Episode 4.16

The New Years Eve Edition

It’s the New Year’s Edition of AFTIC. Episode 4.16 on the way to you today with news on three Maple Leaf games from the past week: losses to the Islanders and Capitals and a win against the Thrashers. The Revolving Door updates you on a plethora of injured Leafs including a bizarre one for leading scorer Matt Stajan. Now that Mats Sundin is officially off the market, we weigh in on whether it’s time for the Maple Leafs to pick a captain as we wrap the Leaf Note portion of the Redline Report.

Quick Hits features news on Paul Kariya, the aforementioned Mats Sundin and World Junior Team Canada netminder Dustin Tokarski. On The Bubble brings you Listener Email, the Junior Hockey Report with news on the Central Division Showcase and the progress of Team Canada at the World Junior Hockey Championships. We wrap On The Bubble with the return of the Gong Banger in the Troubling Fact of the Week.

For more information on the Central Division Showcase including articles, reports, highlights and interviews, check out the official website of the Central Division.

Finally in rigamarole we lay out some New Year’s Resolutions for the Toronto Maple Leafs. To be sure, 2008 was not the best year for the Maple Leafs, will 2009 be any better? Find out coming right ahead in the next 365 days!