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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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Michael Bunting, Toronto Maple Leafs

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

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Petr Mrazek, Toronto Maple Leafs

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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...

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The Toronto Maple Leafs have an opportunity to clinch a division title for the first time in 21 years in its final regular-season matchup...
Kyle Dubas, Brendan Shanahan, Toronto Maple Leafs

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Jimmy Vesey departs Toronto for Vancouver via waivers, Alex Galchenyuk set to receive an...

Placed on waivers yesterday as the Toronto Maple Leafs opened up roster flexibility at forward and prepared their cap situation for the nearing return...
Veini Vehvilainen, Toronto Maple Leafs

Toronto Maple Leafs acquire goaltender Veini Vehvilainen in exchange for Mikko Lehtonen

The Toronto Maple Leafs have acquired goaltender Veini Vehvilainen from the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for defenseman Mikko Lehtonen, the club announced on...
Wayne Simmonds, Toronto Maple Leafs

Report: Wayne Simmonds out ~six weeks with wrist injury

After scoring five goals in six games -- his best stretch of goal-scoring form since October of 2018 in Philadelphia -- Wayne Simmonds has...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Vancouver Canucks

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Fresh off of a much-needed four-day break from game action, including two full practice days, the Maple Leafs will kick off a three-game series...
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