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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.
Brad Treliving, Maple Leafs GM search

The big questions facing new Maple Leafs GM Brad Treliving, the loss of Spencer...

The Stanley Cup Finals matchup is set, the draft is under a month away, and the Maple Leafs are reportedly honing in on their...
Brendan Shanahan, Mitch Marner, Toronto Maple Leafs

Kyle Dubas’ unceremonious exit, the profile of a GM replacement, and the path moving...

The dust has begun to settle since Brendan Shanahan called a Friday afternoon press conference ahead of a long weekend and announced that Kyle...
Brendan Shanahan, Toronto Maple Leafs President

Previewing the big questions facing the Maple Leafs this offseason — the GM, the...

The NHL draft and free agency periods are roughly a month and a half away, but the Maple Leafs have all sorts of questions...

Game in 10: Different but the same

In the end, the biggest problem when you find yourself in an 0-3 series hole is that you need everything to break just right...
Joe Woll, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Florida Panthers

Game in 10: Maple Leafs dig in defensively, Mitch Marner breaks through with GWG...

The Maple Leafs live to fight another day. There was so much talk about the 0-3 deficit the past few days, which -- from a...
Ilya Samsonov, Toronto Maple Leafs

Game in 10: Maple Leafs’ core MIA as Toronto falls 3-0 down to Florida

One Kyle Dubas quote has always stood out to me as the Maple Leafs have lived and died by their core players for many...

Game in 10: Maple Leafs shoot themselves in the foot, get rope-a-doped into a...

For years now, the common belief has been that if the Maple Leafs could just get past the first round, the pressure would be...

Game in 10: Maple Leafs sucked into the Panthers’ style of game en route...

For years now, the prevailing thought was that if the Maple Leafs could just get over the hump of winning in the first round,...

Series Preview: The Florida Panthers are not to be underestimated, but there are clear...

The second-round matchup is set. In a bit of a shocker, the Toronto Maple Leafs have retained home-ice advantage and will play the Florida...

Game in 10: Maple Leafs slay the dragon, defeat Tampa Bay Lightning in OT...

Maple Leafs Hot Stove launched on September 3, 2008, and for the first time ever we can officially write the words: The Toronto Maple Leafs...
Auston Matthews, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Tampa Bay Lightning

Game in 10: Maple Leafs still searching for their ‘A’ game in the series...

If we are going to be completely honest about this playoff series, the Maple Leafs really didn’t deserve to be up 3-1 based on...
Alex Kerfoot, OT winner celly, Maple Leafs vs. Lightning

Game in 10: It was 4-1! Maple Leafs pull off a Game 4 miracle

This was the fifth time since 2017 that the Maple Leafs went into Game 4 of a series up 2-1. In three of their...
Morgan Rielly, Toronto Maple Leafs

Game in 10: Rielly, O’Reilly come through in the clutch as Maple Leafs steal...

Good teams find ways to win, and that’s what the Maple Leafs did in Game 3. It was not a picture-perfect game or one they...
Auston Matthews, John Tavares, Toronto Maple Leafs

Game in 10: Maple Leafs’ core answers the bell in dominant Game 2 win...

Circumstances be damned, the Maple Leafs needed to win this hockey game.  No Erik Cernak, no Victor Hedman, and no Michael Eysimmont. Down 1-0. At...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Tampa Bay Lightning, Nikita Kucherov vs. Michael Bunting

Game in 10: Maple Leafs unprepared, undisciplined, and slow to adjust in ugly Game...

After a year of talk, a bunch of trades, and different line combinations and special teams units, the new Leafs looked a lot like...
William Nylander, Michael Bunting, Toronto Maple Leafs

Leafs Notebook: Five questions that will decide the Leafs vs. Lightning series

It almost feels a little surreal that the playoffs are finally here. At this point, time is basically a flat circle as most fans have...
Ryan O'Reilly, Toronto Maple Leafs

Leafs Notebook: How Ryan O’Reilly can help the Maple Leafs win the matchup game...

The rest of the regular season can’t end soon enough, but there were two important events in the past week: clinching home ice, and...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Tampa Bay Lightning, Michael Bunting

Leafs Notebook: Are the Maple Leafs better suited to beat the Lightning this time...

We all knew the Maple Leafs were going to play the Lightning again in round one of the playoffs as far back as November,...
William Nylander, Michael Bunting, Toronto Maple Leafs

Leafs Notebook: Michael Bunting’s declining stock in a contract year, the playoff defense pairings,...

One of the consistent themes of the Maple Leafs’ first-round playoff exits under Sheldon Keefe has been their power play failing to produce. Here’s the...
Calle Jarnkrok, Toronto Maple Leafs

Game in 10: Maple Leafs manufacture good rebound win in Florida led by their...

Two points closer to home-ice advantage in round one. After their loss to the Islanders, the Leafs came up with a good response game...

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