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Michael Stephens has been writing for Maple Leafs Hotstove since 2010, and has featured in the 2010 and 2012 Maple Leaf Annuals. Former Editiorial Intern at The Hockey News. Undergraduate degree from the University of Windsor. Chat me up about all things hockey on twitter @MLHS_Mike

Kyle Dubas: 5 Takeaways on the Leafs most recent hire

July 22nd 2014, a date that will live in infamy.  The Toronto Maple Leafs hired Kyle Dubas, formerly the General Manager for the Sault...

Game Review: Game #62, Canadiens 4 vs. Leafs 3 (OT)

Jonathan Bernier took a costly penalty in the overtime frame, and Max Pacioretty scored his second of the game to give the Montreal Canadiens...

Mason Raymond: Hold On or Sell High?

Gold is Canada's and the players are on flights back home.  The NHL season starts up again on Tuesday with just nine days remaining...

Connor Brown: When sixth round picks become interesting

Everything is coming up aces for the Toronto Maple Leafs in January.  The club has won six straight games to not just climb back...

Game Recap: Game #48, Leafs 4 at Bruins 3

A new look line up produced better results, as the Toronto Maple Leafs topped the Boston Bruins 4-3 Tuesday night.  The Leafs were led...

Two Huge Games

It’s a simple question with a scary answer: how important are the next two games to the Toronto Maple Leafs? The Leafs are kicking...

Dion Phaneuf Re-Signs for 7 years, $49milllion

As reported by TSN’s Darren Dreger, the Toronto Maple Leafs and Dion Phaneuf have come to terms on a 7-year contract extension valued at...

Game in 10: Game #28, Sharks 4 vs. Leafs 2

Two vastly different Maple Leaf teams showed up, but neither were enough to muster W, as the Leafs fell to the San Jose Sharks...

Game in 10: Game #21: Leafs 5 vs. Islanders 2

Jake Gardiner dazzled in his best game of the season, David Clarkson FINALLY scored his first goal of the season and Jonathan Bernier was...

What’s Dion Phaneuf Worth?

Two of the longer term concerns entering the 2013-14 season for the Toronto Maple Leafs were the contract statuses of their star players Phil...

Wednesday Mashup: Keeping up with the Komarovs

One of my favourite parts about a new season is the sheer volume of roster changes.  The Toronto Maple Leafs alone saw 10 players...

Morning Mashup: Franson poised to take on bigger role

Cody Franson has been a lot of things to the Toronto Maple Leafs.  He’s seen more of the pressbox than the entire MLHS writing...

Leafs extend Phil Kessel: 8 years, $64-million

Dave Nonis completed arguably the best and most important contract negotiation of the offseason this morning, as the Toronto Maple Leafs locked up star...

Preseason Post Game #6: Senators 3 at Leafs 2

James Reimer stood on his head but a plethora of turnovers proved deadly for the Toronto Maple Leafs , as they fell 3 –...
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Preview and GDT: Preseason Game #5 – Sabres at Maple Leafs (7 p.m., Leafs...

It’s a quick turnaround for the Toronto Maple Leafs, as they play the home leg of their preseason series against the Buffalo Sabres tonight. ...

Morning Mashup: Kadri, Hodgson on opposite sides of RFA spectrum

As training camps opened this week, the last of the RFAs have begun to re-sign with their clubs.  Most notably, Leaf phenom Nazem Kadri...

Top 5 Leaf Spin-o-ramas

There’s still no movement on either Nazem Kadri or Cody Franson, and training camp is still about a month away, so it’s time for...

The 5 most unlikely fights in Leaf history

From Conn Smythe’s likely-apocryphal quote, “If you can’t beat ‘em in the alley, you can’t beat ‘em on the ice” to Brian Burke’s tears...

Crafting a winning vintage

Alec conducted a terrific interview with Marlies GM and VP of Hockey Operations, Dave Poulin, earlier this week.  While the article that touched on...

NHL Announces 2013-2014 Regular Season Schedule

The NHL, a day late and a dollar short as always, released the schedule for the 2013-14 NHL regular season this afternoon.  In an...