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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.
William Nylander, Maple Leafs

Game in 10: Special teams struggle in sloppy loss to New Jersey as Maple...

A lot was going on in this game. Auston Matthews scored goals #67 and #68. The special teams were all-around awful. Ilya Samsonov allowed...
William Nylander, Maple Leafs vs. Penguins

Game in 10: Maple Leafs overcome penalty disparity in overtime win over Pittsburgh

The Maple Leafs took on a desperate Penguins team, and while they didn’t quite take care of business before overtime, they took a piece...
Simon Benoit, Maple Leafs vs. Islanders

Leafs Notebook: The looming playoff lineup decisions on defense

The Maple Leafs have officially clinched a playoff spot and are getting healthy at the right time. Another busy week lies ahead with four...
Mitch Marner, Auston Matthews, Toronto Maple Leafs

Is returning to Matthews-Marner really the best way to optimize the Maple Leafs’ forward...

Mitch Marner is officially out of the Leafs gray practice jersey (reserved for players out of the lineup), indicating an imminent return from injury. In...

Leafs Notebook: The recent adjustments on the PK, Pontus Holmberg at center, Ilya Samsonov’s...

A big week for the Maple Leafs starts with a much-anticipated matchup against the Florida Panthers. Earlier today, I examined the issues plaguing the Leafs'...
Sheldon Keefe, Maple Leafs bench

Why did the Maple Leafs’ power play fall off a cliff in March? A...

In February, the Maple Leafs posted the best power-play percentage in the NHL, tying a league record with a 50% success rate. In March,...
Ilya Samsonov, Maple Leafs vs. Sabres

Game in 10: Auston Matthews notches #60, Ilya Samsonov earns spectacular shutout as Maple...

100 days after they lost 9-3 to the Sabres at the KeyBank Center, the Maple Leafs walked into Buffalo, Ilya Samsonov pitched a shutout,...
Simon Benoit, Maple Leafs

Instant Analysis: Maple Leafs lock up Simon Benoit for three more years

The Toronto Maple Leafs announced on Good Friday that they have signed pending restricted free agent defenseman Simon Benoit to a three-year, $1.35 million...
David Kampf, Toronto Maple Leafs

Leafs Notebook: David Kampf’s fit, Pontus Holmberg’s future, playoff toughness, sorting out the defense...

Since the NHL All-Star break, the Toronto Maple Leafs are tied with the Dallas Stars for seventh in the league with a .674 points...
Auston Matthews vs. Connor McDavid, Maple Leafs vs. Oilers

Game in 10: Edmundson, McMann, and Holmberg impress in Maple Leafs’ big win over...

The shorthanded Maple Leafs impressively built a 5-0 lead against a red-hot Oilers team before making life a lot more interesting than it needed...
Nick Robertson, Maple Leafs vs. Kings

Leafs Notebook: Lineup experimentation, Nick Robertson’s frustration, and special teams adjustments

It was a week light on games for the Maple Leafs, but injuries and illnesses are keeping the lineup in constant flux heading into...
Nick Robertson, Bobby McMann, Maple Leafs

Why the Maple Leafs aren’t “Cup or bust” this spring — and how they’re...

Last week on our podcast and on Kyper and Bourne, I broached the subject of the Maple Leafs not going all-in this season and...
Nick Robertson, Maple Leafs vs. Hurricanes

Game in 10: Special teams struggles, untimely goals against lead to dropped point despite...

It’s not the result the Maple Leafs wanted, but if they play like this more often than not, they will beat a lot of...
Bobby McMann, Toronto Maple Leafs

Analysis: Bobby McMann signs a two-year contract extension with the Toronto Maple Leafs

On Wednesday, the Toronto Maple Leafs announced that pending UFA Bobby McMann has been signed to a two-year contract extension worth $1.35 million per...
Bobby McMann, Maple Leafs bench

Leafs Notebook: A critical time for Timothy Liljegren, lessons from the losses to Boston,...

The trade deadline is over, the clock sprung forward, the weather is improving, and we are officially in the stretch drive of the season...
Max Domi, Maple Leafs

Game in 10: Maple Leafs overcome early deficit, eke out win over the Habs...

Entering this game, the home team had won 12 straight games in the Leafs vs. Habs rivalry. Well, that’s over now. With new players in...
Brad Treliving, Leafs GM

Evaluating the moves Brad Treliving did and didn’t make in his first trade deadline...

The trade deadline has come and gone. While it wasn’t earth-shaking, the Maple Leafs took a swing at addressing their two biggest needs: the...
Connor Dewar, Maple Leafs

Instant Analysis: Maple Leafs close out low-key 2024 trade deadline day with addition of...

The Toronto Maple Leafs wrapped up the NHL trade season by acquiring forward Connor Dewar from the Minnesota Wild for a fourth-round pick in...
David Pastrnak vs Joseph Woll, Maple Leafs vs. Bruins

Game in 10: David Pastrnak outshines the Leafs’ stars, Toronto’s special teams falter in...

This was an opportunity for the Maple Leafs to close the gap in the race for home-ice advantage in the division. They came into...
Ryan Reaves, Maple Leafs

Leafs Notebook: Penalty kill progress, Reaves’ resurgence, Robertson sits, and the needs remaining after...

The Maple Leafs have won nine of their last 10 games with the opportunity to make up more ground in the divisional race with...

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