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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 2009-13 Maple Leafs Annual magazines. You can contact him at [email protected]
Dion Phaneuf

First Thoughts on the Dion Phaneuf trade

Being a hardcore hockey fan in the cap era can do funny things to one’s head. For one, I haven’t once caught myself caring about the...

Toronto Maple Leafs Unveil New Logo

The first Toronto Maple Leafs logo change in nearly 30 years has been unveiled. https://twitter.com/MapleLeafs/status/694721279564210176https://twitter.com/mirtle/status/694722050594881540The design, which becomes the official primary logo in time for...

Toronto Maple Leafs 2015-16 Prospect Tracker: February 1

 Mitch Marner had a ridiculous 21-game point streak snapped versus Guelph on January 13 but has been on an eight-game points streak since, with...

Game #48 Review: Tampa Bay Lightning 1 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 0

Breaking news: A terrible start sunk the Toronto Maple Leafs. For the third consecutive game their first shot of the night was ten-plus minutes in...

Game #46 Review: Montreal Canadiens 3 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 2 (SO)

Blame a delayed puck drop due to the pregame ceremony if you want, but slow starts have been a problem for this Maple Leafs team...

Game Review: Game #44, Toronto Maple Leafs 3 vs. Philadelphia Flyers 2

Another game, another start in which the Leafs had the game dictated to them before conceding the opening goal. For perspective, 24 out of 30...

Toronto Maple Leafs Scoring Chances and Zone Entries: Summary at the Halfway Point

We've been tracking scoring chances and zone entries for every Toronto Maple Leafs game this year. Now that we've reached the halfway point, it's time...

Game #41 Review: Columbus Blue Jackets 3 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 1

This tilt delivered on the promise of a midseason battle between two bottom five teams. The Leafs had a poor start to blame again, as they were a...

Toronto Maple Leafs 2015-16 Prospect Tracker: January 10

Notes:Dmytro Timashov's trade to Shawinigan went through following the World Juniors, and he registered four assists in his first game in a Cataractes jersey...

Game #40 Review: San Jose Sharks 7 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 0

The Frank Corrado situation boiled down to a single word – awkward. Corrado has now played four games, and the team has lost all four...

Game #38 Review: Toronto Maple Leafs 4 vs. Anaheim Ducks 0

The difference between the Jonathan Bernier that was letting in deflating early goals earlier in the season and the one that held the fort...

Jeremy Morin acquired from Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for Richard Panik

The Toronto Maple Leafs have acquired Jeremy Morin in exchange for Richard Panik in a swap of two 24-year-old former 2009 second rounders. Both wingers...

Game #37 Review: Toronto Maple Leafs 4 vs. St. Louis Blues 1

Why change what’s working? Straight into the notes from tonight’s 4-1 win over the St. Louis Blues. - Who had the Leafs going 6-0-0 against...

Game #34 Review: Toronto Maple Leafs 3 vs. New York Islanders 1

Still in holiday mode, but here are some notes on a good win by the Maple Leafs in their first game back from the break. - After...

Game #33 Review: Arizona Coyotes 3 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 2

I'm off for the Christmas holiday and the 9 p.m. puck drop means it's late, so here is your game review in note form. - It...

Game #32 Review: Toronto Maple Leafs 7 vs. Colorado Avalanche 4

For a franchise that's paying a retired Nathan Horton over $5 million a season to ensure David Clarkson doesn't play for the team, does...

Monday Mashup: Travis Dermott makes Team Canada, update on pending Timashov trade, NHL scout...

On Friday, we discussed the report of Dmytro Timashov moving to the Shawinigan Cataractes, pending the waive of his no-trade clause. Mikael Lalancette of TVA Sport...

Game #31 Review: Toronto Maple Leafs 5 vs. Los Angeles Kings 0

The Toronto Maple Leafs are playing some pretty good hockey as of late. While it’s been a four-game streak of hot sticks that won’t last...

Report: Dmytro Timashov set to join Shawinigan Cataractes pending waive of No-Trade Clause

It would be a rare trade between the top two teams in the same division, involving one of the league’s top offensive talents. According to...

Game #30 Review: San Jose Sharks 5 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 4 (OT)

For the second consecutive game, the Maple Leafs scored four and held a multi-goal lead only to fall apart and lose in overtime, as...