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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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Nick Ritchie Q&A with Peterborough Petes head coach Jody Hull

Happy NHL Draft Day. Below is a quick interview between Alec Brownscombe and Peterborough Petes' head coach Jody Hull about projected top 10 pick,...
2014 NHL Entry Draft

(Draft Day Mashup) The Day Has Arrived

Will the Maple Leafs stick at eight? Who will they pick at 8? Will they move an RFA to grab another pick or two...

(Thursday Mashup) Maple Leafs considering Tony Granato as potential assistant coach, Dave Nonis meets...

According to Darren Dreger, the Maple Leafs have been talking to recently let-go Pittsburgh Penguins assistant coach Tony Granato about filling one of three...

(Saturday Mashup) Tread Carefully

Yesterday, the New York Rangers pulled the trigger on a buyout many had long since called, literally from the day after the initial signing...

(Thursday Mashup) Too Much Cash for Komarov? Mutual interest with Dan Boyle?

Too Much Cash for Komarov? One other Nonis note re: Leo Komarov: Says he'd be open to having him back, but only at the right...

Maple Leafs Assistant Coach Candidates: Ted Dent and Mark Morris

It's likely that Dave Nonis and Brendan Shanahan will want some prior head coaching experience in one of the three upcoming assistant coaching hires,...

[Sunday Mashup] A Jumbo Rumour

Yesterday, rumour broke that the Maple Leafs are one of six teams expressing interest Joe Thornton.It's a rumour we've all fantasized about since...

Maple Leafs Assistant Coach Candidates: Craig Ramsay, Perry Pearn, Rick Tocchet

According to John Shannon -- note: the man who brought us the Roberto Luongo-(non)trade-got-Burke-fired report -- the Maple Leafs are looking at two former...
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Toronto Marlies even the series with a 4-1 win over Texas

It was a must win for the Toronto Marlies, and the urgency and desperation was visible from puck drop.A much-needed tone-setting shift off the...

Reforming Randy Carlyle

Brendan Shanahan continues to make a lot of sense, at least in the words he speaks to the media.His one action so far, however --...

Leo Komarov set to return to the NHL

Leo Komarov will not take up a contract option with Dynamo in the KHL and appears certain to return to the NHL next season....

Sticking by the wrong guy

Well, folks, there we have it. Another bizarre chapter in Leafs history was penned today as it was officially announced Randy Carlyle is staying...

Decision on Randy Carlyle coming soon

According to Damien Cox, the decision on the futures of Randy Carlyle and his staff is expected to arrive sometime this week as Brendan...

Four Questions on Peter Laviolette

Randy Carlyle is still twisting in the wind as the Maple Leafs' head coach despite some damning quotes from the new boss. YES! MT @Hope_Smoke:...
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TSN 1050 Hooks Up “Leaf Fan Reaction” Video Creator With Tickets

You’ve probably seen the video. Mark Micelli and his Leafs fan buddies were gathering for Game 7 on the night of May 13, 2013. Mark...

Five Questions on Barry Trotz

We began our search for a new head coach for the Toronto Maple Leafs with an in-depth look at Peter DeBoer over the weekend....

So begins the Brendan Shanahan era

Who would’ve thought we would be saying those words in reference to the Maple Leafs just a week ago?There was a palpable air of...
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Brendan Shanahan Press Conference Stream

Live streaming video of the Brendan Shanahan Press Conference, where he is to be introduced as President of the Toronto Maple Leafs.Replay:

And that’s a wrap

So ends the three-week nightmare that derailed a promising 2014 Leaf playoff bid. So begins weeks of soul searching while the real teams...

Peter DeBoer makes some sense as the Maple Leafs’ next head coach

Head coach Peter DeBoer’s three-year contract with the New Jersey Devils is set to expire at season’s end. (Warning: What follows is a long-winded analysis...

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Thursday Mashup: Stamkos’ agent speaks out, No Kadri suspension, Who do...

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