Ahead on this week’s show, we bring you news of an utterly discouraging Maple Leafs road trip. Anybody who has any hope left for this season ought to give their head a shake because the Maple Leafs will not be making the playoffs this year. Three convincing defeats at the hands of Anaheim, Los Angeles, and San Jose sealed their fate this season. Off the ice, the Maple Leafs claimed a forward off waivers and had their all star representative named. We’ll tell you who they were as well as finally connecting the dots in the Scotty Bowman saga.
To conclude the Redline Report, we examine Alex Ovechkin’s mammoth contract and touch on stories regarding Dany Heatley, Raffi Torres, Mike Ribeiro, Sergei Samsonov, Chris Osgood and Roberto Luongo.
In On The Bubble, we highlight Brandon Burlon of the St. Michael’s Buzzers who was slotted fifty seventh overall on the mid-season rankings for North American skaters released this week by NHL Central Scouting. More listener email comes your way as well along with a Troubling Fact of the Week again courtesy of the Philadelphia Flyers.
In rigmarole, we shed some light on the underlying irony at this year’s all star game in Atlanta. What should the Maple Leafs do to turn this ship around? Stick around and we’ll tell you coming up on Episode 3.19 of AFITC.