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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. A digital marketer by day, he is currently competing in the Wix SEO contest for a grand prize of $25,000. You can contact him at alec.brownscombe@mapleleafshotstove.com.
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Buffalo Sabres

Game #27 Review: Buffalo Sabres 6 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 4

The Toronto Maple Leafs gave up a 2-0 lead with four unanswered goals against in the second period, clawed back within one on two...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Colorado Avalanche

Game #25 Review: Toronto Maple Leafs 5 vs. Colorado Avalanche 3

The Toronto Maple Leafs are 2-0-0 in the Sheldon Keefe era after a four-goal outburst in the first period proved enough despite taking on...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Arizona Coyotes, Sheldon Keefe

Game #24 Review: Toronto Maple Leafs 3 vs. Arizona Coyotes 1

As coaching debuts go, this one couldn't have gone much better for Sheldon Keefe. https://twitter.com/LeafsNews/status/1197735823279632385 Your game ten: 1.  A 3-1 win in which the team scored...
Sheldon Keefe of the Toronto Marlies

Mike Babcock out, Sheldon Keefe in: How did we get here?

Brendan Shanahan has now hired and let go of Lamoriello and Mike Babcock in his time as Toronto Maple Leafs President. Let that sink in...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Vegas Golden Knights

Game #23 Review: Vegas Golden Knights 4 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 2

Wake me up when November ends. Your game in ten: 1.  The quick and dirty game summary: It was a tightly-contested first period in which there...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Pittsburgh Penguins

Game #22 Review: Pittsburgh Penguins 6 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 1

Good grief. Your game in ten: 1.  There have been some bad efforts out of the Leafs among their 13 losses this season, but my God...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Boston Bruins, John Tavares

Game #21 Review: Boston Bruins 4 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 2

The Toronto Maple Leafs keep finding ways to lose games, coming from behind twice before dropping their fourth straight in a 4-2 loss to...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. New York Islanders

Game #20 Review: New York Islanders 5 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 4

The Toronto Maple Leafs' special teams sunk their ship again in a 5-4 loss to the New York Islanders on Wednesday night. Your game in...
Toronto maple Leafs vs. Boston Bruins

Michael Hutchinson placed on waivers as Toronto Maple Leafs’ backup role claims another victim

The Toronto Maple Leafs have placed backup goaltender Michael Hutchinson on waivers as of Noon ET on Monday. It’s possible the Leafs have a separate...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs Philadelphia Flyers

Game #18 Review: Philadelphia Flyers 3 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 2 (SO)

The Toronto Maple Leafs erased a 0-2 deficit before falling short in the shootout on Saturday night, but the big storyline surrounds a different...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Vegas Golden Knights

Game #17 Review: Toronto Maple Leafs 2 vs. Vegas Golden Knights 1 (OT)

It took 17 games, but the Frederik Andersen-led Toronto Maple Leafs have strung together their first three-game winning streak of the season after an...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Philadelphia Flyers

Game #15 Review: Toronto Maple Leafs 4 vs. Philadelphia Flyers 3 (SO)

The Toronto Maple Leafs prevailed in the shootout after a disappointing final two periods in Philadelphia on Saturday night. Your game in ten: 1.  The Leafs...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Boston Bruins, John Tavares

On the Toronto Maple Leafs’ toughness question and their 6-5-2 start

It’s been a not-so-hot week for the Toronto Maple Leafs' perceived toughness level. On Friday night against San Jose, Auston Matthews took a high hit...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. San Jose Sharks

Game #12 Review: Toronto Maple Leafs 4 vs. San Jose Sharks 1

The Toronto Maple Leafs put together a much-needed 60-minute effort against a tired San Jose team on Friday night, picking up a 4-1 win...
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Game #10 Review: Columbus Blue Jackets 4 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 3 (OT)

The Toronto Maple Leafs started ugly, finished ugly, and — tough calls aside — got what they deserved with a 4-3 overtime loss to...
Toronto Maple Leafs' Musings

On Mike Babcock, Auston Matthews’ ice time, and reasonable vs. ridiculous criticism

No shortage of Toronto Maple Leafs fans are seeing red about the coaching job of Mike Babcock — and the latest criticism makes it...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Tampa Bay Lightning, John Tavares & Andrei Vasilevskiy

John Tavares to miss at least two weeks with a broken finger: What now?

A tough break for the Toronto Maple Leafs: captain John Tavares will miss a minimum of two weeks with a broken finger sustained late...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Washington Capitals

Game #8 Review: Washington Captals 4 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 3

The Toronto Maple Leafs let a 2-0 lead slip away in what was a missed opportunity in a tough back-to-back situation on Wednesday night...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Minnesota Wild

Game #7 Review: Toronto Maple Leafs 4 vs. Minnesota Wild 2

It wasn’t a picturesque performance, but the Toronto Maple Leafs took care of business against a tired and struggling Minnesota Wild team with a...
Toronto Maple Leafs 5 vs. Detroit Red Wings 2

Game #6 Review: Toronto Maple Leafs 5 vs. Detroit Red Wings 2

The bottom six drove the bus as the Toronto Maple Leafs overcame another early deficit to pick up a much-needed bounce-back win over the...

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