With the first round of the NHL playoffs underway, Carl shares his experiences as a man behind enemy lines in Calgary. The Avalanche have a split against the Flames. But how has Mike Smith been good? New York Islanders have made Matt Murray look very human while neutralizing Sidney Crosby. Can the Penguins come back? The Tampa Bay Lightning are surprisingly down to the Blue Jackets, and now without some of their best players. Is the biggest upset in recent memory pending? Nazem Kadri stole the spotlight from the rest of the series with his hit on Jake DeBrusk. How long will he be suspendedRead More →

Join The 4th Line’s bracket group here! Winner gets a 4th Line puck and coaster. https://bracketchallenge.nhl.com/leagues/4th-line-podcast   With the end of the NHL regular season here, it is time to preview the first round! But first, with the season ending, it’s also the time for coaches to go. Phil Housley, Bob Boughner and Willie Desjarden are no longer with the Sabres, Panthers and Kings respectively. Joel Quenneville will be joining Florida. What else does the future hold for these teams? With 8 matchups set to kick off this week, each one is examined as Carl tries to give Nick a stat and see if he buysRead More →

The 4th Line is back and ready to discuss the news of the week in the NHL! With the playoffs one week away, we look at the playoff picture and who will or will not make the playoffs. Will it be Colorado or Arizona in the West? Who will win the duel between the Montreal Canadiens, Carolina Hurricanes and Columbus Bluejackets? The last 2 teams are put in the Elimination Station. How can the Canadiens and Flyers adjust what they did this year to make the playoffs in 2020? The CWHL disbanded this week, leaving many wondering what the future of women’s professional hockey is.Read More →

The WHL playoffs are underway and Andy, Carl and Ryan are back to preview them! A healthy amount of suspensions were handed out this week, including indefinite suspensions to Kody MacDonald and Sean Richards. What has led to them? Portland has fallen short of the Spokane Chiefs. How much of that lies on the shoulders of Cody Glass? After sweeping their first round matchups, who will come out on top between Prince Albert and Saskatoon? Mads Sogaard has had an up and down postseason for the Medicine Hat Tigers. Which will it be moving forward? All this and more on The 4th Line WHLCast #13!Read More →

A special bonus episode of The 4th Line Hockey Podcast! After losing a bet, because his Detroit Red Wings lost, and having to watch the 1996 Colorado Avalanche Stanley Cup Video, and then losing another bet, because his Detroit Red Wings lost again, and having to watch it live on the podcast, Nick is as ready as he can be to watch this magical video. Join us as we re-live the Colorado Avalanche moving from Quebec, preparing for the playoffs, beating the Canucks, Blackhawks, Red Wings and finally Panthers, in the playoffs before lifting the Stanley Cup! Watch the video version of this week’s episodeRead More →

The 4th Line is back and ready to discuss the news of the week in the NHL! Eugene Melnyk took to the radio to discuss, of all things, the Toronto Maple Leafs. Which led to more Eugene Melnyk burner accounts being created. We speak to the creator of one of them, Mr. Shawn Cooper. The Clarkson Cup was won by the Calgary Inferno this weekend. Nick was at the game and brings his review of the game and the state of the CWHL and NWHL. Zdeno Chara is back from another season with the Boston Bruins. Where does he stand all time? With the playoffRead More →

With the playoffs nearing, the guys take a spin around the playoff picture. Are the Flames primed for an upset? Can Columbus go for a deep run? Or will they miss the playoffs entirely? It’s time to make up for lost time and put TWO teams in the Elimination Station. Both the Buffalo Sabres and Vancouver Canucks have outperformed expectations this year, but where do they go from here? Can the Canucks ride the Elias Pettersson wave into next season, while fellow rookie Rasmus Dahlin continues to improve in Buffalo? Welcome to the Elimination Station! A Hi Sticking winner is crowned and the Pavel Bure MustRead More →

Carl and Nick are back and have an update on their bet, including a special event the last week of March! Brad Marchand is never shy from sticking his nose where it shouldn’t be and this week was no exception, with him sharing his thoughts on, of all things, the Mitch Marner contract situation. What does Bradley have to say about the situation? Jakub Voracek and Jack Eichel were both suspended this week. Were the Philadelphia Flyer and Buffalo Sabre deserving of their punishments? Is the Department of Player Safety consistent? The playoff format was confirmed to not be changing following the GM meetings. ButRead More →

It’s time for a going away party, as The Always Wonderful Joel’s final episode is here! Over the course of the show, we share some of our favorite Joel memories. As well, we look at the behaviour of New York Islanders’ fans when John Tavares returned, Guy Boucher’s firing by the Ottawa Senators, place the Minnesota Wild in the Elimination Station, crown a Hi Sticking winner and select the Pavel Bure Must Watch Games of the Week! All this and more on episode 221 of the 4th Line Hockey Podcast! And for one last time…..boom city! Twitter: twitter.com/4thLinePodcast Facebook: facebook.com/the4thlinepodcast Email: mail@the4thlinepodcast.com Intro music by Erik Hall ofRead More →

On an all new episode Andy, Carl and Ryan bring the latest on what has been happening in the WHL playoff race. With Prince Albert set to dominate wire to wire, what can we expect from the East division. What will the Saskatoon and Moose Jaw matchup look like in the 1st round? The ever tight Central division is still unpredictable, but that doesn’t stop us from trying to predict it! Who will win the division and what could the playoff seeding below that look like? With Vancouver having locked up the BC division, how big of a pillow fight will the Victoria and KelownaRead More →