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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.

Toronto Maple Leafs Suspended-Season Thoughts: Travis Dermott’s emergence, the battle for third in the...

Let’s start with the really important stuff: I hope everyone is staying safe and taking social distancing seriously. We all have a responsibility to...
Auston Matthews, Toronto Maple Leafs

Leafs Notebook: How much do championship teams load up their top lines with ice...

Over the past few years, fans of this team have been clamouring for the Toronto Maple Leafs to load up their top-line players with...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. San Jose Sharks

Game #67 Review: San Jose Sharks 5 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 2

The Toronto Maple Leafs are out West for the week with a golden opportunity in front of them to put some distance between themselves...
Toronto Maple Leafs' celebration with Auston Matthews

Leafs Notebook: A 3-0-0 week, five questions for the stretch run, Travis Dermott &...

How quickly things can change. A week ago, it was the trade deadline, the Toronto Maple Leafs had just lost to a 42-year-old emergency backup...
Sheldon Keefe of the Toronto Maple Leafs

Leafs Notebook: Panic in Leafs Nation & final thoughts ahead of the trade deadline

In the span of about five days, the Toronto Maple Leafs played arguably their two worst games of the season with their best game...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Pittsburgh Penguins

Game #61 Review: Pittsburgh Penguins 5 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 2

The Toronto Maple Leafs are officially below the .500 mark in the month of February (4-5-1). Since the coaching change, it has been popular to...
Kyle Dubas, Toronto Maple Leafs GM

Leafs Notebook: The imminent Jake Muzzin contract extension, depth issues, and trade deadline plans

As the trade deadline approaches with one eye towards summer free agency, the Toronto Maple Leafs are reportedly close on a contract extension for...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Arizona Coyotes

Game #57 Review: Toronto Maple Leafs 3 vs. Arizona Coyotes 2 (OT)

Nobody is going to call this one a work of art, but we are at the point where the win is what matters. This...
Kyle Dubas, Toronto Maple Leafs

Leafs Notebook: What’s next for Kyle Dubas?

It was almost inevitable that the Toronto Maple Leafs would acquire a backup goaltender of consequence. With Frederik Andersen injured, the deal with LA...
Jack Campbell of the Toronto Maple Leafs

Analyzing the Jack Campbell and Kyle Clifford acquisitions: Kyle Dubas moves to save season...

After the 2017-18 season, the Toronto Maple Leafs were a young, talented team on the rise. They had lost out in the first round of...
Toronto Maple Leafs' Kasperi Kapanen

Leafs Notebook: 2020 Trade Deadline Preview

The saying goes that the best predictor of future behaviour is past behaviour, so let’s rewind to last year’s trade deadline -- GM Kyle...
Toronto Maple Leafs celebration

Leafs Notebook: What adjustments are opponents making to Keefe’s Leafs? And other thoughts at...

The Toronto Maple Leafs enter their bye week sitting on the outside of a playoff spot. The good news is that they are only...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Detroit Red Wings

Leafs Notebook: Morgan Rielly vs. Tyson Barrie on the top power play unit, the...

Let’s set the scene back to the start of the 2019-20 Toronto Maple Leafs season for a second. Coaching and player animosity aside, it is...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. New York Rangers

Leafs Notebook: The playoff viability question, new faceoff plays & the red-hot Leafs offense

Over the past couple of seasons, the Toronto Maple Leafs have been an elite offensive team. For the 2017-18 and 2018-19 seasons combined, only...
Toronto Maple Leafs’ John Tavares and William Nylander

Leafs Notebook: The All-Decade Leafs team, Injury Bug Strikes, Shopping Jeremy Bracco

The Toronto Maple Leafs have had mixed results over the past few days, picking up three out of four points but losing two keys...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. New Jersey Devils

Game #39 Review: Toronto Maple Leafs 5 vs. New Jersey Devils 4 (OT)

The most important thing is the Toronto Maple Leafs picked up another two points. Was it hockey that will make them successful in March, April,...
Zach Hyman of the Toronto Maple Leafs

Leafs Notebook: Christmas Wishlist, Michael Hutchinson’s first win, Zach Hyman’s impact

Let’s start with the most important stuff right off the top – I’d like to wish all our readers a Merry Christmas and a...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Buffalo Sabres

Game #35 Review: Toronto Maple Leafs 5 vs. Buffalo Sabres 3

This was a big game for the Toronto Maple Leafs. Before puck drop, Chris Cuthbert noted that this is the first meeting between Toronto...
Sheldon Keefe of the Toronto Maple Leafs

Leafs Notebook: Justin Holl’s emergence, the Rielly-Barrie pairing, Travis Dermott’s minutes & more

We haven’t had an extended notes edition of the Leafs Notebook in a while. What better time than now? With Christmas almost here, next...

Leafs Notebook: Playoff odds, Leafs drawing inspiration from the Seahawks, lineup notes

Approaching the halfway point of the season, the Toronto Maple Leafs own a rather mediocre 14-13-4 record with a minus-three goal differential. Naturally, people...

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