A day later than normal, we bring you the first remote edition of AFITC – Episode 2.27 – as Jeff checks in from sunny Sarasota, Florida and Dave keeps an eye on things up in Etobicoke, Ontario. Still we manage to bring you the news from Leafs Nation and around the NHL on today’s edition of the program.
The Redline Report recaps the three Maple Leaf games from this past week, a win against Washington and Ottawa and a loss in Ottawa to the Senators. The Revolving Door brings good news on two fronts. Firstly, this door is finally starting to slow down as more players make their way out of it, most recently Kyle Wellwood on Saturday against the Senators. Secondly, there is light at the end of the tunnel for Tomas Kaberle, Kris Newbury, and Mike Peca. Tune in to hear the details of the positive updates for each player. What To Be-Leaf sets the magic number at nine wins for the Leafs to make the playoffs and explains where the wins will come from. We also updates the Flight of the Penguins Saga, rationalize the punishment for Chris Simon’s irrational behaviour and touch on the equally irrational behaviour of Ted Saskin and his executives at the NHLPA. Jeff updates us on the kind of interest he has noticed pertaining to hockey since arriving in Florida a few days ago.
On The Bubble features a bevy of listener emails, three of which came from new emailers on the program. Our Gong Banger fell out of Jeff’s van en route to Florida so the Troubling Fact of the Week goes gongless, but carries on all the same this week. Kicking off the segment, we offer a suggestion to improve the benefits of the jump from Eastern Standard Time to Daylight Savings time and back again.
Rigamarole discusses the profound impact of Darcy Tucker. Would you believe us if we told you we recorded that segment this past Wednesday?