A Brief Foray Into The Leafs Performance By Period Over The Last 11 Seasons

“TOR: 13-0-0 when leading after 1st period this season.” TSN displayed those words during a Leafs game earlier this year, in which the Leafs were leading the Devils after the first period. I have always dismissed stats like this one because I do not believe they provide us with much insight beyond “scoring goals is…


Reviewing The Leafs Travel Schedule

Over the course of a season, there is one thing that no team can avoid: Travel. While each team must play 41 games away from home every season, some teams must travel farther than others simply because of geography. And you don’t need a degree in sports science to understand why teams want to travel…


Top 5 Hype Videos For The 2018-19 Leafs

August is a difficult month for us hockey fans. The absence of news means there’s not really much to talk about. Personally, I like to pass the time between now and the upcoming season by watching Leafs hype videos… over and over and over again. Just for fun, I picked my 5 favourites and gathered…


Top 20 Maple Leafs Prospects 2018: #19 Mac Hollowell

If you had to write a test about Mac Hollowell, knowing nothing other than he’s a defender from the Soo drafted by the Leafs, do you think you could pass? In most situations in life, the answer is no. Fortunately for you, though, Mac Hollowell is the stereotypical Leafs prospect you likely know nothing about….


Instagram Battles: Top 10 Chirps by the Leafs

When Lou Lamoriello joined the New York Islanders, the Leafs began living with more freedoms. Auston Matthews is growing a beard, William Nylander is growing a man-bun, and Travis Dermott shared a picture of himself sporting cornrows and a speedo. To celebrate the beginning of a new era on Leafs social media, I compiled a…


Maybe Later: Liam Foudy

I would be lying if I told you that I know everything there is to know about Liam Foudy. What I can tell you, though, is that there’s a strong chance you will hear his name called at the 2018 NHL Draft, so it is worthwhile to read up on him ahead of time. In…


2017-18 Leafs Season in Review: Auston Matthews

For this part of the Year in Review series, it is time to discuss the face of the franchise: Auston Matthews. After spending countless hours pouring over every detail of his game, it is important to take a step back every once in a while to see the big picture. Below, you’ll find a general…


How Have The Big Three Improved Since Last Season?

There was a time not so long ago when Leafs players were breaking franchise records for rookies so often it was difficult to keep up. Led by the trio of Matthews, Nylander, and Marner, the influx of young talent helped the Leafs make the playoffs and take the Capitals to Game 6. Fast forward to…


Introduction To Production Snapshots

Every once in a while, someone on twitter asks me how to interpret my Production Snapshots. I usually try to explain in a tweet or two, but now seems like a good time to make a full explainer. In this post, I will walk you through the main aspects of a Production Snapshot, starting with…