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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.
Michael Bunting, Toronto Maple Leafs

Game in 10: Three-point night for Mark Giordano includes OT winner as Maple Leafs...

Every team has a few opponents where it doesn’t really matter where either club is in the standings, you know anything is possible when...
Mark Giordano, Timothy Liljegren, Toronto Maple Leafs

Leafs Notebook: Settling on a shutdown defense pairing, Mitch Marner’s ice-time uptick, and other...

As we all know by now, there is no single recipe to follow when it comes to building a Stanley Cup winner. Championship teams...
Auston Matthews, goal celebration Maple Leafs bench

Leafs Notebook: A more balanced lineup, Pierre Engvall’s best hockey as a Leaf, the...

With the final month of the season officially underway, eyes are turning towards what we have all been waiting for since last year’s postseason...
Toronto Maple Leafs celebration

Leafs Notebook: A big power-play fuelled win over Florida, early returns from Mark Giordano,...

The final stretch of the season is here, and it’s going to be crazy. For the Leafs, April will feature 15 games in 30 days...
Kyle Dubas, Maple Leafs

Why Kyle Dubas prioritized the Maple Leafs’ defense at a trade deadline that could’ve...

A few months ago, the Maple Leafs might have taken a very different approach to the 2022 trade deadline. Their defense was inconsistent but largely...
Erik Kallgren, second NHL win, Toronto Maple Leafs

Game in 10: Maple Leafs solid defensively, win second in a row without Matthews...

The two-game suspension for Auston Matthews is now over, and the Maple Leafs went 2-0. If we can take away anything, it should be that...
Kyle Dubas, Brendan Shanahan, Toronto Maple Leafs

Leafs Notebook: Do the issues run deeper than the goaltending?

I will be completely honest: I wrote and rewrote this article in my head approximately 100 times, before staring at a blank Word document...
John Tavares, Toronto Maple Leafs

Game in 10: Maple Leafs cough up three-goal lead, recompose themselves in much-needed win...

Well, it’s two points. It’s a shame that the Leafs spoiled what was such an amazing first period, especially against a team playing their third...
Toronto Maple Leafs, Sheldon Keefe

Leafs Notebook: The goaltending crisis, a cooling-off power play, Nick Robertson’s callup, and other...

The Maple Leafs have been a little inconsistent lately, going 5-4-1 in their last 10. It comes at a time when the schedule is...
John Tavares, Toronto Maple Leafs

Leafs Notebook: The arguments for splitting up Tavares and Nylander, the top line’s dominance,...

Earlier this season, the Maple Leafs rearranged their top four forwards by pairing up Auston Matthews with William Nylander and John Tavares with Mitch...
Kyle Dubas, Toronto Maple Leafs GM

Leafs Notebook: With Ilya Lyubushkin in the fold, is more defense help or a...

As has become customary, Kyle Dubas started his trade deadline early. Jack Campbell was acquired on February 5, 2020; Jake Muzzin was acquired on January...
Jack Campbell, Toronto Maple Leafs

Game in 10: Maple Leafs feed off their fans, dominate on special teams in...

Two good teams, fans back in the arena, and the NHL season entering the stretch drive. You can’t really ask for much more on...
Auston Matthews, Morgan Rielly, William Nylander celebrate a Toronto Maple Leafs goal

Leafs Notebook: The magic behind Toronto’s NHL record-chasing power play

The Maple Leafs are putting together a historically-good power play this season that should probably be garnering even more attention than it has received...
Mitch Marner, Toronto Maple Leafs

Leafs Notebook: Justin Holl quietly stabilizing his game, Mitch Marner’s newfound goal-scoring confidence, and...

With the All-Star break over, the stretch drive has officially begun. There is no playoff race to speak of in the East at the moment....
Auston Matthews, Mitch Marner, Toronto Maple Leafs

Game in 10: Leafs repeat the feat, win in regulation despite 4-2 third-period deficit

After a thrilling comeback win against the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday night, Sheldon Keefe decided to stick with the lines that earned the...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Columbus Blue Jackets, Michael Bunting

Leafs Notebook: With Michael Bunting and David Kampf, Kyle Dubas’ two-year bets are paying...

With limited cap space and a few notable holes in their lineup, the Maple Leafs took an interesting approach to filling their roster needs...
Kyle Dubas, Toronto Maple Leafs

Leafs Notebook: The case for prioritizing a top-six forward addition, the second line’s underlying...

As we inch closer to the trade deadline with each passing week, conversations are naturally shifting to the position Kyle Dubas needs to address...

Leafs Notebook: Jake Muzzin’s slow first half, Mitch Marner’s return, and is a top-four...

We’re halfway through January yet still five games short of the midway point of the season. Due to COVID-19 and the NHL opting out of...
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,...

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