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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.

Brendan Shanahan signed to six-year contract extension

Maple Leafs Sports & Entertainment announced on Tuesday a new contract extension for Toronto Maple Leafs President and Alternate Governor Brendan Shanahan that runs...
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Mike Babcock to return as Toronto Maple Leafs head coach, per Kyle Dubas

After a few weeks of rampant media speculation, Kyle Dubas said on Monday what he wouldn't say directly in his end-of-season media availability: Mike...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Boston Bruins, Game 7

Game #7 Review: Boston Bruins 5 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 1

Joke's on us for expecting anything different. Your game in ten: 1.  It’s a serious case of deja vu sitting here again reflecting on yet another...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Boston Bruins, Game 6

ECQF Game #6 Review: Boston Bruins 4 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 2

We're shipping up to Boston for another Game 7 after special teams cost the Toronto Maple Leafs a golden opportunity to close out the...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Boston Bruins, Game 5

ECQF Game #5 Review: Toronto Maple Leafs 2 vs. Boston Bruins 1

Three down, one to go. Your game in ten: 1. Having reached the point in the series where both teams are now totally dialed into their...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Boston Bruins, Game 4

ECQF Game #4 Review: Boston Bruins 6 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 4

All square. Your game in ten: 1.  This game was lost in the details for the Leafs. Their energy wasn’t the issue, and they generated enough...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Boston Bruins, Game 3

ECQF Game #3 Review: Toronto Maple Leafs 3 vs. Boston Bruins 2

After experiencing a thorough beatdown in Game 2 and receiving some bad news before the game about Nazem Kadri’s suspension for the remainder of...
nazem kadri boston bruins

Nazem Kadri suspended for remainder of series versus Boston Bruins

After an in-person hearing on Monday afternoon, the ruling is in and Nazem Kadri has been suspended by the NHL’s Department of Player Safety...
Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Boston Bruins in Game 1

ECQF Game #1 Review: Toronto Maple Leafs 4 vs. Boston Bruins 1

About that Boston sweep… Your game in ten: 1.  The first test the Leafs had to pass in this game concerned their start, knowing they were...

Game #66 Review: Toronto Maple Leafs 6 vs. Calgary Flames 2

The Toronto Maple Leafs lit up the Pacific Division-leading Calgary Flames for six on Monday night to make it five wins (and 29 goals...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Buffalo Sabres

Game #62 Review: Toronto Maple Leafs 5 vs. Buffalo Sabres 3

The Toronto Maple Leafs’ four-goal outburst in the second period was enough to overcome a Buffalo Sabres team that didn’t go away quietly on...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Washington Capitals

Game #60 Review: Washington Capitals 3 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 2

The Toronto Maple Leafs lost their third game in a row for the first time this season after dropping the final game of the...

Game #55 Review: New York Rangers 4 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 1

The Toronto Maple Leafs fired 56 shots at New York Rangers backup goaltender Alexandar Georgiev and came away with just one goal on a...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Montreal Canadiens

Game #54 Review: Toronto Maple Leafs 4 vs. Montreal Canadiens 3 (OT)

The Toronto Maple Leafs won their sixth in a row over the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday night with their most meaningful victory at the...

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For a deal that ensured a legitimate superstar center is going to don a Leafs jersey for the next five and a half years,...
Kyle Dubas of the Toronto Maple Leafs

Kyle Dubas on the Toronto Maple Leafs’ cap situation: “We know that next season...

General Manager Kyle Dubas joined Prime Time Sports and TSN Overdrive on Tuesday evening to discuss Auston Matthews' new five-year, $57.1 million contract extension. Dubas...

Auston Matthews signs five-year, $11.634 million AAV contract extension

There will be no discounts. https://twitter.com/FriedgeHNIC/status/1092849723625492485 The Leafs will only buy one UFA year with this contract, as Auston Matthews will be eligible to become a...
Martin Marincin, Toronto Marlies

Martin Marincin placed on waivers by the Toronto Maple Leafs

The Toronto Maple Leafs have placed defenseman Martin Marincin on waivers as of Noon on Saturday. This kind of move was a matter of time...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Detroit Red Wings

Game #50 Review: Detroit Red Wings 3 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 2 (OT)

The Toronto Maple Leafs returned from the All-Star break with a dud of a performance in Detroit on Friday night. Your game in ten: 1.  The...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Arizona Coyotes

Game #48 Review: Arizona Coyotes 4 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 2

The Toronto Maple Leafs slipped to their seventh loss in their last 10 games with a 4-2 defeat to the Arizona Coyotes on Sunday...

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