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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]

2015 NHL Draft: Maple Leafs debating Mitch Marner vs. Noah Hanifin

The Leafs had Noah Hanifin in for a physical this morning (the day of the draft) and met with his parents, suggesting the Leafs are...

Breakdown of the Toronto Maple Leafs’ 2015-16 Regular Season Schedule

The 2015-16 NHL regular season schedule has been released. Here's the breakdown of the Leafs' 82-game calendar. Schedule Notes:Back to backs – 16, two fewer than last...

Maple Leafs sign RFAs Petter Granberg, Tim Erixon; sign Zach Hyman to two-year entry...

Some housekeeping items here, as the Maple Leafs have locked up two RFAs and the recently-acquired Zach Hyman. Granberg and Erixon have both been given one-year contract...

Sunday Mashup: Dubas the ‘Point Man’; Nonstop Kessel Trade Talk

As always, lots of worthwhile nuggets in Friedman's 30 Thoughts. 4. Toronto will continue to negotiate a new contract with Jonathan Bernier, but it was...

Friday Mashup: Leafs ‘very interested’ in Ryan O’Reilly, Red Wings out on Phaneuf?

Friedman: Leafs still hot on O'Reilly Elliotte Friedman suggested today that the Leafs are still "very interested" in 24-year-old centerman and 2016-UFA-to be Ryan O'Reilly, with Joe...

Tuesday Mashup: Leafs fill out their coaching staff

Both the Jim Hiller (ran the powerplay in Detroit) and Andrew Brewer (video coach) hirings were initially reported once Mike Babcock came on board, while the...

Sheldon Keefe named Head Coach of the Toronto Marlies

While not exactly a well kept secret—and widely speculated since the hiring of Kyle Dubas nearly a year ago—the Toronto Maple Leafs have hired former...
Mitch Marner

2015 NHL Draft Analysis with Brock Otten

Brock Otten provides one of the best online resources for scouting reports and player information on the Ontario Hockey League over at his OHL Prospects blog....

Report: Jim Hiller to join Mike Babcock on Leafs new coaching staff

According to Ansar Khan of Michigan Live, assistant coach Jim Hiller will join Mike Babcock on the Maple Leafs coaching staff next season. Some management...
Mark Hunter

What’s next for the Leafs front office?

One of yesterday's emerging factors in the Maple Leafs winning the Babcock sweepstakes was the level of respect Mike Babcock has for Leafs Director...
Guy Boucher

Guy Boucher reportedly contacted by Toronto Maple Leafs

Darren Dreger is reporting the team who contacted Guy Boucher about a possible return to the NHL (news Boucher broke himself yesterday on TSN...

Maple Leafs GM Search: A look at Julien BriseBois

As we continue to bat around candidates for the vacant Leafs GM role, Elliotte Friedman reported today that he's hearing the Leafs will try...

Brendan Shanahan well aware of past managerial downfalls

There's so much that has to happen still before this management regime has earned my faith, but I thought Brendan Shanahan's press conference today...

Maple Leafs GM Search: A look at Mike Futa

In a great piece on the 'Shanaplan' and the mass firings today by the Leafs, Bob McKenzie put forth the name Mike Futa as...
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...