NHL Hockey starts tomorrow. Just let that sink in for a moment. Tomorrow. The nightmare that is the preseason is over and we can look forward to proper, competitive hockey. But first we still need to preview the Winnipeg Jets. Over the last 31 days we’ve previewed every team, yesterday it was the Washington Capitals, now it’s the turn the Jets; the Central Division’s second most irrelevant team. 2016/17 record: 40/35/7 Key additions: Dmitry Kulikov, Matt Hendricks, Steve Mason Key losses: Chris Thorburn, Ondrej Pavelec, Paul Postma 2017/18 prediction: No playoff hockey for the Jets this season. Embed from Getty Images The Winnipeg Jets have come a long wayRead More →

We’re less than 31 days away from the beginning of the 2017/18 season. Today we continue to dive into the 31 NHL teams in alphabetical order, take a look at their previous standings and upcoming season predictions, as well as their key additions and subtractions. Yesterday was the turn of the Tampa Bay Lightning, today we look at the the last original six team left in this series; the Toronto Maple Leafs.   2016/17 record: 40/27/15 Key additions: Patrick Marleau, Ron Hainsey Key losses: Brian Boyle, Matt Hunwick 2017/18 prediction: Playoffs – second round at a push. Embed from Getty Images The last time theRead More →

We’re less than 31 days away from the beginning of the 2017/18 season. Today we continue to dive into the 31 NHL teams in alphabetical order, take a look at their previous standings and upcoming season predictions, as well as their key additions and subtractions. Yesterday was the turn of the Pittsburgh Penguins, today we visit the oldest team (still) in the NHL never to win a Stanley Cup; it’s the St. Louis Blues.   2016/17 record: 46/29/7 Key additions: Brayden Schenn, Beau Bennett, Chris Thorburn Key losses: Jori Lehtera, David Perron, Ryan Reaves, Kevin Shattenkirk, Nail Yakupov? 2017/18 prediction: Out in the second roundRead More →

The NHL is less than 31 days away from the beginning of the 2017/18 season. Over this period we’re diving into the 31 NHL teams in alphabetical order, take a look at their previous standings and upcoming season predictions, as well as their key additions and subtractions. Yesterday we looked at Erik Karlsson & Friends the Ottawa Senators, today we head back across the border to the home of wonderful cheese steaks, the Liberty Bell, and the Philadelphia Flyers. 2016/17 record: 39/33/10 Key additions: Nolan Patrick, Brian Elliott, Jori Lehtera Key losses: Steve Mason, Michael Del Zotto, Brayden Schenn 2017/18 prediction: Miss the playoffs Embed from Getty Images 2016/17Read More →

The NHL is less than 31 days away from the beginning of the 2017/18 season. Over this period we’re diving into the 31 NHL teams in alphabetical order, take a look at their previous standings and upcoming season predictions, as well as their key additions and subtractions. Yesterday Matt looked at the New York Islanders, today we travel the short distance to the MSG and visit those perpetual playoff disappointments; it’s the New York Rangers. 2016/17 record: 48/28/6 Key additions: David Desharnais, Anthony DeAngelo, Kevin Shattenkirk, Ondrej Pavelec. Key losses: Kevin Klein, Dan Girardi, Antti Raanta, Derek Stepan, Oscar Lindberg. 2017/18 prediction: Repeat of lastRead More →

The NHL is less than 31 days away from the beginning of the 2017/18 season. Over this period we’re diving into the 31 NHL teams in alphabetical order, take a look at their previous standings and upcoming season predictions, as well as their key additions and subtractions. Yesterday we looked at the Minnesota Wild, today we head north of the border and look at the Montreal Canadiens. 2016/17 record: 47/26/9  Key additions: Jonathan Drouin, Ales Hemsky, Karl Alzner. Key losses: Mikhail Sergachev, Andrei Markov, Nathan Beaulieu, Alexander Radulov. 2017/18 prediction: Playoffs again, but it won’t be easy. Embed from Getty Images Last season; the Montreal CanadiensRead More →

The NHL is less than 31 days away from the beginning of the 2017/18 season. Over this period we’re diving into the 31 NHL teams in alphabetical order, take a look at their previous standings and upcoming season predictions, as well as their key additions and subtractions. As we continue our way through the alphabet, we’re taking a look today at Dallas, a team that we definitely didn’t forget about at all. The 4th Line Podcast website is a truly international effort, so we’re gonna blame time zones or something. Here’s the Dallas Stars. 2016/17 record: 34/37/11 Key additions: Marc Methot, Martin Hanzal, Alexander Radulov, Ben Bishop.Read More →

The NHL is less than 31 days away from the beginning of the 2017/18 season. Over this period we’re diving into the 31 NHL teams in alphabetical order, take a look at their previous standings and upcoming season predictions, as well as their key additions and subtractions. Yesterday we looked at the Dallas Stars, today we’re looking at our 11th team, which is coincidentally how many Stanley Cups the team has won. It’s the Detroit Red Wings. 2016/17 record: 33/36/13 Key additions: Trevor Daley, Luke Witkowski. Key losses: Tomas Nosek. 2017/18 prediction: There’ll be no playoff hockey in Detroit this season. Embed from Getty Images The 2016/17 seasonRead More →