It’s time for us to wrap up another 4th Line show. This week we take one last look at the NHL news of the week (Matthew Tkachuk traded for Jonathan Huberdeau, Hockey Canada scandal) and then re-live some of our favorite moments. Dave and Gary, as well as The Always Wonderful Joel, make their hosting returns, reflecting on their times on the show. Our best and worst moments of the show are selected as we cycle through our favorite segments. We also take one last effort to solve the Royal Rumble debate: Who should have been the winner? Some of you sent final messages andRead More →

It’s draft night! We look back on the news of the week, as well as the happenings of draft night. This includes: Nick’s review of the Unrivaled documentary. Carl’s victory tour takes him to the Colorado Avalanche Stanley Cup Parade Kirby Dach was traded to the Montreal Canadiens Alex DeBrincat was traded to the Ottawa Senators Alexandar Georgiev was traded to the Colorado Avalanche Ryan McDonagh was traded to the Nashville Predators Marc-AndrĂ© Fleury stays with the Minnesota Wild Kris Letang stays with the Pittsburgh Penguins Mike Grier is the new GM of the San Jose Sharks Derek Lalonde is the coach of the DetroitRead More →

Join us as Carl celebrates his Colorado Avalanche winning the 2022 Stanley Cup Championship! As we look back at the series, we cover: Nazem Kadri‘s overtime goal and the too many men call that wasn’t Crying Cooper Darcy Kuemper and Andrei Vasilevskiy trading stolen wins Nazem Kadri has a message for his haters Gary Bettman would rather have COVID than get booed presenting the trophy Cale Makar won the Conn Smythe Nicolas Aube-Kubel dented the Stanley Cup The NHL apparently hosted an awards ceremony. We look at Cale Makar’s Norris, Auston Matthew’s Hart and Ted Lindsay, Igor Shesterkin‘s Vezina and Moritz Seider‘s Calder. Some coachesRead More →

With 2 games of the Stanley Cup Final in the bag, we record during the first period of Game 3 between the Colorado Avalanche and the Tampa Bay Lightning. During it, we discuss: Andrei Vasilevskiy‘s active stick in Game 1 Colorado’s adjustments and successes in a blowout Game 2 Penalties called (and not) throughout the playoff Which trade deadline is better for Tampa: Nick Paul or Brandon Hagel? This week a number of coaches found new teams, so we breakdown: Bruce Cassidy to the Vegas Golden Knights John Tortorella to the Philadelphia Flyers Pete DeBoer to the Dallas Stars Ryan Huska to the Chicago BlackhawksRead More →

The Stanley Cup Final is here! Let’s find out if Carl is emotionally prepared for it. After making quick work of the Edmonton Oilers, the Colorado Avalanche had to wait to find out their opponent. The Tampa Bay Lightning bounced back after two loses to eliminate the New York Rangers, after a late goal seemed to break their confidence. Was their any way that New York could over come the Tampa forecheck? Nick provides Carl with the help that he needs heading into a stressful Stanley Cup Final. How does one properly prepare for this? We also look at the goalie matchup of Darcy KuemperRead More →

The NHL Conference Finals are well underway! With the New York Rangers moving past the Carolina Hurricanes, they’re primed for a goalie matchup against the Tampa Bay Lightning. But is Andrei Vasilevsky vs. Igor Shesterkin living up to the billing? The Colorado Avalanche and Edmonton Oilers have had a slew of controversial plays, including Evander Kane‘s hit on Nazem Kadri and Cale Makar‘s offside call. Were the right calls made? Darcy Kuemper had to leave, replaced by Pavel Francouz. Will he be good enough? Martin St. Louis stays as the coach of the Montreal Canadiens, while Bruce Cassidy is fired by the Boston Bruins. WhyRead More →

With the Conference Finals starting, we look back at the 2nd round and preview the 3rd. Colorado Avalance vs. Edmonton Oilers Nathan MacKinnon scores the goal of the playoffs, and it still isn’t enough to stop a St. Louis Blues comeback Blake Coleman is stopped from being Blake Goalman Jacob Markstrom lets down the Calgary Flames when they needed him the most Mac vs Mc as MacKinnon shows that he isn’t worried about facing Connor McDavid Tampa Bay Lightning vs. New York Rangers (Probably….don’t blow this or I look real dumb) Will Andrew Brunette be back coaching the Florida Panthers? Why can’t the Carolina HurricanesRead More →

The 2nd round of the NHL playoffs is well under way and things are getting spicy! We take a look at each of the series including: – The Florida Panthers finally scoring a powerplay goal – The Tampa Bay Lightning getting their swagger back _ The Carolina Hurricanes and their struggles to win on the road – Major injuries to Samuel Girard and Jordan Binnington in Game 3. Were they worthy of supplemental discipline? Can Ville Husso regain his regular season performance? – Too many goals being scored in Calgary Flames vs. Edmonton Oilers. Can the Flames find a way to stop Connor McDavid? AsRead More →

After FIVE!!! game 7’s in the first round of the playoffs, the 2nd round is here. We look forward, while also looking back. Some storylines we explore are: – Will Carter Verhaeghe continue to carry the Florida Panthers? – Should the Toronto Maple Leafs (and Mitch Marner) be blown up? – Will the Tampa Bay Lightning find the missing spark (and Brayden Point)? – Is Jordan Binnington officially back to his old form? – Did the Pittsburgh Penguins make the right choices with Sidney Crosby and Tristan Jarry? – Can the New York Rangers win without Hart trophy nominee level Igor Shesterkin? – Welcome toRead More →

The NHL playoffs are well underway and the series are definitely not going as expected. We break down every series, trying to find out how all these 2-2 series will finish. Our look includes: – A surprising increase in goals – An equally surprising (and related?) increase in playoff penalty calls – Controversial goalie interference calls – Whether the Toronto Maple Leafs or Edmonton Oilers have more pressure on them – Can the Florida Panthers advance with 0 powerplay goals? – Will the Colorado Avalanche and the magical Cale Makar sweep? – Brad Marchand and the wack-back – Mike Smith turning over the puck andRead More →