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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.

2018 Toronto Maple Leafs Training Camp: Five Storylines to Follow

The Toronto Maple Leafs 2018 training camp roster has been released today, with camp set to open with physicals and media obligations on Thursday. Absent...
Kyle Dubas, Toronto Maple Leafs GM

Kyle Dubas’ in-depth sit down with Bob McKenzie: Full Transcript

In a wide-ranging interview ahead of the opening of training camp, General Manager Kyle Dubas sat down with Bob McKenzie to provide a state...
Morgan Rielly of the Toronto Maple Leafs

Projecting the Toronto Maple Leafs’ 2018-19 Opening Night Defense Pairings

Returning more or less the same group from last season, it’s no secret that the Toronto Maple Leafs’ blue line is the biggest question...
William Nylander, Auston Matthews, Jake Gardiner and Patrick Marleau of the Toronto Maple Leafs

Projecting the Toronto Maple Leafs’ 2018-19 Opening Night Forward Lines

43 days away from opening night, a source of great excitement for fans in Toronto is the Maple Leafs' loaded forward group and the...

Tyler Ennis signs a one-year deal with the Toronto Maple Leafs

The Toronto Maple Leafs have signed 28-year-old left winger Tyler Ennis to a one-year, $650,000 contract, the club announced on Friday. After joining the Minnesota...

Matt Martin traded to the New York Islanders in exchange for goaltender Eamon McAdam

The long-rumoured Matt Martin to New York Islanders trade has been executed today, with the 29-year-old left winger heading back to Long Island in...
Toronto Maple Leafs' John Tavaresvideo

John Tavares Introductory Press Conference: “I really believed that there was a big window...

Full remarks below from the introductory press conference for new Toronto Maple Leaf, John Tavares. Shanahan, Dubas and Tavares' remarks have been reordered for readability...

John Tavares to sign with the Toronto Maple Leafs: 7 years, $77 million

The decision is in: John Tavares has chosen the Toronto Maple Leafs, with the deal to be announced shortly, MLHS has learned. https://twitter.com/APetrielli/status/1013450048951193600 Not bad for...
Drew Bannister of the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds. Photo by Terrry Wilson / OHL Images.

Rasmus Sandin and Mac Hollowell: A Q&A with former Soo Greyhounds coach Drew Bannister

At the 2018 NHL Draft, the Toronto Maple Leafs selected two defensemen from GM Kyle Dubas' former organization, the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds, in...
Semyon Kizimov, Toronto Maple Leafs

Semyon Kizimov selected 211th overall by the Toronto Maple Leafs

With their final selection in the 2018 NHL Draft (211th overall), the Toronto Maple Leafs have selected Russian right winger Semyon Kizimov of Ladia Togliatti. A 6'0,...
Zachary Bouthillier, Toronto Maple Leafs

Zachary Bouthillier selected 209th overall by the Toronto Maple Leafs

With the 209th overall selection in the 2018 NHL Draft, the Toronto Maple Leafs have selected goaltender Zachary Bouthillier of the  Chicoutimi Saguenéens. The 18-year-old...
Mac Hollowell of the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds. Photo by Terry Wilson / OHL Images.

Mac Hollowell selected 118th overall by the Toronto Maple Leafs

With the 118th overall draft selection in the 2018 NHL Draft, the Toronto Maple Leafs have selected right-shot defenseman Mac Hollowell from the Soo...

Riley Stotts selected 83rd overall by the Toronto Maple Leafs

With the 83rd overall selection in the 2018 NHL Draft, the Toronto Maple Leafs have selected centerman Riley Stotts of the Calgary Hitmen. Stotts, a...
Sean Durzi of the Owen Sound Attack. Photo by Terry Wilson / OHL Images.

Sean Durzi selected 52nd overall by the Toronto Maple Leafs

With the 52nd overall draft selection in the 2018 NHL Draft, the Toronto Maple Leafs have selected right-handed defenseman Sean Durzi from the Owen...
Rasmus Sandin of the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds. Photo by Terry Wilson / OHL Images.

Rasmus Sandin drafted 29th overall by the Toronto Maple Leafs

After flipping picks with the St. Louis Blues (25 for 29 & 76), with the 29th overall draft selection in the 2018 NHL Draft,...
Laurence Gilman of the Toronto Maple Leafs

Laurence Gilman hired as Assistant General Manager: Who is he and where does he...

GM Kyle Dubas has made his first outside hire into the Leafs front office: Laurence Gilman has been named as an Assistant General Manager. Gilman,...
Brandon Pridham, Kyle Dubas of the Toronto Maple Leafs

Brandon Pridham promoted to Assistant General Manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs

The first move in the Toronto Maple Leafs’ front-office restructuring under new General Manager Kyle Dubas is a promotion: former Assistant to the General...
Lou Lamoriello and Mark Hunter, Toronto Maple Leafs GM vacancy

“Kyle Dubas’ Maple Leafs”: Mark Hunter and Lou Lamoriello officially depart Toronto

The news has been made official as of Monday morning: Director of Player Personnel Mark Hunter and the Toronto Maple Leafs are parting ways,...

Report: Lou Lamoriello Long Island Bound, Clarity to come in the next few days...

Arthur Staples reported on Monday that one of the worst kept secrets in hockey over the last couple of weeks, Lou Lamoriello’s imminent departure...

“One thing that stood out was Mike Babcock’s early interest”: Is Pär Lindholm the...

The fourth-line center position has been a revolving door for the Maple Leafs since Mike Babcock’s arrival as head coach of the hockey club,...

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