Thursday, July 2, 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]

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...
Dylan Strome vs Mitch Marner - Maple Leafs

With both putting up fantastic draft year seasons and Mitch Marner technically still edging Dylan Strome on points per game, the debate as to...

A day after signing the undrafted Nikita Shoshnikov out of the KHL, the Maple Leafs have landed 23-year-old college free agent forward Casey Bailey,...

It could fairly be depicted as a seller’s market this past deadline season, but only in the context of cap uncertainty going forward, with...

The Leafs have decided to take a flyer on 24-year-old defenceman Tim Erixon, claiming him off waivers from the Chicago Blackhawks. Erixon's a former 2009...
Dion Phaneuf Panthers

The only real rumour buzzing as we approach Noon Eastern is rumblings of Dion Phaneuf to the Red Wings (nothing close). https://twitter.com/GMillerTSN/status/572415830333509632 https://twitter.com/GMillerTSN/status/572429825799036929 It would be somewhat...

As Leafs fans rightfully celebrate not having to watch David Clarkson play hockey for 5 more years while taking up $5.25 million a season of...

The Leafs have re-acquired defenceman TJ Brennan in exchange for forward Spencer Abbott. https://twitter.com/alexfan590/status/571059990909345793 The Leafs re-signed Abbott, a former free agent signing out of college, while...
Tyler Bozak, Morgan Rielly

With the Daniel Winnik trade goes the Leafs' most consistent player of the past couple of months, as the Leafs get necessarily worse in the short term...
Dion Phaneuf, Nazem Kadri

The Maple Leafs hit game #60 of the season tonight - roughly the three-quarters pole - which has Toronto fans going, "there's still 22 more...

In their last visit to Raleigh, a week before Christmas, the Maple Leafs were riding a six-game winning streak, sitting 19-9-3, two points out...
Joffrey Lupul Seidenberg

After practice today, Jonas Siegel pulled Joffrey Lupul aside for a one-on-one chat about the buzz of a major rebuild in Leafland. The most candid...

In a league where contenders are looking for defence, there’s interest in Toronto’s Roman Polak. The Los Angeles Kings, who have discussed Dion Phaneuf,...
Phil Kessel vs LA Kings

I’ve been listening to more hockey talk radio than I usually do in the past week or so – as a Leafs fan, trade rumours...

Did the Maple Leafs miss out on a chance to include Cody Franson in their core going forward? Yesterday's trade with Nashville has some asking the question. The Leafs had two...

Peter Horachek is going with James Reimer in net as the Maple Leafs look to avoid sole ownership of the longest losing streak in...
Carter Ashton

Previously sitting at the 50-contract maximum, the Maple Leafs have freed up two Standard Player Contract slots by moving Carter Ashton and David Broll...

This from Bob McKenzie on the radio today: https://twitter.com/draglikepull/status/561299908989161474 As a capped-out bottom-10 team that has not been drafting enough in recent years (particularly the 2nd...