Ahead this week on AFITC, the regulars season is finally underway and what a start it was for the Toronto Maple Leafs. Two straight wins at home over the Montreal Canadiens and Ottawa Senators have the Leafs in first place overall. But will it last? We’ll take you through both games and examine in detail why the Leafs had success to kick start the Redline Report.
To wrap the segment in Quick Hits, we look at the confusing situation of Panthers’ prospect Erik Gudbranson. Good enough to make the team out of camp but so why is he back in the OHL?
News on a contract extension for Zdeno Chara and the newly appointed captain of the Vancouver Canucks follows as well in Quick Hits. Back Checking features a healthy dose of listener contributions via twitter and emails from Cathy, Andre, Alan and Aaron. In the Junior Hockey Report, we hear from St. Michael’s Buzzers George Grammenopoulos, Mark Cooper, Dan Ciampini and Coach Rich Ricci as we update the results of three Buzzers games from the past week.
The Gong Banger punches in at the end of the segment with another Troubling Fact of the Week. To wrap the show, rigamarole turns the NHL’s standings from a year ago upside down. It’s early in the season, the Leafs are rolling and now so too are we on Episode 6.3 of AFITC!