The guys recorded a little early this week, missing out all of the hot PTO signings late in the week. However, they were able to talk about the Flames’ signing of Sam Bennett and preview the Central division. – We learn that starting the show by talking about the Colorado Avalanche is a bad idea if we want Carl to be in a good mood. The Avalanche have to be better than last year (right?), but are they still the worst in the league? – The Dallas Stars have a new goalie (Ben Bishop) and an expensive new winger (Alex Radulov). Can this return themRead More →

The guys are back and hockey is almost back as well. One of the signs that hockey is back is the annual 4th Line Podcast Divisional Previews! This week it gets kick started by looking at the Pacific division, including: – The Vancouver Canucks signed Thomas Vanek this week. Do they know how to properly tank? What will their goaltenders give them, as Jacob Markström is handed the reigns in net? – The Vegas Golden Knights actually get to play hockey soon. Will their defense be enough to carry them? – The Los Angeles Kings are a team that used to be really good. How doRead More →

The guys are joined by Rob Vollman, author of Hockey Abstract 2017,as they talk about the latest edition of Hockey Abstract, including: – the evolution of Rob’s Hockey Abstracts – how best to evaluate goaltenders – what can be done to take coaching in consideration during a stastical evaluation – review Rob’s updated player usage charts in the latest charts – find out what stat Rob wishes didn’t exist and what data he wishes he could have Tweet to the show account with the hashtag #HockeyAbstract and retweet the pinned tweet for Episode 146 to be entered to win a copy of Hockey Abstract 2017.Read More →

The guys are joined by German Villegas from the Modern Manhood Podcast (modernmanhood.org) In this episode we talk about the state of masculinity in hockey, especially in the NHL. How does the way that a person views manliness impact their view on violence, injures, sexuality and more? Modern Manhood is a podcast that mostly concentrates on the lives and viewpoints of many different male voices talking about their own masculinity. The biggest problem we have as males is that we don’t talk about our own experiences and problems about our own manhood; and that being a man now looks a lot different that it usedRead More →

The guys are back as Carl is finally ready to make a decision on his bandwagon team. To help him make the decision Carl asks Alison Lukan (https://twitter.com/AlisonL) to help him decide if the Columbus Bluejackets are the team for him? What is it like to cheer for a team with John Tortorella as the coach? Carl then makes his decision: Which of the Anaheim Ducks, Carolina Hurricanes or Columbus Bluejackets will be his bandwagon team for the 2017-18 NHL season? Will Joel quit the show based on Carl’s bandwagon decision? If so, we read your submissions for why you should replace him. Joel also needsRead More →

The guys are back as they bring you TWO contests and the latest updates in Carl’s bandwagon search. Mike from DucksNPucks.com joins us to sell Carl on jumping aboard the Anaheim Ducks bandwagon, covering such things as: – How good will this team be? – How hated are the Ducks really? – Does anyone east of the Mississippi actually watch Anaheim Ducks games? – Would it help if Mike sweetened the pot a little bit? Carl and Joel talk about: – What counts as a blowout? How about a 60-1 football game? Also, how do you score one point in a football game? – Mike Fisher, theRead More →

The 4th Line Podcast is a weekly hockey podcast hosted by Carl Landra and Joel Schnell. Every week they share their unique and fun take on what is happening in the world of hockey. While they don’t take themselves too seriously, they have a typical no 4th line attitude: what they lack in finesse, they make for in being willing to go to the corners and work hard to get the job done. Who are Carl and Joel? Carl comes from Calgary, AB. His facial hair of choice is a mustache. His team of choice is the Colorado Avalanche and his smoked meat of choice isRead More →

The 4th Line Podcast is a weekly hockey podcast hosted by Carl Landra and Joel Schnell. Every week they share their unique and fun take on what is happening in the world of hockey. While they don’t take themselves too seriously, they have a typical no 4th line attitude: what they lack in finesse, they make for in being willing to go to the corners and work hard to get the job done. Who are Carl and Joel? Carl comes from Calgary, AB. His facial hair of choice is a mustache. His team of choice is the Colorado Avalanche and his smoked meat of choice isRead More →

The 4th Line Podcast is a weekly hockey podcast hosted by Carl Landra and Joel Schnell. Every week they share their unique and fun take on what is happening in the world of hockey. While they don’t take themselves too seriously, they have a typical no 4th line attitude: what they lack in finesse, they make for in being willing to go to the corners and work hard to get the job done. Who are Carl and Joel? Carl comes from Calgary, AB. His facial hair of choice is a mustache. His team of choice is the Colorado Avalanche and his smoked meat of choice isRead More →

The 4th Line Podcast is a weekly hockey podcast hosted by Carl Landra and Joel Schnell. Every week they share their unique and fun take on what is happening in the world of hockey. While they don’t take themselves too seriously, they have a typical no 4th line attitude: what they lack in finesse, they make for in being willing to go to the corners and work hard to get the job done. Who are Carl and Joel? Carl comes from Calgary, AB. His facial hair of choice is a mustache. His team of choice is the Colorado Avalanche and his smoked meat of choice isRead More →