“Don’t fix what isn’t broken” is a timeless saying. We apply it to the radical change of person, thing, or idea where it’s entirely unnecessary. This case is up for debate as the Carolina Hurricanes have gone a very different route with their newest incarnation of their away jersey. Let’s take a look at this fresh out of the oven piece. Enemies, take warning ⚠️ @CanesNHL are bringing their name in bold to rival territory this season. #NHL #adizero #adidashockey pic.twitter.com/4110Nks1Ec — adidas Hockey (@adidashockey) August 20, 2019 Background The Carolina Hurricanes have hyped this jersey up for weeks now on social media, and weRead More →

As the NHL nears the end of summer, we look back at what NHL.com, which includes making borderline arbitrary lists ranking players at certain positions. There are rumors that the NHL will be hosting a World Cup of Hockey again, this time in 2021. What does that mean for the future of NHL’ers in international hockey? Speaking of which, what does that the past have to say about international hockey? What are some of the key moments? How did we get where we are today? One of the biggest moments in international hockey was the 1972 Summit Series. We’re joined by Rhonda McClure from ThePinkPuck.com to discuss allRead More →

After a great run from 2012-2014, the Los Angeles Kings have struggled to find success, so with this, they’ve brought in plenty of young talent to solidify their future. Players like Anze Kopitar and Drew Doughty obviously won’t last much longer in the league, so do the Kings have the prospect pool to replace their aging stars? Alex Turcotte, C With the 5th overall selection of the 2019 Draft, the Kings selected center Alex Turcotte from the USNTDP. Turcotte put up 53 points in 30 games last season, which is very good, but he’s even more crucial on defense. He was easily the best two-wayRead More →

WARNING! Before throwing an octopus on the ice at the next Red Wings game, listen to this week’s episode. It may just save your life, as we learn from a lady who let an octopus attach itself to her face. Roberto Luongo‘s number has been retired by the Florida Panthers. Is his legacy enough to be deserving of the honor? There are a number of free agents left unsigned, including Jake Gardiner, Joe Thornton, Patrick Marleau, Dan Girardi, Thomas Vanek and more! As for the restricted free agents, when will they sign? What is holding them up and who will be the first to cave?Read More →

After a long weekend, there is plenty of news for a week in the summer, so without further ado…. The 4th Line Hockey Podcast #242 – The Collector’s Edition Kevin Shattenkirk was bought out by the New York Rangers and then signed with the Tampa Bay Lightning. Is it possible that both teams made the right choice? The Colorado Avalanche extended young defenseman Samuel Girard. Will this contract set the benchmark for similar players? Ryan Callahan was dealt to the Ottawa Senators. Why would the Senators pick up Callahan? Paul Fenton was removed as the general manager of the Minnesota Wild. What went wrong inRead More →

This week is an all history episode! We sit down with Joshua Riehl, director of the documentary The Russian Five about the history of, you guessed it, the Russian Five. All things Russian Five are touched on, including: What it took for the Russian Five to come to the NHL How they adjusted to life in North America The impact that they had on the game of hockey then and now Make sure to watch The Russian Five on your favorite video watching platform! All this and more on episode 241 of the 4th Line Hockey Podcast! Twitter: twitter.com/4thLinePodcast Facebook: facebook.com/the4thlinepodcast Email: mail@the4thlinepodcast.com Intro music by Erik HallRead More →