Welcome to Editor In Leaf, the Toronto Maple Leafs news and opinions site brought to you by the FanSided Network. Editor In Leaf is dedicated to providing top-notch Maple Leafs news, views, and original content. This site also serves as a community for like-minded fans to come together to catch up on the latest news and to discuss their passion.

Meet the Team


Formerly of Bleacher Report, The Sportster and ESPN TrueHoop Network Blog.

James Tanner,Expert

Hockey writer and part-time bee keeper.

Shaun Filippelli,Contributor

I'm a sports fan, but hockey above all else. I've played, coached, refereed, taught, coordinated, and now I get to write about the best game in the world. As a Maple Leafs and Blackhawks fan, I'm always happy to prove that you can, in fact, have two favourite teams.

Reuben Gasee,Contributor

At just 19 years old, Reuben Gasee writes for various FanSided sites as he aspires to reach bigger stages in the sports journalism industry. He is a huge sports fan from Toronto and specifically, he is a fan of the Leafs, Raptors, Jays and Lions as well as other teams. He is also a HUGE fan of Israel Baseball and the World Baseball Classic #SHOCKTHEWORLD #JEWCREW

James Reeve,Contributor

James is a sports writer from the United Kingdom covering a number of teams in the NHL and NFL across the FanSided network.

Carter Loewen,Contributor

A small-town Canadian teenager from Dryden, Ontario. With a passion for all things hockey, (especially Leafs) Raptors, and just about any other thing involving sports! Read all of his Leafs writing here on Editor in Leaf and follow him on Twitter @CarterLoe.

Jeff Borsuk,Contributor

Lucas Bolt,Contributor

Sports Enthusiast, Food and Travel, York University Student

Jordan Maresky,Contributor

Leaf fanatic. Looking to spread my knowledge of the best team in the world across the best fanbase in the world,

Wilbert Timmermans,Contributor

Lost my heart to the city of Toronto, Leafs Nation and above all The Toronto Maple Leafs during 2013. Coming from the Netherlands, following hockey isn't always easy, but definitely always worth it.

Eric Cruikshank,Contributor

Eric is a 19-year-old die-hard Leaf fan born in raised in the city of Toronto, and is currently in his second year in the Sport Media program at Ryerson University. When he's not writing, Eric also hosts 'The Relay Podcast', which can be found wherever you listen to your podcasts.

Kyle Cushman,Contributor

Kyle is a 20-year old avid hockey fan from Strathroy, Ontario. He is currently attending Ryerson University for Sport Media. You can read all of his Leafs writing here on Editor in Leaf and listen to his radio show, The KMN Show, available on all common podcasting platforms. Follow him on Twitter, @Kyle_Cush.

Alicia DiDomenico,Contributor

-Home is Toronto- Opinionated Hockey Fan & Writer Kinesiology Degree '23

Mark VanderLugt,Contributor

Hey! Welcome to my humble abode! I am currently enrolled at Niagara College for radio broadcasting. I have been a Leaf fan since 2005, so you could say since the dark ages. I've got an open mind about anything sports and am always down to get into the nitty gritty of them! Here's to long lasting health and cheering for the Leafs!

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