One week into the Stanley Cup playoffs Joel sees the Penguins, including Hot Dog and Philip. The Toronto Maple Leafs managed to get a win in game 3 over the Boston Bruins. Is that enough to give Joel hope. After Nazem Kadri‘s 3 game suspension, is it too much when compared to other punishment handed out? What would have been fair? Cory Schneider and Braden Holtby have taken back the nets for the New Jersey Devils and Washington Capitals. Is it too little too late? Do teams struggle to play well in front of the bonafide #1 starter? If Phil Kessel were to read slam poetry,Read More →

Following a tragic accident, former host Gary brings a tribute to the Humboldt Broncos and coach Darcy Haugen. May they rest in peace. The 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs are here! And somehow, with many thanks to Carl’s reverse jinxes, the Colorado Avalanche made the playoffs. How must Matt Duchene feel about this? Now that they are in the playoffs, how quickly will the Avalanche be eliminated by the Nashville Predators? In the rest of the Western Conference, the Minnesota Wild face the Winnipeg Jets. How much will the Wild miss Ryan Suter? The Vegas Golden Knights have had a historic run this season. Will itRead More →

Parks and Rec is a fantastic show made special by the characters on the show. But which one is the best? In this month’s 5th Line, we each fill out our Parks and Rec Bracket and compare who we picked as our favorite characters. What theme does Carl have in his bracket? Which division is the hardest route to the final 4? As well, which character on the show are we each most like? All this and more! You can follow along with the bracket here: https://twitter.com/JSchoettle32/status/978382403474509832 Thank you to Jackson Schoettle, Andy Reel and Nathan Kern for making the bracket! To wrap it up, Mike’sRead More →

The playoffs are one week away, so Carl and Joel are back to preview the push to the playoffs. But first, what is the best Easter candy? The Florida Panthers are all but eliminated in the East, but who will finish where? After removing the Colorado Avalanche from the Elimination Station, will they go back in? Or will the St. Louis Blues be the last casualty of the season? Who makes the playoffs ov Daniel Sedin and Henrik Sedin have retired from the NHL. Where do they rank as the greatest Vancouver Canucks of all time? Erik Karlsson picked up the puck following his finalRead More →

Carl is ready to celebrate his victory in The 4th Line Podcast’s fantasy league and Joel is disappointed with those who played against Carl. The Anaheim Ducks were afraid to play against Connor McDavid and the Edmonton Oilers in overtime this week. Is this a trend that we could see growing? What could be done to counter it? Should it be a penalty? Don Cherry had comments about Eugene Melnyk and the Ottawa Senators that are generally accepted as wrong. Is it finally time to call it quits with Coach’s Corner? The Dallas Stars head to the Elimination Station. Is Ben Bishop enough for this team?Read More →

The WHL Playoffs are here, and Andy and Ryan are back joining Carl to preview them, including: How big of an upset would it be if Prince Alberta bested Moose Jaw? Swift Current vs Regina might be the closest matchup of the playoffs. Can Regina prepare for hosting the Memorial Cup with a victory? The Medicine Hat Tigers have been great at home, but will it be enough to overcome the Brandon Wheat Kings? The Central Division Pillow Fight featuring Lethbridge and Red Deer. Someone has to win, right? Everett and Seattle renew their rivalry. Is this Everett’s last chance to prove themselves? The Tri-CityRead More →

The guys are back and Joel is upset with Carl and his reverse jinxing ways. So upset in fact, that in an unprecedented move he is removing the Colorado Avalanche from the Elimination Station. But have the Avs done enough to merit this? Can they ride on Nathan MacKinnon‘s wings to the playoffs? With the Avalanche out, the Calgary Flames go in. How far are the Flames from being Stanley Cup contenders? Can Mike Smith do this again next year? Would the Flames do the Travis Hamonic deal again? The general managers are meeting to discuss changes to goalie interference, playoff format changes, long termRead More →

The guys are back and Joel is already upset. On the website this week a case was made for Taylor Hall, Nikita Kucherov and Nathan MacKinnon for the Hart Trophy. He wants to know where Evgeni Malkin‘s name is. Brad Marchand was at his usual antics again. Will he be punished for it this time? It leads to the question of who the player you hated cheering for the most was. Send us your answers for next week’s show! As we near the playoffs (less than a month to go), Joel is looking at the standings and disappointed that the playoff format will give usRead More →

The guys are back and wonder, who are some of the more unconventional players in the NHL? Sure, none are the level of Dominik Hasek, but are any even close? The NHL is heading to Seattle! How will the expansion rules impact moves leading up to them joining the league? Gary Bettman made an appearance in Calgary, talking about the Flames arena situation, which had Carl in a mood. Joel tries to find the keys to the Rant Shack, while Carl rants alone outside. The NY Islanders make an appearance in the Elimination Station. So, we all know that John Tavares need to stay forRead More →

After a busy trade deadline, the guys are back with and Carl recaps his time at the Avalanche vs Flames game in Calgary. Which leads to the saddest elimination station yet. Art Middleton of Jets Nation joins us as he shares his thoughts on the trade deadline for the Winnipeg Jets. How does Paul Stastny fit into the Jets lineup? What exactly did the Jets gave up? How close are Jacob Trouba and Steve Mason to returning? Carl and Joel pick their post-trade deadline Stanley Cup favorites. Who do they think will make the Final from each conference? They also read your broken bone stories.Read More →