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Leafs Notebook – March 4

A deadline of selling rentals and stockpiling depth picks was expected, until the Columbus Blue Jackets came calling with an offer too good to...

Deadline passes with core largely in tact

It could fairly be depicted as a seller’s market this past deadline season, but only in the context of cap uncertainty going forward, with...

Leafs Notebook – February 23rd

The NHL is officially a week away from the NHL trade deadline. Leafs fans in seller mode rejoice. I’ve written before about selling high and...

The Bozak-Corsi Dilemma

A significant portion of modern hockey analytics revolves around Corsi (or SAT% as defined by the NHL), which is really nothing more than looking...
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The Leafs shouldn’t retain a dollar of Phil Kessel’s contract

I’ve been listening to more hockey talk radio than I usually do in the past week or so – as a Leafs fan, trade rumours...

Leafs Notebook – February 17

The Maple Leafs completed their first trade of the season with something expected: Moving out a couple of pending UFAs they were in tough to...

Carlyle vs. Horachek: WOWY Comparison for Tyler Bozak and David Booth

Last week, I took at look at zone start changes from Randy Carlyle to Peter Horachek and found some interesting differences. Among them was a...
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Anthony Petrielli & Steve Dangle on Global News Talking Leafs Rebuild

Anthony Petrielli and Steve "Dangle" Glynn were on Global TV talking Leafs rebuild.

Shanahan’s rebuild starts with a tough but fair call on Cody Franson

Did the Maple Leafs miss out on a chance to include Cody Franson in their core going forward? Yesterday's trade with Nashville has some asking the question. The Leafs had two...
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Leafs Notebook – February 10

Rumour season is in fine form as the Toronto Maple Leafs, yet again, limp to the finish line. There are a lot of big names...
Randy Carlyle Peter Horachek

Zone Starts: Randy Carlyle vs. Peter Horachek

Under Randy Carlyle, the Maple Leafs were a test case as to whether a team can win despite being dramatically out shot largely through controlling...

Leafs Notebook – February 3

Since the hiring of Peter Horachek, the Maple Leafs have reduced their shots against, but have been ice cold offensively. Horachek has begun implementing a...
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Will NHL Teams Start Using NBA Cap Relief Ideas?

More than ever before, NHL management involves getting out of bad contracts. Always better to move a contract a year early, than a year late. When...
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Leafs Notebook – January 22

The evaluation period might not be over, but the reality has hit Leafs Nation.This team is not very good, and it needs a face...

Corsi, Shooting Percentage & The Carlyle Era

The other day, over at my hockey analytics blog, I wrote an article on the relationship between Possession/Corsi (CF%) and Shooting Percentage (Sh%) in 5v5...
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Leafs Notebook – January 13

When Peter Horacek was hired in the summer, it was a reasonably safe bet that at some point the man who served as interim...

Leafs Scoring Chance Tracking – Halfway point

I originally intended this to be a look back after 41 games, but recent events made it much more sensible to use 40 games...

Randy Carlyle Firing: What Changes Moving Forward?

Randy Carlyle’s inevitable firing brought about as crazy a day in Leafs land as any in recent memory.Phil Kessel and Dave Feschuk arguing, with...

The Randy Carlyle era is over

The only real surprise is that he made it all the way to 2015. The same fundamental flaws haunted this Leaf roster despite a fleeting...

Leafs Notebook – January 5

With the NFL playoffs currently unfolding, the storylines in football circles revolve around the usual topics—Can Peyton Manning win another Superbowl, can Tom Brady get a...
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