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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
Jay McClement

Midday Mashup: Five for Friday

Here’s five Leaf thoughts to get you through your Friday, with five links at the bottom.Steckel and McClement Faceoff WoesI was taking a look...

Game in 10: Game #27, Jets 5 vs. Leafs 2

Former Leafs Nik Antropov and Kyle Wellwood came back to haunt their old club with five points between them, as the Winnipeg Jets trounced...

Mid Season’s Best

With the first half of the season in the books, the Toronto Maple Leafs sit firmly entrenched in fifth place in the East with...

Game in 10: Game # 24, Leafs 5 vs. Senators 4

The Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Ottawa Senators in the alley and on the ice in the first period and survived a late push...

Mikhail Grabovski, Defensive Stalwart

After 22 games, the one thing Leafs fans can agree on is that Randy Carlyle’s coaching methodology can be frustrating as hell.  Nowhere is...

Game in 10: Game #17, Tampa Bay 4 vs. Leafs 2

Ben Scrivens couldn’t weather the storm, as the Tampa Bay Lightning stunned the Toronto Maple Leafs 4 – 2 on Tuesday night.  The Bolts...
Phil Kessel FLEX

Game in 10: Game #16, Leafs 3 at Panthers 0

The Toronto Maple Leafs continued their winning ways on the road, dropping the toothless Florida Panthers 3 – 0 on Monday night.  Ben Scrivens...

Morning Mashup: Pondering the Big Questions

On Wednesday, Wade Arnott, Phil Kessel’s agent, indicated his client’s apparent desire to spend the rest of career playing hockey for the Toronto Maple...

Game in 10: Game #10, Leafs 3 at Caps 2

The Toronto Maple Leafs bounced back from last night’s drubbing, defeating the Washington Capitals 3 - 2.  But did you really expect a team...

Carlyle’s disciplined style key to Leafs success

At the start of this season, noise was made that the current Leafs roster would be ill-equipped to serve under Randy Carlyle’s tough-nosed, nasty,...

Game in 10: Game #5, Leafs 2 at Rangers 5

The Toronto Maple Leafs’ offense disappeared down the stretch and the defense had no answer for the “22-Million Dollar Line” en route to a...
Nazem Kadri

Morning Mashup: Thoughts four games through

Last night, the Toronto Maple Leafs put on a classically Toronto Maple Leaf performance, falling 7-4 to the New York Islanders.  It got ugly...

Morning Mashup: Waivers? That’ll Kostka

The Toronto Maple Leafs lost the services of forward Keith Aucoin on Thursday, when he was picked up by the New York Islanders off...

Dissecting the Carlyle Interview

Randy Carlyle spoke with reporters at the ACC for about 20 minutes Monday morning and shed some insight into the Leafs roster heading into...

Lindy’s Sports Leafs Annual Preview: Dave Poulin Interview

Recently I had an opportunity to interview Dave Poulin, vice president of hockey operations for the Toronto Maple Leafs, for Lindy’s Sports Maple Leafs...

Nikolai Kulemin re-signs; avoids arbitration

The Toronto Maple Leafs have re-signed winger Nikolai Kulemin to a two-year, estimated $5.6-million contract this morning.  The Leafs avoided the potentially acrimonious arbitration...

Questions for Dave Poulin

Anthony Petrielli and I will be interviewing Toronto Maple Leafs Vice-President of Hockey Operations, Dave Poulin, tomorrow afternoon for an upcoming feature.  The discussion...

Moving Forwards

The Toronto Maple Leafs have – even by their standards – had a very quiet offseason.  Since late May, GM Brian Burke has focused...

Better Red than Dead in the Water

With the Toronto Maple Leafs set to select fifth overall at the 2012 NHL Entry Draft on June 22, most Ontarians seem to be...

Scott Laughton Scouting Report

After jumping 30 spots in the most recent International Scouting Service report, the 2012 MLHS Draft Profiles turns its watchful eye to Oshawa Generals...