Analysis

Analysis

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Dion Phaneuf / Phil Kessel

Darren Dreger is reporting that a contract extension for Dion Phaneuf is near completion, as in it could be signed and sealed before the...

With tomorrow's game vs. Buffalo representing the 40th game of 2013-14, the Leafs are nearly at the halfway mark of the season. The Leafs,...

Although the Leafs went 1-2 last week, it really was one of their better weeks of hockey this season. They handily outplayed LA but...

The Sunday game threw off the timing of the Leafs Notebook (along with life, work, and so on), so I apologize for the delay....
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There isn’t much I can add to the powerplay analysis that wasn’t in the write up by JP Nikota describing the Leafs use of...

Unlike a singular rigid structure in the defensive zone, neutral and offensive zone systems fluctuate upon game factors including score, time remaining, and game...
Gary Bettman

How will it happen & what does it mean for the Toronto Maple Leafs? A. BackgroundIn a memo released in September of this year, the...

The question for the Leafs right now is pretty simple:Is this the kind of slump that every team goes through over an 82-game season,...
Toronto Maple Leafs Defensive Systemsvideo

INTRODUCTIONI've always had an keen interest in systems, the X's and O's technical side, with a desire to document team systems across the entire...

Good morning MLHS,First off, let me start by thanking Alec, Michael and Michael for inviting me to participate in Maple Leaf Hangout Episode #17...

- Losing to a young, inexperienced goalie that fought every puck, like in the loss against Nashville, is the kind of loss that really...

You have to give Dave Nonis credit: The Leafs needed a center, so he went out and got one.It was only a few weeks...

Peter Holland made his debut for the Leafs last night, playing 12 even strength minutes next to JvR and Kessel. Obviously it was...

Tyler Bozak and Nazem Kadri could return as early as the 21st, but the Leafs needed to add some center depth regardless with Dave...

Nazem Kadri will attend a hearing with league discipline czar Brendan Shanahan this afternoon. The hearing is reportedly about the collision with goaltender Niklas...

The Leafs dropped their sixth game of the season against the Bruins on Saturday night, but the optimistic take is that maybe a lineup...

No appetizer today. Straight into the main course:- Last season, one of the biggest strengths of the Leafs penalty kill was its health and...

It is a little ironic that Dave Nonis left Vancouver this past weekend with an eerily similar problem to the one he faced while...

Two of the longer term concerns entering the 2013-14 season for the Toronto Maple Leafs were the contract statuses of their star players Phil...

Usually I like to include a little preamble before getting into notes, but the notes went a little long this week so I decided...