Brian Boyle is listed as a towering six foot seven inches center. That alone is impressive but it’s his heart and determination is what makes him a truly special player. That is why when on September 19th it rocked the hockey world to hear Boyle and his new team, the New Jersey Devils, announce that he had been diagnosed with Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML). Boyle on diagnosis: "My mindset is on Oct. 7. I don’t like missing games. I feel as close to normal as you can feel." — New Jersey Devils (@NJDevils) September 19, 2017 True to form Boyle said “My mindset is on Oct.Read More →

Editor’s Note: Yesterday we learned that Brian Boyle was diagnosed with Chronic Myeloid Leukemia. For more on that read Brian Boyle: Warrior On and Off the Ice We’re less than 31 days away from the beginning of the 2017/18 season. Today we continue to dive into the 31 NHL teams in alphabetical order, take a look at their previous standings and upcoming season predictions, as well as their key additions and subtractions. Yesterday we looked at the Nashville Predators. Today we look at the New Jersey Devils who are seeking to return prominence or at worst get out of the gutter. 2016/17 record: 28-40-14= 70 points KeyRead More →

We’re less than 31 days away from the beginning of the 2017/18 season. Today we continue to dive into the 31 NHL teams in alphabetical order, take a look at their previous standings and upcoming season predictions, as well as their key additions and subtractions. Yesterday we looked at the Montreal Canadiens. Today we look at the Nashville Predators who are seeking to return to the finals and win the Stanley Cup. 2016/17 record: 41-29-12= 94 points Key additions: Scott Hartnell, Nick Bonino, Alexi Emelin Key losses: James Neal, Mike Fisher 2017/18 prediction: 47-28-7= 101 points Embed from Getty Images Coming off of a gameRead More →

We’re less than 31 days away from the beginning of the 2017/18 season. Today we continue to dive into the 31 NHL teams in alphabetical order, take a look at their previous standings and upcoming season predictions, as well as their key additions and subtractions. Yesterday we looked at the LA Kings, today we travel into the wilds of Minnesota to look at what we can expect from the Wild. 2016-17 record: 49-25-8=106 Key additions: Matt Cullen, Tyler Ennis, Marcus Foligno Key losses: Marco Scandella, Jason Pominville, Erik Haula 2017-18 prediction: 48-27-7=103 Embed from Getty Images Heading into the 2017-2018 season, the Minnesota Wild areRead More →

The guys are back and Carl is fired up! They start off the show covering the news of the week, including: – The Calgary Flames made an announcement regarding their new arena and Carl is not happy about it – Matt Duchene showed up to camp and Nikita Zadorov agreed to a contract. Will that cheer Carl up? – David Pastrnak signed an extension with the Boston Bruins. Is it good? – Brian Little signed a not little contract with the Winnipeg Jets. Why? They also preview the Metropolitan division: – After getting the 1st overall draft pick, can the New Jersey Devils get better?Read More →

The NHL is less than 31 days away from the beginning of the 2017/18 season. Over this period we’re diving into the 31 NHL teams in alphabetical order, take a look at their previous standings and upcoming season predictions, as well as their key additions and subtractions. Yesterday we looked at the Minnesota Wild, today we head north of the border and look at the Montreal Canadiens. 2016/17 record: 47/26/9  Key additions: Jonathan Drouin, Ales Hemsky, Karl Alzner. Key losses: Mikhail Sergachev, Andrei Markov, Nathan Beaulieu, Alexander Radulov. 2017/18 prediction: Playoffs again, but it won’t be easy. Embed from Getty Images Last season; the Montreal CanadiensRead More →

We’re less than 31 days away from the beginning of the 2017/18 season. Today we continue to dive into the 31 NHL teams in alphabetical order, take a look at their previous standings and upcoming season predictions, as well as their key additions and subtractions. Yesterday we looked at the Florida Panthers; today we Look at the Los Angeles Kings. 2016/17 record: 39-35-8 Key additions: Mike Cammalleri Key subtractions: Darryl Sutter 2017/18  prediction: Dethroned Embed from Getty Images The 2016/17 season was a rough time for the LA Kings; Superstar Anze Kopitar underperformed during the year with only scoring 12 goals and a minus tenRead More →

We’re less than 31 days away from the beginning of the 2017/18 season. Today we continue to dive into the 31 NHL teams in alphabetical order, take a look at their previous standings and upcoming season predictions, as well as their key additions and subtractions. Yesterday we looked at the Edmonton Oilers, today we head south to Florida and see what the Panthers’ season has in store for them. 2016/17 record: 35-36-11 Key additions: Radim Vrbata, Evgeni Dadonov Key losses: Jaromir Jagr, Jon Marchessault, Reilly Smith, Thomas Vanek, Jussi Jokinen 2017/18 prediction: 41-30-11= 93 points. Playoff bubble team Embed from Getty Images Heading into the 2016-17 NHLRead More →

The NHL is less than 31 days away from the beginning of the 2017/18 season. Over this period we’re diving into the 31 NHL teams in alphabetical order, take a look at their previous standings and upcoming season predictions, as well as their key additions and subtractions. As we continue our way through the alphabet, we’re taking a look today at Dallas, a team that we definitely didn’t forget about at all. The 4th Line Podcast website is a truly international effort, so we’re gonna blame time zones or something. Here’s the Dallas Stars. 2016/17 record: 34/37/11 Key additions: Marc Methot, Martin Hanzal, Alexander Radulov, Ben Bishop.Read More →