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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]
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/572415830333509632 https://twitter.com/GMillerTSN/status/572429825799036929 It would be somewhat...

The Horton Contract: Cap implications of Long Term Injury Reserve

As Leafs fans rightfully celebrate not having to watch David Clarkson play hockey for 5 more years while taking up $5.25 million a season of...

Leafs re-acquire TJ Brennan in exchange for Spencer Abbott

The Leafs have re-acquired defenceman TJ Brennan in exchange for forward Spencer Abbott. https://twitter.com/alexfan590/status/571059990909345793 The Leafs re-signed Abbott, a former free agent signing out of college, while...
Tyler Bozak, Morgan Rielly

Thursday Mashup: Final (major) rental sold, Bozak rumours pick up

With the Daniel Winnik trade goes the Leafs' most consistent player of the past couple of months, as the Leafs get necessarily worse in the short term...
Dion Phaneuf, Nazem Kadri

GDT: Game #60, Winnipeg Jets at Toronto Maple Leafs (7 p.m., CBC)

The Maple Leafs hit game #60 of the season tonight - roughly the three-quarters pole - which has Toronto fans going, "there's still 22 more...

GDT: Game #59, Toronto Maple Leafs at Carolina Hurricanes (7 p.m., SNO)

In their last visit to Raleigh, a week before Christmas, the Maple Leafs were riding a six-game winning streak, sitting 19-9-3, two points out...
Joffrey Lupul Seidenberg

Joffrey Lupul: “Who are we going to put on the ice next year?”

After practice today, Jonas Siegel pulled Joffrey Lupul aside for a one-on-one chat about the buzz of a major rebuild in Leafland. The most candid...

Thursday Mashup: Friedman on Polak, Kessel to Florida, and NTCs

In a league where contenders are looking for defence, there’s interest in Toronto’s Roman Polak. The Los Angeles Kings, who have discussed Dion Phaneuf,...
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