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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.
Mitch Marner, Sheldon Keefe

Leafs Notebook: Why it’s high time to split up the stars across separate lines

You couldn’t find a single Leafs observer that would've argued the loss of Zach Hyman wouldn’t negatively impact the team. He’s one of the best...
Michael Bunting, Toronto Maple Leafs

Leafs Notebook: Michael Bunting fast becoming a fan favourite, Jason Spezza picking up where...

I have to start by stating the obvious: Boy, is it nice to have fans in the stands again. In the season opener, the Leafs...
Mitch Marner, Toronto Maple Leafs

Leafs Notebook: Five bold predictions for the 2021-22 season, Mike Amadio makes the team,...

A new Maple Leafs season is finally upon us. There was a lot of anger after the conclusion of the last one -- which was...

Leafs Notebook: Amazon Prime All-or-Nothing takeaways, David Kampf, Ondrej Kase, & Michael Bunting’s roles,...

A new season is upon us, and in typical Leafs fashion, it's started by making everyone re-live the nightmare from the previous season. This, of...
Sheldon Keefe, Toronto Maple Leafs practice

Seven burning questions entering the Maple Leafs’ 2021-22 training camp

Welcome back! I hope everyone had a nice summer and was able to get outside and enjoy some fresh air after what felt like...
Nick Ritchie, Toronto Maple Leafs

Analysis: Depth and versatility of the Maple Leafs’ forward mix appears notably improved after...

The Maple Leafs have seemingly capped off their bargain free agent signings with the most notable name and highest-price forward signing of the bunch...
Ondrej Kase, Toronto Maple Leafs

Instant Analysis: Maple Leafs make a cheap bet on high upside with Ondrej Kase...

The Toronto Maple Leafs have continued their bargain-bin shopping spree, this time signing high-upside right winger Ondrej Kase to a one-year, $1.25 million contract. The...
Kyle Dubas, Toronto Maple Leafs GM

After addressing goaltending and leaving the defense intact, the Maple Leafs have questions remaining...

The reality is that it was always going to be this way. Since losing out in the first round again, the Maple Leafs have made...
Dave Kampf, Toronto Maple Leafs

David Kampf and Kurtis Gabriel sign with the Toronto Maple Leafs

The Toronto Maple Leafs have continued adding depth players via the free-agent market, this time signing forwards Kurtis Gabriel and David Kampf to one...
Morgan Rielly, Toronto Maple Leafs

Why the Maple Leafs cannot afford to play out the 2021-22 season with an...

As free agency inches closer, the Toronto Maple Leafs find themselves in a stalemate over the value of cap space with the Edmonton Oilers,...
Mitch Marner & Auston Matthews, Toronto Maple Leafs

Can you really win riding three forwards so heavily? Why the Toronto Maple Leafs...

In the 2018-19 playoffs, the Toronto Maple Leafs were eliminated, yet again, by the Boston Bruins in a seven-game series. Despite Auston Matthews playing...

Instant Analysis: Maple Leafs acquire Jared McCann from the Penguins in exchange for Filip...

The Toronto Maple Leafs have jumped in ahead of the expansion draft and begun to reshape their roster for the upcoming season. Kyle Dubas called...

Toronto Maple Leafs hire Dean Chynoweth as assistant coach

The Toronto Maple Leafs announced the hiring of Dean Chynoweth as Assistant Coach on Monday. Most recently, he was an Assistant Coach with the...
Kyle Dubas, Toronto Maple Leafs

Big Offseason Questions, Part 6: The Expansion Draft, Travis Dermott vs. Justin Holl, the...

Last we left off, we looked at the Toronto Maple Leafs' forward depth and how they allocate their cap dollars. That presents the perfect...
Sheldon Keefe, Toronto Maple Leafs bench

Big Offseason Questions, Part 5: How can the Leafs revamp their forward depth —...

A lot of ink has been spilled about the Toronto Maple Leafs since the team blew a 3-1 series lead to the Montreal Canadiens...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Montreal Canadiens, Game 7

Game in 10: Same as it ever was

Honestly, I don’t even want to write this article. All day, I wanted to believe things would be different. Just this once. Matthews and/or Marner...
Nick Suzuki, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Montreal Canadiens, game 6

Game in 10: Unbelievably, we’re off to Game 7 — and it’s no less...

The Leafs deserved to lose tonight. Yes, they made a nice comeback. Yes, they absolutely outplayed the Habs in overtime. But the first two periods...
Nick Suzuki, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Montreal Canadiens, game 5

Game in 10: Jake Muzzin’s heroics force OT but Leafs fall short in Game...

The hardest thing to do is put a team away to end their season. Montreal came out tonight looking crisper, more aggressive on the forecheck,...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Montreal Canadiens, Game 4 win, Jason Spezza & Joe Thornton

Game in 10: Alex Galchenyuk revenge game, veteran production, Jack Campbell shutout highlight a...

Up 2-1 in the series and on the second night of a back-to-back, many were wondering how Sheldon Keefe would approach his lineup decisions...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Montreal Canadiens, Jack Campbell

Game in 10: Morgan Rielly’s game winner, Jack Campbell’s massive third-period performance secures 2-1...

They don’t ask how in the playoffs. A win is a win, and there isn’t much time to think about it considering these two teams...

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