“In The Rink” Maple Leafs Annual: Now Available


Click to order ($9.99 + shipping). Ships next day.

This summer’s Maple Leafs Annual, now published by Lindy’s Sports under the title “In the Rink: 2012-13 Maple Leafs,” is available for online order today ($9.99 plus shipping) and will hit newsstands across the GTA on August 28. Chapters/Indigo and Shoppers Drug Mart should have it across the country.

Pleased to have been invited back as editor, I’m confident this is the best collection of content we have put together in our four years producing the book. Leafs fans seldom get this type of value for their money.

The 112-page Annual is split up as follows:

Year FiveJulian Sanchez and Jason Orach
By the NumbersStephen Burtch
2012-13 Player ProfilesGus Katsaros, Ryan Dadoun, Gabe Desjardins
Forward MakeupAnthony Petrielli
On the DefenceCam Charron
The Pitfalls of Maple Leafs GoaltendingJustin Goldman
Familiar Question MarksJ.P Nikota
Previewing the NortheastGarrett Bauman
Taking a FlyerBill Meltzer
Maple Leafs Top Prospects:
An interview with Dave Morrison
Alex Tran
Toronto’s Only Winner (Marlies)Jeff Veillette
Top Down Development:
An interview with Dallas Eakins
Clayton Hansler
Art of ScoreMatt Mistele
Breakout Kings and Power Ranges:
Where do the Leafs stand in their rebuild?
Jon Steitzer
Turning Pages:
An interview with Dave Poulin
Michael Stephens
The Good Old Hockey Game:
Leafs-Wings Alumni Game
Kevin Shea and Joe Pelletier
One of Ours: Sundin HHOF inductionMichael Langlois


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Alec Brownscombe is the founder and editor of MapleLeafsHotStove.com, where he has written daily about the Leafs since September of 2008. He’s published five annual magazines on the team entitled “The Maple Leafs Annual” with distribution in Chapters and newsstands across the country. He also co-hosts “The Battle of the Atlantic,” a weekly show on TSN1200 that covers the Leafs and the NHL in-depth.

Alec is a graduate of Trent University and Algonquin College with a diploma in journalism. In 2014, he was awarded Canada’s Best Hockey Blogger honours by Molson Canadian.

You can contact him at [email protected]