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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 petrielli.a@gmail.com or find him on Twitter at @APetrielli.
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Leafs Notebook – An early look at ice time distribution – October 18

Six games into the season, pretty well everything is coming up roses for the 5-1-0 Toronto Maple Leafs. They lead the league in goals per...
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Leafs Notebook – A Scintillating Start – October 10

Three games into the Toronto Maple Leafs season, Joel Quenneville has summed it up best so far: "They're good. They're really good. They've got...

Leafs Notebook – Opening Day Edition – October 4

As the Toronto Maple Leafs get set to kick-off the 2017-2018 season in Winnipeg, the team and its fan base are full of hope. They...

Leafs Notebook – Roster battles and the Zach Hyman/Auston Matthews debate – September 25

When Patrick Marleau signed a three-year, $18.75 million contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs this past summer, many thought it would come with an...

Optimism, Pessimism and General Thoughts Heading into the 2017-2018 Season

The Toronto Maple Leafs enter the 2017-18 season with a much different vibe around the team than last Fall. They "bought" this summer and...

Leafs Offseason Notebook: JVR Watch, Sophomore Slumps, Defence Planning

As summer enters the dog days and the Toronto Maple Leafs' offseason looks more or less complete, I can’t help but think of a...

On the Connor McDavid effect, The Big Three, and the Toronto Maple Leafs’ “two-year...

The 2016-17 season featured an exciting turn of events for the Toronto Maple Leafs and their fans. Led by eventual Calder winner Auston Matthews, the...

2017 Draft Notebook: Trends, analysis and thoughts on the Toronto Maple Leafs’ strategy

When Brendan Shanahan cleaned house and began building his management team in 2015, there was a clear connection to the OHL. Kyle Dubas was the...

Analyzing NHL Draft Pick Value: Can a draft really be “weak” after the first...

When the Toronto Maple Leafs traded for Brian Boyle at the deadline this season, I posed a question: When is buying worth it? Should...

Playoff Notebook – Pushed to the Brink – April 22

One big reason the Leafs were successful in making the playoffs this season was their special teams. It went under the radar, but they...

Playoff Notebook – Best of Three – April 20

Frederik Andersen summed up Game 4 best: "We didn't play anywhere close to what we're capable of... We beat ourselves." And yet the Washington Capitals...

Playoff Notebook – Leafs take the series lead – April 18

The Toronto Maple Leafs are leading a playoff series for the first time since beating the Ottawa Senators in game 7 on April 20th,...

Playoff Notebook – Reason to Believe – April 16

Before this series started, if I told you that each of the first two games in Washington would go to overtime and Toronto would return...

Playoff Notebook – Capitals take Game 1 – April 14

You never know what you are going to get in the first period of a new playoff series. Both teams had three full days to...

Pre-scouting the Washington Capitals Power Play

The Washington Capitals again owned one of the best power plays (PP) in the regular season this year, finishing tied for third at 23.1%. Their...

Leafs Notebook – Getting Ready for Washington – April 10

The Toronto Maple Leafs have officially qualified for the playoffs after a full 82-game season for the first time since 2003-04. That sounds great. They will...

Leafs Notebook – April 3

There is a lot to get into before the final week of the season begins. It's been a crazy, fun and surprising season, and it...

Leafs Notebook – The Final Two Weeks – March 27

Near the end of the 2013-14 season, the Toronto Maple Leafs looked to be cruising to a playoff spot playing a shotgun style of...

Leafs Notebook – March 20

Lots to talk about, so let's get straight into the notes this week. Enjoy. Notes - Seemingly left out of all the reports about the much-discussed Leafs...

Leafs Notebook – The Race to the Finish – March 14

15 games to go. A one-point hold on the final wildcard spot. Four points back of a top-three spot in the division, with an...

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