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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]
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Randy Carlyle Post Game – Red Wings 1 vs. Leafs 0

Randy Carlyle addresses media following the Leafs 1-0 overtime loss against the Red Wings on Saturday night.

Game Day: Game #6, Maple Leafs at Red Wings (7 p.m., CBC)

The Maple Leafs are going to have to manage the puck more effectively through neutral ice and find an answer for the Gustav Nyquist,...

Game Review: Game #5, Red Wings 4 vs. Maple Leafs 1

Not a good first half of a back to back for the Maple Leafs, to put it lightly. Credit where it's due, this was a...
Phil Kessel, Dion Phaneuf

Game Review: Game #4, Toronto Maple Leafs 3 vs. Colorado Avalanche 2 (OT)

In the clash of the Corsi outlaws, it was the Maple Leafs on the right side of a 40-24 shot count and a 3-2 final...

Game Review: Game #3, Maple Leafs 6 vs. Rangers 3

Just what the doctor ordered. Coming off an embarrassing defeat to the Pittsburgh Penguins, the Maple Leafs needed goals from their top offensive players and...

Game Day: Game #3, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. New York Rangers (7 p.m., City...

Funny how much two games can change. The context of James Reimer’s first start of 2014-15 is such that he could make the goaltending battle...

Game Review: Game #1, Montreal Canadiens 4 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 3

A good first period featuring first-ever NHL points for Stuart Percy and Brandon Kozun – on Tyler Bozak and Nazem Kadri goals, respectively –...

Game Review: Preseason Game #8, Red Wings 3 vs. Maple Leafs 0

This game was an abject waste of everybody’s time. On top of being one of the poorer-played games we’ve ever seen out of two...

Game Review: Preseason Game #7, Maple Leafs 3 vs. Sabres 2 (SO)

The Maple Leafs moved to 4-1-1 in preseason with a game that followed an awfully familiar script:The Leafs' first line was dangerous in both ends. The Leafs gave...
Morgan Rielly

Game Review: Preseason Game #3, Senators 3 vs. Maple Leafs 2

The Sens' top line of Bobby Ryan, Kyle Turris and Clarke MacArthur could do whatever they wanted against a weaker Leaf lineup, but the Leafs...

Maple Leafs invite Henrik Tallinder and Brendan Mikkelson to training camp

Stiff competition is going to be the theme of this Maple Leafs training camp, more so than your typical September anyway.Up front, beyond the...
Brandon Pridham

Maple Leafs hire Brandon Pridham as new assistant GM

The Maple Leafs have rounded out their front office by hiring a second assistant GM -- Brandon Pridham. Pridham has been working in the NHL...

Friday Mashup: The Swarm & Coaching Duties

In our interview with Steve Spott yesterday, we found out what the individual assignments of the new assistants on the coaching staff will be...
Steve Spott

An interview with Maple Leafs assistant coach Steve Spott

MLHS' Alec Brownscombe chatted with newly-appointed Maple Leafs assistant coach Steve Spott this afternoon. There was lots to cover ahead of the new season.Alec...

Jake Gardiner Signs for 5 years, $20.25 million

 The Maple Leafs and Jake Gardiner have shaken hands on a 5-year contract worth $4.05 million a season.It's a similar deal to that of...
Jake Gardiner

Monday Mashup: Gardiner’s Up Next

With James Reimer's negotiations settling on Friday, only Jake Gardiner remains of the Leafs' outstanding contract situations, and this contract quietly might be most...

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...