It’s time for us to wrap up another 4th Line show. This week we take one last look at the NHL news of the week (Matthew Tkachuk traded for Jonathan Huberdeau, Hockey Canada scandal) and then re-live some of our favorite moments. Dave and Gary, as well as The Always Wonderful Joel, make their hosting returns, reflecting on their times on the show. Our best and worst moments of the show are selected as we cycle through our favorite segments. We also take one last effort to solve the Royal Rumble debate: Who should have been the winner? Some of you sent final messages andRead More →

The 4th Line Hockey Podcast is about to broadcast its final episode and it’s time to reflect on the impact the show had on me. In 2015 the show was part of a website that shall not be named, and I was writing for Fansided alongside Alex, whom I met a little earlier when he was late for a wedding or something. The podcast had been out for some years already, hosted by Carl and some other guys whose names I forget but still deserve credit. Anyway, the legend that is Gwen (LGRW!) was my editor, and invited Carl, myself and some others to doRead More →

The NHL offseason is in full swing, and this year goaltending was an issue to be addressed for many GM’s. There was no shortage of moves, panic or otherwise, and a few that left people scratching their head more than when we asked who the new guy coaching Detroit is. Either way some teams made some improvements, some took a gamble, and some just needed somebody to play. With that said, here’s a look at some of the major moves between the pipes. Matt Murray The Sens and Leafs made one of the biggest moves of the offseason, as the Sens sent Matt Murray andRead More →

NHL teams got busy this week as they tried to sign all of the free agents! We start by mapping out Johnny Gaudreau‘s roadtrip from Calgary to Columbus, hitting some highlight along the way. During the journey, we discuss: Patrik Laine and Matthew Tkachuk not signing their RFA deals Max Pacioretty and Brent Burns being traded to the Carolina Hurricanes Cam Talbot going to Ottawa and Matt Murray to Toronto in a pair of goalie swaps Ville Husso, Ben Chiarot, Andrew Copp, David Perron, Olli Määttä and Dominik Kubalik help Steve Yzerman win the offseason Josh Manson, Artturi Lehkonen and Valeri Nichushkin stay with theRead More →

It’s draft night! We look back on the news of the week, as well as the happenings of draft night. This includes: Nick’s review of the Unrivaled documentary. Carl’s victory tour takes him to the Colorado Avalanche Stanley Cup Parade Kirby Dach was traded to the Montreal Canadiens Alex DeBrincat was traded to the Ottawa Senators Alexandar Georgiev was traded to the Colorado Avalanche Ryan McDonagh was traded to the Nashville Predators Marc-André Fleury stays with the Minnesota Wild Kris Letang stays with the Pittsburgh Penguins Mike Grier is the new GM of the San Jose Sharks Derek Lalonde is the coach of the DetroitRead More →

Join us as Carl celebrates his Colorado Avalanche winning the 2022 Stanley Cup Championship! As we look back at the series, we cover: Nazem Kadri‘s overtime goal and the too many men call that wasn’t Crying Cooper Darcy Kuemper and Andrei Vasilevskiy trading stolen wins Nazem Kadri has a message for his haters Gary Bettman would rather have COVID than get booed presenting the trophy Cale Makar won the Conn Smythe Nicolas Aube-Kubel dented the Stanley Cup The NHL apparently hosted an awards ceremony. We look at Cale Makar’s Norris, Auston Matthew’s Hart and Ted Lindsay, Igor Shesterkin‘s Vezina and Moritz Seider‘s Calder. Some coachesRead More →

With 2 games of the Stanley Cup Final in the bag, we record during the first period of Game 3 between the Colorado Avalanche and the Tampa Bay Lightning. During it, we discuss: Andrei Vasilevskiy‘s active stick in Game 1 Colorado’s adjustments and successes in a blowout Game 2 Penalties called (and not) throughout the playoff Which trade deadline is better for Tampa: Nick Paul or Brandon Hagel? This week a number of coaches found new teams, so we breakdown: Bruce Cassidy to the Vegas Golden Knights John Tortorella to the Philadelphia Flyers Pete DeBoer to the Dallas Stars Ryan Huska to the Chicago BlackhawksRead More →