We’re turning it to eleven today on the first show of the New Year. Ahead this week on AFITC, the Toronto Maple Leafs struggled through another week with losses to the Carolina Hurricanes and Columbus Blue Jackets until laying a sound beating on the Ottawa Senators. What would we do without the Senators? We’ll touch on those games and other Leaf news including a trade rumor to kick start the Redline Report. Later to wrap the segment, the Tampa Bay Lightning acquired some depth in goal this week. We’ll tell you who, and how it affects the trade market going forward.
Back Checking features a discussion on the World Junior Hockey Championships and why it might not be all that it’s cracked up to be as well as Listener Contributions from Twitter and Email. Later, the Gong Banger checks in with another Troubling Fact of the Week pertaining to a ringing endorsement of one Maple Leafs’ player from General Manager Brian Burke.
Rigamarole concludes the show with a look at the NHL’s Winter Classic on New Year’s Day from Heinz Field and suggests an idea that might make the whole event just that much better. Leaf fans exhale and rejoice; your team has not lost yet this year. This is Episode 6.15 of AFITC.