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Alec Brownscombe

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Alec Brownscombe is the founder and editor of MapleLeafsHotStove.com, where he has written daily about the Leafs since September of 2008. He's published five magazines on the team entitled "The Maple Leafs Annual" with distribution in Chapters and newsstands across the country. He also co-hosted "The Battle of the Atlantic," a weekly show on TSN1200 that covered the Leafs and the NHL in-depth. Alec is a graduate of Trent University and Algonquin College with his diploma in Journalism. In 2014, he was awarded Canada's Best Hockey Blogger honours by Molson Canadian. You can contact him at alec.brownscombe@mapleleafshotstove.com.

To trade or not to trade

Most recent Leafs trade talk in the mainstream media centers largely around Pavel Kubina and Tomas Kaberle. Just about enough has been mentioned on...

Kronwall We Hardly Knew Ye

Staffan Kronwall has been claimed by the Washington Capitals off of re-entry waivers in what appears to be a stroke of respect and altruism...

Post-Game: ToskaLOL

A heedless penalty from Alexei Ponikarovsky in the closing stages of the third period and a predictable Vesa Toskala pratfall in the subsequent overtime...

Why Uneven is Right.

I feel that the NHL has paradoxically lost a lot of it's appeal to the casual hockey observer by ushering in a salary cap...

Post-Game: Fugly

So much for easing Justin Pogge into his second start against the low-scoring Minnesota Wild. With that degree of spotty defensive coverage, even the...

Quick Hit: Kulemin, Stralman Returned to Marlies

"The Toronto Maple Leafs announced Friday that forward Nikolai Kulemin and defenceman Anton Stralman have been assigned to the Toronto Marlies of the American...

Saturday Morning Scoop

The latest from a source: "The Leafs can—t get Toskala to improve his play and that is a huge problem. The only reason...

Preds at Leafs Post-Game: Your Say

Couldn't catch the game this evening, but based on the boxscore alone it looks like tonight's snoozer was a continuation of the trend that's...

Quick Hits: NTCs, post-game reaction

Confusion across the Barilkosphere as to the respective no-trade clause situations of Pavel Kubina and Tomas Kaberle has been unending, mostly because, of the...

Quick Post-Game: Ugh

Slow starts off the hop have been endemic for the Leafs this season, but tonight went above and beyond a poor start as the...

Post-Game: Leafs stick it to Sens, Spezza

I don't care where in the tanking/playoff spectrum you stand, beating the Ottawa Senators is always sweet. Especially in a game riddled with physicality...

Ups and Downs Within The Crease

Someone recently asked me a trivia question that got me thinking. The question was, How many major individual awards have been won by Maple...

Quick Hit: Tlusty Recalled

Jiri Tlusty will return to the Leafs' line-up for Thursday night's game against Buffalo to fill the void left by an injured Jeremy Williams....

Talking Back-Ups

ESPN's Pierre LeBrun is reporting that Brian Burke has been kicking the tires on a more adequate back-up for Vesa Toskala than Leafs' current...

Post Game Reaction Thread

I couldn't catch the game tonight (count me among the lucky ones), but the stats tell the story -- outhit 28-7 and outscored 4-1...

Pre-Game: Leafs at Isles

The Maple Leafs are looking to rebound from probably their worst effort of the season with a win over the John Tavares front-runners inside...

Twas The Night Before Christmas…..

Ed. Note: Thanks to all our readers and contributors for making the first four months at MLHS a success and cheers to a great...

Hey, Burkie, Leave Them Kids Alone!

Ed. Note: Lots of holiday reading going up today for you guys. Merry Christmas. Here we are the Christmas break, and I—d like to take...

Post-Game: Leafs Lay a Yule Log

Hmmm.. I just watched as a kid my brother used to beat in minor hockey lit up Toskala/Joseph for a hat-trick. Oh, and Wilson...

Pre-Game: Leafs at Thrashers

Tonight's tilt inside the Phillips Arena has more intrigue than your typical clash between a pair of non-playoff opponents. The Atlanta Thrashers and Toronto...

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