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Systems Analysis: Fixing the Toronto Maple Leafs Power Play

William Nylander and Tyson Barrie joined the top unit, Auston Matthews and Mitch Marner flipped sides, and the team’s best players saw more ice time after Sheldon Keefe took over the bench. Paul McFarland had also taken over the power play coaching duties from Jim Hiller.

Further changes will continue, as McFarland has now left the Leafs organization to coach and manage the Kingston Frontenacs next season. Once hired, McFarland’s replacement will need to determine what worked and what didn’t work in order to optimize the team’s power play.

This article will examine Toronto’s power play over recent years.