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Anthony Petrielli has been at MLHS since 2011. He is known for his weekly "Leafs Notebook" feature, and also writes specific analysis pieces. You can contact him at [email protected] or find him on Twitter at @APetrielli.

Leafs Notebook – Who to Expose in the Expansion Draft? – December 7

The upcoming offseason will feature an expansion draft for the first time since the Columbus Blue Jackets and Minnesota Wild joined the NHL in 2000. Now...

Leafs Notebook – Toronto rookies on historic pace – November 28

A few months into the season, it looks increasingly likely that the 2016-17 Toronto Maple Leafs are going to end the year with a...

Leafs Notebook – Taking stock at American Thanksgiving – November 21

With so many young, talented players entering the Toronto Maple Leafs roster this season, we knew this team would be exciting. We also knew it...

Leafs Notebook – November 15

The youth movement in Toronto is well underway. While the team is exciting, it is a development year and the organization has to be...

Leafs Notebook – November 7

Nearly a month into the 2016-17 season, what have we learned about the Toronto Maple Leafs so far? The team is 5-4-3 to start. Their...

Toronto Maple Leafs Systems Analysis – The Neutral Zone

Although the Toronto Maple Leafs finished dead last in Mike Babcock’s first year behind the bench, there was more to the season than meets...

Toronto Maple Leafs Systems Analysis – The Penalty Kill

Although the Toronto Maple Leafs finished dead last in Mike Babcock’s first year behind the bench, there was more to the season than meets...

Toronto Maple Leafs Systems Analysis – The Power Play

Although the Toronto Maple Leafs finished dead last in Mike Babcock’s first year behind the bench, there was more to the season than meets...

The 2016 Hockey Coaches Conference: A Recap

The Hockey Coaches Conference came to Toronto for the first time this past weekend. Hosted at the Mattamy Centre (formerly Maple Leafs Garden), the venue’s...
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Leafs Notebook – Offseason Edition

While the Maple Leafs have been relatively quiet this summer, the team should look drastically different than the one that opened the 2015-16 season when...

Leafs Links: Hockey Coaches Conference comes to Toronto next week

Next week in Toronto, the Mattamy Athletic Centre (formerly known as Maple Leaf Gardens) is hosting the Hockey Coaches Conference. This is the first...
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Frederik Andersen: A deeper look into a potentially franchise changing trade

Before Dave Nonis pulled the trigger on the blockbuster trade that brought Roberto Luongo to Vancouver, he thought about a conversation he once had...

The Dion Phaneuf trade: Nothing but upside for the Toronto Maple Leafs

When the 2015-16 season is all set and done, the results are going to show that it was nearly identical to 2014-15. That's as far as...

Mike Babcock’s “swinging centre” breakout

When the Toronto Maple Leafs hired Mike Babcock, I went through his systems to paint a picture of what to expect from the team...

Game #36 Review: Toronto Maple Leafs 3 vs. Pittsburgh Penguins 2 (SO)

It took nine attempts, but the Toronto Maple Leafs have won the second game of a back to back for the first time this season...
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The Dawn of the Lou Lamoriello Era: On Accountability, Defensive Hockey, and the Toronto...

You could have excused most Toronto Maple Leafs fans if they had forgotten the team was still looking for a GM. The incumbents conducted a...
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State of the Toronto Maple Leafs — Part Two: The Phil Kessel Trade

It has been another whirlwind offseason for the Toronto Maple Leafs, with too much activity to fit into one article. With that in mind, I am separating...

State of the Toronto Maple Leafs—Part One: The Draft

It has been a whirlwind offseason in Leafs land yet again, with too much activity to cram into one article. With that in mind, I...

Toronto Maple Leafs acquire Martin Marincin for Brad Ross and 107th overall pick

The Toronto Maple Leafs have traded Brad Ross and the 107th overall pick to the Edmonton Oilers for 6'4 left handed defenseman Martin Marincin. The...

Toronto Maple Leafs select Andrew Nielsen 65th overall in 2015 NHL Draft

The Toronto Maple Leafs have selected 6'3, left-handed defenseman Andrew Nielsen with the 65th overall pick in the third round. Nielsen had 7 goals and...
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