It is our 300th episode and we are ready to celebrate! But first, the Vegas Golden Knights have signed Alex Pietrangelo to a fitting deal for the top free agent defenseman. This has to make Vegas the favorite now, right? It meant that they had to move Nate Schmidt to the Vancouver Canucks. Will trading him in division come back to bite them? Or, will it even be in division? Bill Foley let it slip that there might be a Canadian division next year? What will hockey look like matchup wise next year? And is it all a ruse to get Canadian teams into theRead More →

After a busy week in the NHL, we’re back to review the NHL Draft and the start of free agency. With some many top players at the top of the draft Nick is thrilled with the Lucas Raymond pick, while also surprised that Jack Quinn isn’t a Hughes brother. The Nashville Predators selected Yaroslav Askarov as their goalie of the future and the Minnesota Wild and Winnipeg Jets were big winners. The goalie carousel spun and landed Matt Murray with the Ottawa Senators, Henrik Lundqvist with the Washington Capitals, Braden Holtby with the Vancouver Canucks, Jacob Markström with the Calgary Flames and Cam Talbot withRead More →

It’s officially the offseason! The NHL draft is this week. It’s time to look at Alexis Lafreniere, Tim Stutzle, Quinton Byfield and the rest of the draft prospects, where they could end up and what their futures will look like. Are there any teams that could be looking to make trades? New Jersey with multiple firsts? Toronto with Dubas promising to be busy? The Tampa Bay Lightning are Stanley Cup Champions! Nick predicted them to win, Carl predicted Victor Hedman winning the Conn Smythe and the Lightning made questionable choices celebrating. Robin Lehner is staying with the Vegas Golden Knights. So where does Marc-Andre FleuryRead More →

For the final time of the season, there are games to preview! The Dallas Stars are down 3-2 to the Tampa Bay Lightning in the Stanley Cup Final. What do they need to do to complete the comeback? For each team, who would win the Conn Smythe Trophy? Marc Staal was traded to the Detroit Red Wings by the New York Rangers. It’s a win for Detroit, but why are the Rangers clearing out cap space? The Pittsburgh Penguins sent Patric Hornqvist to the Florida Panthers. Why? The Ottawa Senators move out another veteran, buying out Bobby Ryan. What are the Senators planning and whereRead More →

The Stanley Cup Final is here and so are the ever evolving rules for Nick’s hockey pool. The Dallas Stars and Tampa Bay Lightning meet up in the 2020 Stanley Cup Final. Who is the favorite and how do they match up? And will Steven Stamkos play? (Please play.) Gary Bettman spoke about next season. Will we get to play hockey next year? Alex Pietrangelo and the St. Louis Blues are at odds at contract negotiations. Where does he end up? Eric Staal and Marcus Johansson were swapped between Buffalo and Minnesota. Is the VP of Business Development doing good work in Buffalo? The mainRead More →

The Stanley Cup Finals are almost here and these playoffs are getting canasty! The Dallas Stars and Tampa Bay Lightning are both up 3-1. Again. Will this round see more blown 3-1 leads? We look at who are the Conn Smythe (playoff MVP) favorites for each of the remaining teams in the bubble. Can a defenseman win it for a change? (Inspired by articles from the writing team at The4thLinePodcast.com). Geoff Ward is back as the coach of the Calgary Flames. But what will his roster look like next season? Bruce Cassidy won the Jack Adams Award, while Lou Lamoriello won the GM of the YearRead More →

The NHL Conference Finals are here! Before we look forward, we look back at the multiple Game 7’s that defined the 2nd round. How did Carl handle the defeat of his Colorado Avalanche? What do the Canucks do with Jacob Markstrom and Thatcher Demko? Should the Flyers make roster changes to fix their funk? Looking ahead to the finals, will “suffocating” be the key word defining this series? It just might be! Also, will Steven Stamkos ever get a chance to play in a big game? Ryan Reaves was suspended one game for his hit on Tyler Motte. Did the NHL DoPS finally get oneRead More →

The NHL took a stand against racism this week. Eventually. After playing on a day when many leagues boycotted games in support of of Black Lives Matter, the NHL took two days off to make a statement. Did the players and the league do the right thing?   Kasperi Kapanen was traded by the Toronto Maple Leafs to the Pittsburgh Penguins. Which isn’t surprising. What Pittsburgh gave up was! The Arizona Coyotes were punished for illegal training of junior players. Was the penalty too much? Every series is currently at 3-1. Can any of these teams make it back? Does Boston miss Tuukka Rask moreRead More →

Carl is back and trying to learn from Nick’s podcasting skills.   Todd Reirden was fired as the head coach of the Washington Capitals. Who is next? What else will the Capitals do this offseason? Will Braden Holtby return? Rumors are starting to surface about what the NHL bubble might look like next season. Marc Andre Fleury’s agent Allan Walsh posted quite the picture of Fleury being stabbed in the back. Yikes! The 2nd round of the playoffs is under way and we look at things such as: – Carter Hart has been next level. – Carl and Nick play a game of Seguin vs.Read More →

Half way through the first round of the NHL playoffs, a special guest joins the show! Carl has abandoned Nick and Erin Ambrose,  EA Sports NHL20 Bracket Challenge finalist and Team Canada National Program member, fills in for him. Erin tells us about her pre-game routine and her path through women’s hockey. She is also a member of the Professional Women’s Hockey Players Association (PWHPA) and shares the great work happening with the organization to grow and promote women’s hockey. They break down the NHL playoffs looking at each series including: – reviewing how their series picks are working out so far – Tuukka RaskRead More →