’s on-ice impact

There are potentially a number of impacts that the Mike Babcock signing could have on the Toronto Maple Leafs, including off-ice impacts such as...
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What’s next for the Leafs front office?

One of yesterday's emerging factors in the Maple Leafs winning the Babcock sweepstakes was the level of respect Mike Babcock has for Leafs Director...
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What would the Leafs be getting in Mike Babcock?

From the moment it came out that Mike Babcock would possibly not return to Detroit, his name has been connected to the Toronto Maple...
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Guy Boucher reportedly contacted by Toronto Maple Leafs

Darren Dreger is reporting the team who contacted Guy Boucher about a possible return to the NHL (news Boucher broke himself yesterday on TSN...

Toronto Maple Leafs’ Scoring Chance Tracking – Season Recap

My season-long project to chart Toronto Maple Leaf scoring chances mercifully finished on Saturday; you can take a look at my methodology in my...

Leafs Notebook Season Finale – April 20

If you watched Brendan Shanahan’s end of season press conference and began wondering who the next GM will be, you missed the forest for...