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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-hosted "The Battle of the Atlantic," a weekly show on TSN1200 that covered 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.
Martin Jones, Maple Leafs

Analysis: Maple Leafs add veteran insurance to their goalie depth chart with the addition...

With Matt Murray bound for Robidas Island Long-Term Injured Reserve, the Maple Leafs have rounded out their goaltending depth chart with the addition of...
David Kampf, Toronto Maple Leafs

Analysis: Maple Leafs sign David Kampf to four-year deal worth $2.4 million AAV

The Maple Leafs have made their first notable player transaction of the Brad Treliving era, signing 28-year-old depth centerman David Kampf to a four-year,...

Brendan Shanahan claims he saw Kyle Dubas as the Leafs’ GM of the future...

After the ground-shaking news broke on Friday afternoon of Kyle Dubas' departure as GM of the Maple Leafs and I soaked in the tidal...
Sheldon Keefe, Toronto Maple Leafs bench

The Maple Leafs don’t score enough or play fast enough under Sheldon Keefe in...

In our past criticisms of Sheldon Keefe’s playoff coaching performance in this space, we’ve talked a lot about consistently timid starts to games, slow...
Matthew Knies, Maple Leafs

Matthew Knies likely out for the series due to a concussion inflicted by Sam...

Bad news on the Matthew Knies front: He's likely out for the series due to a concussion. https://twitter.com/reporterchris/status/1654532033375240214?s=48&t=ifXEh71rpey_XfVsJc2vtA After the game last night, Sheldon Keefe honed...
Toronto Maple Leafs, Sheldon Keefe, Michael Bunting, Auston Matthews, Mitch Marner

Michael Bunting’s healthy scratch, series adjustments, a defense pairing conundrum, and other scattered thoughts...

I am not surprised by the fact that the series is 3-1 for the Maple Leafs so much as the manner in which we’ve...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Tampa Bay Lightning, Michael Bunting

Another playoff series, another suspension for the Maple Leafs: Michael Bunting to miss Games...

A suspension at playoff time is clockwork at this point for the Maple Leafs. For the Leafs, the last 24 hours have included a really...
William Nylander, Toronto Maple Leafs

Game in 10: Fourth line shines again, Maple Leafs acquit themselves well in hard-fought...

A fantastic hockey game by both teams. Great goaltending at both ends. Dialed-in penalty killing both ways. Evenly-played, tight-checking, playoff-style hockey at five-on-five. But you’re not...
Alex Tuch, Matt Murray, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Buffalo Sabres

Game in 10: Maple Leafs forfeit two-goal lead, hang Matt Murray out to dry...

A game that appeared to be firmly in hand got away from the Maple Leafs due to a dreadful middle 20 minutes against the...
Mitch Marner, Auston Matthews, Toronto Maple Leafs

Game in 10: Maple Leafs’ stars outshine McDavid in revenge win over Oilers

An offensive outburst in the second half of the game by the Maple Leafs' star producers, including four points from Mitch Marner in a...
Luke Schenn, Toronto Maple Leafs

Game in 10: Mitch Marner leads the way offensively, Joe Woll solid in net...

After a wobbly start, the Maple Leafs settled in and played a strong second half to the game in Calgary, gutting out a hard-fought...
Kyle Dubas, Toronto Maple Leafs

Six new Leafs (and counting) plus a goodbye to Sandin & Engvall: Digesting Kyle...

What an unbelievably fun couple of days and weeks this has been in the build-up to an NHL trade deadline that is not only...
William Nylander, Toronto Maple Leafs

Game in 10: William Nylander’s OT magic redeems regulation snooze-fest in Maple Leafs’ win...

If you managed to stay awake through the slog that was the first 60 minutes of this game, William Nylander rewarded you with a...
Ilya Samsonov, Toronto Maple Leafs

Game in 10: A few thoughts on the season to date as the Maple...

The Maple Leafs entered the All-Star break on a down note due to an inability to break through more than once at five-on-five, untimely...
Ilya Samsonov, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Washington Capitals

Game in 10: Morgan Rielly ends his slump, Maple Leafs show up for their...

The Maple Leafs received contributions from their power play and all four lines at five-on-five in a complete team win over the Washington Capitals...
Morgan Rielly, Ilya Samsonov, Toronto Maple Leafs

Game in 10: Maple Leafs slip up defensively, let Ilya Samsonov down in the...

After a surprise last-minute goalie change prior to puck drop, the Maple Leafs played a good first period before letting Ilya Samsonov down in...
John Tavares, Toronto Maple Leafs

Game in 10: John Tavares and William Nylander light up the Islanders with dominant...

The Maple Leafs sleepwalked through the opening 20 minutes before William Nylander and John Tavares combined to break the game wide open in the...

Game in 10: Ugly second period erases two-goal lead, Maple Leafs lose again at...

Losing streaks against the Arizona Coyotes and consecutive losses to the Montreal Canadiens at the Bell Centre: two things that have lasted four games...
Nick Robertson, Toronto Marlies

Nick Robertson’s 2022-23 season is over after shoulder surgery

Tough news broke today on Nick Robertson’s shoulder injury: surgery has been performed with a six-month rehabilitation timeline. https://twitter.com/LeafsPR/status/1615084266840285184 It was one of those that we...
Auston Matthews, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Boston Bruins

Game in 10: Auston Matthews returns with a bang but Maple Leafs fall just...

This HNIC rivalry game was full marks for entertainment value and probably deserved overtime.  With an 11-point gap and two games in hand for Boston...

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