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

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

INTRODUCTION I'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...

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...

First impressions of Colborne

Having taken in Joe Colborne's debut in today's Marlies - Griffins game, here is Kats' first blush scouting analysis of the newest Leaf: Big, rangy...

State of the Nation: Skaters

(Toronto – Gus Katsaros) I tried to put together something that leads to the state of the Leafs, but it gets pretty intense and...

Maple Leafs Camp: Day Two On Ice

Day Two of on-ice participation is now in the books .. the sessions all had a purpose, as camp not only winds down, but...

Maple Leafs Training Camp: Day One On Ice

The Toronto Maple Leafs held their on-ice portion of training camp today. Players have been split into three squads to accommodate the 63 players...

Training Camp; A Note on LeafsTV

A quick note: I'll be attending the on-ice portions of training camp on the weekend. I'll do a blog about the day that will...

Young Guns II

Alex and I will once again continue the Young Guns prospect draft. We are drafting: 6 9 forwards, 4 defensemen, 1 goaltender Total of 22 young...

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