It's Off-the-Rails Friday, and Nick Kypreos, Justin Bourne and Sam McKee open with the Leafs returning to practice, their game tomorrow against the Oilers, the 11-forward-7-defencemen lineup and the line combinations on offence. They are joined by former Flyers defenceman Chris Therien (21:11), who breaks down the news of Philadelphia firing GM Chuck Fletcher and promoting Daniel Brière in the interim, why the decision was made, the timing of the move and what comes next for the team. Doug MacLean joins the show for his weekly visit (41:25), and weighs in on the situation in Philly, the coach-GM relationship and the Leafs lineup combos down the stretch. Later, Bob Stauffer, host of Oilers Now, tees up tomorrow's Leafs vs. Oilers game, the impact of Mattias Ekholm's presence, Edmonton's recent hot stretch and Jack Campbell's reduced role (1:06:25). The guys close by answering some listener questions.
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