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Alec Brownscombe

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Alec Brownscombe is the founder of MapleLeafsHotStove.com, where he has written daily about the Leafs since September of 2008. He was also the editor of the 2009-13 Maple Leafs Annual magazines. You can contact him at [email protected]

The Evolution of Nazem Kadri

A top-ten draft selection in the earliest stage of Toronto's long rebuilding process, Nazem Kadri is the last Toronto Maple Leaf standing after four...

Game #10 Review: Toronto Maple Leafs 3 vs. Edmonton Oilers 2 (OT)

It may have been all about Connor McDavid and Auston Matthews in the buildup, but Nazem Kadri proved the hero as the Toronto Maple...

William Nylander named NHL Rookie of the Month for October

William Nylander has been named the NHL’s rookie of the month for the month of October. Nylander is the first Leaf skater to receive rookie...

Toronto Maple Leafs recall Nikita Soshnikov from the Toronto Marlies

The Toronto Maple Leafs recalled Nikita Soshnikov from the Toronto Marlies on Tuesday morning. For tonight's game versus Edmonton, Paul Hendrick's projected lines have Seth...

Game #9 Review: New York Islanders 5 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 1

The Toronto Maple Leafs left a weekend back-to-back empty handed after a 5-1 loss to the New York Islanders on Sunday night. The Leafs got off...

Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Montreal Canadiens – Game #8 Preview & Projected Lines

The Toronto Maple Leafs visit the Bell Centre looking to hand the Montreal Canadiens their first regulation loss of the season in the first...

Game #7 Review: Toronto Maple Leafs 3 vs. Florida Panthers 2

Mitch Marner led the way as the Toronto Maple Leafs staved off a final push from the Florida Panthers to snap a four-game losing...

Game #6 Review: Tampa Bay Lightning 7 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 3

The Toronto Maple Leafs fell 7-3 to the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday night in another demonstration of the team's defensive and goaltending issues...

Toronto Maple Leafs place Milan Michalek on waivers, claim Ben Smith from Colorado

The Toronto Maple Leafs have placed Milan Michalek on waivers as of noon Monday and claimed Ben Smith from the Colorado Avalanche. Instead of rotating...

Game #5 Review: Chicago Blackhawks 5 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 4 (SO)

The Toronto Maple Leafs collected a point for the fourth time in five games while also relinquishing their fourth third-period lead of the season...

Game #4 Review: Minnesota Wild 3 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 2

The Toronto Maple Leafs lost in regulation for the first time this season after squandering a third-period lead for the third time in four...

Game #3 Review: Winnipeg Jets 5 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 4 (OT)

A rollercoaster ride ended in disaster for the Maple Leafs on Wednesday night as Toronto surrendered a 4-0 lead in under 28 minutes to...

Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Winnipeg Jets — Game #3 Preview & Projected Lines

The Toronto Maple Leafs kick off a three-game road trip tonight in Winnipeg (8 p.m. EST, Sportsnet) Many in the hockey media had this game...
Auston Matthews

Auston Matthews earns NHL 2nd Star honours; Kasperi Kapanen, Jeremy Bracco named AHL &...

A great week for the young talent at all levels of the Toronto Maple Leafs organization has been recognized in the form of AHL...

Game #2 Review: Toronto Maple Leafs 4 vs. Boston Bruins 1

When fans were told a big surprise was in store for team’s centennial ceremony, many speculated that Dave Keon was about to become only...
Auston Matthews, right, celebrates a first period goal against the Ottawa Senators with teammate William Nylander

Game #1 Review: Ottawa Senators 5 vs. Auston Matthews’ Toronto Maple Leafs 4

Auston Matthews makes history, Maple Leafs take a loser point out of Ottawa in 2016-17 season opener Anything noteworthy happen last night, fellas? https://twitter.com/myregularface/status/786370741713317889 The first game...
Nazem Kadri

Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Ottawa Senators — Game #1 Preview & Projected Lines

History will be made tonight as the Auston Matthews era officially gets underway at the Toronto Maple Leafs’ home-away-from-home rink in Kanata. Not only will...

Toronto Maple Leafs claim Seth Griffith off of waivers

The Toronto Maple Leafs have claimed 23-year-old winger Seth Griffith off of waivers. The former fifth-round draft pick in 2012 put up 77 points in...

Toronto Maple Leafs waive Colin Greening, Brooks Laich, Byron Froese ahead of final round...

Brooks Laich, Byron Froese and Colin Greening have been placed on waivers as of Noon Sunday as the Toronto Maple Leafs prepare to announce...

Game Review: Preseason Game #8, Detroit Red Wings 4 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 3

The Toronto Maple Leafs finish up their 2016 preseason schedule with a 2-4-2 record following a 4-3 loss to the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday...
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