Analysis

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Team, play and statistical analysis of the Maple Leafs, their opponents and the NHL as a whole.

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Bruins Again

Bruins and Leafs, Leafs and Bruins. Two teams you think you know well.

Tell me about heart

Put down the spreadsheet and just watch the game.

Timothy Lijegren and his next contract

Is Liljegren the next domino to fall? More likely the last.

Standings with one month to go

One team has a worse schedule than the Leafs, and who is going to lose the most?

PWHL stats: Attendance

How many people are watching the games live.

The Conundrum of Max Domi

How do you solve a problem like Max Domi?

Vibes and Parity

What's going on in the NHL right now?

The best linemate for every Leafs forward

Can the Leafs find a role for their eclectic mix of players?

Sunrise over the Atlantic

An early look at the Atlantic Division and who is actually good. You'll never guess who is a paper tiger with good goalies.

First Impression of NHL Edge

Scaramouche, Scaramouche, will you do the Fandango? Thunderbolt and lightning, very, very frightening.

Fraser Minten's first road trip

And important set of five games for Fraser Minten.

Way too early grading of the new guys

It's only three games! Yeah, okay, true, and yet no one the Leafs signed this summer is a rookie. So how many games do they need before they start playing the way they usually do? (More than three, but I feel like venting.)

Who is Noah Gregor?

It became clear in Game 2 of the preseason the the Maple Leafs look serious about Noah Gregor, a player on a PTO.

Rethinking Timothy Liljegren

The problem with Liljegren is that people try to sell him hard. I invented the term "big success" just for him.

Analyzing Brad Treliving's Draft History

Analyzing the draft history of Brad Treliving with the Calgary Flames and seeing how he stacks up against Kyle Dubas and the Maple Leafs. No reason, why do you ask?

Expected Goals and the Gambler's Fallacy

For the Toronto Maple Leafs, the series against the Florida Panthers has had a much different arrangement than the one against the Tampa Bay Lightning. I have two points to make around this. My shorter point is I think the Leafs prepared well for the Lightning defensively with their specialized

How do your goalie opinions from last summer look now?

Last offseason was the summer of the Leafs goalie. Up front, the Leafs got obvious fit Zach Aston-Reese. They tried a couple of others who didn't work out and they rolled to the trade deadline with mostly last year's team, as expected. It was the goalie moves that mattered for the regular season.

Making the Trade Target Board about the Leafs

Where should the Leafs go shopping?

Why you heff to be bad?

It’s that time of the year again, when the Leafs don’t win every game and the rage against the blue and white blots out the sun.

Last Preseason Practice Report: Interesting Lines

Interesting players in and out of the lineup.

Leafs Report Cards: Progress Report after first two preseason games against Senators

Who played well, who didn’t, and who does it matter for?

Welcome to POP, Fantastic Debuted

Who can Toronto hope to provide a surprise offensive “pop” this season?

Why the Maple Leafs should sign Dylan Strome

Dylan Strome should be a priority for Toronto to sign

Salary cap mechanics for a Matt Murray trade

Time for a math lesson...no wait come back it’ll be okay!
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