The guys are back as Carl shares his excitement about Mikko Rantanen joining the Colorado Avalanche, and Joel has anger about the Toronto Maple Leafs blowing leads. Is Carl too excited about the Edmonton Oilers’ start to the season? Carl and Joel also debut a new segment called “Trust or Bust” where they decide if hot or cold starts are for real, including: Jimmy Howard leading goals against average with the Detroit Red Wings The Minnesota Wild with Bruce Boudreau The Boston Bruins having two scorers in the top 10 The Nashville Predator’s slow start Ben Bishop‘s poor numbers The Carolina Hurricanes basement dwelling TheRead More →

The guys are back as they celebrate their 100th episode, with Joel getting to eat cake. They touch on Canada’s rout at the World Cup and what it means for the future of the tournament, the suspensions players have received this preseason and preview the Metropolitan division. This weekend was the 4th Line Podcast fantasy draft, so they cover their teams and Joel and his team have already been accused of collusion. Limited Edition 100th Episode Gear! teespring.com/4th-line-podcast-100th-episode Twitter: twitter.com/The4thLinePod Facebook: facebook.com/the4thlinepodcast Email: the4thlinepod@gmail.com Intro music by Erik Hall of Shoot the Shred podcast shredpod.simplecast.fmRead More →

The guys are back as they talk about Team Europe facing off against Canada in the World Cup of Hockey. Is Canada going to perform as well as Carl and Joel think they will? Jacob Trouba requested a trade out of Winnipeg. Will he get it and if so, where will he go? This week’s show includes their preview of the Atlantic division, including: How much better will the Leafs be with their new young talent, like Auston Matthews? How many of the Sabres young players, like Sam Reinhart, will continue to improve? Does the return of Carey Price mean a return to the playoffsRead More →

The guys are back as they are joined by Rob Vollman as they talk about Rob’s new book “Stat Shot”, a book about hockey, for people who like hockey, through the lens of statistics. They touch on some of the topics in the book, including the worst trades in NHL history and goalie save percentage and get Rob’s thoughts on the Calgary Flames, and even give away a copy of Stat Shot to a listener. Felix Sicard also stops by to help Carl and Joel preview the Pacific division, touching on all 7 teams and having some healthy disagreement about some of the offseason movesRead More →

The guys are back and in person as they help Joel deal with the injury to Frederik Andersen, talk injury replacements for the World Cup of Hockey, settle on the final 4 in the Favorite Player Bracket and give a sneak peak of next week’s guest. They also give their predictions for who will win the awards for the 2016-17 season, predicting the Jacks Adams, Vezina, Calder, Norris and Hart trophies. Lastly, they settle on the format for this year’s fantasy hockey league, put 2 people in the league and Joel tours Carl’s recording space.  Read More →

The guys have Ben Kerr from Last Word on Sports fill in for Joel, as Joel is away this week. Sean Tierney  joins The 4th Line to tell them about Ryan Stimson’s passing project, looking at locations of passes and if they lead to a shot attempt. Sean has been looking into this data seeing what this tells us, in regards to individual passes leading to shot attempts. Ben and Carl also cover Jared Bednar coaching the Colorado Avalanche and the signings of Jiri Hudler by theDallas Stars and Brandon Pirri by the New York Rangers. Las Vegas also started filing trademarks and registering domains for new names,Read More →

The guys are back as they break down the news of the week (a swimmer behaving badly, Enroth and Vesey signing) and recap the Western side of the Favorite Player Bracket and preview the Eastern Conference. They also setup the fantasy hockey league, talk about preferred fantasy categories and top fantasty players for the year. Lastly, they answer some of your questions from a Twitter Q&A. Twitter: twitter.com/The4thLinePod Facebook: facebook.com/the4thlinepodcast Email: the4thlinepod@gmail.com Intro music by Erik Hall of Shoot the Shred podcast shredpod.simplecast.fm    Read More →

This week the guys are pleased to have Adam Scorgie, producer of the upcoming documentary Ice Guardians, on the show to talk about the film which covers the history of enforcers in the game of hockey, talking to many of the NHL enforcers we’ve come to know over the past decades.   They also talk about Patrick Roy quitting, the impact and potential replacements for the Avalanche and if this changes Roy’s legacy, Jimmy Vesey’s pending free agency and changes to the way young players enter the league. Lastly, they enter the 2nd round of the 4th Line Favorite bracket. Twitter: twitter.com/The4thLinePod Facebook: facebook.com/the4thlinepodcast Email:Read More →