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Anthony Petrielli has been writing at MLHS since 2011. He is known for his weekly “Leafs Notebook” feature, and also writes specific analysis pieces. Anthony has been featured on GlobalTV, CBC Radio 1, Sportsnet590 and TSN 1200. You can contact him at petrielli.a@gmail.com or find him on Twitter at @APetrielli.
Nick Ritchie, Toronto Maple Leafs

Analysis: Depth and versatility of the Maple Leafs’ forward mix appears notably improved after...

The Maple Leafs have seemingly capped off their bargain free agent signings with the most notable name and highest-price forward signing of the bunch...
Ondrej Kase, Toronto Maple Leafs

Instant Analysis: Maple Leafs make a cheap bet on high upside with Ondrej Kase...

The Toronto Maple Leafs have continued their bargain-bin shopping spree, this time signing high-upside right winger Ondrej Kase to a one-year, $1.25 million contract. The...
Kyle Dubas, Toronto Maple Leafs GM

After addressing goaltending and leaving the defense intact, the Maple Leafs have questions remaining...

The reality is that it was always going to be this way. Since losing out in the first round again, the Maple Leafs have made...
Dave Kampf, Toronto Maple Leafs

David Kampf and Kurtis Gabriel sign with the Toronto Maple Leafs

The Toronto Maple Leafs have continued adding depth players via the free-agent market, this time signing forwards Kurtis Gabriel and David Kampf to one...
Morgan Rielly, Toronto Maple Leafs

Why the Maple Leafs cannot afford to play out the 2021-22 season with an...

As free agency inches closer, the Toronto Maple Leafs find themselves in a stalemate over the value of cap space with the Edmonton Oilers,...
Mitch Marner & Auston Matthews, Toronto Maple Leafs

Can you really win riding three forwards so heavily? Why the Toronto Maple Leafs...

In the 2018-19 playoffs, the Toronto Maple Leafs were eliminated, yet again, by the Boston Bruins in a seven-game series. Despite Auston Matthews playing...

Instant Analysis: Maple Leafs acquire Jared McCann from the Penguins in exchange for Filip...

The Toronto Maple Leafs have jumped in ahead of the expansion draft and begun to reshape their roster for the upcoming season. Kyle Dubas called...

Toronto Maple Leafs hire Dean Chynoweth as assistant coach

The Toronto Maple Leafs announced the hiring of Dean Chynoweth as Assistant Coach on Monday. Most recently, he was an Assistant Coach with the...
Kyle Dubas, Toronto Maple Leafs

Big Offseason Questions, Part 6: The Expansion Draft, Travis Dermott vs. Justin Holl, the...

Last we left off, we looked at the Toronto Maple Leafs' forward depth and how they allocate their cap dollars. That presents the perfect...
Sheldon Keefe, Toronto Maple Leafs bench

Big Offseason Questions, Part 5: How can the Leafs revamp their forward depth —...

A lot of ink has been spilled about the Toronto Maple Leafs since the team blew a 3-1 series lead to the Montreal Canadiens...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Montreal Canadiens, Game 7

Game in 10: Same as it ever was

Honestly, I don’t even want to write this article. All day, I wanted to believe things would be different. Just this once. Matthews and/or Marner...
Nick Suzuki, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Montreal Canadiens, game 6

Game in 10: Unbelievably, we’re off to Game 7 — and it’s no less...

The Leafs deserved to lose tonight. Yes, they made a nice comeback. Yes, they absolutely outplayed the Habs in overtime. But the first two periods...
Nick Suzuki, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Montreal Canadiens, game 5

Game in 10: Jake Muzzin’s heroics force OT but Leafs fall short in Game...

The hardest thing to do is put a team away to end their season. Montreal came out tonight looking crisper, more aggressive on the forecheck,...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Montreal Canadiens, Game 4 win, Jason Spezza & Joe Thornton

Game in 10: Alex Galchenyuk revenge game, veteran production, Jack Campbell shutout highlight a...

Up 2-1 in the series and on the second night of a back-to-back, many were wondering how Sheldon Keefe would approach his lineup decisions...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Montreal Canadiens, Jack Campbell

Game in 10: Morgan Rielly’s game winner, Jack Campbell’s massive third-period performance secures 2-1...

They don’t ask how in the playoffs. A win is a win, and there isn’t much time to think about it considering these two teams...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Montreal Canadiens, Game 2

Game in 10: Leafs overcome early deficit with convincing bounce-back Game 2 victory

After an emotionally charged Game 1, the Toronto Maple Leafs took care of business in a much-needed statement game of sorts to settle down...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Montreal Canadiens, game 1

Game in 10: Maple Leafs fail to generate enough at 5v5, lose special teams...

There was a hockey game tonight -- and we will get to that -- but I’d be remiss if I did not start by...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Montreal Canadiens, Jack Campbell, Corey Perry

Maple Leafs vs. Canadiens Playoff Preview: 5v5 Matchups, Special Teams, X-Factors, and a Series...

It’s finally happening. The Toronto Maple Leafs are playing the Montreal Canadiens in a playoff series for the first time since 1979. This is a...
Toronto Maple Leafs, Auston Matthews

Leafs Notebook: Revisiting season predictions, playoff lineup decisions, and another “0-for” week on the...

The 2020-21 Toronto Maple Leafs are officially division winners — with two games to spare, no less. It’s a good stepping stone, but the job...
Mitch Marner & Auston Matthews, Toronto Maple Leafs

Leafs Notebook: Auston Matthews cementing best-goal-scorer-in-the-world status, John Tavares’ 200-foot play, Wayne Simmonds’ response...

With five games remaining in the regular season, the Toronto Maple Leafs are on a five-game winning streak and sit nine points clear of...

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