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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.
David Kampf, Toronto Maple Leafs

Leafs Notebook: David Kampf’s fit, Pontus Holmberg’s future, playoff toughness, sorting out the defense...

Since the NHL All-Star break, the Toronto Maple Leafs are tied with the Dallas Stars for seventh in the league with a .674 points...
Auston Matthews vs. Connor McDavid, Maple Leafs vs. Oilers

Game in 10: Edmundson, McMann, and Holmberg impress in Maple Leafs’ big win over...

The shorthanded Maple Leafs impressively built a 5-0 lead against a red-hot Oilers team before making life a lot more interesting than it needed...
Nick Robertson, Maple Leafs vs. Kings

Leafs Notebook: Lineup experimentation, Nick Robertson’s frustration, and special teams adjustments

It was a week light on games for the Maple Leafs, but injuries and illnesses are keeping the lineup in constant flux heading into...
Nick Robertson, Bobby McMann, Maple Leafs

Why the Maple Leafs aren’t “Cup or bust” this spring — and how they’re...

Last week on our podcast and on Kyper and Bourne, I broached the subject of the Maple Leafs not going all-in this season and...
Nick Robertson, Maple Leafs vs. Hurricanes

Game in 10: Special teams struggles, untimely goals against lead to dropped point despite...

It’s not the result the Maple Leafs wanted, but if they play like this more often than not, they will beat a lot of...
Bobby McMann, Toronto Maple Leafs

Analysis: Bobby McMann signs a two-year contract extension with the Toronto Maple Leafs

On Wednesday, the Toronto Maple Leafs announced that pending UFA Bobby McMann has been signed to a two-year contract extension worth $1.35 million per...
Bobby McMann, Maple Leafs bench

Leafs Notebook: A critical time for Timothy Liljegren, lessons from the losses to Boston,...

The trade deadline is over, the clock sprung forward, the weather is improving, and we are officially in the stretch drive of the season...
Max Domi, Maple Leafs

Game in 10: Maple Leafs overcome early deficit, eke out win over the Habs...

Entering this game, the home team had won 12 straight games in the Leafs vs. Habs rivalry. Well, that’s over now. With new players in...
Brad Treliving, Leafs GM

Evaluating the moves Brad Treliving did and didn’t make in his first trade deadline...

The trade deadline has come and gone. While it wasn’t earth-shaking, the Maple Leafs took a swing at addressing their two biggest needs: the...
Connor Dewar, Maple Leafs

Instant Analysis: Maple Leafs close out low-key 2024 trade deadline day with addition of...

The Toronto Maple Leafs wrapped up the NHL trade season by acquiring forward Connor Dewar from the Minnesota Wild for a fourth-round pick in...
David Pastrnak vs Joseph Woll, Maple Leafs vs. Bruins

Game in 10: David Pastrnak outshines the Leafs’ stars, Toronto’s special teams falter in...

This was an opportunity for the Maple Leafs to close the gap in the race for home-ice advantage in the division. They came into...
Ryan Reaves, Maple Leafs

Leafs Notebook: Penalty kill progress, Reaves’ resurgence, Robertson sits, and the needs remaining after...

The Maple Leafs have won nine of their last 10 games with the opportunity to make up more ground in the divisional race with...
Sheldon Keefe, Toronto Maple Leafs bench

Brad Treliving spoke of Sheldon Keefe returning as a “second job.” Now we’re seeing...

Throughout every Maple Leafs season, we discuss so many topics and themes about the team in this space that it behooves me to track...
Ilya Lyubushkin, Maple Leaf again

Instant Analysis: Maple Leafs acquire right-handed help on defense by bringing back Ilya Lyubushkin

The Toronto Maple Leafs have reunited with old friend Ilya Lyubushkin. The full three-way trade is as follows: To Leafs: Ilya Lyubushkin (75% retained) To Ducks: The...
Chris Tanev, Flames, Maple Leafs

With Chris Tanev landing in Dallas, where does it leave Brad Treliving and the...

Trade season has begun in earnest as Chris Tanev has officially been traded to the Dallas Stars for a second-round pick, prospect Artem Grushnikov,...
Tyler Bertuzzi, Max Domi, William Nylander, Maple Leafs

Leafs Notebook: John Tavares’ buy-in, a credible fourth-line duo, Tyler Bertuzzi’s power-play success, and...

The Maple Leafs are streaking. Earlier today, I broke down some of the big-picture takeaways from their seven-game winning tear with a focus on ice-time...
Sheldon Keefe, Maple Leafs bench

Big-picture takeaways from the Maple Leafs’ seven-game winning streak

The Maple Leafs are on their first seven-game winning streak in 20 years. It is almost hard to believe it's been so long, but stringing...
Max Domi, Maple Leafs vs. Golden Knights

Game in 10: Max Domi pockets two, Maple Leafs keep rolling with seven-goal rout...

It was the second half of a back-to-back on the road against the defending Stanley Cup champions with a fully healthy defense for only...
Bobby McMann, Toronto Maple Leafs

Leafs Notebook: TJ Brodie’s improvement on the left side, Bobby McMann’s potential, and the...

It was a much-needed week of positive results for the Maple Leafs. Playing three opponents that likely won’t make the playoffs this season, the Leafs...
Brendan Shanahan, Toronto Maple Leafs President

Leafs Notebook: Lineup & power-play adjustments during Morgan Rielly’s suspension, and is it time...

A lot can happen in a week, but while sorting through all of the current storylines in Leafs Nation, it’s important not to bury...

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