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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.
Toronto Maple Leafs celebration

Leafs Notebook: What adjustments are opponents making to Keefe’s Leafs? And other thoughts at...

The Toronto Maple Leafs enter their bye week sitting on the outside of a playoff spot. The good news is that they are only...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Detroit Red Wings

Leafs Notebook: Morgan Rielly vs. Tyson Barrie on the top power play unit, the...

Let’s set the scene back to the start of the 2019-20 Toronto Maple Leafs season for a second. Coaching and player animosity aside, it is...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. New York Rangers

Leafs Notebook: The playoff viability question, new faceoff plays & the red-hot Leafs offense

Over the past couple of seasons, the Toronto Maple Leafs have been an elite offensive team. For the 2017-18 and 2018-19 seasons combined, only...
Toronto Maple Leafs’ John Tavares and William Nylander

Leafs Notebook: The All-Decade Leafs team, Injury Bug Strikes, Shopping Jeremy Bracco

The Toronto Maple Leafs have had mixed results over the past few days, picking up three out of four points but losing two keys...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. New Jersey Devils

Game #39 Review: Toronto Maple Leafs 5 vs. New Jersey Devils 4 (OT)

The most important thing is the Toronto Maple Leafs picked up another two points. Was it hockey that will make them successful in March, April,...
Zach Hyman of the Toronto Maple Leafs

Leafs Notebook: Christmas Wishlist, Michael Hutchinson’s first win, Zach Hyman’s impact

Let’s start with the most important stuff right off the top – I’d like to wish all our readers a Merry Christmas and a...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Buffalo Sabres

Game #35 Review: Toronto Maple Leafs 5 vs. Buffalo Sabres 3

This was a big game for the Toronto Maple Leafs. Before puck drop, Chris Cuthbert noted that this is the first meeting between Toronto...
Sheldon Keefe of the Toronto Maple Leafs

Leafs Notebook: Justin Holl’s emergence, the Rielly-Barrie pairing, Travis Dermott’s minutes & more

We haven’t had an extended notes edition of the Leafs Notebook in a while. What better time than now? With Christmas almost here, next...

Leafs Notebook: Playoff odds, Leafs drawing inspiration from the Seahawks, lineup notes

Approaching the halfway point of the season, the Toronto Maple Leafs own a rather mediocre 14-13-4 record with a minus-three goal differential. Naturally, people...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Philadelphia Flyers

Game #29 Review: Philadelphia Flyers 6 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 1

It wasn’t a 6-1 game, but after the first period, the Toronto Maple Leafs also didn’t deserve to win. Toronto put 15 shots on net...
Kyle Dubas

Leafs Notebook: Taking stock of the Atlantic Division, the team’s identity, tweaks under Sheldon...

Now seems like a good idea to take the temperature of the Atlantic Division. There has been so much craziness around the Toronto Maple...
Toronto Maple Leafs' Sheldon Keefe

Leafs Notebook: Dissecting the changes so far under Sheldon Keefe

The Toronto Maple Leafs were tumbling down the standings, desperately in need of a spark. A coach firing and two games later, they have...
Kyle Dubas of the Toronto Maple Leafs

Toronto Maple Leafs Fire Mike Babcock: Brendan Shanahan goes all in on Kyle Dubas

November is almost over and here’s where the Toronto Maple Leafs stand: 9-10-4 record Zero impressive regulation wins Third last in the Eastern Conference...

Leafs Notebook: Urgency rising after 0-4-1 stretch, Mike Babcock’s job security, new lines &...

Let’s start by rewinding the clock a few days. After 20 games, GM Kyle Dubas held a press conference to discuss the state of...
Mike Babcock of the Toronto Maple Leafs

Leafs Notebook: Is Mike Babcock really putting the clamps on the offense?

While the Toronto Maple Leafs have gotten off to a — let’s call it — less-than-inspiring start, one of the narratives that has sprouted...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Los Angeles Kings

Game #16 Review: Toronto Maple Leafs 3 vs. Los Angeles Kings 1

As has been the case a number of times over the past few seasons, the Toronto Maple Leafs will get off easy tonight because...
Toronto Maple Leafs' Frederik Andersen and Tyson Barrie

Leafs Notebook: A mediocre first 15 games, penalty-killing woes, anticipating the return of Tavares...

For the first time in many seasons, October was not a fun month for the Toronto Maple Leafs. The team finished the opening month...
Mike Babcock of the Toronto Maple Leafs

Leafs Notebook: Is Mike Babcock really to blame for a 6-5-2 start?

When the Toronto Maple Leafs announced that they were signing Mike Babcock in May 2015, it sent shockwaves throughout the hockey world. The team...
Toronto Maple Leafs celebration

Leafs Notebook: Ilya Mikheyev’s impact play, a contributing fourth line, and roster-crunch decisions

Nine games into their season, the Toronto Maple Leafs are sporting a good-but-not-great record of 5-3-1. With so many changes to the lineup and...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Boston Bruins

Game #9 Review: Toronto Maple Leafs 4 vs. Boston Bruins 3 (OT)

In their first game against the Boston Bruins since last season’s first-round defeat, the Toronto Maple Leafs entered shorthanded (no John Tavares) and played...

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