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 Central Division: Arizona Coyotes Accounts Payable Department: Businesses have had a very difficult time over the last few years. That goes without saying. This has led to teams trying to cut costs wherever they can. However, the Coyotes should not have fired the accounts payable department, as it wasRead 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 →

With the NHL season nearing its end, the draft and free agency are fast approaching. What’s generally a whirlwind to begin with will be imbued with the frenetic energy of a Doc Emrick goal call. It’ll be made all the more intriguing given the difficulty many teams will have adhering to the salary cap. More than any season since 2005-06 they’ll have to get creative moving forward. Some big names may be in new places before the puck drops on 2020-21. Embed from Getty Images   With that in mind, one team to watch is the Colorado Avalanche. A formidable group with a solid mixRead More →

The Blackhawks organization was stuck between a rock and a hard place selecting third overall in the 2019 Entry Draft. With a defensive logjam already in their pool, consisting of Ian Mitchell, Adam Boqvist, Nicolas Beaudin, Chad Krys, and, at the time, Henri Jokiharju, Bowen Byram already seemed like the selection for them not to make. This narrowed it down to players like Alex Turcotte, Kirby Dach, and Alex Newhook.  Alex Turcotte, C Turcotte, going into the draft, seemed to be the best possible option behind the obvious picks of Kaapo Kakko and Jack Hughes, and he looked to fit the role that the BlackhawksRead More →