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David Johnson

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...

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...

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...

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

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...
Randy Carlyle 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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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....

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...
Jake Gardiner

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

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...

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

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

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,...

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...

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

In my first post here at MLHS, I wrote an introduction to advanced statistics which generated some good discussion in the comments. A number...