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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.

What do the Toronto Marlies’ successes mean for the Maple Leafs?

Former Bruins GM Harry Sinden had a great quote on being a GM in the book Behind the Moves: “I think the bottom line is...
Sam Bennettvideo

First Line Centers & Trading For Florida’s First Overall Pick

Why it makes more sense than usual for the Leafs to move up for the #1 pick In 2012, Dave Poulin gave an under the...

Carlyle Returns

Maple Leafs fans were promised a culture change, however you may define it, when Brendan Shanahan was hired last month. A few weeks later,...

Maple Leafs’ Bottom Six Forwards

A mess, but an opportunity for improvement When a team bottoms out the way the Maple Leafs did, naturally there is going to be a...

Maple Leafs’ Free Agents: Who stays and who goes?

We looked at options with the Maple Leafs under contract last week. Today, let's take a look at the UFAs and RFAs. UFAs Dave Bolland Quick Thoughts: Had...
Joffrey Lupul

Toronto Maple Leafs: Buy Low, Sell High

When Brendan Shanahan came aboard, I made a quick passing comment about understanding selling low and selling high with the Toronto Maple Leafs players...

Leafs Notebook – Season Finale – April 14

When the media asked who has final say on roster decisions at today's introductory press conference for Brendan Shanahan, there was a pause followed...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs St. Louis Blues

Leafs Notebook – April 7

With the rest of the Leafs season boiling down to a formality, the offseason speculation is about to ramp up to (my guess) unprecedented...
Randy Carlyle

Leafs Notebook – March 31

There is an old saying that a good coach might only help you win an extra handful games over the course of a season,...

Leafs Notebook – March 24

When Tim Leiweke officially took over as President of MLSE on April 2013, the Maple Leafs finally made the playoffs after a long drought,...

Leafs Notebook – March 19

Just when things were looking comfortable for the Leafs, they had to go and make it interesting again. Really, is there any other way this team...

Leafs Notebook – March 13

Alec and I took in the Rotman Sports Industry Conference yesterday, which is of note because the Leafs VP of scouting, Reid Mitchell, was...

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...

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