Ahead this week on AFITC, the NHL playoffs are underway but first, we start the show focusing on the Toronto Maple Leafs. Brian Burke held his year end press conference on Tuesday and was as defiant as ever. We’ll touch on the highlights from his remarks and later, look at Phil Kessel’s decision to decline the chance to join Team USA at the World’s because he was tired.
Quick Hits wraps the Redline Report with a look at the two playoff series involving Canadian teams, what needs to happen for the Vancouver Canucks to beat the Chicago Blackhawks and whether the Montreal Canadiens even stand a chance against the Boston Bruins. This week’s Defining Moment in Leaf History looks at the acquisition of a fortune changing netminder…and no we don’t mean James Reimer.
Back Checking get some Listener Contributions via Twitter on the program. Later, NBA commissioner David Stern fines Kobe Bryant $100 000 for a homophobic comment. How does that make NHL fines appear in comparison? To wrap the segment, the voice of the Leafs, Joe Bowen joins us before rigamarole explains what the Vancouver Canucks could have in common with the Ottawa Senators. All that and more coming up on Episode 6.30 of AFITC.