Nylander, Kapanen and Shanny’s Fancy Foreign Friends – Part IV

So, want to see Shanahan’s secret list? The one that’s going to speed up the Leafs’ rebuild? Sure you do. It’s Brendan Shanahan’s list of his former European...
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Shanny listens to his Leaf gut – Part III

IN WHICH BRENDAN SHANAHAN LISTENS TO HIS LEAF GUT So, Don Cherry trashed Brendan Shanahan after the 2014 draft, saying: “Brendan, I know you’re watching, President...

Reversing the curse – Part II

IN WHICH BRENDAN SHANAHAN REVERSES THE CURSE OF HAROLD BALLARD So, back when Brendan Shanahan hired Mark Hunter from London and Kyle Dubas from the...

Brendan Shanahan gets “puck possessed” – Part I

So, a year ago, a Toronto sports reporter broke the story that Brendan Shanahan was only into “puck possession” because it was... trendy. Trendy.Maybe...
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Which prospect makes the Toronto Maple Leafs?

The common theme among the Toronto Maple Leafs' front office and coaching staff, when asked about young players making the team, is that they'll...
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In The Land Of The Leafs, The One-Eyed Reporter Is King

It takes about 30 seconds for an average Toronto reporter to throw a headlock opinion on a new draft pick, drag ‘em down into...

Phil In The Pits

I never loved Phil Kessel—as a hockey player, that is. He didn’t play my style. His game wasn’t mine. Simple as that. I grew up...

Brendan Shanahan well aware of past managerial downfalls

There's so much that has to happen still before this management regime has earned my faith, but I thought Brendan Shanahan's press conference today...
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The Leafs shouldn’t retain a dollar of Phil Kessel’s contract

I’ve been listening to more hockey talk radio than I usually do in the past week or so – as a Leafs fan, trade rumours...

The pros and cons of trading Cody Franson

Cody Franson and the Toronto Maple Leafs avoided salary arbitration yesterday by agreeing to a final-hour, one-year, $3.3 million pact. The question now is...
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Toronto Maple Leafs’ Powerplay: Room For Improvement

A warm welcome to new writer, Luka Ryder-Bunting, who looks at improvements to be made with the Toronto Maple Leafs' Power Play The Toronto Maple...

Sticking by the wrong guy

Well, folks, there we have it. Another bizarre chapter in Leafs history was penned today as it was officially announced Randy Carlyle is staying...
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Poll: Who do you want as the Head Coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs?

Fans and media are calling for Randy Carlyle's head and it looks as if he is as good as gone as Coach.Vote for your...

Nonis’ expectations, an “exhaustive” Carlyle review

Have the goal posts started to shift?Listen here:Dave Nonis on expectations going into the season. http://t.co/yuvFq7sbBh #Leafs #TMLtalk— Maple Leafs HotStove (@LeafsNews) April 1,...

Dave Bolland, The Leafs Rebuild & Succession Plans

Having gone through a long and painful rebuild, the Toronto Maple Leafs now find themselves right smack in the middle of a critical time...

Should Kadri have been suspended?

Nazem Kadri will attend a hearing with league discipline czar Brendan Shanahan this afternoon. The hearing is reportedly about the collision with goaltender Niklas...

Why I have become more open-minded about hockey analytics — and a blurb on...

Bear with me and read through this. I know it is a topic that has been beaten to death, but I would like...

An Addendum on Friday Morning’s Scoring Chance Post

On Friday morning, I took some shots at a particular writer at the PPP community that were misinterpreted. I will be taking the time...

On Scoring Chances and other things

So I wanted to try and bridge the many events of the Leafs off-season into a giant post – unfortunately, after I get one...

Embracing numbers or: Why I learned to watch the game AND use statistics

Anyone that follows me on twitter or that has read any of my pieces here at MLHS knows that I enjoy using possession statistics...
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