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Michael Stephens has been writing for Maple Leafs Hotstove since 2010, and has featured in the 2010 and 2012 Maple Leaf Annuals. Former Editiorial Intern at The Hockey News. Undergraduate degree from the University of Windsor. Chat me up about all things hockey on twitter @MLHS_Mike

On Sunday I shared with you most of the highlights from Brian Burke’s appearance at an executive breakfast.  Due to time constraints and formatting...

This past Wednesday I had the great good fortune to see the guest speaker, Toronto Maple Leafs President and GM Brian Burke, at the...

For fans expecting GM Brian Burke to make a big splash next Monday, prepare to be disappointed.  After acquiring Joffrey Lupul a month ahead...

Mats Sundin, perhaps the most hotly debated Leaf of all time (sorry, Phil), is in town.  His number is being honoured this Saturday against...

Having collected 9 of a possible 10 points in their last 5 games, and coming off back to back shut outs by James Reimer,...

Box Score | Ice Time | Recap God damn! It was a night of many happy returns, as the Toronto Leafs held on for a...

Someone's going to be handing out tardy slips, and some notable names are missing around the NHL.  So join us for the Wednesday Mashup...

Tyler Bozak's back and hopefully Phil Kessel and Joffrey Lupul too as the Toronto Maple Leafs take on the Ottawa Senators tonight.  . James Reimer will...

Fourth time’s a charm for the Toronto Maple Leafs in 2012 with a 2 – 0 win over the Buffalo Sabres.  The Monster stood...

On the Toronto Maple Leafs, no player has the combination of tenacity and skill that Mikhail Grabovski plays with each and every night.  First...

Getting out of a snowy Toronto did little to improve their playoff forecast as your Toronto Maple Leafs lost 5 – 3 to the...

When Colby Armstrong looks back on his career in Toronto, there’s a good chance he’ll remark that is was a pain.  How else can...

Last season saw Nikolai Kulemin reach new heights. His 30 goals, beyond being a career high at the NHL level, placed him in some...

Tonight marked James Reimer’s first game back at the ACC, and maybe he’d have preferred the comforts of the pressbox as a shaky start...

There is no understating the importance of tonight’s game at all.  With a win tonight, the Toronto Maple Leafs will be in a tie...

Your Toronto Maple Leafs needed a win in the worst kind of way last night against the Tampa Bay Lightning.  Responding with a blow...

It’s the middle of November, and schools across the land are giving out report cards.  Meanwhile, in the nation’s universities, professors’ TAs are hard...

It’s becoming abundantly clear that all is not well in the house that Brian Burke built.  The Toronto Maple Leafs, after roaring out of...

It was the story of Jose Theodore – who looked soooooo 2002 last night – as the Florida Panthers whipped the Toronto Maple Leafs...

There’s a lot going on in Leaf land this Wednesday morning, so lets take a look at what’s making news and look back a...