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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 bench, Manny Malhotra & Sheldon Keefe

Leafs Notebook: Breaking down the struggling power play

The post-trade deadline stretch run to the playoffs is finally here, but it hasn’t started the way the Toronto Maple Leafs would have drawn...

Leafs Notebook: With additions of Foligno, Nash & co., Kyle Dubas pushes Leafs into...

In 2015, as Kyle Dubas and the Maple Leafs were preparing for the entry draft, the Toronto market was obsessing over the question of...

Toronto Maple Leafs add goaltending insurance, acquire David Rittich from Calgary

The Maple Leafs aren’t done shopping yet. A few weeks ago, GM Kyle Dubas was looking for some scoring and checking depth, a need further...
Toronto Maple Leaf Nick Foligno

Toronto Maple Leafs acquire Nick Foligno: Instant Analysis & Scouting Report

Currently in first place in the North Division with some cushion beneath them, Kyle Dubas and the Toronto Maple Leafs approached the trade deadline...
Toronto Maple Leafs, John Tavares, William Nylander

Leafs Notebook: Signs of John Tavares turning a corner, diagnosing the power play, and...

The Toronto Maple Leafs have built a six-point cushion over the Jets and Oilers at the top of the division as the NHL trade...
Toronto Maple Leafs celebration, Alex Galchenyuk

Leafs Notebook: Zach Hyman’s spot in the lineup and how it affects the team’s...

We are officially two weeks away from the trade deadline. Almost two weeks ago, General Manager Kyle Dubas held his midseason press conference and pretty...
Toronto Maple Leafs' Jack Campbell

Leafs Notebook: At least for now, it’s Jack Campbell’s crease

We have to start with the obvious topic this week. The Leafs’ goaltending situation, hotly debated this season in Toronto, really boiled over this week...
Frederik Andersen, Toronto Maple Leafs

Leafs Notebook: Is the 1-5-0 stretch just a blip or legitimate cause for concern?

If there was ever a good time for a break, now would be it for the Toronto Maple Leafs. Losers of five of their last...
Kyle Dubas, Toronto Maple Leafs

Leafs Notebook: Penalty kill adjustments, deadline needs, William Nylander’s ice time & more

The Toronto Maple Leafs penalty kill was one of the main talking points after an 0-for-2 outing against the Vancouver Canucks on Saturday night....
Toronto Maple Leafs, Jake Muzzin, Ilya Mikheyev

Leafs Notebook: The makings of a real checking line, Jake Muzzin’s two-way impact, Marner...

First in the division. First in points percentage. First in power-play percentage. Second in goals per game. Life is good for the Toronto Maple...
Travis Boyd, Toronto Maple Leafs

Leafs Notebook: Depth production coming through, William Nylander’s ice time, the Mikheyev – Engvall...

Leafs Notebook is posted every Monday by noon EST When Kyle Dubas and the Toronto Maple Leafs locked up John Tavares, William Nylander, Auston Matthews, and...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Montreal Canadiens, William Nylander

Leafs Notebook: Takeaways from the Habs series, 5v5 offense and depth scoring, debating splitting...

There has been a lot of talk about the quality of the all-Canadian division, and rightfully so. The past week represented a measuring stick...
Toronto Maple Leafs win, Frederik Andersen

Leafs Notebook: A checkup on the North Division, the split-unit power play, Jason Spezza’s...

Leafs Notebook is posted every Monday by noon EST It’s only 12 games in, but we are already over 20 percent of the way through the...
Frederik Andersen, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Edmonton Oilers

Leafs Notebook: How sustainable is Toronto’s hot start?

Leafs Notebook is posted every Monday by noon EST Every team in the league desires a hot start in a shortened season. Mission accomplished for...
John Tavares returns to the Toronto Maple Leafs lineup

Leafs Notebook: John Tavares stepping up in first month of the season, Justin Holl...

After another early exit for the Toronto Maple Leafs last season, the pitchforks were out and criticism of the team was the loudest we’ve...
Joe Thornton and Auston Matthews of the Toronto Maple Leafs

Leafs Notebook: Early thoughts on the lines, the ice time, and the depth options

We have to start with the obvious here: Boy, is it ever nice to have hockey back. You can tell there was no preseason...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Ottawa Senators

Game #2 Review: Ottawa Senators 5 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 3

The Toronto Maple Leafs beat the team that many believe will contend for tops in the division in game one. They then played the...
Auston Matthews, Toronto Maple Leafs

Leafs Notebook: Five bold predictions for the 2021 season

Between the long break, the uncertain times we are living in, and the lack of social events in the real world, I am really...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs Montreal Canadiens, preseason, Alex Kerfoot

Toronto Maple Leafs Training Camp Questions, Part 2: The bottom-six makeup, special teams, and...

In Part 1 of my training camp series, we addressed the following questions: Who will flank Auston Matthews (and by process of elimination, Tavares...
Toronto Maple Leafs' Sheldon Keefe

Toronto Maple Leafs Training Camp Questions, Part 1: Auston Matthews’ linemates, Morgan Rielly’s partner,...

Happy New Year, MLHS! It’s a little surreal to say at this point in the calendar, but the NHL is almost back. It will feel...

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