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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.
Kyle Dubas, Toronto Maple Leafs GM

Leafs Notebook: Breaking down three possible approaches Kyle Dubas could take at the trade...

Last week, we discussed the high-stakes poker game that is the NHL trade market this deadline. Between the speculated asking prices and a daunting...
Auston Matthews, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Boston Bruins

Auston Matthews out for three weeks: The lineup questions to monitor in #34’s absence

The Maple Leafs announced this morning that Auston Matthews will be out of the lineup for a minimum of three weeks due to a...
Kyle Dubas, Toronto Maple Leafs GM

Leafs Notebook: At the top of the Atlantic Division, the 2023 trade deadline is...

Three of the current top six teams in the league by point percentage reside in the Atlantic Division. Between the second-seed Maple Leafs and...
Kyle Dubas and Brendan Shanahan of the Toronto Maple Leafs

In leaving Kyle Dubas unsigned, Brendan Shanahan is wisely — and quietly — keeping...

In Kyle Dubas’ season-opening press conference, the Maple Leafs GM announced that President Brendan Shanahan told him he would not be receiving an extension...
Toronto Maple Leafs, Auston Matthews, William Nylander, Alex Kerfoot

Leafs Notebook: Re-examining the team’s center and defensive depth

In this week’s notebook: Bobby McMann’s potential as an NHL contributor, the Maple Leafs’ reputation defensively, and re-visiting the team’s defensive and center depth...
Auston Matthews, Morgan Rielly, Mitch Marner, Toronto Maple Leafs

Leafs Notebook: A position-by-position evaluation at the halfway point

The Maple Leafs have officially reached the halfway point of the 2022-23 season, which makes it as good of a time as any to...
John Tavares, Toronto Maple Leafs

Game in 10: Maple Leafs’ defense chips in some offense, Tavares line lights up...

This was a tidy, business-like win for the Maple Leafs. The Leafs won last night, traveled south, showed up in Philly, and simply took...
Pierre Engvall, Toronto Maple Leafs

Leafs Notebook: Could Toronto realistically move Pierre Engvall or Alex Kerfoot in search of...

Last week, I examined whether the Maple Leafs' bottom six, while composed of valuable role players, offers enough scoring punch come playoff time knowing...
Auston Matthews, Morgan Rielly, William Nylander celebrate a Toronto Maple Leafs goal

Leafs Notebook: Evaluating the state of the team’s bottom six & anticipating Morgan Rielly’s...

Last offseason, the Maple Leafs rightly prioritized goaltending. Unfortunately, it left little in the way of cap space to improve the roster elsewhere.  It certainly...
Auston Matthews, Toronto maple Leafs

Game in 10: Calle Järnkrok plays his best game as a Maple Leaf, Toronto...

You never really know what you’re going to get in the first game back after the holiday break. This one certainly fits the...
Toronto Maple Leafs celebrate, Auston Matthews, John Tavares, William Nylander, Morgan Rielly, Mitch Marner

Leafs Notebook: Why Morgan Rielly remains critical to the team’s Cup chances

When injuries strike, it can open your eyes to all sorts of things. For a chunk of this season, the Leafs were missing three of...
Matt Murray, Mark Giordano, Timothy Liljegren, Toronto Maple Leafs

Leafs Notebook: 29 games into 2022-23, the Leafs are an incrementally improved team —...

Maybe we just have to accept this is how it goes with this Maple Leafs team to start the season: A weak October filled...
Michael Bunting, Toronto Maple Leafs

Leafs Notebook: Pontus Holmberg’s emergence, Rasmus Sandin stepping up, and the Leafs excelling through...

Over the past few seasons, General Manager Kyle Dubas has consistently emphasized the importance of evaluating his team’s response to adversity. Here he was in...
Auston Matthews, Toronto Maple Leafs

Game in 10: Maple Leafs keep rolling, Mitch Marner’s point streak hits 16, and...

This was a business-like win for the Maple Leafs. They came out, took the lead right way, controlled play, and cruised down the stretch...
Conor Timmins

Analysis: Conor Timmins traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: Kyle Dubas has acquired a former Sault Ste. Marie Greyhound. The Maple Leafs have traded 6'9 Marlies...
Matt Murray, Mark Giordano, Timothy Liljegren, Toronto Maple Leafs

Leafs Notebook: Nick Robertson’s development, Leafs locking it down defensively, and why 3C is...

The Maple Leafs have a busy week ahead with four games in six days.  A perfect time for an extended notes edition of Leafs Notebook. Notes - ...
Matt Murray, Toronto Maple Leafs

Game in 10: John Tavares scores #400, Matt Murray picks up first win as...

After losing to these same Penguins just a few days ago, the Maple Leafs took advantage of their chance at redemption in Pittsburgh on...
Toronto Maple Leafs, Sheldon Keefe, Michael Bunting, Auston Matthews, Mitch Marner

Leafs Notebook: At the 20% pole, where do the 2022-23 Maple Leafs stack up...

The Maple Leafs are now 16 games into the 2022-23 NHL season, or about 20 percent of the way through the schedule. It’s not enough...

Game in 10: Maple Leafs struggle to break through offensively in loss to Pittsburgh

Before we get into the game, let’s take a moment to recognize Börje Salming. What a powerful ovation and moment it was to see...
Erik Kallgren, John Tavares, Auston Matthews, Toronto Maple Leafs

Leafs Notebook: The Atlantic Division race through 13 games, Timothy Liljegren’s return, goaltending injuries,...

After two impressive wins over high-end opponents, Leafs Nation can exhale. The Maple Leafs, 13 games into an up-and-down season, currently sit with a...

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