The guys are back as they cover the news of the week, including: – The firing of Gerard Gallant by the Florida Panthers – The naming of the Vegas Golden Knights – The Brent Burns extension with the San Jose Sharks – The Jimmy Howard injury and Petr Mrazek‘s turn in net They also look at what is happening at the quarter poll of the season and who they are and are not worried about, covering the Edmonton Oilers, New York Islanders, Ottawa Senators and more. They also give details about what will be happening with Hi Sticking in December, share the Pavel Bures ofRead More →

On this week’s episode, we were honored to be joined by Mike Laybourne as they talked about a variety of topics and picked the Pavel Bure’s of the week. How it works For those new to the game, for every Pavel Bure Must Watch Game you get to pick 1 player for each team who you think will score the game winning goal. If you pick the game winning goal scorer, you get 2 points. If the guy you picked assists on the winner, you get 1 point. The Standings Clantastic 9 BShareCohen 8 Mikelaybourne 7 JoeMartini90 6 Kagey_ 6 TheeRyanKearns 6 AndrewGForbes 5 ClumsyerOne 5Read More →

The guys are back and joined by Mike Laybourne as they talk about the rash of injuries in the league, including Stamkos, Gaudreau and Hall, and try to decide the status of the Flames’ rebuild. The NHL announced changes to the All Star Game format and it likely changed no one’s view of the game. The Red Wings and Maple Leafs showed off their new jerseys and only one of them are good. Joel also notices an uncanny resemblance Lastly, the guys touch on the state of goaltending in the NHL and pick the Pavel Bures of the week.Read More →

Joel was back on this week’s episode, and although he didn’t pick the Avalanche for Carl, there are a great group of games for Hi Sticking this week, including playoff matchups and Pacific division rivalry. Let’s. Play. Hi. Sticking! How it works For those new to the game, for every Pavel Bure Must Watch Game you get to pick 1 player for each team who you think will score the game winning goal. If you pick the game winning goal scorer, you get 2 points. If the guy you picked assists on the winner, you get 1 point. The Standings BShareCohen 6 TheeRyanKearns 5 ClantasticRead More →

The guys back as they share their thoughts on the players being inducted into the Hall of Fame and share their thoughts on who should be in The Hall but is missing. They also get to have a mini Rant Shack on Gary Bettman’s CBA comments, the NHL playing in the Olympics and the Arizona Coyotes getting a new arena. They also get into a debate based on the Avs “Trust or Bust” articles and try to decide if the Avs are good or bad. Lastly, they try to decide whether to veto a fantasy hockey trade, rule the punishment for a bet and pickRead More →

Mike Laybourne recently wrote a piece about the struggles of the Colorado Avalanche. The facts of his article are impossible to deny. The Avalanche do currently sit at 5-7-0. Semyon Varlamov does currently have a 0.881 save percentage in 8 starts. Matt Duchene is the only player on the team with more than 3 goals. Andrew Ladd did score. Twice. So, is Mike right? Are the Avs a bust? No. They’re not. And I’ll continue to tell myself that until they’re eliminated from the playoffs in late March. The team is 29th overall in goals for per game and 24th overall in goals against per game.Read More →

On last week’s episode it was a great pleasure to be joined by Dan Rice as we had our first guest Pavel Bure selections of the season. It was more of a pleasure for Carl who got to have his Avalanche picked, without being a homer. We’re early into this session’s games, so there is lots of time to mount a comeback. Even if you just start playing now, you aren’t out of it! How it works For those new to the game, for every Pavel Bure Must Watch Game you get to pick 1 player for each team who you think will score theRead More →

The guys are joined by Dan Rice as he fills in for Joel and Dan helps get Carl up to speed on the New Jersey Devils’ season thus far, including if Cory Schneider can win the Vezina and the impact Taylor Hall has had on the team. Then, surprisingly and unexpectedly, Andrew Ladd scores and the guys breakdown his situation with the Islanders and what can be done to turn the situation around. Joel’s Leafs’ had an eventful week, as Nazem Kadri avoids suspension and Joel is concerned about the rematch in 6 weeks. They wrap up by covering the Jacob Trouba extension with the Jets,Read More →

The guys are back on a Halloween empty of NHL games, touching on NHL rookies being returned to Junior, the Hampus Lindholm extension, if Andrew Ladd is good or bad, Halak trade rumors, Joel plays our 13th Halloween Trivia, crown a new Hi Sticking champion and start a new round of Pavel Bures. Twitter: twitter.com/The4thLinePod Facebook: facebook.com/the4thlinepodcast Email: the4thlinepod@gmail.com Intro music by Erik Hall of Shoot the Shred podcast shredpod.simplecast.fm   Embed from Getty ImagesRead More →

The first month of the NHL season is in the books and that means it is time to crown our first Hi Sticking Champion: Congrats to Mike Laybourne on winning the first round of Hi Sticking for 2016-17! Here is the final October standings. Player Score MikeLaybourne 11 JoeMartini90 8 DRdiabloTHW 8 BShareCohen 7 cjmilroy 7 TheeRyanKearns 7 ClumsyerOne 7 bluenotebacker 6 Gwen_Deyoung 5 ReasonsAre 5 Kagey_ 4 AndrewGForbes 3 Steven_Clan 3 ChrisMaierBC 2 MPearce6 2 the_real_cabo 2 LWOSZAnderson 1 CactusOnIce 1 efrommer 1 We now reset and have a clean slate for November. Let’s play Hi Sticking! (times are ET): San Jose Sharks vs Arizona Coyotes,Read More →