Ahead this week on AFITC, we look at a second round of the playoffs that hasn’t quite match up with the first. Two sweeps in the Eastern Conference as the Philadelphia Flyers and Washington Capitals had their seasons come to a sudden end. Which result was the bigger surprise? Should Bruce Boudreau take the fall in Washington? Just how good could the Flyers have been if they’d had some semblance of a goaltender? We’ll answer those questions coming up in the Redline Report.
The Green Men in Vancouver, a baffling NHL ultimatum, an update on Team Canada at the World Hockey Championships and another Defining Moment in Leafs History round out the segment. In Back Checking, we look at the Calder, Lady Byng and Selke Trophies and the ongoing Coyotes saga before getting to great some Listener Contributions.
Wrapping the segment, AFITC legend Jeff Brown of the OHL’s Windsor Spitfires stops by to talk on a variety of topics including head shots and why the OHL banning hits to the head has not led to a reduction in the physicality of the play. Rigamarole concludes the show and explains why the Vancouver Canucks might have already played themselves out of Cup contention even if they get past the Nashville Predators.