Ahead this week on AFITC, the Toronto Maple Leafs hit all kinds of extremes this week with a narrow loss to the Boston Bruins, a sloppy victory over the St. Louis Blues and a blowout win against the Atlanta Thrashers. We’ll guide you through those games to kick start the Redline Report. The Revolving Door welcomes several new members to the Leafs injury list. Later in Quick Hits, Sidney Crosby is on the shelf. We’ll tell you for how long and discuss how Jack Johnson’s contract extension with the LA Kings could impact Luke Schenn.
In Back Checking, Canada’s Juniors choked against Russia but is it fair to criticize them as we would a pro team in a similar situation because of their youth and inexperience? We’ll touch on that along with bringing some Listener Contributions onto the show via Email, Twitter and Facebook. The Junior Hockey Report features news on two St. Michael’s Buzzers games from the past week and the Gong Banger stops by to wrap the segment with another Troubling Fact of the Week.
Rigamarole wraps the show with a further look at Team Canada’s collapse at the World Junior Hockey Championships and explains why looking for an excuse just is not necessary. Stick around, lots coming your way on Episode 6.16 of AFITC.