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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...

Which Leaf Forwards Contribute their Fair Share of Offense?

If you are not yet aware, I have recently launched a new hockey statistics website at Puckalytics.com. Long-term this will be the replacement for...

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....
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