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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.

There’s no such thing as a good team that is inconsistent. The definition of a good team is one that is consistent.By extension, mediocre...

There will be some debate after this win as to whether the Leafs were just that good or the Bruins were just that “off.” Zdeno...

It was the first game the Maple Leafs have won without a Phil Kessel point this season. And it came in a five-goal game for the...

Josh Leivo will make his season debut tonight versus the New York Rangers.Two things to like about what the Leafs are doing with their...

We shouldn’t have to spill ink on the head-scratching decision that was the Morgan Rielly scratch, but it ended up clearly affecting the game...

Unprepared to start the game. That was the story of the Leafs' 3-2 loss to the Phoenix Coyotes on Tuesday night as they tried to...

It’s a four-point weekend for the Maple Leafs. Among the fan base, it was ‘blow it up’ last week, ‘playoff bound’ the next.The Leafs needed...
David Clarkson

Tough back-to-back weekend on the docket for the Maple Leafs: First, a visit with a (albeit banged-up) Blue Jackets team that's had their number...

Monday Links:Siegel: Maple Leafs hold players only meeting after another embarrassing home loss We're eight games into the new season, but in many ways it's like...
Nazem Kadri

With an ugly loss to the Boston Bruins, the Maple Leafs have fallen to 1-4 on home ice, and Randy Carlyle sounds lost for answers...

It was one of the bigger question marks entering the new Leafs season: Who is going to shut down the opposition's top lines? So far there...

The Maple Leafs will have to settle for just one point out of four as the weekend back to back versus Detroit ended with...
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Randy Carlyle addresses media following the Leafs 1-0 overtime loss against the Red Wings on Saturday night.

The Maple Leafs are going to have to manage the puck more effectively through neutral ice and find an answer for the Gustav Nyquist,...

Not a good first half of a back to back for the Maple Leafs, to put it lightly. Credit where it's due, this was a...
Phil Kessel, Dion Phaneuf

In the clash of the Corsi outlaws, it was the Maple Leafs on the right side of a 40-24 shot count and a 3-2 final...

Just what the doctor ordered. Coming off an embarrassing defeat to the Pittsburgh Penguins, the Maple Leafs needed goals from their top offensive players and...

Funny how much two games can change. The context of James Reimer’s first start of 2014-15 is such that he could make the goaltending battle...

A good first period featuring first-ever NHL points for Stuart Percy and Brandon Kozun – on Tyler Bozak and Nazem Kadri goals, respectively –...

This game was an abject waste of everybody’s time. On top of being one of the poorer-played games we’ve ever seen out of two...