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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]

On Auston Matthews, Lou Lamoriello, and the entry-level bonus debate

Another report has surfaced suggesting -- this time more directly -- that Lou Lamoriello's anti-bonus policy is stalling contract negotiations between the Maple Leafs and 2016 first overall...
Garret Sparks

Toronto Maple Leafs re-sign Garret Sparks to one-year, two-way contract

The Toronto Maple Leafs and goaltender Garret Sparks have come to terms on a one-year, two-way contract. The contract is worth $575,000 (league minimum)...

Leafs Links: RFA Qualifying Offers Expire at 5 p.m. EST

5 p.m. EST on July 15 marks the expiration of qualifying offers for NHL restricted free agents. In the Leafs' case, Connor Carrick, Josh Leivo and...

Leafs Links: Leafs prospect Vladimir Bobylev headed to the KHL

The Maple Leafs' 122nd overall selection in last month's draft, Vladimir Bobylev, has made the decision to leave the Western Hockey League to sign for Spartak...

Battle of Ontario Episode 14 – Breaking down the Leafs offseason with Anthony Petrielli

On episode 14 of the Battle of Ontario, Anthony Petrielli joins the show to talk about the Maple Leafs offseason. Topics include: Roman Polak Kris...
Jonathan Bernier

Toronto Maple Leafs trade Jonathan Bernier for a conditional 2017 draft pick

The Toronto Maple Leafs have acquired a conditional draft pick in 2017 from the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for goaltender Jonathan Bernier. Mike Babcock has...

Roman Polak signs one-year contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs

The Toronto Maple Leafs have brought back veteran defenceman Roman Polak on a one-year contract worth $2.25 million. The 30-year-old Polak is a known quantity to Mike...

Matt Martin signs four-year, $2.5 million AAV contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs

The Toronto Maple Leafs have signed depth winger Matt Martin to a four-year deal worth $2.5 million AAV. The Windsor native scored a career-high ten goals and 19...

Steven Stamkos is staying in Tampa Bay

For those sleeping under a rock, the NHL just turned on EA Sports mode with a series of ground-shaking moves that were almost beyond...
Jack Walker

Vladimir Bobylev and Jack Walker: An interview with Victoria Royals head coach Dave Lowry

On the heels of the 2016 NHL Draft, I caught up with head coach of the Victoria Royals, Dave Lowry, to discuss new Toronto...

2016 NHL Draft – Toronto Maple Leafs Picks List

It was an interesting Day Two of the 2016 NHL Draft for the Toronto Maple Leafs, to say the least. Mark Hunter and company picked...

Toronto Maple Leafs acquire Kerby Rychel in exchange for Scott Harrington

The Toronto Maple Leafs have acquired former 19th overall selection in 2013, left winger Kerby Rychel, from the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for...
Nikolai Chebykin

Nikolai Chebykin selected 182nd overall by the Toronto Maple Leafs

The Toronto Maple Leafs have rounded out their 2016 NHL Draft selections with a second pick out of the Russian leagues (and the third...
Nicolas Mattinen

Nicolas Mattinen selected 179th overall by the Toronto Maple Leafs

The Toronto Maple Leafs have selected London Knights defenceman Nicolas Mattinen with the 179th overall pick in the 2016 NHL Draft. After picking just once out of...
Jack Walker

Jack Walker selected 152nd overall by the Toronto Maple Leafs

The Toronto Maple Leafs have selected soon-to-be 20-year-old left-winger Jack Walker of the Victoria Royals with the 152 overall pick in the 2016 NHL Draft. Walker is the...
Vladimir Bobylev

Vladimir Bobylev selected 122nd overall by the Toronto Maple Leafs

The Toronto Maple Leafs have selected 19-year-old Russian forward Vladimir Bobylev of the WHL's Victoria Royals with their 122nd selection in the 2016 NHL Draft. The...
Keaton Middleton

Keaton Middleton selected 101st overall by the Toronto Maple Leafs

The Toronto Maple Leafs have drafted 6'6, 235-pound defenceman Keaton Middleton of the Saginaw Spirit with the 101st overall selection in the 2016 NHL Draft. The...
Adam Brooks

Adam Brooks selected 92nd overall by the Toronto Maple Leafs

The Toronto Maple Leafs have drafted 20-year-old Regina Pats center Adam Brooks with their 92nd overall selection in the 2016 NHL Draft. Brooks has been...

James Greenway selected 72nd overall by the Toronto Maple Leafs

The Toronto Maple Leafs have selected big American defenceman James Greenway of the US National Team Development Program 72nd overall in the 2016 NHL Draft. Greenway...

Joseph Woll selected 62nd overall by the Toronto Maple Leafs

The Toronto Maple Leafs have grabbed a goaltender with their 62nd overall selection, drafting Joseph Woll of the USNTDP at the top of the third round. https://twitter.com/mirtle/status/746719703372988416 The...
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