At a time when supporting our communities is important, head over to our Podchaser and leave a review as we join in doing our part to help those in need during COVID-19. Nick has found the script for The Beer League! Our part of it. Tune in as we dive into the world of Paul, The Brewin’s and The Jagr Bombs. The NHL is trying to find a solution to how to finish the season. PK Subban wants to let all 31 teams into the playoffs. While the current prevailing idea is to host the games in North Dakota, but a horse, a sandbox andRead More →

Nick has good news and bad news. The script for his pilot is missing, but he found the notes! The guys fill in the blanks of the pilot as Paul and the Brewins try to take home beer league supremacy. It’s also time for the final Elimination Station of the season. But it cannot be decided who should make it: the Columbus Bluejackets or the New York Islanders. So how about both? What steps are needed for each of these organizations moving forward? What can be done to give Mathew Barzal some help? Do we believe in Elvis Merzlikins? All this and more on episodeRead More →

Another week without sports and another week of finding out what that means? The 2020 Olympics are officially postponed. What uncharted territory does this lead us into? The NHL released an FAQ regarding the season shut down this week, including several details including a training camp schedule before hockey returns and the impact for next season. Yes, they might be tied for the last playoff spot, but the Vancouver Canucks have officially entered The Elimination Station powered by Park Power. Can the Canucks overcome years of bad moves and be on the right path? What are you doing to pass the time without the NHLRead More →

While a lot has been happening in the sports world this week, Nick is having some very important blanket talk.   COVID-19 is expanding and the impact on the world of sports has grown as well. This week, we explore what it does mean for the NHL, including: – will the season continue and do we get a Stanley Cup champion? – what will happen with the salary cap this year? – why aren’t teams paying their staff? – how will the CBA extension change? – when will the NHL draft be? When will free agency be? Will there even be an offseason? – whatRead More →

With one month until the playoffs, The 4th Line is back to bring you the latest around the NHL. The NHL is having to start to take measures based on the outbreak of coronavirus. What will this mean for hockey fans? Tampa Bay and Boston gave us a preview of what a playoff matchup of them will look like. How will the Atlantic division shake down? The Ottawa Senators and Jim Little parted ways. But nailing down exactly why is the hard part. Roberto Luongo had his jersey retired by the Florida Panthers. Is the Hockey Hall of Fame the next step for him? TheRead More →

As David Ayres has continued his Tour de Force, we discuss the logistics of the emergency backup goalie. With the emergency backup goalie the flavor of the month, is that the best way to handle the goalie injury problem? It’s been a week since the trade deadline. The San Jose Sharks didn’t trade Joe Thornton. Should they have moved him to finally let him get a Stanley Cup? The Carolina Hurricanes are struggling with their top 2 goalies hurt. Can they fix the losing streak in time for a playoff birth? The Toronto Maple Leafs are winning, in spite of their defense being almost entirelyRead More →

On this all trade deadline episode can you imagine that we almost had to resort to an emergency backup podcaster (EBUP)? And would that EBUP be better than Nick? This week, we try to touch on as many trades as possible, including (but not limited to): Tyler Toffoli Brenden Dillon Marco Scandella Alec Martinez Ondrej Kase Ilya Kovalchuk Mike Green Vladislav Namestnikov Jean-Gabriel Pageau Vincent Trocheck Patrick Marleau Andreas Athanasiou Barclay Goodrow Sami Vatanen Robin Lehner Brady Skjei We even find time to look at new contracts for Jean-Gabriel Pageau, Chris Kreider and Jake Muzzin. All this and more on episode 271 of the 4thRead More →

The Mighty Ducks are back! What can we expect with Coach Bombay’s return behind the bench? Speaking of coaches, Bruce Boudreau was fired by the Minnesota Wild this week. But why? Zack Kassian learned that kicking someone in the chest is not allowed. Was his punishment appropriate? Evander Kane thinks that his suspension, as well as others, are not in line with the league’s precedent and had some words for George Parros about it. Was he justified? The New Jersey Devils got their trade deadline started moving Blake Coleman and Andy Greene. Will this set the price for the next week? The Montreal Canadiens haveRead More →

Cheating is rampant in sports these days and hockey is now exception anymore! The Arizona Coyotes are being investigated for illegal fitness testing of junior players. Was it worth the potential $5 million in fines? On the heals of a Frederik Andersen injury, the Toronto Maple Leafs made a trade for Jack Campbell and Kyle Clifford from the Los Angeles Kings. Will it work out for them? What other trades could happen before the deadline? Could Kyle Connor be on the move? Which goalie will have a new home? Darnell Nurse has signed an extension with the Edmonton Oilers. Will it work for the team?Read More →

This week saw TWO editions of the hottest rivalry in the NHL: The Battle of Alberta.   In Version #1 David Rittich flipped his stick and Leon Draisaitl flipped his lid. In Version #2, Mike Smith got in a fight and Cam Talbot got in trouble. When was the last time we had a rivalry this good? Justin aka Dustin Byfuglien is nearing the end of his time as a Winnipeg Jet. What does the future hold for the defenseman? Gritty has been vindicated. Which led to what might be the initial pieces of The Mascot Union. The Buffalo Sabres enter the Elimination Station. IsRead More →