An Analytical Look at the Maple Leafs’ July Acquisitions

The Maple Leafs front office was busy as the free agency flood gates opened yesterday afternoon. A day that included five signings (1 RFA, 4...

Attempting to quantify Mike Babcock’s on-ice impact

There are potentially a number of impacts that the Mike Babcock signing could have on the Toronto Maple Leafs, including off-ice impacts such as...

Toronto Maple Leafs’ Scoring Chance Tracking – Season Recap

My season-long project to chart Toronto Maple Leaf scoring chances mercifully finished on Saturday; you can take a look at my methodology in my...

The Bozak-Corsi Dilemma

A significant portion of modern hockey analytics revolves around Corsi (or SAT% as defined by the NHL), which is really nothing more than looking...

Carlyle vs. Horachek: WOWY Comparison for Tyler Bozak and David Booth

Last week, I took at look at zone start changes from Randy Carlyle to Peter Horachek and found some interesting differences. Among them was a...
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Zone Starts: Randy Carlyle vs. Peter Horachek

Under Randy Carlyle, the Maple Leafs were a test case as to whether a team can win despite being dramatically out shot largely through controlling...

Corsi, Shooting Percentage & The Carlyle Era

The other day, over at my hockey analytics blog, I wrote an article on the relationship between Possession/Corsi (CF%) and Shooting Percentage (Sh%) in 5v5...

Leafs Scoring Chance Tracking – Halfway point

I originally intended this to be a look back after 41 games, but recent events made it much more sensible to use 40 games...

What Does the Future Hold for Jake Gardiner?

And what should the Leafs do with the polarizing young defenceman? The answer isn't an instantly-gratifying one: Continue to be patient. There is currently no bigger...

Optimizing the Leafs Forward Lines

The last three games have really highlighted the Leafs defensive woes, but the problem has been an ongoing one and a significant portion of the...

Nazem Kadri: Is He First Line Material?

Nazem Kadri has faced enormous expectations ever since his name was called by then-Maple Leafs General Manager Brian Burke at the 2009 NHL entry...

Game 32 Scoring Chances: Hurricanes 4 vs Maple Leafs 1

The opening period of tonight's game was similar to the Leafs' last road outing against Detroit. The difference was that the Hurricanes were able...

Game 31 Scoring Chances: Maple Leafs 6 vs. Ducks 2

While the score line was different, there was a lot similar between the Leafs' back-to-back wins against the teams from Southern California. Much like Sunday, the...

JVR, PDO and the Leafs Defense

I didn't have any particular topic I wanted to write about this week, so yesterday morning I asked my twitter followers what they wanted me...

Game 30 Scoring Chances: Maple Leafs 4 vs. Kings 3 (SO)

Through the first half of this game, the Leafs looked in great shape, especially given it was the second half of a back-to-back; they...

Game 29 Scoring Chances: Maple Leafs 4 vs. Red Wings 1

Over the last couple of seasons, these types of games from the Leafs have been rare; they were the better team and carried the...

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...

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...

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