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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.

Joey Anderson signs a three-year, $750k AAV contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs

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Travis Dermott re-signs with the Toronto Maple Leafs: one year, $874k

The Toronto Maple Leafs and defenseman Travis Dermott have agreed to terms on a one-year contract worth $874k (roughly the same salary as his...
Toronto Maple Leafs' Ilya Mikheyev

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

The Toronto Maple Leafs have added an experienced third-string NHL goaltender to their depth chart, signing 31-year-old Aaron Dell to a one-year, $800k contract. The...
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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...
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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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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.
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Kyle Dubas of the Toronto Maple Leafs

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Sheldon Keefe of the Toronto Maple Leafs

John Tortorella defends Sheldon Keefe after Maple Leafs’ playoff exit: “Half the pundits in...

12 hours after his team eliminated the Maple Leafs from the postseason, Columbus Blue Jackets head coach John Tortorella jumped to Sheldon Keefe's defense...
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The Toronto Maple Leafs were dead and buried. That’s no exaggeration. Game 4 was over from a competitive standpoint according to every instinct or intuition...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Montreal Canadiens, playoff exhibition

Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Montreal Canadiens, Pre-Playoff Exhibition – Preview, Projected Lines & TV...

An exhibition hockey game has never been more hotly anticipated than this. 139 days removed from the last NHL game, the Toronto Maple Leafs and...

Quick Hits: New CBA shuts down Leafs’ use of facilities over the offseason; the...

Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman provided an insightful radio hit on Friday, covering a number of topics concerning the Toronto Maple Leafs. We've got the key...
Kyle Dubas of the Toronto Maple Leafs

Kyle Dubas in depth ahead of the opening of training camp: On Return to...

Toronto Maple Leafs General Manager Kyle Dubas held a lengthy press availability on the eve of training camp after the club announced its Phase...
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