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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 2009-12 Maple Leafs Annuals. You can contact him at [email protected]
Joffrey Lupul Seidenberg

After practice today, Jonas Siegel pulled Joffrey Lupul aside for a one-on-one chat about the buzz of a major rebuild in Leafland. The most candid...

In a league where contenders are looking for defence, there’s interest in Toronto’s Roman Polak. The Los Angeles Kings, who have discussed Dion Phaneuf,...
Phil Kessel vs LA Kings

I’ve been listening to more hockey talk radio than I usually do in the past week or so – as a Leafs fan, trade rumours...

Did the Maple Leafs miss out on a chance to include Cody Franson in their core going forward? Yesterday's trade with Nashville has some asking the question. The Leafs had two...

Peter Horachek is going with James Reimer in net as the Maple Leafs look to avoid sole ownership of the longest losing streak in...
Carter Ashton

Previously sitting at the 50-contract maximum, the Maple Leafs have freed up two Standard Player Contract slots by moving Carter Ashton and David Broll...

This from Bob McKenzie on the radio today:https://twitter.com/draglikepull/status/561299908989161474As a capped-out bottom-10 team that has not been drafting enough in recent years (particularly the 2nd...

For those watching this game with an eye on draft positioning: https://twitter.com/mirtle/status/560857285660901376It's been tough sledding of late watching the Leafs play, to say the least;...

The Maple Leafs made one crucial misstep by being asleep to start the game, and ultimately paid for it in a hard-fought and tightly-contested...

This was more like the game fans were picturing following a coaching change. Despite Franson and Phaneuf (falling over) teaming up for an early blunder leading...

The only real surprise is that he made it all the way to 2015. The same fundamental flaws haunted this Leaf roster despite a fleeting...

This game might come as a shock to fans who decided to pick up Leaf fandom for the first time during the recent 10-1-1 hot streak;...

In the game day thread before the Carolina game, we talked about how, in March of 2014, the Leafs were on a red-hot streak that...

The league's hottest team pays a visit to its coldest tonight in Carolina. The two teams are riding opposite streaks, the Leafs winners of six...

The opponent doesn’t seem to matter; no team has an answer for the Leafs’ four-line attack at the moment. Tonight it was the League’s hottest...

With the chance to flip Wednesday night’s script, the Maple Leafs showed some killer instinct by outplaying a tired Wings team. Even a hot goalie...

The Leafs deserved to lose this game 4 or 5 to 1. Enter James Reimer.In somewhat of a thrown-to-the-wolves situation, low on game reps and...

Besides the Brian Burke connection and a few players who have played on both sides of this matchup (Dion Phaneuf, Matt Stajan, Mason Raymond,...

Games like these are tough to judge (i.e. tough to write about). There’s the game that saw the Leafs build a 4-0 lead over one of...

A point out of a visit with the league's best and highest-scoring team (15-4-2 with a +27 goal differential after this win) is something any team...