Analysis

Analysis

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

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...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs Boston Bruins

Game 16 Scoring Chances: Maple Leafs 6 vs. Bruins 1

After losing out in their last game against Boston, Toronto came out strong last night, dominating the first ten minutes and getting a goal...

Leafs Notebook – November 11

The 2013-14 season marked the first time since the 1989-90 campaign that no goalie played more than 65 games.https://twitter.com/cmasisak22/status/456305105310986241That was, of course, an Olympic...

Game 15 Scoring Chances: Maple Leafs 5 vs. Senators 3

After playing a wild game with the Rangers last night, tonight's game, the makeup for the postponement from the 22nd, was another exciting and...

Game 14 Scoring Chances: Maple Leafs 5 vs. NY Rangers 4

The Leafs had another dismal start, falling behind in the first minute, but ended up on top of a wild opening period, up 3-2...
Carter Ashton

Legal Look: Ashton’s 20 Game Suspension

With the announcement yesterday afternoon that Maple Leafs winger Carter Ashton has been suspended for violation of the NHL/NHLPA Performance Enhancing Substances Program as...

Game 12 Scoring Chances: Coyotes 3 vs. Maple Leafs 2

The Leafs came out flat in Arizona, with a couple of bad giveaways and an unlucky bounce seeing them fall behind 3-0.Toronto didn't...

Leafs Notebook – November 3

A 3-0 week quieted the “blow it up” talk in Toronto, but it will inevitably rear its ugly head again. Rebuilding the team entirely would be...
Phil Kessel

Game 10 Scoring Chances: Maple Leafs 4 vs. Blue Jackets 1

The Leafs earned a second straight win against a short-handed Blue Jackets team, getting some opportunistic third period goals to secure the victory. The first...

Game 9 Scoring Chances: TOR 4 vs. BUF 0

After getting a lot of media heat from Saturday night's loss, the Leafs had the perfect response.They played what was, by the numbers, easily...

Leafs Notebook – October 28

When Kyle Dubas was named GM of the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds, one of the first things he did was buy every member of the...

Game 8 Scoring Chances: BOS 4 vs. TOR 1

When I had the chance to sit down and watch this game, having missed it live, I expected a Leaf performance quite a bit...

Leafs Notebook – October 20

Since the 2014-2015 season began, I have been tracking my own internal metrics on Leafs games. I thought I’d take the time to explain what...

Game 6 Scoring Chances: DET 1 vs. TOR 0

This was a bit of an odd game, scoring chance wise. The Maple Leafs had a superior possession performance to what they managed Friday night, but...

Game 5 Scoring Chances: DET 4 vs. TOR 1

After getting a little momentum, winning two straight games and winning the chance count against Colorado, the Maple Leafs had a disappointing return to form...

Game 4 Scoring Chances: TOR 3 vs. COL 2

For the first time this year, the Leafs were clearly the superior team in Tuesday's game against Colorado. They dominated the ES chances, especially in...

Leafs Notebook – October 14

The Maple Leafs were faced with a unique opportunity to keep their top prospect in Toronto playing in the AHL, yet they elected to...
Jake Gardiner

Which Leaf Players Pull Their Weight Defensively?

In my last post, I looked at which Maple Leaf players are producing their fair share of the offense. In the comments to that...

Re-Evaluating Dion Phaneuf — A Victim of Miscalculation

Dion Phaneuf's effectiveness always seems to be a popular matter of debate in the world of hockey.This shouldn't surprise anyone when citing a player...