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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]

The Randy Carlyle era is over

The only real surprise is that he made it all the way to 2015. The same fundamental flaws haunted this Leaf roster despite a fleeting...

Game Review: Game #37, Tampa Bay Lightning 3 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 2

This game might come as a shock to fans who decided to pick up Leaf fandom for the first time during the recent 10-1-1 hot streak;...

Game Review: Game #34, Chicago Blackhawks 4 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 0

In the game day thread before the Carolina game, we talked about how, in March of 2014, the Leafs were on a red-hot streak that...

GDT: Game #32, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Carolina Hurricanes (7 p.m., TSN4)

The league's hottest team pays a visit to its coldest tonight in Carolina. The two teams are riding opposite streaks, the Leafs winners of six...

Game Review: Game #31, Maple Leafs 6 vs. Anaheim Ducks 2

The opponent doesn’t seem to matter; no team has an answer for the Leafs’ four-line attack at the moment. Tonight it was the League’s hottest...

Game Review: Game #29, Toronto Maple Leafs 4 vs. Detroit Red Wings 1

With the chance to flip Wednesday night’s script, the Maple Leafs showed some killer instinct by outplaying a tired Wings team. Even a hot goalie...

Game Review: Game #28, Toronto Maple Leafs 2 vs. Detroit Red Wings 1 (SO)

The Leafs deserved to lose this game 4 or 5 to 1. Enter James Reimer. In somewhat of a thrown-to-the-wolves situation, low on game reps and...

GDT: Game #27, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Calgary Flames (7:30 p.m., TSN4)

Besides the Brian Burke connection and a few players who have played on both sides of this matchup (Dion Phaneuf, Matt Stajan, Mason Raymond,...

Game Review: Game #26, Toronto Maple Leafs 5 vs. Vancouver Canucks 2

Games like these are tough to judge (i.e. tough to write about). There’s the game that saw the Leafs build a 4-0 lead over one of...

Game Review: Game #22, Pittsburgh Penguins 4 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 3 (OT)

A point out of a visit with the league's best and highest-scoring team (15-4-2 with a +27 goal differential after this win) is something any team...

Monday Mashup: Who gets the call?

Roman Polak is out for what is being described as "a while," which is not particularly surprising given the optics of the injury he...

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...
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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...
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