Carl is joined by Nick Seguin, managing editor of Wings Nation, as The Always Wonderful Joel is away this week. Dion Phaneuf was traded this week from the Ottawa Senators to the LA Kings for Marian Gaborik. But why? Following that, Nikita Soshnikov was moved by the Toronto Maple Leafs to the St. Louis Blues, showing that the Leafs really did have too many forwards. Nick shares with us his thoughts on all of the potential Detroit Red Wings deadline moves, including Luke Glendening to the Leafs, Mike Green to the Washington Capitals and Petr Mrazek to the Philadelphia Flyers (more on this later). TheRead More →

The guys are back and ready to break down the news of the week in the National Hockey League, including: Another set of suspensions are handed out with Dustin Brown getting 1 game and Alexandre Burrows getting 10 games. Did the Department of Player Safety actually get one right? The Ottawa Senators extended general manager Pierre Dorion’s contract. But why? Glen Sather and Jeff Gorton wrote a letter to the fans of the New York Rangers explaining the path forward for them. What should the Rangers do next? Do they trade Rick Nash? Ryan McDonagh? Henrik Lundqvist?   The Chicago Blackhawks and Edmonton Oilers areRead More →

The guys are back and as the Anaheim Ducks and Toronto Maple Leafs face off, the guys are reminded of the trade that brought Frederik Andersen to Toronto. Who is the better goalie between him and John Gibson? Would each of these teams do this trade again if given the chance? Somehow James Neal was not suspended or penalized for two handing Connor Hellebuyck. However, Filip Forsberg was suspended for his hit on Jimmy Vesey. What is going on?! The Montreal Canadiens have been bad this year, which has netted them a spot in the Elimination Station. How do you fix this team? Does it involveRead More →

The guys are back and they break down the events of all star weekend in Tampa. Does anyone know what goalie interference is anymore? What should be done to bring clarity to the goalie interference confusion? Auston Matthews and Steven Stamkos tried convincing players to join them on their teams. Is this collusion? Do we care? The Tampa Bay Lightning are the favorite to win the President’s Trophy this year. Joel thinks that this means that they’re primed for a 1st round exit. Jaromir Jagr‘s NHL has likely ended. Where does he rank amoungst the all time greats. The New York Islanders are returning toRead More →

Carl, Joel and Mike are back as they dive into an episode that is all one weird question: If you could spend a day and eat without any consequence, what would you do? How would you plan you day? What would you eat? Where would you eat it? When would you take this special day? All this and more in an all new 5th Line Podcast! Twitter: Facebook: Patreon: Email: Intro music by Erik Hall of Shoot the Shred podcast Part of the Alberta Podcast Network powered by ATB Financial Embed from Getty ImagesRead More →

The guys are back and are recording in the midst of the Colorado Avalanche versus the Toronto Maple Leafs. This is Joel’s first time watching the Avalanche during their winning streak. What does he think of the new Avalanche? Can they actually win with Jonathan Bernier in net? All this and more as their friendship takes a great testing. This week it was announced that Carey Price had chronic fatigue syndrome. Was does this mean for Carey Price and the Montreal Canadiens? Eric Lindros had his number retired by the Philadelphia Flyers. What are our lasting memories? Carl had a very unique conversation with Micah BlakeRead 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 →

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 Regina 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 →

The guys are back for the first episode of 2018 and Carl has reason to celebrate: His Colorado Avalanche are currently in a playoff spot. Does Joel buy that they can stay there the entire season? As one with a beard, Joel gives us necessary insight into the battle of Nazem Kadri vs Joe Thornton‘s Beard. Why did the fight even happen? And why pull the beard? Lias Andersson threw his silver medal from the World Junior Hockey Championships into the crowd. When is this okay? With Canada winning the gold medal it begs the next question: Should this be our Olympic men’s hockey team?Read More →

The guys are back from their week off for a power shortened episode (sort of), promising for a Bigger and Better 2018.  Before Joel loses power, the guys discuss: The outdoor game from the World Junior Hockey Championship. Was this the worse hockey game that ever took place? The refs were bad. The TV camera placement was bad. The weather was bad. And the play was bad. Is there anything to actually take away from this game? The Arizona Coyotes’ Zac Rinaldo was suspended six games for his sucker punch on Colorado Avalanche defenseman Samuel Girard. Was this enough of a punishment?   Rounding outRead More →