With the first round of the NHL playoffs underway, Carl shares his experiences as a man behind enemy lines in Calgary. The Avalanche have a split against the Flames. But how has Mike Smith been good? New York Islanders have made Matt Murray look very human while neutralizing Sidney Crosby. Can the Penguins come back? The Tampa Bay Lightning are surprisingly down to the Blue Jackets, and now without some of their best players. Is the biggest upset in recent memory pending? Nazem Kadri stole the spotlight from the rest of the series with his hit on Jake DeBrusk. How long will he be suspendedRead More →

With the NHL playoffs under way Wednesday, we take a look at who’ll sink or swim in the Atlantic Division. Tampa Bay, Boston and Toronto once again locked up the top three spots, making this the poster child for changing the divisional playoff format, as we’re guaranteed to see two of the top five regular season teams in the league eliminated after just two rounds. I’m sure the NHL will respond decisively…Columbus took a huge gamble, adding in a big way at the trade deadline, while retaining pending UFA’s Sergei Bobrovsky & Artemi Panarin and the one bag they already have packed. The Blue JacketsRead More →

Join The 4th Line’s bracket group here! Winner gets a 4th Line puck and coaster. https://bracketchallenge.nhl.com/leagues/4th-line-podcast   With the end of the NHL regular season here, it is time to preview the first round! But first, with the season ending, it’s also the time for coaches to go. Phil Housley, Bob Boughner and Willie Desjarden are no longer with the Sabres, Panthers and Kings respectively. Joel Quenneville will be joining Florida. What else does the future hold for these teams? With 8 matchups set to kick off this week, each one is examined as Carl tries to give Nick a stat and see if he buysRead More →

The 4th Line is back and ready to discuss the news of the week in the NHL! With the playoffs one week away, we look at the playoff picture and who will or will not make the playoffs. Will it be Colorado or Arizona in the West? Who will win the duel between the Montreal Canadiens, Carolina Hurricanes and Columbus Bluejackets? The last 2 teams are put in the Elimination Station. How can the Canadiens and Flyers adjust what they did this year to make the playoffs in 2020? The CWHL disbanded this week, leaving many wondering what the future of women’s professional hockey is.Read More →

The WHL playoffs are underway and Andy, Carl and Ryan are back to preview them! A healthy amount of suspensions were handed out this week, including indefinite suspensions to Kody MacDonald and Sean Richards. What has led to them? Portland has fallen short of the Spokane Chiefs. How much of that lies on the shoulders of Cody Glass? After sweeping their first round matchups, who will come out on top between Prince Albert and Saskatoon? Mads Sogaard has had an up and down postseason for the Medicine Hat Tigers. Which will it be moving forward? All this and more on The 4th Line WHLCast #13!Read More →

A special bonus episode of The 4th Line Hockey Podcast! After losing a bet, because his Detroit Red Wings lost, and having to watch the 1996 Colorado Avalanche Stanley Cup Video, and then losing another bet, because his Detroit Red Wings lost again, and having to watch it live on the podcast, Nick is as ready as he can be to watch this magical video. Join us as we re-live the Colorado Avalanche moving from Quebec, preparing for the playoffs, beating the Canucks, Blackhawks, Red Wings and finally Panthers, in the playoffs before lifting the Stanley Cup! Watch the video version of this week’s episodeRead More →

“What is up Sens Tweeps! Sit back, chillax and let me drop the 411 about the dopest owner in the league! A man who singlehandedly saved our awesome franchise and had the guts, liver and all, to get rid of a bunch of ungrateful, overrated players who were, eventually, gonna be way too old to consider good anyway! He has the vision of an eagle and is every bit as majestic! This team’s going places! Maybe not downtown, but real fans don’t care! CTC’s only a quick Uber ride anyway! They know Eugene always has their best interest in mind! That’s why this rebuild willRead More →