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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.

The End of the Neverending Story

Mats - firstly, you've made me look like a total sap having torn my heart out when staunchly defending your decision last March. Personally,...

Pre-Game: Leafs at Bruins

As they hit the road for a three-game away stretch, the Maple Leafs look to extend their three game winning streak but must start...

Post-Game: He Just Can’t Stop Scoring

The Maple Leafs have recorded their first three game winning streak since March by way of a shootout win (you heard me...

Pre-Game: Devils at Leafs (Update: D-Pairings)

The Maple Leafs look to extend their two game winning streak Tuesday night as they entertain the New Jersey Devils sans Martin Brodeur. Rookie...

The Latest Leafs Scuttlebutt

Just received an update from a source. Nothing concrete, as pretty much all rumours concerning Brian Burke's potential moves are speculative at this point....

Stralman Demoted

Anton Stralman has been sent down to the Marlies presumably to accommodate the return of Jonas Frogren off the injury reserve come Tuesday against...

Player Stat Projections

For your perusal: Average Time On Ice: Matt Stajan: 16:35 Nik Antropov: 17:22 Nik Hagman: 18:06 Lee Stempniak: 18:46 Alex Ponikarovsky: 15:28 Mikhail Grabovski:17:27 Jason Blake: 16:20 Tomas Kaberle: 23:50 Dominic Moore: 15:38 Pavel...

Post-Game: Somebody get these men roster spots

Williams & White score to rally Leafs to 2-1 win at the HSBC The Maple Leafs escaped from the House of Pain with two points...

Pre-Game: Leafs v. Slugs at HSBC

First of six meetings between Leafs & Sabres this season The Maple Leafs renew acquaintances with their northeast rival Buffalo Sabres at the HBSC tonight,...

Update: Fletcher. Also: Williams, Sifers to remain in the line-up

After enjoying his much-deserved holiday, Cliff Fletcher will sit down with Brian Burke in early January to structure his new role within the organization...

Pit Martin: One of Hockey’s Underrated Heroes

The passing of Pit Martin this past weekend prompted me to look up his hometown, which was reported as Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec, a town I...

Finally, a West Coast Win

You couldn't help but feel the Southwest Coast whammy was afflicting the Maple Leafs once again as Alexander Frolov streaked in alone and beat...

The Burkean Age Begins

Brian Burke's exact intentions with the Toronto Maple Leafs will be the source of much speculation likely until after the Christmas season, but there...

This Day in Leafs History

November 20, 1974 Toronto's Dave Keon played in his 1,000th career NHL game, and scored his fifth career hat trick, as the Maple Leafs lost...

Burke Update

Here's the latest - Brian Burke has been offered a boatload of dough by a suitor that's not the Maple Leafs. However, this changes...

More on Burke…

The timing of the Brian Burke decision out of Anaheim is interesting to say the least. After vehemently denying the rumours of a possible...

Burke Update

From a source: "I'm hearing Leafs will try to sign him immediately upon his release and Burke will be very reasonable in terms of money/term/bonuses...

Checks from behind not the sole responsibility of the NHL

The NHL season is only a few weeks old and people are calling for the end to checking from behind, and with good...

Fantasy Hockey Q&A w/ Gus Katsaros

Gus will be offering words of fantasy hockey wisdom this week. Submit your questions below. To view past Q&A's, transcripts are available here.

Rumours Without Merit

In non-news, Cliff Fletcher recently reiterated via e-mail that the reported rumours suggesting he's pursuing Atlanta's sniper Ilya Kovalchuk are "rumours without merit." Thought I...

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