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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 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 his diploma in Journalism. In 2014, he was awarded Canada's Best Hockey Blogger honours by Molson Canadian. You can contact him at alec.brownscombe@mapleleafshotstove.com.
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Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Vancouver Canucks – Game #11 Preview, Projected Lines & TV...

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Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Edmonton Oilers

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Jason Spezza of the Toronto Maple Leafs

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Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Montreal Canadiens

Game #1 Review: Toronto Maple Leafs 5 vs. Montreal Canadiens 4 (OT)

Leafs hockey is back, baby. https://twitter.com/LeBronMaclean/status/808866626216964096 1.  This was an opener that had a bit of everything going on; nine goals total, multiple deficits overcome by...
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Ilya Mikheyev re-signs with the Toronto Maple Leafs: two years, $1.65 million AAV

The Toronto Maple Leafs and forward Ilya Mikheyev have avoided salary arbitration by coming to terms on a two-year, $1.645 million AAV contract, Gold...
Joe Thornton, Toronto Maple Leaf

Joe Thornton signs with the Toronto Maple Leafs: one year, $700k

Jumbo Joe is coming to Toronto on a one-year, league-minimum $700,000 contract. https://twitter.com/reporterchris/status/1317208381023801345 It’s now officially the offseason of the Ontario-boy homecoming — Wayne Simmonds, TJ...
Aaron Dell, Toronto Maple Leafs

Aaron Dell signs with the Toronto Maple Leafs: one year, $800k

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Jimmy Vesey signs with the Toronto Maple Leafs

Jimmy Vesey signs with the Toronto Maple Leafs: one year, $900k

The Toronto Maple Leafs have added some more winger depth, signing 27-year-old Jimmy Vesey to a one-year, $900k contract. Many Leafs fans will recall the...
TJ Brodie, Toronto Maple Leafs rumours

Why the Toronto Maple Leafs blue line is in significantly better shape than it...

You can’t discuss the Toronto Maple Leafs’ offseason moves without touching on this: It is clear now that the Leafs, if they were willing...
TJ Brodie, Toronto Maple Leaf

TJ Brodie signs with the Toronto Maple Leafs: four years, $5 million AAV

The Maple Leafs have signed a top-four defenseman: TJ Brodie has inked a four-year, $5 million AAV contract to come to Toronto. The contract will...
Kyle Dubas of the Toronto Maple Leafs

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Kyle Dubas has told the story before. In their regular seats just inside the blue line at the Sault Memorial Gardens, Dubas’ grandfather, Walter —...
2020 NHL Draft

2020 NHL Draft: Toronto Maple Leafs Pick List

After selecting Rodion Amirov 15th overall in round one, the Leafs drafted 11 more times on day two: once in round two, once in round three, twice in round four, once in round five, three times in round six, and three times in round seven. 12 selections is the highest total in Leafs history for a seven-round entry draft, surpassing the 11 picks made in 2016. The Leafs executed both a trade up and a trade down in addition to securing an additional late seventh-round pick from Boston by swapping a 2021 seventh-round draft choice.
kyle dubas 2018 nhl draft

With the Kasperi Kapanen trade, Kyle Dubas sets the table for a fascinating offseason...

The first big trade of what is sure to be a busy Toronto Maple Leafs offseason is now in the books. Yesterday’s Kasperi Kapanen trade...
Kyle Dubas of the Toronto Maple Leafs

Kyle Dubas jumps to Mitch Marner’s defense, defends $10.9 million AAV contract

Among the juicier quotes to emerge from the end-of-season media availabilities yesterday was Kyle Dubas’ passionate defense of Mitch Marner in wake of the...

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