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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

Morning Mashup: Truth and Illusion after 8 games

The Toronto Maple Leafs have leapt from the gate.  With 10% of the season in the books, the Leafs are 3rd in the conference,...

Morning Mashup: Sharing the Weight

Putting their unbeaten record in regulation on the line in tonight’s game against the Winnipeg Jets, the Toronto Maple Leafs will be looking for...

Morning Mashup: All Quiet on the Western Front

True to form, the Leafs have found a way to disappoint, this time it's the media falling victim to the “surprisingly” unbeaten Leafs.  For...

Morning Mashup: Serious Lineup Considerations

Leave it to the Toronto Maple Leafs to have more roster questions heading into the regular season than heading into camp.  Suspensions, injuries and...

Morning Mashup: Line Names for the Leafs

Anyone remember the Leafs' Skyline? Nieuwendyk between Ponikarovsky and Antropov? See, it was funny because all three are tall guys, and cities have buildings so tall...

Morning Mashup: Preview of the Coming Season?

So, the Leafs have improved to 3 - 3 in preseason with last night’s victory over the Senators.  Making it all the more memorable...

Thoughts on the Rookies

Be sure to check out Mislav's recap of the Leafs-Sens rookie game last night. Garrett has your Luke Schenn contract update here.Alas, the Rookie...

Wednesday Morning Mashup: 30 thoughts

We get a lot of Leafs content on the site.  That makes a tonne of sense given the URL.  But every once in a...

Wednesday Morning Mashup: Breakouts

Hey, they happen to all of us.  But as it pertains to the Toronto Maple Leafs, there are a few players in particular that...

Wednesday Morning Mashup: Cap Considerations

While the off season has been relatively quiet, something is becoming very clear about Brian Burke’s reconstruction of the storied Toronto Maple Leafs, especially...

Better Know a Division: Northeast

The rivalries remain, but the faces change.  For all the substantial additions that the Leafs have made, the 29 other teams in the league...

Morning Mashup: Arbitrage and Other Randoms

What a difference a week makes, eh? Last week, all the buzz was about the now forgotten and insignificant Dry Island fiasco (only jerks...

Morning Mashup: The Magic If

For a long while I’ve held off discussing the depth of uncertainty surrounding the club’s post season chances in 2012, because I hold out...

2011 Off-Season Part 2: On Lombardi and Franson

In part 2 of our ongoing analysis of the 2011 Off-season, we’ll be looking at the July 3rd, 2011 trade that saw Brett Lebda,...

Making Their Case

All three have notched career highs in games played and points scored in 2010 - 2011, and all three are pending Unrestricted Free Agents...

GDT: The Other Guys

Yes, its time again for another non-Leafs game day thread.  Tonight marks the start of the 3 other conference quarter finals games, with the...

GDT: On With the Show…

…this is it.  Tonight marks the start of the 2010 – 2011 NHL playoffs.  5 of the 8 Conference Quarter Final match-ups will open...

GDT: It’s Been One Week

Your Toronto Maple Leafs are in action tonight against the no-pronged attack of the Philadelphia Flyers.  Despite the absence of Pronger, the Leafs will...

GDT: Bitter Battle in the Bell

The Leafs are in Montreal tonight trying to keep their flickering playoff hopes alive against the recently flaccid Montreal Canadiens.  The Leafs enter tonight’s...

GDT: Date with the Devils (7pm TSN)

The new look Leafs will play host to the red-hot New Jersey Devils tonight in a match-up of surging cellar dwellers.  Both teams are...

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