After a week off, Carl and Joel are back to cover the latest hockey happenings. But first, what happened on their week off? American weddings, running with the bulls and BBQ. Were any unique food experiences had, such as dark eating? What is eating in the dark even like? NBC has released the teams that will be playing on their broadcasts this year. Who were the winners and losers? A number of contract extensions were handed out, including: John Gibson with the Anaheim Ducks William Karlsson with the Vegas Golden Knights Dylan Larkin with the Detroit Red Wings Christian Dvorak with the Arizona Coyotes AreRead More →

The guys are back and discover what it requires to steal a shark. (Spoilers: It is a shockingly small amount. Also, please do not steal sharks.) Jarome Iginla has officially retired from the NHL. What moments of his will be remembered the most? Tom Wilson has signed a highly questionable contract extension with the Washington Capitals. But is it the worst contract in the entire NHL? Jason Zucker and Brady Skjei also signed new contracts. But were they good? The Detroit Red Wings hop on the Summer Hot Seat. Can Joel name their former leading scorers? As Demar Derozan was traded from the Toronto Raptors,Read More →

The guys are back to discuss the collection of extensions handed out this offseason, including: Connor Hellebuyck with the Winnipeg Jets Marc-Andre Fleury with the Vegas Golden Knights Mathew Dumba with the Minnesota Wild Elias Lindholm with the Calgary Flames Adam Henrique with the Anaheim Ducks All this and more! The Anaheim Ducks have brought back their old logo for a 3rd jersey.  But when are they bringing back the Mighty? The Columbus Bluejackets are featured in this week’s edition of the Summer Hot Seat. What happens with Artemi Panarin? How long does John Tortorella stay? Who’s jersey would you get if you followed thisRead More →

In an all new Blank Line Podcast, Carl, Joel and Mike endeavor to determine the new name for the show. What will it be? And will it also get them in trouble with an NHL team? Following up from last week’s 4th Line Podcast, fan favorites who become hated before they leave town is discussed. Inspired by Jose Bautista, who else falls along these lines? What about memorable heel turns? On the heels of Mike Matheny’s firing by the St. Louis Cardinals, how important is culture within an organization? What makes a good culture? Lastly, Mike’s Weird Question is inspired by Cory Taylor’s tweet, lookingRead More →

As we dive into the dog days of summer, it’s a great time to explore some of the food options at this year’s version of the Calgary Stampede. What makes for good fair food? Turning to the news of hockey, the Erik Karlsson rumors are hot and heavy. Is it possible that he’ll end up with the Tampa Bay Lightning? What about the Dallas Stars or Vegas Golden Knights? Nikita Kucherov has signed an extension in Tampa. How does Steve Yzerman pull off this magic? With the start of our new segment, we put the Buffalo Sabres on the Summer Hot Seat. How good doesRead More →

Carl, Joel and Tiny Mike are back for another episode of The —REDACTED— Line Podcast! That’s right folks, while The 4th Line remains the same, the special episodes with Tiny Mike need a new name and we need your help! Send in your names for the spin off show in our Podcast Naming Contest. As we return to the show, there were a few trades in the NHL this week leading up to the draft. First, Alex Galchenyuk was traded by the Montreal Canadiens to the Arizona Coyotes for Max Domi. Then, the Ottawa Senators rid themselves of the Mike Hoffman drama, by dealing him to the SanRead More →