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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.

Brian Burke and the 8th Seed

"Championship is the goal. Not to get in the 8th spot and get your ass kicked." - Leafs GM Brian Burke You've probably seen this quote...

Brian Burke’s Plan Still Intact

When Brian Burke officially came to Toronto he told everyone exactly how he wanted the Toronto Maple Leafs to play hockey. He wants his team...

Toronto Marlies vs. Abbotsford Heat: Game 1

For the first time in these playoffs, the Toronto Marlies lost a game. Okay they've only played four, so it's not a big deal. And...

Toronto Marlies vs. Rochester Americans — Game 3

For the first time ever, the Toronto Marlies have swept a playoff opponent. Give the players and coaching staff full credit, too. Sometimes when a...
Stuart Percy - July 12, 2013

Future NHLers on the Toronto Marlies

Leafs fans are showing heightened interest in the Marlies lately, and deservedly so as they have officially begun their run for the Calder Cup....

Toronto Marlies vs. Rochester Americans – Game 1

In case you haven't heard, the Toronto Marlies beat the Rochester Americans last night 4-3 to take a 1-0 lead in their first round...

Leafs Notebook – Final Wrap up

How many notable Brian Burke quotes has he unleashed for our constant reiteration? Too many to count. You have your pugnacity, testosterone, and truculent quote,...

Leafs Notebook – Special Edition

Sometimes, there's really just nothing left to say. After the Leafs 7-1 loss to the Philadelphia Flyers, they officially hit that point. You can only...

Leafs Notebook — March 26

Remember Alex Steen? The Leafs drafted him in the first round in 2002, 24th overall. He cracked the NHL in 2005, in part due to...

Leafs Notebook – March 12

Right now is the easiest possible time to dump on the Toronto Maple Leafs, Brian Burke, Phil Kessel and anyone associated with the organization...

The “Maple Leafs in March” Drinking Game

Another season is winding down with the Maple Leafs yet again on the outside of the playoff picture. The difference this season is that...

Leafs had no choice but to re-sign Grabovski

How many different ways can you skin a cat? Rather, how many different ways can you look at the Mikhail Grabovski extension? "How is he making...

Leafs Notebook – March 5

Going to cut right to it this week. This was a hard Leafs Notebook to write. Where to start? Talk about why Wilson failed? What's good...

Three years on, evaluating player evaluation under Burke

Asset management was really the theme of the deadline for the Maple Leafs. At the end of the day it appeared Brian Burke and company...

Mailbag: 7 Questions, 7 Answers

As always, thank you for the questions, I really enjoy these. I wanted to quickly clarify a quick comment from Wendelsway (if you don't...

Leafs Notebook – February 21

Hockey is not a sport without its politics. If there's one thing HBO's 24/7 has briefly shown its viewers, it's that there is a lot...

Leafs Notebook — February 13

Funny how a week changes everything. This time last Monday, the Leafs were coming off handling Ottawa easily and two very good efforts against the...

Leafs Notebook – February 6

It's a week of celebration, but it has nothing to do with the current Leafs team. Mats Sundin is back, and this is the...

Leafs Notebook – January 30

Harry Sinden, the great Boston Bruins GM, once had an interesting quote about the job of being a General Manager and what it's all...

The impact of the John-Michael Liles Extension

The locking up of John Michael Liles for the next four seasons  further evidences Brian Burke's team building philosophy is moving towards speed and...

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