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Anthony Petrielli

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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.

The Maple Leafs did nothing, and that’s all right

For the first time since 2006, the Maple Leafs stood pat on trade deadline day. It was the right move. On a day where pretty well...
David Clarkson

Leafs Notebook – March 4

It's not time to sound the alarm, but the sense of urgency is heightened across Toronto. The Leafs are still firmly in a playoff spot...

AP’s Mailbag: Deadline targets, bottom 6, “impact” prospects, PK and shots against

Thanks again for all the questions. My apologies if I didn't get to yours. Part 1 can be found here. - wendelsfist: "What one personnel upgrade or...

AP’s Mailbag: Defensive question marks, playoffs, Kulemin, Franson and expiring deals

Thanks for all the questions. Part 2 will follow a little later on in the day. - @BrianHuddle: "Where does management need to advance this roster to...

The Leafs & Top 3 Centers Per Team by Cap Hit

There has been plenty of debate already regarding Dave Bolland and whether or not he should be re-signed, a subject that will only continue...

Leafs Notebook – February 11

With the hockey world’s attention firmly fixed on the Olympics, it’s easy to forget that the NHL is quickly approaching a significant date: Trade...

Dave Bolland, The Leafs Rebuild & Succession Plans

Having gone through a long and painful rebuild, the Toronto Maple Leafs now find themselves right smack in the middle of a critical time...

Leafs Notebook – February 3

The sentiment "Thank you Boston" has been never been more prevalent in Leafs Nation as Phil Kessel continues to rip apart the NHL. I'm...

Leafs Notebook – January 27

Why is the Leafs' PK struggling so heavily? Plus much more on the week that was in Leafland. It's kind of amazing how the Leafs' awful...

Leafs Notebook – January 21

It’s amazing how much a week can change, in the minds of some fans. Some may say Carlyle is no longer on the hot seat,...

Leafs Notebook – January 13

Even the most optimistic Leafs fans weren't expecting David Clarkson to be great throughout the entirety of his seven year deal, but this is...

Leafs Notebook – January 8

Heading into 2013 training camp, Dave Nonis had two massive clouds hanging over his head as his best forward and best defenseman were both...

Leafs Notebook – December 26

With tomorrow's game vs. Buffalo representing the 40th game of 2013-14, the Leafs are nearly at the halfway mark of the season. The Leafs,...

Leafs Notebook – December 16

Although the Leafs went 1-2 last week, it really was one of their better weeks of hockey this season. They handily outplayed LA but...

Leafs Notebook – December 11

The Sunday game threw off the timing of the Leafs Notebook (along with life, work, and so on), so I apologize for the delay....

Leafs Notebook – December 2

The question for the Leafs right now is pretty simple: Is this the kind of slump that every team goes through over an 82-game season,...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs Montreal Canadiens

Preview and GDT: Maple Leafs at Canadiens (7 p.m., CBC)

There’s no such thing as a “must-win” in November, but boy do the Leafs need a win tonight. Through 26 games this season, the...

Leafs Notebook – November 26

- Losing to a young, inexperienced goalie that fought every puck, like in the loss against Nashville, is the kind of loss that really...

Leafs Notebook – November 18

You have to give Dave Nonis credit: The Leafs needed a center, so he went out and got one. It was only a few weeks...

Leafs Notebook – November 11

No appetizer today. Straight into the main course: - Last season, one of the biggest strengths of the Leafs penalty kill was its health and...
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