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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]

Game Review: Game #7, Montreal Canadiens 5 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 3

52 shots on goal. A feat the Maple Leafs haven't accomplished since 2010.The Leafs lost this game on special teams. Their PK was a hot mess,...

Game Review: Game #5, Pittsburgh Penguins 2 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 1

This would appear to be another one of those "moral victories" for the Maple Leafs in a back-to-back situation. Those are only enjoyable for so...

Game Day #5, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Pittsburgh Penguins (7 p.m., CityTV)

You might have heard the Maple Leafs are playing against Phil Kessel tonight. Well, the rumours are true. Word is he even wants to beat his...
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Toronto Marlies This Week: A 2-0 Start

The Toronto Marlies opened their season with two victories over the Manitoba Moose on Thanksgiving weekend. It was an encouraging start in which the Marlies won...

Stephane Robidas has been “told he didn’t make the team,” expected to go on...

According to Chris Johnston of Sportsnet, Stephane Robidas has been informed he hasn't "made the team" for opening night. Contrary to some earlier reports, he...

Game Review: Preseason Game #7, Detroit Red Wings 4 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 2

This was an improved effort by the Maple Leafs, and a more palatable defeat than what took place in Buffalo on Tuesday. The second period was...
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Game Review: Preseason Game #6, Buffalo Sabres 4 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 0

Tonight's lineup was much closer to the real thing, and there wasn’t a whole lot to like about the performances. Among the forwards, exceptions to the...
James Reimer

Game Review: Preseason Game #5, Montreal Canadiens 1 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 0

We’re reaching the point where, “just happy to have hockey back,” meets, “preseason can end any day now.”  After a reasonably energetic first as far...

Game Review: Preseason Game #1, Toronto Maple Leafs 4 at Ottawa Senators 3

The Maple Leafs overcame 2-0 and 3-2 deficits to win 4-3 on a Joffrey Lupul game winner 55 seconds into three-on-three overtime. Goals: Dion Phaneuf,...

Michael Grabner acquired by Toronto Maple Leafs in six-player deal

The Toronto Maple Leafs have acquired winger Michael Grabner from the New York Islanders in exchange for forwards Taylor Beck and Carter Verhaeghe, defencemen Matt...

Toronto Maple Leafs hire Tony Martino as amateur scout

Mark Hunter continues to round out the Maple Leafs' amateur scouting staff, hiring London Knights scout Tony Martino. Martino has worked as the US-area scout under...

Toronto Maple Leafs add Dale Derkatch to amateur scouting staff

According to Peak Hockey Saskatchewan, the Maple Leafs have hired Dale Derkatch as an amateur scout. https://twitter.com/PeakHockeySask/status/638392741915787264Derkatch, a former draft pick of the Edmonton Oilers...

Toronto Maple Leafs officially sign Devin Setoguchi to Professional Tryout Agreement

As first reported back on August 12th, the Toronto Maple Leafs will be bringing in right winger Devin Setoguchi to take part in training camp...

Jonathan Bernier signs two-year, $4.15 million AAV contract

The Toronto Maple Leafs and Jonathan Bernier have settled on a contract before the arbitrator's ruling, inking a two-year pact worth $8.3 million total. The...

Lou Lamoriello Named GM of the Toronto Maple Leafs

(Not a joke) The Shanaplan works in mysterious ways. From the club: Brendan Shanahan, President and Alternate Governor of the Toronto Maple Leafs, announced today that Lou...

Maple Leafs hire Ari Vuori as Director of European Scouting, Steve Briere as goalie...

The Maple Leafs have announced the hiring of Finnish scout Ari Vuori, formerly of the LA Kings (eleven seasons) and Detroit Red Wings (nine...

Toronto Maple Leafs sign Shawn Matthias to one-year deal worth $2.3 million

The Toronto Maple Leafs have signed 27-year-old forward Shawn Matthias to a one-year contract worth $2.3 million. It's mildly surprising Matthias could only garner a one-year...

Toronto Maple Leafs sign Nazem Kadri to one-year contract extension

The Maple Leafs have re-signed RFA Nazem Kadri to a one-year contract extension worth $4.1 million. It is a 25% raise ($1 million) over Kadri's...

Rating the Phil Kessel Return

It's day 1 of the post-Phil Kessel era. Yesterday's return seemed reflective of a negotiation that involved only one serious bidder and a Leaf management group that had self imposed a...
Gord Dineen

Toronto Marlies Notes: Gord Dineen staying on as associate coach, Byron Froese set to...

Gord Dineen, assistant coach of Marlies from 2010-2014 and head coach in 2014-15, will be staying on with the Toronto Marlies and working with...