Episode 3.41 of AFITC comes to you after a busy week in the NHL as teams begin the retooling process for next season. Starting off in Leaf Land, a new head coach was announced in advance of more front office moves planned by now permanent GM Cliff Fletcher. Also we bring back the Revolving Door to highlight a legacy member who is, once again, back in this dubious injury club. Later in the Redline Report, we discuss the NHL award winners and who took home the hardware from the Awards Gala last Thursday.
Quick Hits features news on the retirement of three more prominent veterans, contract signings by the Habs and Hurricanes, a coach’s contract extension, new head coaches for the Sharks, Panthers and Senators, a new head coaching vacancy, an update on the injury status of Tomas Holmstrom and a new home for “The Hockey Theme.” On The Bubble brings you listener email and an appearance by the host of the NHL on TSN, James Duthie!
Finally rigamarole looks at which player is becoming the most marketable asset for the NHL during a time of positive transition and interest growth in the United States.
Special thanks to James Duthie for joining us on today’s show! Always such a pleasure to talk to, James, as usual, was a great guest on the program!
As we approach the end of Season Three of the show with the final episode to be released on July 6th, we would like to get your input for the AFITC Year End Awards in the following categories: Whipping Boy of the Year, AFITC Leaf Player of the Year, Email of the Year, Emailer of the Year, Rigamarole of the Year and Guest of the Year!