The game needed an overtime goal to decide the winner, but on Sunday the Minnesota Wildcaps were crowned Isobel Cup champions. #IsobelCupChamps 🌊 WE DID IT MINNESOTA!! THIS IS FOR ALL THE GIRLS WHO DREAM BIG 🏆 pic.twitter.com/pDIpHcIYCZ — Minnesota Whitecaps (@WhitecapsHockey) March 17, 2019 The hard-fought final saw the league-topping Whitecaps take on the Buffalo Beauts in a game that was live-streamed on twitter. While the Whitecaps capped off their first season in the NWHL in fantastic style, the game was close all the way through. The first period saw most of the goal-scoring action, Buffalo’s Emily Pfalzer broke the deadlock 17 minutes intoRead More →

The 2019 Super Bowl attracted about 98 millions viewers, the lowest amount for some time, but it’s still about 92 million more than game five of the Stanley Cup final between the Capitals and Golden Knights drew in. More people watch the finale of The Voice, than the Stanley Cup finals. The NFL Pro Bowl, an entirely meaningless game, gets better numbers than the game which decides which team will lift Lord Stanley’s cup. Embed from Getty Images We (probably) all know the excitement of a Super Bowl party, the tension that comes with knowing that you’re about to watch a one-off, make-or-break game that’sRead More →

The Carolina Hurricanes might just be the most fun team in the NHL right now. Their polarising post-game celebrations have been both lauded and lambasted in equal measure. The formerly-relevant pundit Don Cherry said “these guys to me are jerks” during his Coach’s Corner segment. A statement that Hurricanes and their fans have embraced. Wait, was he talking about us? 🤔 pic.twitter.com/9WWZxnGgO6 — Carolina Hurricanes (@NHLCanes) February 17, 2019 The Canes’ antics divided Carl, Joel and Nick in episode #219 but fans are united. Cherry’s comments are being immortalised, but not for the reasons that he imagined. The fun police did not turn up atRead More →

With lots of talk lately in regards to offer sheets, there seems to be a lot of confusion regarding what teams can and cannot do with offer sheets. Therefore, we bring you the official 4th Line Guide to NHL Offer Sheets. What is an offer sheet? Simply put, an offer sheet is a way to either poach a player from another team by offering a better contract, or force that team to spend more than they originally intended to keep the player. Thus eating up more of their cap space. Sounds straight forward, why aren’t they used more often? Timing is everything, only players withRead More →

The Ottawa Senators are running out of time to tie up Matt Duchene on a new contract. TSN’s Darren Dreger reported that some pretty high numbers are being thrown about: Talks between Duchene camp and the Sens expected to continue this week. The range for Duchene on 8 yr term is believed to be between $65 and $75 mil. So, either in the 8’s or 9+ aav. Still ballpark discussions. — Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) January 20, 2019 If we take the lower number, you’re looking at an 8 by 8 deal which feels excessive, especially for a player who did his best work for theRead More →

Last year it was Kid Rock, this year it’s equal pay. It seems if there’s a way to bring controversy to the NHL’s All Star Game (ASG), then the NHL can find a way. The #paydecker campaign found a resolution when equipment manufacturer CCM recognised Brianna Decker’s achievement and offered the $25k. The NHL then jumped on, but missed the bandwagon by agreeing to make charity donations in the names of the Decker, Renata Fast, Kendall Coyne Schofield and Rebecca Johnston. Why the NHL didn’t foresee any issues with having female skaters ‘demonstrate’ the events that their male counterparts would take part in is beyondRead More →