When it was announced that Las Vegas was getting a new franchise, the first thing many thought of was: Expansion Draft! And that time is finally here. On Wednesday, June 21st during the NHL Awards ceremony the Vegas Golden Knights will have their roster officially announced. The entire list of players available to Vegas can be found on the NHL website. The Knights have to pick at least 14 forwards, 9 defensemen and 3 goaltenders from the other 30 NHL teams. Embed from Getty Images Joe Martini, Kyle Willaert, Mike Laybourne, and special guest, Managing Editor of Wings Nation, Mr. Nick Seguin, are here toRead More →

The guys are back as the Stanley Cup playoffs near the end, with at most 2 games left. They touch on the news of the week including Joel having multiple bones to pick and: – The home team has won every game in the final so far. Will it continue? – Sidney Crosby and P.K. Subban got into a wrestling match in Game 5. Was the punishment sufficient? – Who will win the Stanley Cup? The also start to preview the NHL offseason, talking about: – Shayne Gostisbehere has a new 6 year contract. What does the future look like for the Philadelphia Flyers? –Read More →

The final 4. With the Stanley Cup Final here, we look at the last 4 surviving teams to see who will be protected and who will be left for the Vegas Golden Knights to select from. With 4 clearly quality rosters, there ought to be something worth selecting for the Knights.   Mike, Joe and Carl make the picks this time. For the previous teams selected: Oilers, Rangers, Blues, Capitals Bruins, Blue Jackets, Leafs, Canadiens Flames, Blackhawks, Wild, Sharks Sabres, Hurricanes, Panthers, Kings, Islanders, Flyers, Lightning Coyotes, Avalanche, Stars, Red Wings, Devils, Canucks, Jets Rules and regulations for the expansion draft can be found on NHL.comRead More →

The guys are back and Carl is dealing with statements that he made on the debut episode of The 5th Line Podcast about what he would do for $1000. They also dive into the Stanley Cup Final thus far. – Is Pekka Rinne any good? Which Pekka Rinne is for real? Is he regressing to the mean? What even is regressing to the mean? Is mean regression a thing? – The Penguins won the first 2 games in the series. Does this mean that they have all of the momentum? Is momentum a thing? – Jake Guentzel has 5 game winning goals so far inRead More →

Carl, Joel and Mike sit down for the 1st ever episode of The [BLANK] Line Podcast, covering a variety of topics including: – Where does Lebron James fit in the legacy of greatest athletes ever? He’s made the finals 7 years in a row. Is anyone better? – Outgoing athletes are a part of sports that fans either love or hate. There is no sitting on the fence with it. Where does that cross the line? Mike also brings his “Weird Question of the Month/Week/Day”, asking about Space Jam skill stealing and drinking a player’s sweat. The4thLinePodcast.com Twitter: twitter.com/4thLinePodcast Facebook: facebook.com/the4thlinepodcast Patreon: patreon.com/4thLinePodcast Email: mail@the4thlinepodcast.comRead More →

We’ve all year to find out who the best team in hockey is and it’s officially down to 2 teams, as the Nashville Predators and Pittsburgh Penguins start the Stanley Cup Final tonight! Congrats to Nic for winning the 3rd round Hi Sticking.  Only 7 chances to make points so getting points however you can will be come more important. Play along on Twitter! How it works For those new to the game, for every Pavel Bure Must Watch Game you get to pick the game winning goal scorer, 1 player for each team.  Starting in March we have a new scoring system. If youRead More →

The guys are back as they break down the end of the conference finals and preview the Stanley Cup Final between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Nashville Predators. They also talk about: – the possibility of Evgeny Kuznetsov and Dmitry Orlov leaving the Washington Capitals for the KHL – Kyle Dubas discussing joining the Colorado Avalanche as their new general manager – PK Subban is personable and speaks his mind. How can the NHL have more of that? They also bring a preview of The 5th Line Podcast. Twitter: twitter.com/4thLinePodcast Facebook: facebook.com/the4thlinepodcast Patreon: patreon.com/4thLinePodcast Email: mail@the4thlinepodcast.com Intro music by Erik Hall of Shoot the ShredRead More →

The guys are back as they break down the Conference finals, including: – The injuries to Ryan Johansen and Mike Fisher have the Nashville Predator’s backs against the wall. Can they hold off the Anaheim Ducks in a best of 3? – The Predator’s anthem singer is upset. But can anyone remember his name? – The Pittsburgh Penguins finally made the switch in net. Has Marc Andre Fleury played his last game for the Penguins? – How big of a difference maker is Erik Karlsson for the Ottawa Senators? Is he good enough to take them to the Cup final? – The schedule for theRead More →

It’s time to look at the next bunch of lovable losers in the NHL playoffs.  These four lost in the conference finals, with a wide range of emotions. The Oilers were happy to get that far while the Capitals were furious to get bounced by the Penguins for the second year in a row. Today, Mike, Kyle, Joe and Carl let you know who will be chosen to be protected and left unprotected for the Edmonton Oilers, New York Rangers, St. Louis Blues and Washington Capitals. Previous teams can be found here: Bruins, Blue Jackets, Leafs, Canadiens Flames, Blackhawks, Wild, Sharks Sabres, Hurricanes, Panthers, Kings, Islanders,Read More →

The guys are back to break down the news of the week as the 3rd round of the Stanley Cup playoffs get started, including: – Sidney Crosby has had at least one concussion so far this playoff. What should be done to prevent them from having more? – With the Washington Capitals eliminated, where does the team go from here? Who will be around next year? When will Alexander Ovechkin be traded away? – The Nashville Predators have been dominant so far in the playoffs. How long does it last? – Ben Bishop signed a contract with the Dallas Stars. Who is the odd manRead More →