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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]

James Reimer Signs for 2 years, $2.3 million per season

The Maple Leafs and James Reimer have followed the league-wide theme of arbitration avoidance by arriving at a 2-year contract agreement worth $2.3 million...

(Thursday Mashup) David Booth: Another low-risk option with upside potential

Domenic Galamini (@MimicoHero) is a good follow on Twitter for his daily insights and data visualizations, usually with a Leafs focus. Yesterday, he put...

Wednesday Mashup: Dubas Mania

The online hockey world reacted to news of the hiring of an assistant GM  like it was its own version of the LeBron sweepstakes...

The pros and cons of trading Cody Franson

Cody Franson and the Toronto Maple Leafs avoided salary arbitration yesterday by agreeing to a final-hour, one-year, $3.3 million pact. The question now is...

Maple Leafs’ Assistant Coach announcement to come next week

According to Steve Simmons, it looks like some combination of Steve Spott, Gord Dineen and Derek King is going to be among the Leafs'...

Maple Leafs re-sign Trevor Smith to one-year contract

The Maple Leafs have brought back Trevor Smith on a one-year, one-way $550,000 contract. This is a no-brainer for the Leafs, as Smith is quality...
Mike Santorelli

Mike Santorelli signed by the Maple Leafs to 1-year, $1.5 million contract

The Maple Leafs have signed centerman Mike Santorelli to a 1-year, $1.5 million contract. It looks like the Maple Leafs have settled for two cheaper...

Free Agent Frenzy: Day 1 Digest

All in all, there weren't any miracles performed that we can be over the moon about yesterday, but the hope is that there was...
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Dave Nonis Free Agent Day Media Address

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NVUpytzCocgDave Nonis is set to address the media at 4:30 p.m (live stream above).The moves and news today:Jerry D'Amigo and a 7th round pick...

Leo’s Back: Maple Leafs sign Komarov to 4-year, $11.8 million contract

It's hard not to get excited about the return of a fan favorite like Leo Komarov. Whether it was perceived or real, fans certainly felt...

Maple Leafs sign Stephane Robidas to 3-year, $9-million deal

The Maple Leafs have dipped into the free agent pool to sign defenceman Stephane Robidas to a three-year, $9 million contract. Dave Nonis has added...

Maple Leafs re-acquire Matt Frattin for Jerry D’Amigo and a 7th round draft pick

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...

Free Agency Day: Maple Leafs Targets

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...

Draft Day Two Wrap Up: Gunnarsson for Polak, offensive focus to Leafs’ draftees

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...

Maple Leafs select Dakota Joshua 128th overall

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

Maple Leafs select John Piccinich 103rd overall

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

Maple Leafs select Rinat Valiev 68th overall

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

(Draft Day Two Mashup) Willie Nylie

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...

William Nylander Drafted 8th Overall by the Maple Leafs

"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...
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Nick Ritchie Q&A with Peterborough Petes head coach Jody Hull

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