The guys are running a man short, so they are joined by Graeme, co-host of the Purple Army Podcast (twitter.com/purplearmypod). They talk about the news of the 2nd round of the playoffs, including: – The Edmonton Oilers are disappointed with calls by the officials. Do they have a right to be? Being down 3-2 to the Anaheim Ducks, are the Oilers out of it? – The Nashville Predators are yet to lose at home. Will that trend continue as they aim to close out the St. Louis Blues? – Sidney Crosby is dealing with a concussion. Was it on purpose by Matt Niskanen? Is movingRead More →

The guys are back as they recap the end to the 1st round of the Stanley Cup playoffs, including: – Joel’s feelings about the end of the season for his Toronto Maple Leafs – Has the Montreal Canadiens window closed? What do they do this offseason to best prepare for the future? – After a trip to the Finals last year the Sharks are now out in the first round. What does this mean for their franchise? They also preview the second round of the playoffs, looking at The Senators vs Rangers, Capitals vs Penguins, Ducks vs Oilers and Predators vs Blues. Lastly, they lookRead More →

This June, Gerard Gallant and the Vegas Golden Knights will be selecting some team-mates for Reid Duke, and on June 18 we will be able to see which players each team protected and which will find out that they’re not the favorite child. In the sections that follow, Carl Landra, Joe Martini and Mike Laybourne bring you their selections for who the second lot of 7 teams eliminated from the NHL playoffs will protect, and who they’ll leave exposed in the upcoming expansion draft. You can read about the first 7 here. But first, the rules. The Rules The most basic rules of who can and cannot be protected for the Golden Knights expansion draft areRead More →

The first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs are done and with a record 18 overtime games, there has never been a bigger focus on who scores the game winning goal before. Everyone was tuned to their TVs to see who would be the hero. For those who like to take things to the next level, they played Hi Sticking, where they picked the game winning goal scorers of each game. Congratulations to Kristin who scored the most points in the 1st round! How it works For those new to the game, for every Pavel Bure Must Watch Game you get to pick the gameRead More →

The guys are back as they record with the Leafs and Capitals game freshly ended. Talk talk through the news of the week and the happenings in the NHL playoffs. – The Toronto Maple Leafs are down to the Washington Capitals, but does this mean they’re done? What should the penalty for Nazem Kadri been for his hit on Alex Ovechkin? – With the Pittsburgh Penguins making quick work of the Columbus Blue Jackets, are they bettered suited for a 2nd round matchup against a potentially playoff tested Capitals team? Should Marc-Andre Fleury or Matt Murray start in net in round 2? – With the ChicagoRead More →

The first month with the three point scoring system came down to the wire with Mike Laybourne coming out on top. Congratulations to Mike! With the Stanley Cup playoffs starting this week, we will be playing Game Winning Goal Hi Sticking for EVERY game of the playoffs, so make sure to get your picks in. We will also be running a NHL.com Bracket group. Head on over and make your winning picks here: The 4th Line Podcast Bracket Group 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 playerRead More →

The guys are joined by Nick Seguin from Wings Nation this week as he fills in for Joel and they touch on the state of the Detroit Red Wings, including if Ken Holland and Jeff Blashill are the right people to turn around the Wings. They also go through the news of the week, including: – The NHL has officially stated that they will not be going to the Olympics. Does it matter? Is the World Cup of Hockey enough of a “best on best” – Brad Marchand was suspended 2 games for his spear on Jake Dotchin. Was it enough? Does Marchand need toRead More →

The guys are awake and ready to record at their new Saturday morning time as they bring you their takes on the latest happenings in the NHL, including: – John Tavares’ sore hamstring and the impact it has on the New York Islanders’ playoff chances – The Carolina Hurricanes and Tampa Bay Lightning are coming fast for the Boston Bruins second wild card spot. Will they make it? – The Washington Capitals are coming into the playoffs at the top again. Will they make it? Is this their last chance? – Nikitia Zaitsev is nearing a contract extension. How does compare to Karl Alzner? TheyRead More →

This June the Vegas Golden Knights will be selecting their roster and, as we all learned today, on June 18 we will be able to see which players each team protected and which were left unprotected. BREAKING: Protected and available player lists for the Vegas expansion draft WILL be made public and released likely on June 18, per NHL. — Dan Rosen (@drosennhl) March 29, 2017 In the sections that follow, Carl Landra, Joe Martini and Mike Laybourne bring you their selections for who the first 7 teams eliminated from the NHL playoffs will protect and leave exposed in the upcoming expansion draft. But first, theRead More →