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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

Four for Friday: Kovalchuk, Colborne, Gunnarsson and Franson

It’s been an incredibly interesting first week of free agency for the Toronto Maple Leafs and around the NHL.  Here’s four thoughts to get...
Dave Nonis

UFA Day: It’s time for Nonis to deliver

With free agency upon us – and fresh on the heels of Mikhail Grabovski’s buyout – the Toronto Maple Leafs are going to be...

Leafs to use second Compliance Buyout on Grabovski

In a shocking move early Thursday afternoon, The Toronto Maple Leafs placed centre Mikhail Grabovski on unconditional waivers with the purpose of buying him...

Friday Morning Mashup: No No Norris

It must almost be the offseason, because NHL Awards have once again caused a stir regarding the voting structure and overall legitimacy of the...

2012-13 Player Review: Clarke MacArthur

MLHS Player Reviews is doing their best to round out the Leafs top six (hint-hint, Dave) by profiling alternate captain, left winger and pending...

2012-13 Player Review: Frazer McLaren

MLHS Player Reviews turns to one of the newest in the blue and white, fourth line tough guy Frazer McLaren.  Like a lot of...

2012-13 Player Review: Carl Gunnarsson

MLHS’ Player Reviews takes a look at another four-year veteran of the Toronto Maple Leafs, defenseman Carl Gunnarsson.  Perhaps the second-most famous native of...

2012-13 Player Review: Nikolai Kulemin

MLHS continues its’ Player Reviews with the longest-serving member of the Toronto Maple Leafs, right winger Nikolai Kulemin.  The 26-year-old Magnitogorsk, Russia native had...

Friday Morning Mashup: Player Review Preview

Good news, everyone! Over the next couple of weeks, MLHS will be releasing Player Reviews for the Toronto Maple Leafs 2012-2013 season.  Every day...

Four for Friday

The Toronto Maple Leafs face playoff elimination tonight, but have dug their heels in against the Boston Bruins and have “done a lot of...

Game in 10: ECQF Game #4, Bruins 4 at Maple Leafs 3 (1OT)

Toronto Maple Leafs came out strong, but ultimately fell to the Boston Bruins 4 – 3 in overtime of Game 4 of the Eastern...

Four for Friday

With Wednesday night’s beat down in Beantown still bringing up bruises, it sure looks like the Toronto Maple Leafs are punching above their weight...

Four for Friday

Despite splitting the state of Florida, it’s been a pretty terrific week for the Toronto Maple Leafs.  The club finished the road portion of...

Phaneuf the Contender: An Analysis of Norris Trophy Nominees

As the Toronto Maple Leafs skip along to their first playoff berth in eight seasons, Dion Phaneuf’s play is forcing his name to be...
Mikhail Grabovski - 3/18/2013

Four for Friday

Without the ‘x’ beside their name in standings it isn’t official, but the Toronto Maple Leafs are tantalizingly close to clinching a playoff spot. ...

Game in 10: Game #39, Leafs 4 vs. Rangers 3

Phil Kessel scored twice as the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the New York Rangers 4 – 3 on Monday night.  The game was never...

Four for Friday

Mirroring the trade deadline, it’s been a slow and painful week in Leaf land.  The club still sits in sixth place in the Eastern...

Don’t get excited for the Deadline

With the trade deadline coming next Wednesday, and the Leafs settled snugly into sixth place, the team’s status as either buyer or seller is...

Game in 10: Game #33, Bruins 3 vs. Leafs 2 (SO)

Tyler Seguin and Patrice Bergeron scored in the shootout as the Boston Bruins clawed back to take 3 – 2 decision over the Toronto...

Four for Friday

With the boats now foolishly burnt and the season 31 games old, the Toronto Maple Leafs sure look like they’re reeling into form.  Since...
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