The NHL has actual news, so we’re back!   With a weird NHL playoff coming, should there be an asterisk next to it? And more importantly, how do you say asterisk? There are multiple questions to be had about playoff seeding. Is this the best way? And if the seeding isn’t confusing enough, wait until we try to explain the NHL draft lottery! Is Stevie Nick happy with the results for his Red Wings? What about conditional draft picks? What happens with them? With the NHL clamoring for content, we have ideas! The Quarantine Corner brings us to the world of mascots! Who is theRead More →

We are back and there is news in the NHL!   The 24 team NHL playoff format has been announced, if it’s possible to happen. With 24 teams in it, who are the winners and losers of this setup? Is it a fair setup? What would the first round of the playoffs look like? The return to play procedures have been announced as well. What will hockey look like when it return? The NHL draft has some more rumors. Are they worth believing? We enter the Quarantine Corner looking at dog walkers, moving to a new country and changing dates. All this and more onRead More →

The NHL continues to near decisions. We might have news soon! The NHL Board of Governors met this week to discuss the options surrounding the NHL draft and the options for the remainder of the NHL season.  What will the draft look like? Is it fair and equitable? What are some of the potential options for returning to play? The Quarantine Corner is back with questions about beards, mullets, your worst moments and how to find hope in a dark place called “Ottawa”. Make sure to send us your quarantine questions at mail@the4thlinepodcast.com! All this and more on episode 280 of the 4th Line HockeyRead More →

After a week away for moving related reasons, we’ve moved back into the podcast studio! The NHL is nearing a decision on if, how and when they can return to action. In the last two weeks, is there more or less confidence in the NHL finishing this season? Dustin Byfuglien and the Winnipeg Jets came to terms on a agreement to terminate his contract. What’s next for Dusty? The Columbus Blue Jackets have locked up their goaltending tandem of Elvis Merzlikins and Joonas Korpisalo for two more years. What does that do for the team moving forward? Marco Scandella started also signed a contract extension.Read More →

Weeks ago sports were cancelled and we were left to wonder: what to do? Well, we started with 32 of our favorite sports movies. We broke all 32 movies into 4 different themed divisions of 8 teams each: Hockey, Baseball, Football and Fighting and The Rest. You decided who won each matchup. And two were left standing: Slap Shot and Happy Gilmore. It’s time for the finals! Brodie Cotnam’s Take Shockingly a hockey website’s film poll has come down to two movies with main character who love old time hockey! Slap Shot’s a classic amongst puck heads. Revered by many, it showcases much of whatRead More →

With the world going through a COVID-19 related sports withdrawal, it’s time to escape to the world of film to get our fix in! And since there aren’t any sports to compete in, it’s time to find out what the best sports movie of all time is! We’ve broken all movies into 4 different themed divisions of 8 teams each: Hockey, Baseball, Football and Fighting and The Rest. It’s time for the semi finals! Check out all of the matchups so far: Best Sports Movie Bracket – Division Finals Best Sports Movie Bracket – Division Semi Finals #2 Best Sports Movie Bracket – Division SemiRead More →

After a failed attempt at a Zoom hangout with listeners, Carl and Nick pick up the pieces and carry on. NBC has been showing old Stanley Cup Final games, but is the best content watching people watch old Stanley Cup Final games? The NHLPA rolled out their player poll, so we get to find out who players think are the best/worst trash talkers, the best social media follow and how exactly they love Sidney Crosby. Lastly, with the NHL regular season likely cancelled, who should win the key awards? We predict the winners of the Hart, Norris, Vezina and Calder trophies. All this and moreRead More →

With the world going through a COVID-19 related sports withdrawal, it’s time to escape to the world of film to get our fix in! And since there aren’t any sports to compete in, it’s time to find out what the best sports movie of all time is! We’ve broken all movies into 4 different themed divisions of 8 teams each: Hockey, Baseball, Football and Fighting and The Rest. With the 3rd round here, let’s check out the division finals! Check out all of the matchups so far: Best Sports Movie Bracket – Division Semi Finals #2 Best Sports Movie Bracket – Division Semi Finals #1Read More →

At a time when supporting our communities is important, head over to our Podchaser and leave a review as we join in doing our part to help those in need during COVID-19. Nick has found the script for The Beer League! Our part of it. Tune in as we dive into the world of Paul, The Brewin’s and The Jagr Bombs. The NHL is trying to find a solution to how to finish the season. PK Subban wants to let all 31 teams into the playoffs. While the current prevailing idea is to host the games in North Dakota, but a horse, a sandbox andRead More →

With the world going through a COVID-19 related sports withdrawal, it’s time to escape to the world of film to get our fix in! And since there aren’t any sports to compete in, it’s time to find out what the best sports movie of all time is! We’ve broken all movies into 4 different themed divisions of 8 teams each: Hockey, Baseball, Football and Fighting and The Rest. With the 2nd round here, let’s check out the second half of the division semi finals! Check out all of the matchups so far: Best Sports Movie Bracket – Division Semi Finals #1 Best Sports Movie BracketRead More →