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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 2009-12 Maple Leafs Annuals. You can contact him at [email protected]

Strange first deal on July 1 from the Maple Leafs here, bringing back Matt Frattin in exchange for Jerry D'Amigo and a 7th round...

Fasten your seat belts. There's always been something highly appropriate about Canada Day coinciding with the entire country ravenously following hockey transactions by the...

Given the Maple Leafs didn't draft anybody until the 68th overall selection today, let's start with the biggest news of Draft Day Two, which...

The Maple Leafs have drafted centerman Dakota Joshua of Sioux Falls (USHL) with their 128th overall selection.  A second consecutive American college kid selected...

The Maple Leafs have selected John Piccinich out of the USHL with their 103rd overall selection in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. Piccinich is a...
Rinat Valiev

With their 68th overall selection in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft, the Maple Leafs have drafted Rinat Valiev of the Kootenay Ice in the...

Being that we rely on second-hand reports and highlight clips for many of these prospects, especially for those playing overseas, we can’t really evaluate...

"Nylander might be the most skilled player in the draft." The Toronto Maple Leafs have selected Modo forward William  Nylander with their eighth overall selection...
Nick Ritchie

Happy NHL Draft Day. Below is a quick interview between Alec Brownscombe and Peterborough Petes' head coach Jody Hull about projected top 10 pick,...
2014 NHL Entry Draft

Will the Maple Leafs stick at eight? Who will they pick at 8? Will they move an RFA to grab another pick or two...

According to Darren Dreger, the Maple Leafs have been talking to recently let-go Pittsburgh Penguins assistant coach Tony Granato about filling one of three...

Yesterday, the New York Rangers pulled the trigger on a buyout many had long since called, literally from the day after the initial signing...

Too Much Cash for Komarov? One other Nonis note re: Leo Komarov: Says he'd be open to having him back, but only at the right...

It's likely that Dave Nonis and Brendan Shanahan will want some prior head coaching experience in one of the three upcoming assistant coaching hires,...

Yesterday, rumour broke that the Maple Leafs are one of six teams expressing interest Joe Thornton.It's a rumour we've all fantasized about since...

According to John Shannon -- note: the man who brought us the Roberto Luongo-(non)trade-got-Burke-fired report -- the Maple Leafs are looking at two former...
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It was a must win for the Toronto Marlies, and the urgency and desperation was visible from puck drop.A much-needed tone-setting shift off the...

Brendan Shanahan continues to make a lot of sense, at least in the words he speaks to the media.His one action so far, however --...

Leo Komarov will not take up a contract option with Dynamo in the KHL and appears certain to return to the NHL next season....

Well, folks, there we have it. Another bizarre chapter in Leafs history was penned today as it was officially announced Randy Carlyle is staying...