1. The Year Of The Defenseman

    Heard on Episode 3.42 of AFITC In less than two months, on what is considered a day of luck on the Chinese calendar, August 8th, 2008, or 08/08/08, the games of the 29th Olympiad will begin in Beijing, China in the year of the rat...

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  2. The Disappearance Of Bill Barilko: Defining Moments In Leaf History, No. 6

    It was 1951. The Maple Leafs were locked in a tight overtime in game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final. At the 2:53 mark of the first overtime period, rising defense star Bill Barilko jumped over the blueline and took a pass from Howie Meeker...

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  3. Ovechkin: A Marketable Superstar And Face Of The NHL

    Heard on Episode 3.41 of AFITC For the first time since the lockout three seasons ago, the NHL is facing another summer of transition...

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  4. Kyle Wellwood Faces Summer of Rehab…Again

    Kyle Wellwood’s plans of going through his first injury-free offseason in recent memory hit a bump two weeks ago during an indoor soccer game...

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  5. Bob Baun Scores Winner on Broken Leg: Defining Moments in Leaf History, No. 5

    It was 1964. In Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Finals between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Detroit Red Wings, Leaf defenseman Bob Baun fell to the ice in excruciating pain after blocking a slap shot off his ankle late in the third period...

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  6. Red Wings, Not Penguins, In Position To Develop A Dynasty

    Heard on Episode 3.40 of AFITC While many viewed the Pittsburgh Penguins as the understudy to the Detroit Red Wings on the NHL’s biggest stage this season, paying their dues before eventually ...

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  7. Defining Moments in Maple Leafs History, No. 4: Doug Gilmour Arrives

    The year was 1991. Cliff Fletcher had just taken over as the general manager, for the first time, of a Toronto Maple Leafs team that was floundering at the bottom of the conference. Fans were desperate for something to get excited about...

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  8. Mats Sundin's Legacy in Toronto Depends on His Next Move

    Heard On Episode 3.39 of AFITC Mats Sundin spent thirteen fantastic seasons in Toronto; ten of those as captain. During that time he reached countless personal milestones and set new marks for franchise records in goals and points...

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  9. Darryl Sittler's Ten Point Game: Defining Moments In Leaf History, Number 3

    It was February 7, 1976. The Toronto Maple Leafs were about to take on the Boston Bruins in what was essentially just another regular season game. Nobody had any idea that they were about to witness one of the most legendary games in NHL history...

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  10. Experience Prevails Over Youth In Game One Of Cup Finals

    Heard on Episode 3.38 of AFITC Well if there was ever any doubt about whether Nicklas Lidstrom and friends could find a way to slow or perhaps even contain the powerful Pittsburgh ...

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  11. Final Game at Maple Leaf Gardens: Defining Moments in Leafs' History, Number 2

    It was February 13, 1999, the day of the final NHL game at Maple Leaf Gardens. It featured the Toronto Maple Leafs and Chicago Blackhawks playing for the last victory in the building...

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  12. Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin Just Part of Penguins' Dominance

    Heard on episode 3.37 of A Foot in the Crease "It's a pathetic performance. Half of the team doesn't care. That defensive squad—I am really starting to believe their goal is to be the worst defensive squad in the league...

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  13. Defining Moments In Maple Leafs History #1

    It was 1926, the Toronto St. Pats were in last place and were entering a dire financial situation. A young New York Rangers scout, Conn Smythe, who was recently let go by the team, moved back ...

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  14. Don't Give Up On Brian Burke In Toronto Just Yet

    Heard on Episode 3.36 of AFITC So does anybody really think the Brian Burke to Toronto scenario is over and done with? It seemed that way two weeks ago when Burke himself came out ...

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  15. Rigamarole - A Foot In The Crease - Episode 3.35 Ft Jennifer Hedger

    www.afootinthecrease.comAs the very rarely seen but much talked about Fabian Brunnstrom continues his barnstorming tour of NHL clubs speaking with various representatives before he and agent ...

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  16. Hockey: Fabian Brunnstrom Ponders His NHL Future

    Heard on Episode 3.35 of A Foot In the Crease As the very rarely seen but much talked about Fabian Brunnstrom continues his barnstorming tour of NHL clubs, as he and agent J.P...

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  17. Rigamarole: A Foot In The Crease: Episode 3.34: April 27th, 2008

    Heard on Episode 3.34 of AFITC So I’m sure everyone knows situations like these. Something is said about someone else; that person takes it right out of context and then before ...

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  18. Rigamarole: A Foot In The Crease. Episode 3.33, April 20th, 2008

    Heard on Episode 3.33 of AFITC For almost five games against the Boston Bruins, it appeared that Carey Price was ready to make like Ken Dryden and Patrick Roy and lead the storied ...

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  19. Rigamarole: A Foot In The Crease. Episode 3.32, April 13th, 2008

    Heard on Episode 3.32 of AFITC Even when the Senators beat the Maple Leafs, the Maple Leafs really still beat the Senators...

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  20. Rigamarole: A Foot In The Crease. Episode 3.31, April 6th, 2008

    Heard on Episode 3.31 of AFITC So who isn’t happy to see the Washington Capitals get a shot at the post season? After starting the year with a discouraging six wins in their first ...

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  21. Rigamarole: A Foot In The Crease. Episode 3.30, March 30th, 2008

    Heard on Episode 3.30 of AFITC Last week, one playoff dream died, while another still has a chance to turn from dream into reality...

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