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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.
Sheldon Keefe, Maple Leafs bench

Leafs Notebook: Roster learning curves and early-season adjustments

It’s easy to forget given all of the Maple Leafs’ core players returned this season, but there was a lot of change this summer...
Auston Matthews & William Nylander

Game in 10: Auston Matthews and William Nylander put on a show again in...

The first Saturday night game of the season is in the book, Auston Matthews has two hat tricks through two games, and the Maple...
Fraser Minten, Maple Leafs

Leafs Notebook: Scrutinizing the decision to keep Fraser Minten and other thoughts on the...

After a flurry of offseason moves (while keeping the same core) and a training camp that brought some pleasant surprises, the Maple Leafs opening...
Matthew Knies of the Maple Leafs

Breaking down the Maple Leafs preseason performances: Prospects, Marlies, & NHLers

Preseason is thankfully on the back nine, and the real NHL hockey is going to begin shortly. Before then, there will be roster cuts, potential...
Matthew Knies, Maple Leafs

Matthew Knies, Maple Leafs’ PK excellent in preseason victory over Canadiens

The Maple Leafs evened up their preseason record on Friday night, beating the Montreal Canadiens by a score of 2-1 in a game that...
Matthew Knies, Maple Leafs

Preseason Storylines: Matthew Knies, Nick Robertson, Pontus Holmberg, and others with something to prove

NHL hockey is finally back, albeit preseason hockey. For most players, it means very little other than getting some touches, getting acquainted with new...
Jake McCabe, Toronto Maple Leafs

Maple Leafs 2023-24 Season Preview, Part 2: Sorting through the defense, coaching staff, and...

In Part 1 of the 2023-24 season preview, we took a look at the forward group, including the center position that is now going...
Toronto Maple Leafs celebrate, Auston Matthews, John Tavares, William Nylander, Morgan Rielly, Mitch Marner

Maple Leafs 2023-24 Season Preview, Part 1: William Nylander’s shift to center, where it...

With the NHL offseason officially over and training camps underway ahead of the 2023-24 season, it’s a good time to take stock of Brad...
Noah Gregor, San Jose Sharks, Maple Leafs

The Maple Leafs sign Noah Gregor to a PTO: The updated roster picture

The Toronto Maple Leafs announced on Wednesday that they have signed Noah Gregor to a Professional Tryout agreement. Gregor was originally drafted by the San...
Benoit Simon, Ducks, Maple Leafs

Analysis: Maple Leafs add a blue line depth option with some size & jam...

Brad Treliving has added to the Maple Leafs’ defensive depth chart with the signing of 24-year-old Simon Benoit to a one-year deal worth $775,000. Benoit...
Auston Matthews, Leafs legend

What Auston Matthews’ precedent-breaking four-year contract means for the Maple Leafs’ future

In the end, this contract negotiation was all about what Auston Matthews wanted. As an elite player at a premium position and a pending UFA...
Sheldon Keefe, bench shot

The drawbacks of the Maple Leafs running a 20-man roster & other offseason notes

Over the past week or so, we have gained more clarity around the Maple Leafs’ salary cap situation with the announcement of Matt Murray’s...
Calle Jarnkrok, Toronto Maple Leafs

How will the Maple Leafs get under the cap? The buyout + trade scenario...

The Maple Leafs gained some further clarity on their salary cap situation over the weekend when Ilya Samsonov was awarded a one-year, $3.55 million...
Matthew Knies, Maple Leafs vs. Rangers

What are reasonable expectations for Matthew Knies’ rookie season, and where will he fit...

Back in 2016-17, the Toronto Maple Leafs iced a rookie class the likes of which we’ve never seen before and probably won’t witness ever...

Analysis: Maple Leafs hire Guy Boucher (power play) and Mike Van Ryn (defense) as...

The Toronto Maple Leafs announced the hiring of Guy Boucher and Mike Van Ryn as new GM Brad Treliving continues to put his stamp...

The remaining offseason business for the Maple Leafs: On William Nylander’s $10 million ask,...

The NHL offseason has slowed to a crawl, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t still business to take care of for the Maple Leafs. The...
Tyler Bertuzzi, Bruins, Maple Leafs

How Tyler Bertuzzi and Max Domi change the Maple Leafs’ lineup mix, and the...

Day one of NHL free agency was a relatively quiet one for the Maple Leafs, but on day two, Brad Treliving made his mark. In...
Ryan Reaves, Wild, Maple Leafs

Offseason Analysis: The Reaves, Klingberg, and Kampf contracts, and the needs remaining

At the beginning of the 2022-23 season, the Maple Leafs started with the following opening-night lineup: Bunting - Matthews - Marner Nylander - Tavares - Malgin Engvall...
Mitch Marner, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Tampa Bay Lightning

The “Core Four” Offseason Series: Anticipating Mitch Marner’s next contract and whether the Leafs...

The final player we’re going to discuss in our Core Four Offseason Series is Mitch Marner, who we left for last for a number...
William Nylander, Toronto Maple Leafs

The “Core Four” Offseason Series: The William Nylander Contract and Trade Scenarios

Part three of the Core Four series takes a look at William Nylander -- the first core player we have discussed in this space...

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