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A Foot In The Crease

The Toronto Hockey Podcast

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A Foot In The Crease to Conclude

Thu, 21 Feb 2013 05:44:57 +0000

As announced on Episode 8.2, after eight seasons and what will be 300 shows, we have arrived at the difficult decision to conclude the A Foot In The Crease podcast with one final episode once the Maple Leafs’ season ends. It is not without great consideration and an element of reluctance that we have come to this decision but ultimately, we feel it is the correct and appropriate decision to be made. To serve our many loyal listeners that we have been lucky and fortunate to have acquired throughout our run to the level that you have all become accustomed – and to the level you all deserve – a time commitment is required that neither Jeff nor I can any longer promise to keep consistently as a result of our expanding time commitments due to career and personal obligations. We do not want to erode the quality of the product that we have tried so hard to establish by continuing at half-effort. So it is for that reason that we have decided to bring an end to the show. When we developed and began this show back in the summer of 2005, to say that it would span eight years and 300 episodes – the longest running hockey podcast that we have come across - is something I don’t think we would have believed. But it is due to the remarkable and frankly overwhelming response that we have received from listeners throughout the show’s run that kept it going. To all of you who corresponded with us and came to rely on our show, our most sincere thanks for making us a part of your weekly schedule. It exceeded our wildest imagination. We would like to offer our deepest gratitude to all our listeners for providing the fuel that drove the show forward since 2005. We have loved each and every moment of everything that this show has meant to us and have been truly honoured to serve you. Looking forward to making it a grand conclusion with one final episode in the spring. Sincerely, - Dave McCarthy and Jeff Hume Continue reading

Episode 8.2

Thu, 21 Feb 2013 05:06:43 +0000

Ahead this week on AFITC, a third of the way through the season and the Maple Leafs find themselves in a playoff spot. And they didn’t even trade for Roberto Luongo. Surprised? Shocked even? We’ll answer that question as well … Continue reading

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Canada Should Expect Gold, But Never Assume It

Fri, 04 Jan 2013 03:19:22 +0000

The World Junior Hockey Championships have become a Christmas holiday tradition in Canada that captivates the nation and draws massive viewership ratings, even at 4AM, on TSN. Tell me something I don’t know, you’re thinking right? But it really is remarkable when you think about it. Don’t get me wrong, I love any excuse to stand up, wave our country’s flag and get behind something, not as individuals but as one collective nation coming together where it truly does seem like you can feel the energy from coast to coast. But there is an inherent flaw in our mindset for this tournament that gets revealed when, as we saw this morning, things don’t necessarily go as planned. A large majority of Canadians who become rabid, crazed junior hockey fans at Christmas, cheering on Team Canada with the type of energy and passion that we see reserved for so few events, watch nary a game of regular season junior hockey – be it OHL, WHL, or QMJHL. For two weeks of the year, junior hockey is everything; for the other eleven and a half months, it holds niche interest at best. There are very few examples of sports which can so easily reach both extreme ends of the support spectrum. Continue reading

Episode 8.1

Fri, 12 Oct 2012 05:07:21 +0000

It’s the season eight premiere of AFITC on the day the NHL season was supposed to begin. But alas, the memories of 2004 turn to the reality of 2012 as NHL arenas again sit dark with yet another lockout in … Continue reading

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Episode 7.39

Thu, 05 Jul 2012 04:11:38 +0000

Ahead this week on the program, Season 7 of AFITC comes to an end as we look back at the first week of free agent frenzy (?) in the NHL. The Leafs make some minor moves while the Minnesota Wild … Continue reading

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Episode 7.38

Fri, 29 Jun 2012 04:04:19 +0000

Ahead this week on the penultimate edition of Season 7, Brian Burke waited until late in the weekend but then dropped a bomb when he announced Luke Schenn had been dealt for James Van Riemsdyk. We’ll tell you who won … Continue reading

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Episode 7.37

Fri, 22 Jun 2012 03:53:17 +0000

Ahead this week on the program, if the NHL offseason was a game of musical chairs, Brian Burke might end up without a chair when the music shuts off. Lots of options falling off the table for the Leafs to … Continue reading

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Episode 7.36

Wed, 13 Jun 2012 05:02:59 +0000

Ahead this week on the program, California Dreaming, the Kings crowned in LA as the Cup heads west. Where does the Kings playoff run rank all time? How does their win affect other team’s mindsets going forward? We’re all over … Continue reading

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Episode 7.35

Sat, 02 Jun 2012 04:11:22 +0000

Ahead this week on the program, nine days since our last program yet only two games in that time. The NHL’s really got to up the games to days ratio. We’ll hit on the start of the Cup Finals between … Continue reading

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Episode 7.34

Thu, 24 May 2012 04:26:47 +0000

Ahead this week on the program, the LA Kings are through to the Stanley Cup Finals but not without controversy. We’ll touch on the contentious end to game five of the Kings / Coyotes series, why the Mike Rupp punch … Continue reading

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