At this point of the season, the playoff picture is all but clear. Some teams aren’t going anywhere but some teams. have all but cemented their spots and other teams won’t go down without a fight. The teams that are in a position to lose their seat and the teams still clawing away to make the playoffs, all need a little tweaking if they want to get/stay there. New York Rangers 6th in the Metropolitan division, one point behind the Islanders who hold the second wild card spot, but the Rangers still have one game at hand . Second last in the NHL for SA/GPRead More →

Welcome to the newest series on the 4th Line! This is a series where I will be looking at the top 5 draft steals. Now these won’t always just be the 6th and 7th rounders of a draft. My aim here is to find some of the best players of the draft that weren’t taken where they should have been. This means there may be late first rounders, or second rounders included. With this in mind let’s start our first draft, 2010! Honourable Mention – Petr Mrazek, Round 5, 141st Overall: I am giving Petr Mrazek an honourable mention here because finding a possible starterRead More →

The guys are back and Carl has gotten Joel in a mood. But he won’t let Carl say why. (Hint: If you stay to the end, you’ll know why. Don’t skip to the end right now. Don’t do it!) With both the All Star game rosters and the Team Canada Men’s Olympic roster being announced this week, it left us asking a lot of questions such as: Why are so many players going from certain teams? Why isn’t Phil Kessel on the team? Why would Cale Makar turn down Team Canada? Carl continually gets excited about the Colorado Avalanche. Please bear with him. Two moreRead More →

About halfway through the 2017-18 season, rookie sensation Brock Boeser has been setting the NHL on fire. The 20-year-old is burning a new goalie every night, scoring 22 goals in 41 games so far. Over a full season, this would put him on pace for 44 goals. As a result, Boeser has rightfully earned plenty of media coverage, all-star recognition and is the current Calder Trophy favorite. All of this is awesome for Boeser and Canucks fans as the hype around him grows, but I think there is one major flaw in his game which he needs he needs to fix or his future results areRead More →

Two points out of a playoff spot with two games at hand, you could be confident that the Calgary Flames will land a spot in the 2017-2018 NHL playoffs. How deep will they go? That’s a different story. After being swept in the 1st round of the playoffs last season, Calgary has made enough changes to avoid being eliminated in the 1st round again. With the strong play of newly acquired Mike Smith, surprising rookie Mark Jankowski and highly sawed out defenseman Travis Hamonic the Flames have added stability between the pipes, gritty, producing forward and hockey sense on the blue line so what elseRead More →

With the WHL trade deadline passed, Carl, Andy and Ryan are back to break down all the happenings of the incredibly busy week leading up to the deadline. The guys break down the trades that were, including: Jesse Gabrielle to Regina Jake Bean to Tri-City Garrett Pilon and Ondrej Vala to Everett Josh Anderson to Swift Current Stuart Skinner to Swift Current Cameron Hebig and Ryan Kubic to Victoria Dennis Cholowski to Portland Kale Clague to Moose Jaw Tanner Kaspick and Cameron MacDonald to Victoria Who were the winners and losers of the trade deadline and what storylines are worth watching the rest of the way?Read More →