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Alec Brownscombe

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Alec Brownscombe is the founder of MapleLeafsHotStove.com, where he has written daily about the Leafs since September of 2008. He was also the editor of the 2009-12 Maple Leafs Annuals. You can contact him at brownscombealec@gmail.com.
Jonathan Bernier

The Maple Leafs have submitted $2.89 million as their ask, while Jonathan Bernier's camp has filed for $5.1 million. The $2.89 million the Leafs are offering...

(Not a joke) The Shanaplan works in mysterious ways. From the club: Brendan Shanahan, President and Alternate Governor of the Toronto Maple Leafs, announced today that Lou...

The Maple Leafs have announced the hiring of Finnish scout Ari Vuori, formerly of the LA Kings (eleven seasons) and Detroit Red Wings (nine...

The Toronto Maple Leafs have signed 27-year-old forward Shawn Matthias to a one-year contract worth $2.3 million. It's mildly surprising Matthias could only garner a one-year...

The Maple Leafs have re-signed RFA Nazem Kadri to a one-year contract extension worth $4.1 million. It is a 25% raise ($1 million) over Kadri's...

It's day 1 of the post-Phil Kessel era. Yesterday's return seemed reflective of a negotiation that involved only one serious bidder and a Leaf management group that had self imposed a...
Gord Dineen

Gord Dineen, assistant coach of Marlies from 2010-2014 and head coach in 2014-15, will be staying on with the Toronto Marlies and working with...

The return on the Phil Kessel trade today made it pretty clear Leafs management felt Kessel returning to Toronto in the Fall was simply...

Daniel Winnik is coming back to where he found success in the pre-deadline portion of his 2014-15 season, signing a two-year contract with the...

The Toronto Maple Leafs have signed defenceman Matt Hunwick to a two-year, $2.4 million contract ($1.2 million AAV). This is another left-side depth defenceman for...

The Maple Leafs have signed restricted free agent Richard Panik to a one-year deal worth $975,000. Panik, 24, was a waiver pick up last October...

Canadian hockey fans will continue their annual July 1 tradition tomorrow: Celebrating the birth of their nation by debating overpayments on the mediocre talent that fills...
Nazem Kadri

MacWilliam, Knodel Let Go The Leafs gave defenceman Andrew MacWilliam, a seventh round pick in 2008, a 12-game look late last season knowing his deal...
Mitch Marner

The Toronto Maple Leafs have drafted forward Mitch Marner with their fourth overall selection in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft. It was the most predictable outcome:...

The Leafs had Noah Hanifin in for a physical this morning (the day of the draft) and met with his parents, suggesting the Leafs are...

The 2015-16 NHL regular season schedule has been released. Here's the breakdown of the Leafs' 82-game calendar. Schedule Notes:Back to backs – 16, two fewer than last...

Some housekeeping items here, as the Maple Leafs have locked up two RFAs and the recently-acquired Zach Hyman. Granberg and Erixon have both been given one-year contract...

As always, lots of worthwhile nuggets in Friedman's 30 Thoughts. 4. Toronto will continue to negotiate a new contract with Jonathan Bernier, but it was...

Friedman: Leafs still hot on O'Reilly Elliotte Friedman suggested today that the Leafs are still "very interested" in 24-year-old centerman and 2016-UFA-to be Ryan O'Reilly, with Joe...

Both the Jim Hiller (ran the powerplay in Detroit) and Andrew Brewer (video coach) hirings were initially reported once Mike Babcock came on board, while the...