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Dion Phaneuf – Leading vs Trailing Part II

In May of 2013, I wrote an article on Dion Phaneuf and his play when the team is leading vs when they are trailing. It...

What to Expect: Stephane Robidas

As we continue to wait for Stephane Robidas to make his on-ice debut in the blue and white, it makes sense to have a...
Toronto Maple Leafs v Boston Bruins - Game Two

A WOWY Analysis Guide

My first post here at MLHS was an Introduction to Advanced Hockey Statistics, which I recommend you go read if you have not done so...

Should Joffrey Lupul or James van Riemsdyk play on Phil Kessel’s line?

One of the more interesting developments in the beginning of Maple Leafs training camp has been the notion of reuniting Joffrey Lupul with Phil...
Stephane Robidas

Will Stephane Robidas and Roman Polak help reduce shots against?

This past off season, Maple Leafs management brought in two veteran defensemen to replace some combination of Paul Ranger, Carl Gunnarsson and John-Michael Liles/Tim Gleason,...

Will Randy Carlyle Change?

Most fans had Randy Carlyle fired before the 2013-14 season ended.  He wasn't. Instead, Toronto's front office opted to extend the former Norris trophy winner....

The Maple Leafs & NHL Average Age by Team

Yesterday the Leafs partook in their annual golf tournament and pre-camp media rounds, where Joffrey Lupul touched on a topic that has popped up throughout...

Breaking Down the Maple Leafs ‘Moneypuck’ Additions

The Maple Leafs offseason has had a central theme of analytics and 'Moneypuck' due to their off-ice hirings and firings, but they have also...

How will Maple Leafs forward moves impact team shooting percentage?

Over the past two off seasons, the Toronto Maple Leafs have made a fairly significant number of moves to their group of forwards beyond their...
Dion Phaneuf

What’s Ailing the Maple Leafs Penalty Kill – Part 2

In the 2005-06 season, the Maple Leafs had the second best power play in the league and one of the biggest reasons was Tomas...

A look at Tyler Bozak’s improved 2013-14 Season

Last week, I looked at a WOWY analysis of Phil Kessel and Tyler Bozak, where we saw that Bozak had a much improved season...
Jay McClement

What’s Ailing the Maple Leafs’ Penalty Kill – Part 1

One of the more head-scratching themes of the Toronto Maple Leafs' 2013-14 season was their penalty kill dropping from second best in the league...

Updated WOWY analysis of Phil Kessel and Tyler Bozak

In my first post here at MLHS, I wrote an introduction to advanced statistics which generated some good discussion in the comments. A number...
Steve Spott

An interview with Maple Leafs assistant coach Steve Spott

MLHS' Alec Brownscombe chatted with newly-appointed Maple Leafs assistant coach Steve Spott this afternoon. There was lots to cover ahead of the new season.Alec...

Intro to Advanced Hockey Statistics / Hockey Analytics

Individual vs On Ice vs Team Statistics Possession Statistics: Corsi & Fenwick Shot Quality, the Percentages (Save and Shooting) and PDO Sample Size Corsi/Fenwick vs Goals Game State and...

Brendan Shanahan Addresses Depth, Not Core of Toronto Maple Leafs

When Brendan Shanahan was introduced as the new President of the Toronto Maple Leafs, it was met with skepticism and the focus centered on...

In conversation with Dave Morrison – Part 3

The final installment of Anthony Petrielli's interview with Toronto Maple Leafs Director of Amateur Scouting Dave Morrison touches a little more on the ins...

Kyle Dubas: 5 Takeaways on the Leafs most recent hire

July 22nd 2014, a date that will live in infamy.  The Toronto Maple Leafs hired Kyle Dubas, formerly the General Manager for the Sault...
Peter Horachek

10 Midsummer Thoughts on the Maple Leafs

Rosters are not set in stone yet, but the dust is starting to clear on the summer moves and we are starting to get...

Maple Leafs Off Season: Assessing “Plan B”

Based on what we have been told, we would be looking at a notably different roster if the Toronto Maple Leafs' plan A this...