Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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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 [email protected]

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...

It sounds as though the Leafs tried to turn Tyler Bozak into a few picks at the draft and found the interest tepid, at best. According to Elliotte...

The Maple Leafs have drafted 5'11, 169-pound winger Martins Dzierkals with their 68th overall pick in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft. Dzierkals, a Latvian native, plays...
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...

While not exactly a well kept secret—and widely speculated since the hiring of Kyle Dubas nearly a year ago—the Toronto Maple Leafs have hired former...
Mitch Marner

Brock Otten provides one of the best online resources for scouting reports and player information on the Ontario Hockey League over at his OHL Prospects blog....

According to Ansar Khan of Michigan Live, assistant coach Jim Hiller will join Mike Babcock on the Maple Leafs coaching staff next season. Some management...
Mark Hunter

One of yesterday's emerging factors in the Maple Leafs winning the Babcock sweepstakes was the level of respect Mike Babcock has for Leafs Director...
Guy Boucher

Darren Dreger is reporting the team who contacted Guy Boucher about a possible return to the NHL (news Boucher broke himself yesterday on TSN...

As we continue to bat around candidates for the vacant Leafs GM role, Elliotte Friedman reported today that he's hearing the Leafs will try...

There's so much that has to happen still before this management regime has my faith, but I thought Brendan Shanahan's press conference today hit...

In a great piece on the 'Shanaplan' and the mass firings today by the Leafs, Bob McKenzie put forth the name Mike Futa as...
Brendan Shanahan Leafs President

Brendan Shanahan has continued the organizational overhaul with the dismissal of Director of Pro Scouting Steve Kasper and Director of Player Development Jimmy Hughes, with a...