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Anthony Petrielli has been at MLHS since 2011. He is known for his weekly "Leafs Notebook" feature, and also writes specific analysis pieces. You can contact him at [email protected] or find him on Twitter at @APetrielli.

NHL Free Agency Interview Period Opens

NHL free agency officially begins on July 1st, but for all intents and purposes, it begins today. The negotiation period has begun, and teams...
Phil Kessel Maple Leafs

Trading Phil Kessel: On value, timing, and the Maple Leafs rebuild

A little over a year ago Brendan Shanahan was announced as the new president of the Toronto Maple Leafs. In his introductory press conference, he...

Exploring Mike Babcock’s Systems

The common sentiment around the Toronto Maple Leafs' hiring of Mike Babcock is, “good coach, bad team”—and it is tough to argue against that. This is not the first...
NHL: Detroit Red Wings at Washington Capitals

What would the Leafs be getting in Mike Babcock?

From the moment it came out that Mike Babcock would possibly not return to Detroit, his name has been connected to the Toronto Maple...

Leafs Notebook Season Finale – April 20

If you watched Brendan Shanahan’s end of season press conference and began wondering who the next GM will be, you missed the forest for...

Leafs Notebook – April 9

One Game Left. Notes Interesting piece by Thomas Drance over at TLN on executive compensation and the Leafs. Essentially, if the Leafs fire Nonis and hire...

Leafs Notebook – April 1

The old saying goes that one man’s garbage is another man’s treasure, but perhaps sometimes the opposite is true. This season the Leafs conducted a fire sale...

Leafs Notebook – March 25

One of the main questions in Toronto down the stretch has been whether or not Dave Nonis will be General Manager of the team...
Randy Carlyle Peter Horachek

Leafs Notebook – March 17

When the Maple Leafs fired Randy Carlyle 40 games into the season, their record stood at 21-16-3. They are 6-22-3 since then. On the surface,...

Leafs Notebook – March 10

On trade deadline day, it was revealed the Leafs and Red Wings were making a push to get a deal done that would send...

Leafs Notebook – March 4

A deadline of selling rentals and stockpiling depth picks was expected, until the Columbus Blue Jackets came calling with an offer too good to...

Leafs Notebook – February 23rd

The NHL is officially a week away from the NHL trade deadline. Leafs fans in seller mode rejoice. I’ve written before about selling high and...

Leafs Notebook – February 17

The Maple Leafs completed their first trade of the season with something expected: Moving out a couple of pending UFAs they were in tough to...
Brian Burke Mastercard Center Board

Leafs Notebook – February 10

Rumour season is in fine form as the Toronto Maple Leafs, yet again, limp to the finish line. There are a lot of big names...

Leafs Notebook – February 3

Since the hiring of Peter Horachek, the Maple Leafs have reduced their shots against, but have been ice cold offensively. Horachek has begun implementing a...
Dion Phaneuf

Will NHL Teams Start Using NBA Cap Relief Ideas?

More than ever before, NHL management involves getting out of bad contracts. Always better to move a contract a year early, than a year late. When...
Dave Nonis Leafs

Leafs Notebook – January 22

The evaluation period might not be over, but the reality has hit Leafs Nation. This team is not very good, and it needs a face...
Peter Horachek, Toronto Maple Leafs

Leafs Notebook – January 13

When Peter Horacek was hired in the summer, it was a reasonably safe bet that at some point the man who served as interim...

Randy Carlyle Firing: What Changes Moving Forward?

Randy Carlyle’s inevitable firing brought about as crazy a day in Leafs land as any in recent memory. Phil Kessel and Dave Feschuk arguing, with...

Leafs Notebook – January 5

With the NFL playoffs currently unfolding, the storylines in football circles revolve around the usual topics—Can Peyton Manning win another Superbowl, can Tom Brady get a...
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