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 →

The guys are back and joined by Caleb Eefting of Rönnängs IK as he tells them what it is like to go from playing in Canada to being the leading scorer of the SHL Division 3. They also talk about the news of the week, including: – Sidney Crosby‘s hack on Ryan O’Reilly and slash on Marc Methot. Did Crosby deserve supplemental discipline for his slash? – Freddie Anderson and Tuukka Rask are hurt for their respective teams. How will this impact the playoff race? – What playoff matchups would excite us the most? Lastly, the Pavel Bure Must Watch Games of the Week areRead More →

The guys are back as they try to rally through Joel’s Leafs playing the biggest game of the season thus far during the show to talk about the news of the week, including: – Matthew Tkachuk’s suspension for his elbow on Drew Doughty. Has Tkachuk reached the level of players like Andrew Shaw? – Brad Marchand (also in the Andrew Shaw range) is tied for the league lead in points. Where does he rank and how do we all come to terms with this? – What even is an offside anymore? – What do the playoff races look like? Are the teams already set inRead More →

We’re half way through March and so far we have a dead heat at the top of the Hi Sticking standings! With teams fighting for playoff spot, it’s time for the players to perform, and all of you playing Hi Sticking are stepping up as well. Every new episode of the show we pick our Pavel Bure Must Watch Games, so listen to the show for the new games and 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 inRead More →

The guys are back as they get ready for the playoff race and touch on the news of the week including: – The Arizona Coyotes struggles getting an arena – The red hot Calgary Flames’ 9 game winning streak – The Vegas Golden Knights’ expansion draft information will not be publicized – The Eastern conference playoff race is broken down in detail, focusing on who will finish 3rd in the Atlantic division and get the last wild car spot They also talk about their favorite Jelly Belly flavor, what they like about a barber shop, pick the Pavel Bure Must Watch Games for Hi StickingRead More →

The guys are back and Joel has some very kind words to say about our friends at The Listening Party Podcast. They also break down the dealings at the trade deadline, focusing on the Shattenkirk, Filppula, and Lazar deals. They also touch on the news of the week, including: – The Vegas Golden Knights being officially open for business – Eddie Lack being called out by coach Bill Peters – Is Patrick Kane currently the best player in the NHL? – Josh Ho Sang wearing #66 and should numbers be retired in the NHL They end by picking the Pavel Bure Must Watch Games ofRead More →

February was a bounce back month for Pavel Bure Game Winning Goal Hi Sticking and the last under the present scoring system (more on that to come!). While Fred, co-host of the Slewfoot Hockey Show, got the lead and didn’t look back, the battle behind him was tight, with 2nd and 3rd place changing constantly. March brings more opportunities for points so stay tuned for the Pavel Bure Must Watch Game every day and 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, 1Read More →

The guys are back as the NHL trade deadline is almost here! They start by breaking down the trades of Ben Bishop, Martin Hanzal, Brian Boyle, Alex Burrows, Jordie Benn, Michael Stone. Tomas Jurco, Patrick Eaves and Ron Hainsey. They then touch on the recent trend of aggression in hockey, with the addition of the Kesler/Carter fight, the AHL hallway fight and a college player fighting a ref. Joel has tips on how curb the aggression and that tip is using a meat injector. They wrap by previewing the trade deadline to come and pick the Pavel Bure’s of the Week. Twitter: twitter.com/4thLinePodcast Facebook: facebook.com/the4thlinepodcastRead More →

The guys are back as they break down the news of the week including: – Michel Therrien being fired and replaced by Claude Julien – Gustav Nyquist and Antoine Vermette’s suspensions – Ryan Johansen being sad that no one acknowledged his return to Columbus – How to fix the NHL salary cap to make trades more likely – How NHL linesmen screwed us this week The guys also announce a new scoring system for GWG Hi Sticking and pick the Pavel Bure Must Watch Games of the Week! Twitter: twitter.com/4thLinePodcast Facebook: facebook.com/the4thlinepodcast Email: mail@the4thlinepodcast.com Intro music by Erik Hall of Shoot the Shred podcast shredpod.simplecast.fmRead More →

The guys are back and ready to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Which of the two are most romantic? The also talk about the news of the week including: – Gustav Nyquist impending suspension for his facial spear of Jared Spurgeon – Claude Julien‘s firing by the Boston Bruins – Joe Sakic‘s trip to Boston for trade talks – The Atlantic Division is tightening up. Who will come out on top? Who should make trade deadline moves? – Columbus Bluejackets having issues with John Tortorella – Gary Bettman being in favor of keeping the Islanders in Brooklyn They also discuss possible changes to GWG Hi Sticking andRead More →