The Detroit Red Wings took a big step this past week toward securing their eleventh Stanley Cup by building a three games to one series lead over the Pittsburgh Penguins. We will tell you how they did it and what Pittsburgh did not do well enough in our Stanley Cup Report. To kick start the Redline Report though, lots of Leaf News to discuss including a meeting between Cliff Fletcher and Mats Sundin, Fletcher’s status as GM heading forward, decisions on free agents and interest in former Leaf head coach Paul Maurice.
Quick Hits wraps the Redline Report with the terrible news of the loss of Canucks prospect Luc Bourdon. Also in the segment, we touch on a trade involving the Bruins and Blue Jackets, a new contract for Stars’ defenseman Trevor Daley, and a front office hiring by the St. Louis Blues. On The Bubble features, as always, listener email. To conclude the segment, we welcome this week’s guest, #88 Justin Hodgman from the IHL’s Fort Wayne Komets, to the program.
Finally, rigamarole wraps the show with a look at how Mats Sundin’s legacy in Toronto will depend entirely on the next major decision he makes: what to do about next season.
Special thanks to Justin Hodgman for joining us this week on Episode 3.39 of AFITC! Check out Justin’s IHL championship winning goal in triple overtime.
Next week on Episode 3.40, #14 Matt Stajan of the Toronto Maple Leafs joins us. Be sure to listen to next week’s program!