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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]

Game Review: Game #20, Toronto Maple Leafs 2 vs. Carolina Hurricanes 1 (SO)

The Maple Leafs are leaving Raleigh with stolen goods in the form of two points in the NHL standings. It was a case of history...

Game Day #20, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Carolina Hurricanes (7 p.m., SNO)

The Maple Leafs are looking to continue their hot stretch of play entering yet another back to back scenario this weekend, starting tonight in Raleigh. The...

Thursday Mashup: Marlies are streaking, playoff talk(!?), Hurricanes tomorrow

Today's thought: We've heard endless talk about the importance of Mike Babcock instilling the structure, culture and work ethic required to compete with a chance...

Game Review: Game #14, Washington Capitals 3 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 2 (SO)

Chalk up another moral victory for the Toronto Maple Leafs. This was a tired Leafs team, playing a back to back game and its fourth in six...
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Game Day #14, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Washington Capitals (7 p.m., CBC)

The Maple Leafs fell short of two points they were full value for against the Red Wings on Friday, and things get no easier...

Game Review: Game #11, Toronto Maple Leafs 4 vs. Dallas Stars 1

This was a cathartic win by the Maple Leafs on a number of fronts. First and foremost, it was arguably the first time in eleven games this...

Game Day #11, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Dallas Stars (7:30 p.m., SNO)

The one-win Toronto Maple Leafs face the challenge of one of the hottest offenses in League through the first ten games. With Jonathan Bernier reportedly...
Jonathan Bernier / New York Rangers

Game Review: Game #9, New York Rangers 3 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 1

The story of this game was simple – it was fairly even, and hard fought from the Leaf perspective, but one team finished more...

Friday Thoughts: Special Teams, Lineup Notes

The Maple Leafs schedule is starting to feel like an American Hockey League situation with big gaps during the week followed by weekend back to backs. However,...

News Roundup: Arcobello Waived, Clune Signed to NHL deal, Friisdahl Hired to Replace Leiweke...

A roundup of Thursday morning's Toronto Maple Leafs news. Richard Clune Signed to NHL Contract Wherein Mike Babcock, the champion of possession who hasn't used a...

Game Review: Game #7, Montreal Canadiens 5 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 3

52 shots on goal. A feat the Maple Leafs haven't accomplished since 2010. The Leafs lost this game on special teams. Their PK was a hot mess,...

Game Review: Game #5, Pittsburgh Penguins 2 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 1

This would appear to be another one of those "moral victories" for the Maple Leafs in a back-to-back situation. Those are only enjoyable for so...

Game Day #5, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Pittsburgh Penguins (7 p.m., CityTV)

You might have heard the Maple Leafs are playing against Phil Kessel tonight. Well, the rumours are true. Word is he even wants to beat his...
William Nylander - Toronto Marlies

Toronto Marlies This Week: A 2-0 Start

The Toronto Marlies opened their season with two victories over the Manitoba Moose on Thanksgiving weekend. It was an encouraging start in which the Marlies won...

Stephane Robidas has been “told he didn’t make the team,” expected to go on...

According to Chris Johnston of Sportsnet, Stephane Robidas has been informed he hasn't "made the team" for opening night. Contrary to some earlier reports, he...

Game Review: Preseason Game #7, Detroit Red Wings 4 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 2

This was an improved effort by the Maple Leafs, and a more palatable defeat than what took place in Buffalo on Tuesday. The second period was...
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Game Review: Preseason Game #6, Buffalo Sabres 4 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 0

Tonight's lineup was much closer to the real thing, and there wasn’t a whole lot to like about the performances. Among the forwards, exceptions to the...
James Reimer

Game Review: Preseason Game #5, Montreal Canadiens 1 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 0

We’re reaching the point where, “just happy to have hockey back,” meets, “preseason can end any day now.”  After a reasonably energetic first as far...

Game Review: Preseason Game #1, Toronto Maple Leafs 4 at Ottawa Senators 3

The Maple Leafs overcame 2-0 and 3-2 deficits to win 4-3 on a Joffrey Lupul game winner 55 seconds into three-on-three overtime. Goals: Dion Phaneuf,...

Michael Grabner acquired by Toronto Maple Leafs in six-player deal

The Toronto Maple Leafs have acquired winger Michael Grabner from the New York Islanders in exchange for forwards Taylor Beck and Carter Verhaeghe, defencemen Matt...
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