Ahead this week on AFITC, the Maple Leafs benefitted from a very light stretch of games around Christmas but were they able to take advantage? We’ll cover the two games against the Atlanta Thrashers and New Jersey Devils to begin the Redline Report. Later in Quick Hits, two significant injuries occurred that could actually benefit the Leafs. We’ll tell you who and why before touching on a coaching change and who has been a bigger disappointment this season: Alex Ovechkin or Ilya Kovalchuk.
Back Checking brings Listener Contributions from Twitter and Email, a brief edition of the Junior Hockey Report with news on one St. Michael’s Buzzers game and another edition of the Troubling Fact of the Week.
Finally rigamarole looks at the importance of the game against the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday night and why excuses are no longer an option at this point for the Toronto Maple Leafs. The new year is almost here; will this be the year for more cheers? We can only hope. This is Episode 6.14 of AFITC.