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Gus Katsaros

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Gus is the McKeen's Hockey Director of Analytics & Pro Scouting and has been writing at MLHS since 2009.
Nazem Kadri

Toronto Maple Leafs 2015-16 Player Projections

Does 216 team goals sound about right, ten more than a disappointing 2014-15? Does Tyler Bozak repeat a 12.55% 5v4 shooting percentage and lead the...

Katsaros: Phil Kessel Trade About Recouping Assets

Teams rarely, if ever, receive a substantial enough, or even on-par, return for elite athletes. The Phil Kessel case is no different. A club's desire to...

A Quick Morgan Rielly Interview

Passing along a quick conversation with Morgan Rielly from later on this past season: On your personal development: This was your sophomore season; a bit...

The Maple Leafs Transition Game

This quote triggered the thought process behind this post.This is kind of a good analogy. You could go into a zone and take three...

Boom to Bust: The Demise of Leafs & Blackhawks Penalty Kill

A systematic explanation of the Leafs penalty killing isn’t fully available to explain the dramatic drop off. There isn’t enough of a systematic change...
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Maple Leafs Systems – The Penalty Kill

There isn’t much I can add to the powerplay analysis that wasn’t in the write up by JP Nikota describing the Leafs use of...

Maple Leafs Systems – Neutral Zone & Offensive Zone Forechecking

Unlike a singular rigid structure in the defensive zone, neutral and offensive zone systems fluctuate upon game factors including score, time remaining, and game...
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Toronto Maple Leafs Systems – Defensive Zone

INTRODUCTIONI've always had an keen interest in systems, the X's and O's technical side, with a desire to document team systems across the entire...

Leafs 2012-13 Player Predictions

It seems like a fruitless endeavor to make full season predictions with the uncertainty of when the actual season does begin.Regardless, here we are....

Toronto Marlies 2011-12 Point Charts

Short post, as a supplement to Anthony Petrielli and his fine Marlies roundup from Game 1, here is a downloadable .pdf depicting the Toronto Marlies...

Kats Krunch: Leafs 2011-12 Goals For & Against Trends

Some more charts coming your way.I'll let these charts paint the picture .. after all, if a picture is worth 1000 words, then consider...

Kats Krunch: Player Usage Start to Finish

Zone starts, zone finishes and a bunch of QoC.Get ready for a lot of charts.New metrics surfacing rapidly are being put to use. The...

Training Camp: On-Ice Sessions Day 2

Part 1 can be found here.Notes on Day 2 of training camp:I didn't watch any of the drills and instead took in more of the...

Training Camp: On-Ice Sessions Day 1

Training camp is set up with a scrimmage in one rink and drills going on in the other rink. The notes are about the...

Toronto Maple Leafs Player Projections for 2011-12

An annual tradition, here's the scoring predictions for the 2011-12 version of the Toronto Maple Leafs.I won't get too much into player specifics since...
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Matt Frattin & Joe Colborne Scouting Reports

Below are a few notes on Joe Colborne and Matt Frattin from their Leafs debut.Before getting to the scouting reports, I want to state...

Kats Krunch: Point System Analysis

The point system comes into scrutiny earlier and earlier each season. Regulation time stalemates are badges of honor, garnering 'at least a point' and...

Scouting Reports: Nazem Kadri & Matt Lashoff

Updated scouting reports for recent call ups Nazem Kadri and Matt Lashoff (with files from Clayton Hansler):Nazem Kadri Ranked 7th in AHL rookie scoring with...

Tired Teams: Opponents After March 1

The stretch drive is on and teams are aware of the implications of every game. Three-point games make the average fan cringe while driving...

NHL Team Records in B2B Games vs Tired Teams

NHL Team Records in B2B Games vs Tired Teams With the NHL trade deadline now over, attention turns to the stretch drive for a...