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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]

Tyler Bozak: “We gained a lot more respect around the league this year”

Tyler Bozak met with the media on locker clean out day following the end of the 2016-17 season. Did that experience kind of light a fire...

Matt Martin on Mike Babcock: “We’ve bought into his system”

Matt Martin met with the media on locker clean out day following the end of the 2016-17 season. How was this first year for you...

Morgan Rielly: “Getting a taste of [the playoffs] makes you want it more”

Morgan Rielly met with the media on locker clean out day following the end of the 2016-17 season. Compared to previous locker clean out days where...

Leo Komarov: “All the young guys now know how to play in this league...

Leo Komarov met the media on locker clean out day following the end of the 2016-17 season. The optimism coming out of 2013 was there....

ECQF Game #6 Review: Washington Capitals 2 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 1

There was only one way this series could be decided: elimination game overtime. What a game. What a series. What a season. Your game in ten: 1. On...

Mike Babcock: “I’m really proud of our guys”

Mike Babcock’s post-game comments after his team was eliminated in overtime in Game 6 against Washington. Obviously, it's soon, but difficult separating pride and disappointment here right...

Mike Babcock: “We look forward to going back to Washington”

Mike Babcock met with the media on Saturday to discuss the Game 5 loss in Washington, a do-or-die Game 6 at home on Sunday,...

ECQF Game #5 Review: Washington Capitals 2 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 1

In yet another game decided by overtime, the Maple Leafs are now on the brink of elimination after a hard-fought 2-1 defeat in Game 5. Your...

Mike Babcock Post Game – Game #5 – Capitals 2 vs. Leafs 1

Mike Babcock’s post-game comments after his team’s 2-1 loss in overtime to Washington in Game 5. You play almost a perfect road game. How difficult is...

ECQF Game #4 Review: Washington Capitals 5 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 4

The series is going back to Washington knotted at 2-2 after the Leafs couldn't quite climb out of another early hole in Game 4. Your game...

Mike Babcock Post Game – Game #4 – Capitals 5 vs. Leafs 4

Mike Babcock’s post-game comments after his team’s 5-4 loss to Washington in Game 4. As you've had a chance to talk and look at it, were...

Barry Trotz Post Game – Game #4 – Capitals 5 vs. Leafs 4

Barry Trotz’s post-game comments after his team’s 5-4 win in Game 4. What is it about Tom Wilson that he’s kind of risen to the playoffs this...

ECQF Game #3 Review: Toronto Maple Leafs 4 vs. Washington Capitals 3

In yet another thrilling extra-time decision in a series that has quickly become must-watch theatre, the Maple Leafs took Game 3 thanks to Tyler Bozak's OT winner...

Mike Babcock Post Game – Game #3 – Leafs 4 vs. Capitals 3

Mike Babcock’s post-game comments after his team’s dramatic come-from-behind 4-3 OT victory in Game 3 against Washington. The turning point for your club the 5-on-3...

ECQF Game #2 Review: Toronto Maple Leafs 4 vs. Washington Capitals 3

In their most dramatic victory since game 6 versus Boston in 2013, the Maple Leafs came out on top of a gruelling 92-minute battle...

Mike Babcock Post Game – Game #2 – Leafs 4 vs. Capitals 3

Mike Babcock's post-game comments after his team's dramatic 4-3 double OT victory in Game 2 in Washington. How did that feel? Your thoughts on the...

ECQF Game #1 Review: Washington Capitals 3 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 2

A missed opportunity, or an encouraging sign that the Maple Leafs could stretch this into a long series? The Leafs went up 2-0 inside 10...

Mike Babcock Post Game – Game #1 – Capitals 3 vs. Leafs 2

Mike Babcock's post-game comments after the Leafs' 3-2 overtime loss to the Capitals in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinal. Do you view that...
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Young Lions: Leafs vs. Capitals Game One Montage

Led by the most exciting crop of young talent in franchise history, the Maple Leafs make their long-awaited return to the playoffs tonight in Washington. Get...

Practice Notes: Nikita Zaitsev ruled out for Game 1 versus Washington

The news isn't good on the Nikita Zaitsev injury front: He's been ruled out of Game 1 on Thursday. While the Leafs defence would be in...

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