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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.
Rasmus Sandin, Toronto Maple Leafs

Rasmus Sandin’s contract stalemate reaches a resolution: two years, $1.4 million AAV

After a holdout that seemingly never made much sense to begin with, the Rasmus Sandin negotiations ended with a contract that only reinforced that...
Kyle Dubas, Maple Leafs

Leafs Notebook: Evaluating Dubas’ four-year tenure as Leafs GM & early preseason observations

We finally got our first taste of preseason hockey over the weekend – which we will get into later in the article – but...
Mark Giordano, Timothy Liljegren, Toronto Maple Leafs

Five key storylines entering Maple Leafs training camp and preseason

The players have reported to their teams, training camp is underway, and preseason is about to begin. The new NHL season is upon us! The...
Sheldon Keefe, Toronto Maple Leafs bench

Maple Leafs Offseason Game Plan, Part 5: The Coaching Staff

As the offseason comes to a close, so does our offseason game plan series. In the fifth and final edition – and perhaps the...
Zach Aston Reese, Toronto Maple Leafs

Maple Leafs sign Zach Aston-Reese to a PTO, add physicality and defensive presence to...

The Maple Leafs have signed forward Zach Aston-Reese (ZAR) to a Professional Tryout Contract, the club announced on Friday. ZAR, 28 years old as of...
Kyle Dubas, Toronto Maple Leafs GM

Assessing the Maple Leafs’ offseason and the question marks that remain

With the big waves of free agency behind us and training camp now under a month away, we are officially in the dog days...
Nicolas Aube-Kubel, Toronto Maple Leafs

Analysis: Maple Leafs sign winger Nicolas Aube-Kubel for one year, $1 million

The Maple Leafs have continued their offseason activity by signing right-winger Nicolas Aube-Kubel to a one-year, $1 million contract. Aube-Kubel is just 26 years old...
Kyle Dubas, Toronto Maple Leafs

Maple Leafs Offseason Game Plan, Part 4: The Matt Murray trade and free agency...

Entering the 2022 offseason, the Maple Leafs’ most pressing question was unquestionably goaltending. Leafs management acted accordingly.  They cleared out Petr Mrazek’s contract, they met...
Kyle Dubas, Toronto Maple Leafs GM

Leafs Notebook: Thoughts on the 2022 draft, the goalie carousel, and the Matt Murray...

The NHL draft has now come and gone, and while we will continue the offseason gameplan series shortly, let’s pause and review the draft. Prior...

Brandon Lisowsky drafted 218th overall by the Toronto Maple Leafs

With the 218th pick in the seventh round of the 2022 NHL Draft, the Toronto Maple Leafs have selected Brandon Lisowsky. A 5’9 left winger...

Dennis Hildeby drafted 122nd overall by the Toronto Maple Leafs

With their 122nd overall selection in the 2022 NHL Draft, the Maple Leafs selected a 6'6" overage Swedish goaltender in Dennis Hildeby of Färjestad...
Fraser Minten Blazers

Fraser Minten drafted 38th overall by the Toronto Maple Leafs

A day after trading down, the Leafs have made their first selection in the 2022 NHL draft at 38th overall by selecting 6'1, 185-pound...
Kyle Dubas, Toronto Maple Leafs

Maple Leafs Offseason Game Plan, Part 3: The Draft

In our offseason game plan series so far, we have evaluated the Maple Leafs' roster as it currently stands - both the depth and...
Toronto Maple Leafs, John Tavares, William Nylander

Maple Leafs Offseason Game Plan, Part 2: The Core

In Part 1 of our offseason game plan, we pondered some fundamental team-building questions facing the Maple Leafs this summer. As I outlined, everything starts...
Kyle Dubas, Brendan Shanahan, Toronto Maple Leafs

Maple Leafs Offseason Game Plan, Part 1: The secondary core and team depth

As the dust has settled following yet another short postseason for the Maple Leafs, clearer minds are starting to ask what’s next for the...
Toronto Maple Leafs, Jason Spezza

Fan favourite Jason Spezza hangs up the skates after 19 NHL seasons, transitions into...

The Toronto Maple Leafs announced on Sunday that Jason Spezza has officially retired from his NHL playing career and will be transitioning into a...
Auston Matthews, Toronto Maple Leafs

Game in 10: Hello Darkness, My Old Friend

I can’t believe it happened again. I mean, I can, but really, I can’t. I am not entirely sure what to say here. Brayden Point...
Brayden Point, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Tampa Bay Lightning

Game in 10: Maple Leafs lose overtime heartbreaker as series vs. Lightning — to...

In your heart, did you really expect anything other than a Game 7? The Leafs never do anything the easy way, and they weren’t about...
Jack Campbell, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Tampa Bay Lightning

Game in 10: Maple Leafs push Lightning to the brink of elimination as core...

We can sit here and debate who should be the Leafs' sixth defenseman or who should play on their fourth line, but let’s never...
Colin Blackwell, Nikita Kucherov, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Tampa Bay Lightning

Game in 10: Maple Leafs outclassed in Game 4 as Lightning exert dominance at...

I don’t want to sit here and say this game was simply a case of everything that could have gone wrong going wrong. That would...

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