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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 #37 Review: Toronto Maple Leafs 4 vs. St. Louis Blues 1

Why change what’s working? Straight into the notes from tonight’s 4-1 win over the St. Louis Blues. - Who had the Leafs going 6-0-0 against...

Game #34 Review: Toronto Maple Leafs 3 vs. New York Islanders 1

Still in holiday mode, but here are some notes on a good win by the Maple Leafs in their first game back from the break. - After...

Game #33 Review: Arizona Coyotes 3 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 2

I'm off for the Christmas holiday and the 9 p.m. puck drop means it's late, so here is your game review in note form. - It...

Game #32 Review: Toronto Maple Leafs 7 vs. Colorado Avalanche 4

For a franchise that's paying a retired Nathan Horton over $5 million a season to ensure David Clarkson doesn't play for the team, does...

Monday Mashup: Travis Dermott makes Team Canada, update on pending Timashov trade, NHL scout...

On Friday, we discussed the report of Dmytro Timashov moving to the Shawinigan Cataractes, pending the waive of his no-trade clause. Mikael Lalancette of TVA Sport...

Game #31 Review: Toronto Maple Leafs 5 vs. Los Angeles Kings 0

The Toronto Maple Leafs are playing some pretty good hockey as of late. While it’s been a four-game streak of hot sticks that won’t last...

Report: Dmytro Timashov set to join Shawinigan Cataractes pending waive of No-Trade Clause

It would be a rare trade between the top two teams in the same division, involving one of the league’s top offensive talents. According to...

Game #30 Review: San Jose Sharks 5 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 4 (OT)

For the second consecutive game, the Maple Leafs scored four and held a multi-goal lead only to fall apart and lose in overtime, as...

Game Day #30: Toronto Maple Leafs vs. San Jose Sharks

A goaltender not named Jonathan Bernier takes over the net tonight versus the San Jose Sharks (7:30 p.m., TSN4), and based on the Leafs' 29...

Game Day #27: Toronto Maple Leafs vs. St. Louis Blues

Anyone predicting even a few weeks ago that Garret Sparks and Antoine Bibeau would be the Leafs' starter and backup respectively come early December would've been accused...

Game #25 Review: Winnipeg Jets 6 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 1

After a game like tonight's, it's a good time to remind ourselves of the expectations for the 2015-16 Leafs season. It’s certainly easy to get worked up watching...

Game Day #25: Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Winnipeg Jets

A tougher test for Garret Sparks is expected tonight as the Toronto Maple Leafs pay a visit to the Winnipeg Jets (7:30 p.m. EST, Sportsnet). With Ondrej Pavelec hurt,...

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,...
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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...
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