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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.
Auston Matthews, goal celebration Maple Leafs bench

Leafs Notebook: Arguments for/against splitting up Matthews-Marner, Simmonds’ resurgence, and Nylander’s growth as an...

Both of the following statements can be true: - Auston Matthews is elite and will show it regardless of who he plays with - Auston Matthews...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Colorado Avalanche

Game in 10: Shorthanded Maple Leafs run out of gas, get a point in...

Tonight’s Hockey Night in Canada pitted two of the best teams in the league against each other. The game did not disappoint. At one point,...
Nick Ritchie, Toronto Maple Leafs

Maple Leafs place Nick Ritchie on waivers as forward group returns to full health

The Toronto Maple Leafs have placed Nick Ritchie on waivers just 30 games into his two-year, $2.5 million AAV contract. Just 26 years old, Ritchie...
TJ Brodie, Toronto Maple Leafs

Game in 10: Mikheyev, Nylander, and Kerfoot stay hot as Leafs win ugly over...

Given the state of the world around us, you don’t want to complain in any capacity about having hockey to watch. It’s certainly better than...
Auston Matthews hat trick, Toronto Maple Leafs

Leafs Notebook: A holiday wishlist, Rielly-Brodie’s continued excellence, Matthews’ mind-boggling numbers

With the season on pause at the moment and the holiday season quickly approaching, what better time to roll out a holiday wishlist? At the...
Maple Leafs celebration, David Kampf, Kyle Clifford, Wayne Simmonds, TJ Brodie

Leafs Notebook: Ondrej Kase’s expanding role, Ilya Mikheyev’s nearing return, and could Justin Holl’s...

As the Maple Leafs head into a four-game western road trip, I thought this would be a good time for an extended notes edition...
Jake Muzzin, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Pittsburgh Penguins

Leafs Notebook: Why it’s worth staying patient with Muzzin-Holl, adjusting to Rasmus Sandin and...

As the Maple Leafs have rounded into form, there has been one outstanding caveat preventing anyone from suggesting they are completely clicking on all...
Auston Matthews, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Boston Bruins

Leafs Notebook: How does Toronto measure up against the rest of the Atlantic Division...

With American Thanksgiving now in the rearview mirror, the first official checkpoint of the NHL has come and gone. Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet, who has...
Auston Matthews, Morgan Rielly, William Nylander celebrate a Toronto Maple Leafs goal

Leafs Notebook: Ice-time allocation at the 20-game mark, Kyle Clifford’s callup, the need at...

The Toronto Maple Leafs are 8-2-0 in their last 10 and continue to march along, led by Jack Campbell in net. American Thanksgiving is now...
Ritchie, Matthews, Nylander, Marner, Toronto Maple Leafs

Leafs Notebook: A promising start to Dean Chynoweth’s tenure, TJ Brodie finding his form,...

After a slow start to the season, the Toronto Maple Leafs are finally hitting their stride, currently on a three-game winning streak and 8-2...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Calgary Flames, Jack Campbell

Leafs Notebook: Should Toronto wait it out or rush to sign Jack Campbell?

With Morgan Rielly locked in long-term, attention in the Toronto market has naturally shifted to pending unrestricted free agent Jack Campbell. There were conflicting reports...

Leafs Notebook: Balancing the power-play units, the Leafs’ pace of play, Morgan Rielly’s new...

This was a big week for the Maple Leafs, who picked up a few wins and lowered some of the pitchforks their fans were...
Morgan Rielly, Toronto Maple Leafs

Instant Analysis: Morgan Rielly signs eight-year contract extension with the Toronto Maple Leafs

On Friday morning, the Toronto Maple Leafs announced that they have locked up Morgan Rielly to an eight-year extension that carries a $7.5 million...
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...

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