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Founded in 2008, Maple Leafs Hotstove (MLHS) has grown to be the most visited independent team-focused hockey website online (Quantcast). Independently owned and operated, MLHS provides thorough and wide-ranging content, varying from news, opinion and analysis, to pre-game and long-form game reviews, and a weekly feature piece entitled "Leafs Notebook." MLHS has been cited by: ESPN, Sports Illustrated, CBC News, USA Today, Fox Sports, Yahoo! Sports, NBC Sports, TSN, Sportsnet, Grantland, CTV News, CBSSports, The Globe & Mail, The National Post, The Toronto Star, The Toronto Sun, Global News, Huffington Post, and many more.

Fan Post: How will the Buds Fare in ’09-10?

Author: B Leaf Last season, the Leafs were 10th in scoring (244) and 9th in shots on goal (2,603). There is no major reason why...

Don’t Give up on Blake Yet

So few players seem to ignite the dichotomy of emotions Jason Blake inspires. Undrafted, undersized and inconsistent, Blake rode the wave of a steep...

Kaberle: The Value of Speculation

As promised it has been a summer of comprehensive retooling both on the grind lines and perhaps more pertinently on the blueline. With Brian...

Eulogy for a Dinosaur

Although the season prior to lockout would prove the Maple Leafs last playoff foray in half a decade, neither year that straddled the infamous...

Loose Ends: The Draft and the Silly Season

While he would never admit it, Ontario native Nazem Kadri must of felt a twinge of anger at how the biggest day in his...

Draft Speculation: Goaltenders

Even in the days of modern technology, many still profess that meteorology is an inexact science more guess work than theory. The very same...

Stating Precedents

Celebrating a decade of squandered potential and faded dreams, the draft of 1999 turned out shallower than an infant’s paddling pool, yet despite being...

The GTR Bandwagon

Anybody who has played an EA Sports hockey title in the last decade will be familiar with the create-a-team function whereby the gamer is...

The Free Agency Bargain Bin

In the MLSE land of unreasonable expectations, even a superstar troupe like Burke and Wilson will not be afforded another record breaking season; at...

A Year On: Draft Class of 2008

Rewind a year to Ottawa, when interim GM Cliff Fletcher was preparing to make his last great splash. Trading up to secure hard hitting...

Western Conference Playoff Preview

Western Conference: San Jose Sharks (1) vs Anaheim Ducks (8) Preseason odds: Sharks 10/1 Ducks 12/1 Last 10: Sharks 5-4-1, Ducks 7-2-1 Season Series: Sharks win 4-2-0 Overview: Perennial...

Eastern Conference Playoff Preview

While the majority of Leafs fans wrote the team off in the summer, it wasn’t until the New Year that the teams first true...

Could Emery soon be a Leaf?

So the Leafs are interested in throwing their hat into the ring as netminding bad boy Ray Emery looks for a new home? Somebody...

Would the Leafs be better off drafting a defenseman?

by Darkjester Many Leaf fans are counting down the days until Draft Day 2009, when we anticipate that our beloved Leafs will draft the franchise...

Our Kingdom for a Goalie

Through 45 games the abject tandem of Toskala and Joseph has combined for the worst team save percentage in the NHL and by an...

Ken Campbell is Wrong

Coaches Corner maybe becoming increasingly irrelevant as the staunchly patriotic Don Cherry rambles about musings better suited to an age when every player was...

Recession, Relocation and Retraction

Just six months ago many a grapevine was carrying rumor of NHL expansion while I lamented the integrity of a revenue bound salary cap....

The Vancouver Model

Months of uncertainty and speculation are likely to come to an end in the next week when Brian Burke and his associates meet with...

The Ron Wilson Way

Ed. Note: Richard-Steven Williams, a UK-based NHL and European hockey enthusiast, will be joining the MLHS blogging team. It's fantastic to have Richard aboard, he's...

Allow Me To Introduce Myself

>>>DISCUSS IN THE FORUMS After several years of coaching and playing the game, and many more than that spent as a Leaf fan, I have...

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