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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]
Auston Matthews

Maple Leafs guaranteed top-five pick after loss vs. Blue Jackets, take over lead in...

After a loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets on Wednesday night, the Maple Leafs are now guaranteed a top-five pick in the Entry Draft for the...

Jimmy Vesey Watch is on after Harvard’s 2015-16 season ends

Jimmy Vesey’s Harvard Crimson lost out in the ECAC Regional Final tonight, officially launching #VeseyWatch2016. Vesey could now join his draft team, the Nashville Predators, right...

Game #72 Review: Toronto Maple Leafs 5 vs. Calgary Flames 2

10 thoughts on a great night at the ACC, highlighted by William Nylander's first career three-point night. 1 - Calling Nazem Kadri for embellishment on a play...
Daniel Winnik

Daniel Winnik traded to the Washington Capitals

The Toronto Maple Leafs have acquired Washington's second round pick in 2016, Connor Carrick and Brooks Laich in exchange for Daniel Winnik and Anaheim’s fifth round pick in...
James Reimer

Deadline Eve Notes: Reimer deal fallout, PA Parenteau’s status, Byron Froese’s injury, Brad Boyes’...

Yesterday, the Maple Leafs said goodbye to the longest-tenured member of the organization and all-around good guy, James Reimer, before losing decisively to the Montreal Canadiens a...

James Reimer traded to the San Jose Sharks

James Reimer and Jeremy Morin have been traded to the San Jose Sharks in exchange for Alex Stalock, Ben Smith and a conditional fourth-round...
Brendan Leipsic

‘Here Come the Marlies:’ Stuart Percy, Brendan Leipsic recalled… and there’s more to come

Among the many things the moves of the past few days, weeks and months have signified – in the overall sense, the stripping down of...

Toronto Maple Leafs acquire Raffi Torres, two 2nd round picks for Nick Spaling &...

The Toronto Maple Leafs are getting more of their firesale done ahead of the deadline, sending pending UFAs Nick Spaling and Roman Polak to...

Toronto Maple Leafs trade Shawn Matthias to Colorado Avalance for a fourth round pick...

The Toronto Maple Leafs have cashed in on their first rental chip of the deadline season, sending Shawn Matthias to Colorado for a fourth...

Game #56 Review: New York Rangers 4 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 2

"Morgan Rielly may not be a number-one defenceman we hoped for just yet, but he’s the number one defenceman we need now. So we’ll criticize...

Sunday Mashup: Leafs ’embarrass’ Canucks, Leipsic’s dazzling debut, Corrado speaks on Vancouver exit, Marlies...

Games like last night’s serve as a much-needed break in the clouds. It was a fun game, first of all -- feisty (Leo vs. a...
Dion Phaneuf

First Thoughts on the Dion Phaneuf trade

Being a hardcore hockey fan in the cap era can do funny things to one’s head. For one, I haven’t once caught myself caring about the...

Toronto Maple Leafs Unveil New Logo

The first Toronto Maple Leafs logo change in nearly 30 years has been unveiled. https://twitter.com/MapleLeafs/status/694721279564210176 https://twitter.com/mirtle/status/694722050594881540 The design, which becomes the official primary logo in time for...

Toronto Maple Leafs 2015-16 Prospect Tracker: February 1

  Mitch Marner had a ridiculous 21-game point streak snapped versus Guelph on January 13 but has been on an eight-game points streak since, with...

Game #48 Review: Tampa Bay Lightning 1 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 0

Breaking news: A terrible start sunk the Toronto Maple Leafs. For the third consecutive game their first shot of the night was ten-plus minutes in...

Game #46 Review: Montreal Canadiens 3 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 2 (SO)

Blame a delayed puck drop due to the pregame ceremony if you want, but slow starts have been a problem for this Maple Leafs team...

Game Review: Game #44, Toronto Maple Leafs 3 vs. Philadelphia Flyers 2

Another game, another start in which the Leafs had the game dictated to them before conceding the opening goal. For perspective, 24 out of 30...

Toronto Maple Leafs Scoring Chances and Zone Entries: Summary at the Halfway Point

We've been tracking scoring chances and zone entries for every Toronto Maple Leafs game this year. Now that we've reached the halfway point, it's time...

Game #41 Review: Columbus Blue Jackets 3 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 1

This tilt delivered on the promise of a midseason battle between two bottom five teams. The Leafs had a poor start to blame again, as they were a...

Toronto Maple Leafs 2015-16 Prospect Tracker: January 10

Notes: Dmytro Timashov's trade to Shawinigan went through following the World Juniors, and he registered four assists in his first game in a Cataractes jersey...
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