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Toronto Maple Leafs Enhanced Stats through 23 games

A little past the quarter mark of the season, it seems like a good time to take a look at where the Toronto Maple Leafs stand...

A Statistical Look at the Maple Leafs Defence Entering the Rebuild

I have argued a few times in the past that I think Jake Gardiner may be the Toronto Maple Leafs' best overall defenceman. When I...

Previewing the Toronto Maple Leafs’ Rebuild

The Toronto Maple Leafs front office and coaching staff have largely now been rebuilt, even though the team still lacks an official general manager (whoever...

Attempting to quantify Mike Babcock’s on-ice impact

There are potentially a number of impacts that the Mike Babcock signing could have on the Toronto Maple Leafs, including off-ice impacts such as...

The Bozak-Corsi Dilemma

A significant portion of modern hockey analytics revolves around Corsi (or SAT% as defined by the NHL), which is really nothing more than looking...

Carlyle vs. Horachek: WOWY Comparison for Tyler Bozak and David Booth

Last week, I took at look at zone start changes from Randy Carlyle to Peter Horachek and found some interesting differences. Among them was a...
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Zone Starts: Randy Carlyle vs. Peter Horachek

Under Randy Carlyle, the Maple Leafs were a test case as to whether a team can win despite being dramatically out shot largely through controlling...

Corsi, Shooting Percentage & The Carlyle Era

The other day, over at my hockey analytics blog, I wrote an article on the relationship between Possession/Corsi (CF%) and Shooting Percentage (Sh%) in 5v5...

Optimizing the Leafs Forward Lines

The last three games have really highlighted the Leafs defensive woes, but the problem has been an ongoing one and a significant portion of the...

JVR, PDO and the Leafs Defense

I didn't have any particular topic I wanted to write about this week, so yesterday morning I asked my twitter followers what they wanted me...

Tyler Bozak is back to his old self. Mostly.

In the summer, I wrote about Bozak's statistically-improved 2013-14 season. In that post, I observed that Bozak had significantly improved his 5v5 offensive production last season,...

How are the Maple Leafs performing relative to past seasons?

The Maple Leafs just surpassed the quarter pole of their schedule with a win over the Detroit Red Wings in game #21 of the 2014-15 season....

An Advanced Stats Look at Leaf Players through 18 games

The Maple Leafs are now 18 games into the 2014-15 season, a decent enough sample size to take an early advanced stat look at the...
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Which Leaf Players Pull Their Weight Defensively?

In my last post, I looked at which Maple Leaf players are producing their fair share of the offense. In the comments to that...

Which Leaf Forwards Contribute their Fair Share of Offense?

If you are not yet aware, I have recently launched a new hockey statistics website at Puckalytics.com. Long-term this will be the replacement for...

Dion Phaneuf – Leading vs Trailing Part II

In May of 2013, I wrote an article on Dion Phaneuf and his play when the team is leading vs when they are trailing. It...
Toronto Maple Leafs v Boston Bruins - Game Two

A WOWY Analysis Guide

My first post here at MLHS was an Introduction to Advanced Hockey Statistics, which I recommend you go read if you have not done so...
Stephane Robidas

Will Stephane Robidas and Roman Polak help reduce shots against?

This past off season, Maple Leafs management brought in two veteran defensemen to replace some combination of Paul Ranger, Carl Gunnarsson and John-Michael Liles/Tim Gleason,...

How will Maple Leafs forward moves impact team shooting percentage?

Over the past two off seasons, the Toronto Maple Leafs have made a fairly significant number of moves to their group of forwards beyond their...

A look at Tyler Bozak’s improved 2013-14 Season

Last week, I looked at a WOWY analysis of Phil Kessel and Tyler Bozak, where we saw that Bozak had a much improved season...
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