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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]
Brendan Shanahan Leafs President

Leafs fire Director of Pro Scouting Steve Kasper and Director of Player Development Jimmy...

Brendan Shanahan has continued the organizational overhaul with the dismissal of Director of Pro Scouting Steve Kasper and Director of Player Development Jimmy Hughes, with a...
Dylan Strome vs Mitch Marner - Maple Leafs

Mitch Marner vs Dylan Strome

With both putting up fantastic draft year seasons and Mitch Marner technically still edging Dylan Strome on points per game, the debate as to...

Maple Leafs sign forward Casey Bailey out of college

A day after signing the undrafted Nikita Shoshnikov out of the KHL, the Maple Leafs have landed 23-year-old college free agent forward Casey Bailey,...

Deadline passes with core largely in tact

It could fairly be depicted as a seller’s market this past deadline season, but only in the context of cap uncertainty going forward, with...

Maple Leafs claim defenceman Tim Erixon

The Leafs have decided to take a flyer on 24-year-old defenceman Tim Erixon, claiming him off waivers from the Chicago Blackhawks. Erixon's a former 2009...
Dion Phaneuf Panthers

Deadline Thread II: Dion Phaneuf to Detroit Rumours

The only real rumour buzzing as we approach Noon Eastern is rumblings of Dion Phaneuf to the Red Wings (nothing close). https://twitter.com/GMillerTSN/status/572415830333509632https://twitter.com/GMillerTSN/status/572429825799036929It would be somewhat...

The Horton Contract: Cap implications of Long Term Injury Reserve

As Leafs fans rightfully celebrate not having to watch David Clarkson play hockey for 5 more years while taking up $5.25 million a season of...

Leafs re-acquire TJ Brennan in exchange for Spencer Abbott

The Leafs have re-acquired defenceman TJ Brennan in exchange for forward Spencer Abbott. https://twitter.com/alexfan590/status/571059990909345793The Leafs re-signed Abbott, a former free agent signing out of college, while...
Tyler Bozak, Morgan Rielly

Thursday Mashup: Final (major) rental sold, Bozak rumours pick up

With the Daniel Winnik trade goes the Leafs' most consistent player of the past couple of months, as the Leafs get necessarily worse in the short term...
Dion Phaneuf, Nazem Kadri

GDT: Game #60, Winnipeg Jets at Toronto Maple Leafs (7 p.m., CBC)

The Maple Leafs hit game #60 of the season tonight - roughly the three-quarters pole - which has Toronto fans going, "there's still 22 more...

GDT: Game #59, Toronto Maple Leafs at Carolina Hurricanes (7 p.m., SNO)

In their last visit to Raleigh, a week before Christmas, the Maple Leafs were riding a six-game winning streak, sitting 19-9-3, two points out...
Joffrey Lupul Seidenberg

Joffrey Lupul: “Who are we going to put on the ice next year?”

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...

Thursday Mashup: Friedman on Polak, Kessel to Florida, and NTCs

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

The Leafs shouldn’t retain a dollar of Phil Kessel’s contract

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...

Shanahan’s rebuild starts with a tough but fair call on Cody Franson

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...

GDT: Game #53, Toronto Maple Leafs at New Jersey Devils (7 p.m., SNO)

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

Maple Leafs trade David Broll, Carter Ashton to Tampa Bay for conditional 7th round...

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...

Maple Leafs Rumours: Cody Franson, Mike Santorelli and Daniel Winnik “highly likely” to be...

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...

GDT: Game #50, Arizona Coyotes at Toronto Maple Leafs (7:30 p.m., TSN4)

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;...

Game Review: Game #43, Los Angeles Kings 2 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 0

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...

Recent MLHS articles

Sunday Mashup: Lupul: “Some days I feel good.. other days my...

Leafs news and links for your Superbowl Sunday, starting with an interesting, honest interview by Joffrey Lupul.https://twitter.com/Sportsnet/status/696382988775530496https://twitter.com/MarkUkLeaf/status/696333856471805952https://twitter.com/StarSports/status/696168549430091776https://twitter.com/DamoSpin/status/696162648258453504https://twitter.com/JSportsnet/status/696064321772613632https://twitter.com/TorontoStar/status/695768906879922176https://twitter.com/Sportsnet/status/695977799178448896https://twitter.com/punchsays/status/696354348666761216https://twitter.com/SunGarrioch/status/696330009389105152https://twitter.com/scottcwheeler/status/696014488592584704https://twitter.com/LeafsNews/status/695636774505291776