The guys are back as Carl shares his excitement about Mikko Rantanen joining the Colorado Avalanche, and Joel has anger about the Toronto Maple Leafs blowing leads. Is Carl too excited about the Edmonton Oilers’ start to the season? Carl and Joel also debut a new segment called “Trust or Bust” where they decide if hot or cold starts are for real, including: Jimmy Howard leading goals against average with the Detroit Red Wings The Minnesota Wild with Bruce Boudreau The Boston Bruins having two scorers in the top 10 The Nashville Predator’s slow start Ben Bishop‘s poor numbers The Carolina Hurricanes basement dwelling TheRead More →

The first week of the NHL season is in the books and so is our first set of the Pavel Bure’s for us to play game winning goal Hi Sticking with. For those new to the game, for every game everyone gets to pick 1 player for each team who we think we will win 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. Embed from Getty Images Last week we had the Maple Leafs vs Senators, Blackhawks vs Blues, Predators vs Blackhawks and FlyersRead More →

The start of the NHL season is here, and everyone is wondering: Who will be the best in the league this year? Whether it’s the best player or the best team, everyone wants to either be the best or beat the best. The Hart Memorial trophy is handed out every year to the league’s most valuable player. Last year the finalists for the award were Jamie Benn, Sidney Crosby and Patrick Kane, with Kane being the eventual winner. At the time of publishing Auston Matthews has 4 goals in the first 40 minutes of his NHL career. He has to be the Hart favorite, right? NotRead More →

The guys are back as they record on the brink of Nail Yakupov trade from the Edmonton Oilers to the St. Louis Blues. Kris Russell also signs with the Oilers, wrapping up the summer that Russell rumors flew. With Loui Eriksson paired with the Sedins in Vancouver, Joel is high on his production, while Carl is a little more sceptical. What does the future of the Vancouver Canucks look like? Martin St. Louis is having his number retired by the Tampa Bay Lightning. How soon does it take to welcome a player back into the fold after he retired when they left on a sour note? ForRead More →

The guys are back as they celebrate their 100th episode, with Joel getting to eat cake. They touch on Canada’s rout at the World Cup and what it means for the future of the tournament, the suspensions players have received this preseason and preview the Metropolitan division. This weekend was the 4th Line Podcast fantasy draft, so they cover their teams and Joel and his team have already been accused of collusion. Limited Edition 100th Episode Gear! Twitter: Facebook: Email: Intro music by Erik Hall of Shoot the Shred podcast shredpod.simplecast.fmRead More →

The guys are back as they talk about Team Europe facing off against Canada in the World Cup of Hockey. Is Canada going to perform as well as Carl and Joel think they will? Jacob Trouba requested a trade out of Winnipeg. Will he get it and if so, where will he go? This week’s show includes their preview of the Atlantic division, including: How much better will the Leafs be with their new young talent, like Auston Matthews? How many of the Sabres young players, like Sam Reinhart, will continue to improve? Does the return of Carey Price mean a return to the playoffsRead More →

What does it mean to be an enforcer in the NHL? The documentary “Ice Guardians” produced by Adam Scorgie and directed by Brett Harvey answers just that. You may remember Ice Guardians from a recent episode of the podcast. We also had the opportunity to view Ice Guardians at the Calgary International Film Festival on September 24th. Ice Guardians successfully provides a unique and informative exploration of what the life of an NHL enforcer is like. This continues to become more relevant as the amount of enforcers in the league steadily declines. Through conversations with dozens of current and former NHL players, the team behind Ice Guardians are ableRead More →