It’s the holiday season and we here at the 4th Line are in a giving mood. We figured we’d share this generosity with the NHL teams and bring a little joy in these turbulent times. As we’re still negotiating a 4th Line merch deal, let’s see what else Santa Gritty has under the tree in the Atlantic Division: Boston Bruins Youth: Seems like every season the Bruins skirt the line with needing to rebuild and contending. With Patrice Bergeron on the last year of his deal and the forward core aging, it may be time for Boston to look to the future and try andRead More →

There is no storybook ending, no encore at Madison Square Garden, but Henrik Lundqvist will go down as one of the brightest lights to ever grace Broadway. The 39-year-old goaltender announced today (August 20th, 2021), that he hung up the skates for good. A year after announcing he had heart inflammation that caused him to miss all last season. Embed from Getty Images While the tristate area has been home to many legendary goalies, Henrik always had a little something extra to him. Could it be his demeanor on the ice? Maybe the fact that he was the backbone of an original six-team in theRead More →

With the Christmas holidays wrapping up and a brand new NHL season approaching faster than Santa’s sleigh, let’s review what the teams of the ‘Central’ division had asked for from St. Nick, hoping something good under their hockey stick tree. Carolina Hurricanes On the Christmas list: A new TikTok trend/new social media app “Bunch of jerks”, “Storm surge!”, while the Hurricanes offer an exciting product on the ice, it may the post-game or off ice antics that have gotten fans of North Carolina excited about this team. With a competitive product and the right continued hype the Caniacs will be happy about their teams result.Read More →

The New York Islanders are a long way from their storied years four straight Stanley Cups, but this version of the Isles are hoping to add another chapter to that book. Looking to make their way back to the Stanley Cup final, they will need to beat a red hot Tampa Bay Lightning team, but with Barry Trotz’s system, they can extinguish that flame. Embed from Getty Images Front Runner: Mathew Barzal No John Tavares? No problem. Picking up the talismanic role of the franchise, Barzal has done just that in these Stanley Cup playoffs. From his skill and his skating to his leadership on theRead More →

Looking to avenge their loss in the 2015 Stanley Cup Finals to the Chicago Blackhawks the revenge tour has brought the bolts against some familiar opponents. Remember the Lightning’s unceremonial ejection from last year’s playoffs against the Columbus Blue Jackets? Everyone remembers. Division rival and this year’s president trophy-winning Boston Bruins? Check. Now facing the New York Islanders this team will once again have to prove they have not forgotten the lessons of the past. Front Runner: Embed from Getty Images Andrei Vasilevskiy The big cat is on the prowl for some silverware. Known as one of the quietest players in the Tampa Bay LightningRead More →

Another momentous moment for the NHL and they deny themselves. Okay this isn’t ignoring the #Blacklivesmatter movement which fellow 4th liners have covered, this is a chance to grow the game amongst diehard NHL (Chel) fans who buy the game every year. Recognize Greatness with #NHL21 available worldwide October 16th 🏒🎮 Pre-order now 👉 — EA SPORTS NHL (@EASPORTSNHL) August 24, 2020 Disappointing lack of advancement in play? Probably. Same gameplay with updated graphics and new micropurchase ability? Probably. Yet, these aren’t the biggest issues with this game. No, this is missing out on the opportunity to advertise one of the growing numberRead More →