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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 core of Kessel, JVR, Bozak, Lupul and Kadri.Significant forwards gone from...

Game in 10: Game #22 – Predators 4 at Leafs 2

A promising first period went badly astray as the Leafs had their five-game home winning streak snapped by four unanswered goals from the Nashville Predators. The Leafs move to 13-8-1 on the season.1 -...

Damn it man, I’m a metrician, not a magician!

Well, it’s been a wild ride on twitter for the past few days. If you follow the hockey analytics crowd on twitter you probably know what I’m talking about, though for those of you...

Goodbye Grabovski

It's days like these where you miss Brian Burke. The straight-shooting, loyalist ex-GM of the Leafs had his faults (eg. being too loyal), but impatience was never one of them. The buyout of Mikhail...

Preview and GDT: Eastern Conference Quarterfinal Game #6, Boston Bruins at Maple Leafs (7:30...

With their backs against the wall, the Maple Leafs will look to force a seventh game by winning at home for the first time this postseason.Toronto will undoubtedly play with the desperation they showed...
Game #4, Boston Bruins at Maple Leafs

GDT: Eastern Conference Quarterfinal Game #4, Boston Bruins at Maple Leafs (7 p.m., CBC)

Toronto looks for their 1st win on home ice in this series (and in 9 years) and you can expect that they will be a little less tight in the 1st period than they...

Leafs Notebook Part 1 – Randy Carlyle

The Leafs are all but set to make the playoffs for the first time in nine years, yet there is an inordinate amount of vitriol being directed at Toronto’s head coach Randy Carlyle, for...

Leafs Notebook – April 1

After looking at potential trade targets in last week’s preamble, it only makes sense to look at the Leafs potential trading chips for the deadline that's two days away.Around the trade deadline, eyes always...

Game in 10: Game #34, Leafs 3 vs. Panthers 2

Toronto overcame a slow start on the second night of a back-to-back set to close out the league-worst Florida Panthers at home.  The game featured the return of Joffrey Lupul to the Kessel line,...

Preview and GDT: Panthers at Maple Leafs (7 p.m., Sportsnet)

After a game in which the Leafs sat back, tried to limit the damage and relied on the counterattack against Boston, tonight you hope to see the Leafs exhibit spells of dominance against the...

Leafs Notebook – March 26

‘Tis the season for Leafs trade rumours. Now, I’m not about to dig up every rumour out there on the internet and go through it, but I do want to provide some thoughts on...

Preview and GDT: Bruins at Leafs (7 p.m., CBC)

Tonight, Randy Carlyle will stick with James Reimer seemingly in an effort to give Reimer a chance at staking a number one's claim to the crease. Carlyle has stated his preference to have one...
Mikhail Grabovski

It’s Time For Grabovski to Center Kessel & Lupul

After a good comeback/confidence-building game against the Tampa Bay Lighting, the Toronto Maple Leafs  have perhaps created more questions than answers. The Penalty Kill keeps improving (now 6th in the East) and, even as...

Game in 10: Game #30, Leafs 4 vs. Lightning 2

A much needed two points put an end to a five-game winless (but not pointless) skid. Given the Leafs’ three wins in their prior nine were a pair of up-and-down 5-4 wins (vs. Ottawa...

Leafs Notebook – March 18

It’s like déjà vu all over again.And no, I’m not talking about “The Slide.”Last season, the Leafs went into the year with moderately low expectations. Many had hoped the Leafs would be able to...

Leafs Notebook – March 11

Among certain members of the mainstream media covering the Leafs, there seems to be this idea that won't go away where Tyler Bozak will name Mikhail Grabovski's $5.5 million as his starting point if...

Leafs Notebook – March 5

Since we are almost at the halfway point, I thought now would be a good time to write some notes on each individual player thus far. Here is the close-but-not-quite-halfway Leafs Notebook:GoaltendersJames Reimer...

Mikhail Grabovski, Defensive Stalwart

After 22 games, the one thing Leafs fans can agree on is that Randy Carlyle’s coaching methodology can be frustrating as hell.  Nowhere is this more apparent than the deployment of Mikhail Grabovski.After signing...

Leafs Notebook – February 4

The Leafs have had a lot of positives to start this season, but the power play isn’t one of them.Last year, Toronto’s power play was a team strength finishing tied for ninth with Colorado...
Nikolai Kulemin

Locked out Leafs made good strides, bad decisions

The NHL lockout has ended, rejoice! After a long-fought battle between the players’ union and the NHL owners, fans will finally see a season. It will be a shortened one, sure, but I doubt...