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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.

Leafs Notebook – October 7

It seems like the Jake Gardiner talk just won’t go away, even though an immediate trade seems extremely unlikely.Elliotte Friedman got the ball rolling...

Leafs Notebook – Season Opener Eve: September 30th

Only three teams in the preseason had more points than the Leafs (Boston, Washington, Dallas), and you know what’s the best part about that?...

Leafs Notebook: Preseason Edition – September 23

There are so many different angles to consider when looking at last night's Leafs-Sabres brawl. Where to start?Perhaps the best place is the shift...

2013-14 Season Preview: Forwards

For the first time in a long time, the Leafs are going into the season with a well-set forward group. The top six is...

Rookie Camp Impressions, and a few thoughts on Raymond

The Leafs wrapped up what was a pretty good weekend by imploding in the third period and losing handily, but that doesn’t take away...

Opening Day of the 2013 Rookie Tournament

Hockey is officially back!Well, sort of.Today kicks off the Leafs annual rookie tournament, which is really a great opportunity for the kids in...

Production by Top 6 Wingers: How Do the Leafs Stack Up?

During my interview with Scott Gordon, the Leafs assistant coach said something that caught my attention when he noted: “This year our top six...
Dave Nonis

Revisiting the Nonis blueprint

I took a look at Dave Nonis' GM'ing history before the off season started. Since the summer has come to a crawl I thought...

Now what?

The John Michael Liles buyout watch is officially over, for this year, anyway.Nazem Kadri and Cody Franson are still RFAs, and the Leafs currently...

Dog Day Musings: Thoughts by Position and a little on the Marlies

Summer has officially entered the dog days in the hockey world and there’s little in the way of new developments to discuss. However, seeing...

With the bulk of the storm over, where do the Leafs stand?

Some will argue the Leafs have gotten better over the last few weeks, others will say they’ve gotten worse; the only thing we know...

Draft Day Recap: Leafs get deeper at center

The old saying in hockey is that defense wins championships, and defense was the theme of the day for the Leafs yesterday even though...

Bernier the Boats

The Jonathan Bernier to Toronto speculation was ongoing all week, so it wasn’t a complete surprise when the Leafs acquired him yesterday. What was...

Could the Leafs be concerned about Reimer’s workload?

Between attempts to acquire Roberto Luongo, Miikka Kiprusoff, and now reportedly Jonathan Bernier, it just doesn’t feel like Leafs management is fully behind James...

2012-13 Player Review: Joffrey Lupul

Next up on the player review list is Joffrey Lupul.It was a whirlwind season for the man who has rejuvenated his career in Toronto....

Quick Thoughts: Leafs lock up Orr and MacIntyre

The Leafs announced the resigning of Colton Orr and Drew MacIntyre yesterday.Orr played 44 of 48 regular season games with the Leafs before dressing...

Scattered Thoughts: Eakins, Marlies, Komarov, Lessons from Boston

Even though the Leafs haven’t played a hockey game in weeks and the Stanley Cup Finals are about to begin, there is no shortage...

Q&A Mailbag with Anthony Petrielli

We aren’t in the dog-days of summer yet, but in terms of Leafs content things are in a lull until the draft and free...

A look into Dave Nonis’ General Managing History

While there is said to be continuity between the two managers given their close working relationship for several years in the Leaf front office,...
Dave Nonis

A Bunch of Off-Season Questions

I really wanted to write a wrap up notebook, but I wasn’t going to subject myself to watching that game again, nor do I...