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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.

Marlies Notebook – October 22

Photo: Marlies.ca It was met with a lot of skepticism when the St. John's Maple Leafs were relocated to Toronto in 2005.  Seven years later,...

Marlies Notebook – October 15

Photo: Marlies.ca Since there’s no NHL to speak of at the moment, Leafs Notebook is turning into Marlies Notebook until this lockout is over. Here’s...
Morgan Rielly

What to look for as focus shifts to Marlies, junior Leafs

With the NHL lockout in full force and not looking as if it is going to end anytime soon, fans are rightfully turning their...
Ben Scrivens

10 Thoughts on Francois Allaire

We had some Leafs news yesterday as Francois Allaire announced he isn't returning and we found out the extent of Joe Colborne's injury. When it...

Internal Leaf Improvement

As the old saying goes, you have to learn how to walk before you can run. For a Leafs team that finished 25th out...

Luongo wants to be a Panther

Earlier today Roberto Luongo got off the ice in Florida and confirmed something many of us already suspected. " makes sense for myself, for my...

Morning Mashup: This is it

Brian Burke all but promised changes this summer. Other than a few moves though, fans probably haven't seen the changes they thought were coming. At...

Looking Ahead to the Toronto Marlies

Whether or not there is any sort of NHL season this year, there is one thing we do know: there will be an AHL...
Brian Burke Fired

Brian Burke and Long-Term Contracts

When it comes to the Toronto Maple Leafs, one of the first things often mentioned is money. The team is, after all, the most valuable...

Development Camp Notes and Observations

With the Toronto Maple Leafs announcing they would not be participating in a prospect tournament this year due to CBA negotiations, development camp became...

Toronto’s tending tandem, and AHL-to-NHL transitional success

As we approach the dog days of hockey, more and more Leafs fans are coming to the conclusion that there's a strong chance we...

Where the Leafs stand after day one

The Leafs have added some strength down the middle by signing Jay McClement to a two-year deal worth $3 million total. They were also able...

A few other draft notes

Having been called into pinch-hit for the morning mashup, I figured this would be a good time to include some other draft thoughts that...

James Van Riemsdyk is (Finally) a Leaf

The worst kept secret in all of hockey finally became a reality. Luke Schenn is now a Philadelphia Flyer, and James Van Riemsdyk is finally...

Burke, Carlyle and the Defense

"We shoot for a top four group that has a high skill level, bottom two guys who look to do the plumbers work....

Q&A Responses: Marlies and Leafs

I wanted to start this question and answer blog by addressing some debate that came about in my previous post. I'm sure many of you...
Randy Carlyle

Burke, Carlyle and the Top Six-Bottom Six Model

Can we all agree right from the top that the hiring of Randy Carlyle signals the Leafs are back to following the top six,...

Marlies vs. Barons, and 15 points on the playoffs so far

There are two lines of thinking when it comes to the Toronto Marlies. One: Let's just enjoy the ride, a team in Toronto is finally...

Brian Burke and the 8th Seed

"Championship is the goal. Not to get in the 8th spot and get your ass kicked." - Leafs GM Brian Burke You've probably seen this quote...

Brian Burke’s Plan Still Intact

When Brian Burke officially came to Toronto he told everyone exactly how he wanted the Toronto Maple Leafs to play hockey. He wants his team...
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