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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]

Jonathan Bernier assigned to the Toronto Marlies on a conditioning stint

Jonathan Bernier is headed to the Toronto Marlies: Probably not a sentence you thought you'd read less than two months into the season, fresh...

Game Review: Game #24, Toronto Maple Leafs 3 vs. Edmonton Oilers 0

This was an otherwise uninteresting game between two sub .500 teams saved by an amazing subplot, with goaltender Garret Sparks chasing Maple Leafs history and...

Andrew Nielsen and Dmytro Timashov signed to entry-level contracts

The Toronto Maple Leafs announced today that the club has signed 2015 draft picks Andrew Nielsen and Dmytro Timashov to entry level contracts. For both...

Monday Mashup: Petter Granberg claimed by Nashville

On long-term injured reserve since the opening day of the season, once activated Petter Granberg was bound to waivers before he could rejoin the Marlies. Yesterday,...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs Boston Bruins

Game Day #21, Toronto Maple Leafs at Boston Bruins (7 p.m., CBC)

On the heels of the most bizarre offseason of any team in the NHL, it's been an interesting first 18 games to the Don Sweeney...

Game Review: Game #20, Toronto Maple Leafs 2 vs. Carolina Hurricanes 1 (SO)

The Maple Leafs are leaving Raleigh with stolen goods in the form of two points in the NHL standings. It was a case of history...

Game Day #20, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Carolina Hurricanes (7 p.m., SNO)

The Maple Leafs are looking to continue their hot stretch of play entering yet another back to back scenario this weekend, starting tonight in Raleigh. The...

Thursday Mashup: Marlies are streaking, playoff talk(!?), Hurricanes tomorrow

Today's thought: We've heard endless talk about the importance of Mike Babcock instilling the structure, culture and work ethic required to compete with a chance...

Game Review: Game #14, Washington Capitals 3 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 2 (SO)

Chalk up another moral victory for the Toronto Maple Leafs. This was a tired Leafs team, playing a back to back game and its fourth in six...
James Reimer

Game Day #14, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Washington Capitals (7 p.m., CBC)

The Maple Leafs fell short of two points they were full value for against the Red Wings on Friday, and things get no easier...

Game Review: Game #11, Toronto Maple Leafs 4 vs. Dallas Stars 1

This was a cathartic win by the Maple Leafs on a number of fronts. First and foremost, it was arguably the first time in eleven games this...

Game Day #11, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Dallas Stars (7:30 p.m., SNO)

The one-win Toronto Maple Leafs face the challenge of one of the hottest offenses in League through the first ten games. With Jonathan Bernier reportedly...
Jonathan Bernier / New York Rangers

Game Review: Game #9, New York Rangers 3 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 1

The story of this game was simple – it was fairly even, and hard fought from the Leaf perspective, but one team finished more...

Friday Thoughts: Special Teams, Lineup Notes

The Maple Leafs schedule is starting to feel like an American Hockey League situation with big gaps during the week followed by weekend back to backs. However,...

News Roundup: Arcobello Waived, Clune Signed to NHL deal, Friisdahl Hired to Replace Leiweke...

A roundup of Thursday morning's Toronto Maple Leafs news. Richard Clune Signed to NHL Contract Wherein Mike Babcock, the champion of possession who hasn't used a...

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...
William Nylander - Toronto Marlies

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...