The guys are back and ready to break down the news from a busy week in the NHL, including a coach this week that offered to take on the ultimate role: Player Coach. Nino Niederreiter was dealt by the Minnesota Wild to the Carolina for Viktor Rask. Who wins? The Canes also extended Teuvo Teravainen. The Carolina Player Coaches are doing things! The Edmonton Oilers put Ryan Spooner on waivers and extended Mikko Koskinen. What are they doing in Edmonton? (They ask again) The World Cup of Hockey was cancelled. What does this mean for labour peace in the future? The New York Islanders continueRead More →

With Nick in town and Joel missing, the guys sit down for a new episode, starting with the news of the week.   Sergei Bobrovsky was punished by the Columbus Blue Jackets for leaving the game early. How will this effect his future with the club? Rick Nash has retired from the National Hockey League. How will we remember Rick? With the NHL past the mid way point, we look at who would win some of the awards this season, including the Hart, Vezina, Calder, Norris, Jack Adams, and…..King Clancy? There was a time that players were also the coaches. We demand a return ofRead More →

Happy new year! After a trip to see the Colorado Avalanche in Las Vegas, Carl is left wondering what can the rest of the NHL learn from the Vegas Golden Knights. Can the game day experience be made better? The CEO of the Dallas Stars had less than nice things to say about Jamie Benn and Tyler Seguin. Was that the right move for the team or should a different approach be taken? What should Jamie and Tyler “Not as Good as Nick” Seguin have done? The NHL All Stars have been announced, and then some of them backed out. Can or should the NHLRead More →

2018 was a great year here at the 4th Line Podcast and we bring you some of our favorite moments! On our final episode of 2018, we re-live some of our favorite moments of the year, including: Nick joining the show! Nick started his first episode with a bang. Sometimes we know what we’re talking about and sometimes we hand out medical advice. Our 2nd clip is the latter. What is goalie interference? We still don’t know. Which Detroit Red Wing does Nick hate the most? Let’s find out! Joel was so mad with Carl at one point this season that he ripped a teamRead More →

‘Tis the holiday season! Time to celebrate with friends and family, spreading the gift of Christmas cheer!  So with that in mind, lets settle back with a festive beverage and take a look at what Santa Gritty has left under the tree for each NHL franchise in the Western Conference. See what Santa might bring the Eastern Conference teams here. Anaheim Ducks Julie ‘The Cat’ Gafney: Since reboots are all the rage in Hollywood, even in the land of Disney, why stop now? Ryan Miller’s banged up. John Gibson is playing a ton of minutes, why not add another reliable option at backup? Arizona CoyotesRead More →