Analysis

Analysis

In-depth analysis of the Toronto Maple Leafs from the leading Leafs-centric website.

Game 28 Scoring Chances: Maple Leafs 2 vs. Red Wings 1 (SO)

The Toronto Maple Leafs had one of the worst chance performances I've seen, almost as bad as the game that Buffalo played against them...

Game 27 Scoring Chances: Maple Leafs 4 vs. Flames 1

If you've been following my scoring chance wrap-ups, there's a lot familiar in the story of tonight's game. The Leafs managed to take the lead...

Leafs Notebook – December 8

There is a well-known saying among hockey executives that goes, “Sometimes the best moves are the ones you don’t make.” When Brendan Shanahan was hired...

Game 26 Scoring Chances: Maple Leafs 5 vs. Canucks 2

In the first half, this was a similar game to last Saturday's effort against Washington: The Leafs were opportunistic, opening up a 4-0 lead...

Game 25 Scoring Chances: Devils 5 vs. Maple Leafs 3

Toronto had a bad start against a short-handed Devils team, falling behind 8-4 in ES Chances, and 1-0 on the scoreboard. However, they seemed...

Game 24 Scoring Chances: Maple Leafs 5 vs. Stars 3

The Leafs started December with another strong performance, which was similar to their game against the Capitals.The first period was even in chances at...

Leafs Notebook – December 2

There isn't an elephant in the room when it comes to the Leafs defense, but the question of what to do is bubbling below...

Game 23 Scoring Chances: Maple Leafs 6 vs. Capitals 2

The Maple Leafs were opportunistic early against the Capitals. Despite getting outchanced in the first period, they scored two goals from the point to...

Tyler Bozak is back to his old self. Mostly.

In the summer, I wrote about Bozak's statistically-improved 2013-14 season. In that post, I observed that Bozak had significantly improved his 5v5 offensive production last season,...

Game 22 Scoring Chances: Penguins 4 vs. Maple Leafs 3 (OT)

Toronto finished its season series with Pittsburgh, ending up clearly second-best in chances in all three games. In this one, though, they managed to earn...

Leafs Scoring Chance Tracking – One-Quarter Mark

It feels like it's still early in the season, but we've passed the 25% point with the Leafs having played 21 of their 82...

Leafs Notebook – November 25

The Toronto Maple Leafs have officially played a quarter of their season, and we are still no closer to figuring out where this team...

How are the Maple Leafs performing relative to past seasons?

The Maple Leafs just surpassed the quarter pole of their schedule with a win over the Detroit Red Wings in game #21 of the 2014-15 season....

Game 21 Scoring Chances: Maple Leafs 4 vs. Red Wings 1

The Maple Leafs played a strong, low-chance game against a Red Wings team that dominated them in chances in two previous meetings. Toronto had more chances...

Game 20 Scoring Chances: Maple Leafs 5 vs. Lightning 2

If the last eight days have taught us anything, it's that this is an inconsistent Leafs team.After a terrible performance against Nashville, they came...

Game 19 Scoring Chances: Predators 9 vs. Maple Leafs 2

One of the ugliest displays I've seen from a Leaf team in a long time unfolded on Tuesday, as they were routed 9-2 by...

Leafs Notebook – November 17

This past weekend, Pat Burns was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame despite no longer being with us. It served as a stark...

An Advanced Stats Look at Leaf Players through 18 games

The Maple Leafs are now 18 games into the 2014-15 season, a decent enough sample size to take an early advanced stat look at the...

Game 18 Scoring Chances: Sabres 6 vs. Maple Leafs 2

The last time these teams met, it was as one-sided an NHL game as I've seen. It looked like there might be a similar...

Game 17 Scoring Chances: Penguins 2 vs. Maple Leafs 1

The Leafs had twelve minutes of powerplay time, but weren't able to get a goal out of any of it against the Penguins. Pittsburgh...