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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.

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...

Playoff Notebook – May 13

We’re going seven. How many Leafs fans would have gladly accepted a one-game winner takes all scenario for the Leafs at the start of this...

Playoff Notebook – May 11

If you have been following along with my Notebooks since the playoffs started, you’ll know that I’ve continually asked if James Reimer was going...

Playoff Notebook – May 9

No matter what happens in the rest of the series, this much is clear: The Leafs have closed the gap on the Boston Bruins. Are...

Playoff Notebook – May 7

If the story of game 2 was the Leafs' excellent line-matching and the great performances from their stars, the story of game 3 was...

Playoff Notebook – May 5

Seems nobody told the Leafs this wasn’t supposed to be much of a series. Toronto stole home ice advantage from Boston with a thrilling 4-2...
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