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What Draft Round Can Tell Us About a Player’s Expected Long-Term Performance and Development...

This article is being co-posted on MLHS, as well as on my own site, www.originalsixanalytics.com. Find me @OrgSixAnalytics on twitter.  The hockey analytics community has looked at...
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Brendan Shanahan: He’s Changed – Part VII

So, let's take Brendan Shanahan in 1987 in Piestany — whaling away on some Russian kid in the dark — and freeze him in...

Nikita Zaitsev: Part of the new Maple Leaf Russian 5? Part VI

So, back when Scotty Bowman was putting together his Russian 5 in Detroit, he needed a big, puck-moving defenceman. And he got one who...

Toronto Maple Leafs Enhanced Stats through 23 games

A little past the quarter mark of the season, it seems like a good time to take a look at where the Toronto Maple Leafs stand...

Shanahan and Soshnikov – The Kid Who’s Scared of Nothing – Part V

So, Brendan Shanahan signs this high-end, goal-scoring, young Russian prospect. Intense kid. He’s got some speed and a nice shot, but mostly he’s a real...

Nylander, Kapanen and Shanny’s Fancy Foreign Friends – Part IV

So, want to see Shanahan’s secret list? The one that’s going to speed up the Leafs’ rebuild? Sure you do. It’s Brendan Shanahan’s list of his former European...
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Shanny listens to his Leaf gut – Part III

IN WHICH BRENDAN SHANAHAN LISTENS TO HIS LEAF GUT So, Don Cherry trashed Brendan Shanahan after the 2014 draft, saying: “Brendan, I know you’re watching, President...

Reversing the curse – Part II

IN WHICH BRENDAN SHANAHAN REVERSES THE CURSE OF HAROLD BALLARD So, back when Brendan Shanahan hired Mark Hunter from London and Kyle Dubas from the...

Brendan Shanahan gets “puck possessed” – Part I

So, a year ago, a Toronto sports reporter broke the story that Brendan Shanahan was only into “puck possession” because it was... trendy. Trendy. Maybe...

Mike Babcock, confirmation bias, and a lesson in patience

With the first month of the hockey season now in the rear view mirror, this might be a good time to do an initial...
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Toronto Maple Leafs Preseason 2015-16: Scoring Chances and Zone Starts

Assessing much of anything from preseason games tends to be a mistake, as the wide range of quality in rosters and in amount of...

The Michael Grabner Trade: A look at asset and roster management

Looking at yesterday’s trade for Michael Grabner, a quick reaction might have been to think "wow, that’s a lot of young players to give...
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Toronto Maple Leafs 2015-16 Player Projections

Does 216 team goals sound about right, ten more than a disappointing 2014-15? Does Tyler Bozak repeat a 12.55% 5v4 shooting percentage and lead the...
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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...
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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...
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