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 the NHL All Star weekend upon us, it’s fitting to look back and think of the All Star games that we watched growing up. With so many great players being in the games of yesteryear, we here at The 4th Line Podcast endeavoured to find the best All Star that a particular team had. The criteria: Which player had the best collection of years with that team? Sure, Wayne Gretzky was the best player to ever play on the St. Louis Blues, but with only 18 games with the team, he’s not their All Time All Star. So, without further ado…… Calgary Flames JaromeRead More →

“Quiet Ice is a phrase used to characterize a sliver of playing surface goal-scorers love to find because it’s unguarded by opposing players and can be used to rip off a good, quick shot. It is not, as some had understandably assumed, a reference to any place where Sean Avery isn’t.” (Source, the Hockey News) In the new spirit of NHL gambling, I’m calling this the “over and under” — but instead, the over and underrated. We’re questioning some of the reputed best in the game and shining the light on some who are lurking in the quiet ice throughout the Metro. So, lace upRead More →

Rejoice, Caniacs everywhere: we are fast, we are physical, and we are competitive on the ice this year! The Canes started off the season against 3 Metropolitan division rivals, and took 5 out of 6 possible points, going 2-0-1 to start the year. But there’s something even more important to note about this team full of scrappy veterans and young prospects- they have a great time together on the ice, and it shows when watching. Embed from Getty Images Sebastian Aho is the best player on this team, and he’s going to have to continue to make strides at the center position in order forRead More →

It’s time to do some season previews! The 4th Line Hockey Podcast #199 – The NHL Eastern Conference Preview First though, the Philadelphia Flyers debut their new mascot: Gritty. And he is terrifying. Max Domi was suspended for the pre-season for his punch on Aaron Ekblad. Was it enough? (It never is) This week the Eastern conference is previewed, looking at things such as: Which of the terrible teams in the Atlantic division will be the most terrible? Which of the good, not great teams in the Metro division will be the most good, not great? Who is the favorite to win the division? AndRead More →

On Monday May 28th, at 8pm, the puck will drop in Las Vegas to start the first game of an historic Stanley Cup Finals. Instead previewing the series in our usual, we invited each of a writers to contribute giving you a plethora of insights into what will undoubtedly be a superb swansong to the 2017/18 NHL season. Stanley Cup Predictions   Carl Landra My Pick: Capitals in 6 Full disclosure: I have a complicated relationship with the Washington Capitals. After being my bandwagon team of choice for seasons, I finally gave up on them this offseason. I just couldn’t handle being disappointed after suchRead More →