One of last season’s biggest surprises, the Calgary Flames quietly went about their business dominating the pacific division before being unceremoniously dumped from the playoffs in the first round. Let’s preview what the team’s 2019-20 season should look like: Notable Players In: Cam Talbot, Byron Froese, Brandon Davidson, Justin Kirkland, Notable Players Out: Mike Smith, Michael Stone, Kerby Rychel, Curtis Lazar, Garnet Hathaway, Oscar Fantenberg, Linden Vey, Anthony Peluso First Key Game: Vancouver Canucks – October 5th Odds to win the division 17:4 (t-2nd overall) (via Betway) Is this a bet worth taking? The Flames won the Pacific last season and have a sold chanceRead More →

The summer break is over and hockey will soon be back. As part of our NHL season previews, today we look at the Arizona Coyotes. Notable Players In: Phil Kessel, Carl Soderberg Notable Players Out: Alex Galchenyuk First Key Game: Vegas Golden Knights; October 10th. Embed from Getty Images Odds to win the division 12:1 (t-5th overall) (via Betway) Is this a bet worth taking? No. If you rummage around the back the sofa and turn up a couple of bucks though, throw it on the Coyotes to make the playoffs. They’re probably not going to win the division, but the odds are nicely stackedRead More →

With the new NHL season here, it’s time to look ahead at what each team can expect this season. Up First: The Anaheim Ducks, a team in transition, hoping that new coach Dallas Eakins and some young faces mean a bright future. Notable Players In: Michael Del Zotto, Andreas Martinsen Notable Players Out: Corey Perry, Andrej Sustr First Key Game: October 5th vs the San Jose Sharks. This will be a litmus test for where the Ducks are at in the process (out of training camp) plus it’s the Sharks and there is no love lost there. Embed from Getty Images Odds to win theRead 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 →

Episode Number 200 is here! Looking back on the first 200 episodes, Carl and Joel recap their favorite moments and have a quiz! Want to win prizes? Answer all 5 questions right and it could be you! They are joined by a special guest: Gritty from the Philadelphia Flyers has a beef with what the guys had to say about his team! It’s time to learn a little about the NHL’s newest mascot. The 4th Line Hockey Podcast #200 – The NHL Western Conference Preview It’s time to preview the Western conference. Do the Predators have what it takes to repeat? Can the Golden KnightsRead More →

As summer drags its lazy backside into fall, we can all rejoice at the impending return of the NHL. Here at 4th Line Towers we can’t wait to watch some proper hockey again. This year we’re approaching our previews in a different way; the word count for each team’s preview has been dictated by the number of points that team scored last season. To further mix things up, we’ve divvied up the teams between our writers. Let the Pacific division preview begin! Vegas Golden Knights – Mike Laybourne 2017/18: 109 points Embed from Getty Images The sophomore season, the difficult second album… whichever way youRead 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 →