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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.

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...

NHL Free Agency Interview Period Opens

NHL free agency officially begins on July 1st, but for all intents and purposes, it begins today. The negotiation period has begun, and teams...
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Trading Phil Kessel: On value, timing, and the Maple Leafs rebuild

A little over a year ago Brendan Shanahan was announced as the new president of the Toronto Maple Leafs. In his introductory press conference, he...

Exploring Mike Babcock’s Systems

The common sentiment around the Toronto Maple Leafs' hiring of Mike Babcock is, “good coach, bad team”—and it is tough to argue against that. This is not the first...
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What would the Leafs be getting in Mike Babcock?

From the moment it came out that Mike Babcock would possibly not return to Detroit, his name has been connected to the Toronto Maple...

Leafs Notebook Season Finale – April 20

If you watched Brendan Shanahan’s end of season press conference and began wondering who the next GM will be, you missed the forest for...

Leafs Notebook – April 9

One Game Left. NotesInteresting piece by Thomas Drance over at TLN on executive compensation and the Leafs. Essentially, if the Leafs fire Nonis and hire...

Leafs Notebook – April 1

The old saying goes that one man’s garbage is another man’s treasure, but perhaps sometimes the opposite is true. This season the Leafs conducted a fire sale...

Leafs Notebook – March 25

One of the main questions in Toronto down the stretch has been whether or not Dave Nonis will be General Manager of the team...
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Leafs Notebook – March 17

When the Maple Leafs fired Randy Carlyle 40 games into the season, their record stood at 21-16-3. They are 6-22-3 since then. On the surface,...

Leafs Notebook – March 10

On trade deadline day, it was revealed the Leafs and Red Wings were making a push to get a deal done that would send...

Leafs Notebook – March 4

A deadline of selling rentals and stockpiling depth picks was expected, until the Columbus Blue Jackets came calling with an offer too good to...

Leafs Notebook – February 23rd

The NHL is officially a week away from the NHL trade deadline. Leafs fans in seller mode rejoice. I’ve written before about selling high and...

Leafs Notebook – February 17

The Maple Leafs completed their first trade of the season with something expected: Moving out a couple of pending UFAs they were in tough to...