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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.
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Colorado Avalanche

Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Colorado Avalanche – Game #33 Preview, Projected Lineups & TV...

This road trip is going to be a stiff test of the Maple Leafs’ mettle starting with tonight’s matchup in Denver, Colorado (7 p.m....
Petr Mrazek, Toronto Maple Leafs

Game Review: Maple Leafs flirt with disaster, escape with the two points in ugly...

How are you feeling about your team's 5-4 win tonight, Kyle Dubas? https://twitter.com/LeafsNews/status/1469858293480841221 That about sums it up, but we'll try to fill in the details...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Chicago Blackhawks

Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Chicago Blackhawks – Game #29 Preview, Projected Lineups & TV...

Before they head out on the road, the Maple Leafs are looking to get back on track following a 1-2-1 stretch as they host...
Jason Spezza, Maple Leafs

Maple Leafs’ Jason Spezza suspended six games for hit on Neal Pionk; Brad Meier...

The sentencing is in for Jason Spezza: He will be suspended six games for his knee to the head on Neal Pionk. Spezza will...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. San Jose Sharks

Toronto Maple Leafs at San Jose Sharks – Game #22 Preview, Projected Lineups &...

The Maple Leafs will look to serve another cold dish of revenge on this California road trip tonight in San Jose (10:30 p.m. EST,...
Kyle Clifford of the Toronto Maple Leafs

Analysis: Maple Leafs bring back Kyle Clifford in trade with St. Louis

The Maple Leafs have brought back 6'2, 214-pound left-winger Kyle Clifford in a trade with the St. Louis Blues, the club announced on Tuesday. https://twitter.com/MapleLeafs/status/1460718142288715778 In...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Buffalo Sabres

Toronto Maple Leafs at Buffalo Sabres – Game #16 Preview, Projected Lineups & TV...

Joseph Woll will make his NHL debut between the pipes as the Maple Leafs look to make it eight wins in their last nine...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Chicago Blackhawks

Toronto Maple Leafs at Chicago Blackhawks – Game #8 Preview, Projected Lineups & TV...

We need no reminder of the Toronto Maple Leafs’ recent history (recent as in just the last year and a half) in these “it’d...
Sheldon Keefe, Leafs

Sheldon Keefe signed to two-year contract extension entering make-or-break season

It doesn’t feel like Sheldon Keefe has been head coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs for two seasons on account of the fact that...
David Kampf of the Maple Leafs

On David Kampf and the benefits of a decent checking line, the bet on...

As we wait to see what the Toronto Maple Leafs decide to do with their remaining bit of cap space, let's dive into a...
Michael Bunting, Toronto Maple Leafs

Michael Bunting signs with the Toronto Maple Leafs: two years, $950k AAV

The Maple Leafs have made a low-risk bet on cheap scoring upside with the acquisition of 25-year-old left-winger Michael Bunting on a two-year, $950k...
Petr Mrazek, Toronto Maple Leafs

Petr Mrazek signs a three-year, $3.8 million AAV contract with the Maple Leafs

The Maple Leafs have moved quickly in free agency to land a goalie to tandem with Jack Campbell, inking 29-year-old Czech goaltender Petr Mrazek...
Kyle Dubas, Brendan Shanahan, Toronto Maple Leafs

Biggest questions facing Kyle Dubas entering free agency + weighing the potential FA targets

With the clock ticking and free agency nearing, I threw together a quick monologue-style podcast on where I see Kyle Dubas' biggest question marks...
Toronto Maple Leafs lose out again in the playoffs

Quick Hits: Kyle Dubas’ unwavering commitment to the core, the Leafs’ elephant in the...

It is going to be a really quiet weekend on the draft-selection front for the Maple Leafs, who have never had so few picks...
Jared McCann, Toronto Maple Leaf

Jared McCann selected by Seattle in the 2021 expansion draft

The 10-hour gap between the filing of Seattle Kraken's picks to the NHL and the expansion draft event is proving to be far too...
Alex Kerfoot of the Toronto Maple Leafs

The Maple Leafs took the most logical route with their expansion draft protection list

No surprise to fans of this team who weren’t born yesterday, the Maple Leafs’ decision to protect eight skaters and a goalie while leaving...

Alex Kerfoot, Jared McCann, and Travis Dermott left exposed as Maple Leafs protect Justin...

Many of us wondered if yesterday's Jared McCann trade was going to change the Maple Leafs’ expansion draft protection list calculations, which had long...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. New Jersey Devils

Big Offseason Questions, Part 1: The Zach Hyman Contract

I am not sure we’ll see a tougher test of Kyle Dubas’ cap discipline outside of the big core four than this upcoming Zach...
Toronto Maple Leafs lose out again in the playoffs

10 Postmortem Thoughts: Sober reflections on the Maple Leafs’ early playoff exit, the Mitch...

It’s still hard to believe the manner in which this Toronto Maple Leafs season ended. One week ago today, we were preparing for Game 5...
Toronto Maple Leafs win, Frederik Andersen

The Toronto Maple Leafs have clinched a division title for the first time since...

For the first time in 21 years, the Toronto Maple Leafs are division champs. Earlier today in the game preview, we recapped just how long...

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