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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]

Game Review: Game #18, Buffalo Sabres 6 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 2

There’s no such thing as a good team that is inconsistent. The definition of a good team is one that is consistent. By extension, mediocre...

Game Review: Game #16, Toronto Maple Leafs 6 vs. Boston Bruins 1

There will be some debate after this win as to whether the Leafs were just that good or the Bruins were just that “off.” Zdeno...

Game Review: Game #15, Maple Leafs 5 vs. Senators 3

It was the first game the Maple Leafs have won without a Phil Kessel point this season. And it came in a five-goal game for the...

GDT: Game #14, New York Rangers at Toronto Maple Leafs (7 p.m., CBC)

Josh Leivo will make his season debut tonight versus the New York Rangers. Two things to like about what the Leafs are doing with their...

Game Review: Game #13, Avalanche 4 vs. Maple Leafs 3 (SO)

We shouldn’t have to spill ink on the head-scratching decision that was the Morgan Rielly scratch, but it ended up clearly affecting the game...

Game Review: Game #12, Arizona Coyotes 3 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 2

Unprepared to start the game. That was the story of the Leafs' 3-2 loss to the Phoenix Coyotes on Tuesday night as they tried to...

Game Review: Game 11, Toronto Maple Leafs 3, Chicago Blackhawks 2

It’s a four-point weekend for the Maple Leafs. Among the fan base, it was ‘blow it up’ last week, ‘playoff bound’ the next. The Leafs needed...
David Clarkson

Friday Mashup: Percy recalled, Game Day in Columbus

Tough back-to-back weekend on the docket for the Maple Leafs: First, a visit with a (albeit banged-up) Blue Jackets team that's had their number...

Monday Mashup: Picking up where they left off

Monday Links: Siegel: Maple Leafs hold players only meeting after another embarrassing home loss We're eight games into the new season, but in many ways it's like...
Nazem Kadri

Game Review: Game #8, Boston Bruins 4 vs. Maple Leafs 1

With an ugly loss to the Boston Bruins, the Maple Leafs have fallen to 1-4 on home ice, and Randy Carlyle sounds lost for answers...

Monday Mashup: Taking on the toughs

It was one of the bigger question marks entering the new Leafs season: Who is going to shut down the opposition's top lines? So far there...

Game Review: Game #6, Red Wings 1 vs. Maple Leafs 0 (OT)

The Maple Leafs will have to settle for just one point out of four as the weekend back to back versus Detroit ended with...
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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...
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