Bill Comeau, Author at Maple Leafs Hotstove
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Founder of SKATR, a hockey player visual comparison tool, Bill Comeau specializes in hockey analytics and data visualization with a particular focus on the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Kyle Dubas of the Toronto Maple Leafs

How a rising salary cap and Seattle expansion could impact the Toronto Maple Leafs’...

The NHL salary cap may be going up more than expected next season. That news, plus the approach of the Seattle expansion, will feed...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Tampa Bay Lightning

Game #64 Review: Toronto Maple Leafs 4 vs Tampa Bay Lightning 3

It was a response the Toronto Maple Leafs badly needed. And an injury they really couldn't afford: https://twitter.com/reporterchris/status/1232689704547434496 Your game in ten: 1.  I wondered whether the Leafs,...
TJ Brodie, Toronto Maple Leafs rumours

Does a Tyson Barrie for TJ Brodie trade make sense for the Toronto Maple...

Yesterday, I wrote about the Toronto Maple Leafs defense and the difficulties pending UFA Tyson Barrie has been having in his own zone.  One...
Jake Muzzin and Tyson Barrie of the Toronto Maple Leafs

How bad are the Toronto Maple Leafs defensive results, really? A deeper look at...

There is little doubt that the Toronto Maple Leafs' problems lie inside their own zone. With all of the concerns and questions about the Leafs...

NHL Trade Deadline: SKATR Profiles of TSN’s Top 5 Trade Bait Candidates

With just nine days until the 2020 NHL Trade Deadline, let's take a quick look at the top five on TSN's Trade Bait List...
Jack Campbell of the Toronto Maple Leafs

A deeper analysis of the Toronto Maple Leafs backup situation and the decision to...

Jack Campbell has arrived in Toronto, the latest in what seems like a prolonged casting call. Goalies are voodoo and they are the masters of...
Dylan Demelo, Toronto Maple Leafs rumours

Analyzing Toronto Maple Leafs Trade Options: Dylan DeMelo, Jason Demers, and Brenden Dillon

If the Toronto Maple Leafs end up searching for a rental option on the right side of their defence, they may find that all...
Josh Manson, Toronto Maple Leafs rumours

Analyzing Toronto Maple Leafs Trade Options: Josh Manson, Anaheim Ducks

The Toronto Maple Leafs are looking for a top-four defenseman who can defend, man the right side, and who has term left on his...
Matt Dumba, Toronto Maple Leafs rumours

Analyzing Toronto Maple Leafs Trade Options: Matt Dumba, Minnesota Wild

As the Toronto Maple Leafs look to bolster their defense, trade targets are popping up everywhere, reminding me of the player-tracking demo at the...
Toronto Maple Leafs' Ilya Mikheyev

The Surprising Play of Ilya Mikheyev and Pierre Engvall – Toronto Maple Leafs’ Second-Tier...

The play of rookies Ilya Mikhevev and Pierre Engvall has been a pleasant surprise in an up-and-down Toronto Maple Leafs 2019-20 season. This is Part...
kasperi kapanen of the toronto maple leafs

The Toronto Maple Leafs’ Defense Dilemma and Winger Trade Options – Part 1

The need for help on the Toronto Maple Leafs blue line has been discussed all season -- usually prompted by the uneven defensive play...
Toronto Maple Leafs' celebration with Auston Matthews

Toronto Maple Leafs Mid-Season Observations, Position by Position

After 45 games, a merry-go-round of injuries, a Fall slump, a coaching change, and a recent winning streak, the Toronto Maple Leafs are not...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. New York Rangers

Game #36 Review: Toronto Maple Leafs 6 vs. New York Rangers 3

The final score flattered the New York Rangers. This was a dominant Toronto Maple Leafs road win, reminiscent of the trouncing of Detroit back on...
Auston Matthews of the Toronto Maple Leafs

A closer look at Auston Matthews’ improving two-way play and lower assist rates using...

When an updated player evaluation tool and a star player collide, interesting things can happen. This piece features a first glimpse of the brand new...
Sheldon Keefe, Toronto Maple Leafs

The early numbers on Sheldon Keefe’s impact

It's only three games, and that's not enough time to properly evaluate a coaching change. But the numbers are surprising and worth looking at, even...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. San Jose Sharks

The Scoring Power of Auston Matthews

"The goal is too small and the goalies are too big." Scotty Bowman said that years ago. It still holds true, and yet somehow there...
Toronto Maple Leafs' Mike Babcock

One good line, two controversial pairs, and one goalie: Can the Toronto Maple Leafs...

Right now, the Toronto Maple Leafs have one forward line, two controversial defense pairs, and one goalie. That's not very deep, is it? I should say...
Toronto Maple Leafs' celebration

The Toronto Maple Leafs After 17 Games: Surprises and disappointments

With the regular season now 20% over, the Toronto Maple Leafs sport a 9-5-3 record and sit in ninth place in the league standings. We...
John Tavares returns to the Toronto Maple Leafs lineup

John Tavares is returning: It’s a big deal

Welcome to the Hot Stove Bar, as we listen in on a couple of hockey fans talking about the return of John Tavares to...
Toronto Maple Leafs' Musings

The Toronto Maple Leafs Special Teams: How much are they holding them back?

The books are now closed on October and it's time we took a closer look at the Toronto Maple Leafs' special teams performance. It was...

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