The 2019 NHL Trade Deadline is here and with award season in full swing, we are here to bring you the latest NHL Trade Deadline Awards! Over the course of the award show, we look at: – Matt Duchene to Columbus – Wayne Simmonds to Nashville – Mark Stone to Vegas – Calgary Flames doing nothing – Brandon Montour‘s only NHL award – The dissolution of Czechoslovakia AND MORE! Lastly, the Pavel Bure Must Watch Games of the Week are selected! All this and more on episode 220 of the 4th Line Hockey Podcast! Subscribe to The 4th Line on iTunes, Spotify, Google or whereverRead More →

The Carolina Hurricanes were dubbed a “bunch of jerks” by Don Cherry this week for their win celebrations. Was he right? Are the Carolina Hurricanes a bunch of jerks or is Don Cherry just a grumpy old man? The Edmonton Oilers traded Cam Talbot for Anthony Stolarz this week, which caused us to wonder, are the Philadelphia Flyers as good of a team as they appear to be lately? The Oilers also trade Ryan Spooner for Sam Gagner, which caused us to wonder, how can the Canucks fix their contract problems? Evgeni Malkin was suspended for one game for his attempted hitting of Michael Raffl.Read More →

The guys are back and have something worth celebrating! Auston Matthews has signed a contract extension with the Toronto Maple Leafs. Not that Joel ever doubted it. Can Kyle Dubas manage to keep all of his pending free agents together after this deal? Randy Carlyle is fired as the coach of the Anaheim Ducks. And Bob Murray has hired himself as the replacement. What is Bob thinking? Joel has some very big news to share with us. Two big things in fact! Brian Boyle has been dealt to the Nashville Predators for a 2nd round pick. Is that an over pay or the market atRead More →

On the heels of two trades this week, The 4th Line is back early! Before we get to hockey, Joel has a very nice poem for us. Jake Muzzin was dealt to the Toronto Maple Leafs. What exactly were the LA Kings doing? After that, the Pittsburgh Penguins got Nick Bjugstad and Jared McCann from the Florida Panthers Derick Brassard, Riley Sheahan and some draft picks. Who won this deal? With the trade deadline coming, who else could be on the move? What do the Blue Jackets do with Sergei Bobrovsky and Artemi Panarin? The Edmonton Oilers take their spot in the Elimination Station. WhatRead More →

On an all new episode Andy, Carl and Ryan bring the latest on what has been happening in the WHL. It has officially been announced that the Kootenay Ice are moving to Winnipeg. What does this mean for the future of the franchise and the league as a whole? Ryan checked out the Top Prospects game in Red Deer and was continually impressed by Brett Leason, to name just one. NHL Central Scouting came out with their most recent rankings, which highlights just exactly how off their rankings can be. (ie. Dustin Wolf) With the playoffs nearing, what teams should be watched? How much willRead More →

The 4th Line Hockey Podcast is back with the latest from All Star weekend. But first, the Edmonton Oilers fired Peter Chiarelli this week. What does this mean for the direction that the Oilers will take into the future? What happens at the trade deadline, and who should be the next general manager of the team? With the NHL All Star game behind us, was the game fun? Carl some ideas on how the game could be tweaked. The NHL also showcased some of the great women’s hockey players this weekend. What would a future of more collaboration mean for the improvement of the game?Read More →

The guys are back and ready to break down the news from a busy week in the NHL, including a coach this week that offered to take on the ultimate role: Player Coach. Nino Niederreiter was dealt by the Minnesota Wild to the Carolina for Viktor Rask. Who wins? The Canes also extended Teuvo Teravainen. The Carolina Player Coaches are doing things! The Edmonton Oilers put Ryan Spooner on waivers and extended Mikko Koskinen. What are they doing in Edmonton? (They ask again) The World Cup of Hockey was cancelled. What does this mean for labour peace in the future? The New York Islanders continueRead More →

With Nick in town and Joel missing, the guys sit down for a new episode, starting with the news of the week.   Sergei Bobrovsky was punished by the Columbus Blue Jackets for leaving the game early. How will this effect his future with the club? Rick Nash has retired from the National Hockey League. How will we remember Rick? With the NHL past the mid way point, we look at who would win some of the awards this season, including the Hart, Vezina, Calder, Norris, Jack Adams, and…..King Clancy? There was a time that players were also the coaches. We demand a return ofRead More →

Happy new year! After a trip to see the Colorado Avalanche in Las Vegas, Carl is left wondering what can the rest of the NHL learn from the Vegas Golden Knights. Can the game day experience be made better? The CEO of the Dallas Stars had less than nice things to say about Jamie Benn and Tyler Seguin. Was that the right move for the team or should a different approach be taken? What should Jamie and Tyler “Not as Good as Nick” Seguin have done? The NHL All Stars have been announced, and then some of them backed out. Can or should the NHLRead More →

2018 was a great year here at the 4th Line Podcast and we bring you some of our favorite moments! On our final episode of 2018, we re-live some of our favorite moments of the year, including: Nick joining the show! Nick started his first episode with a bang. Sometimes we know what we’re talking about and sometimes we hand out medical advice. Our 2nd clip is the latter. What is goalie interference? We still don’t know. Which Detroit Red Wing does Nick hate the most? Let’s find out! Joel was so mad with Carl at one point this season that he ripped a teamRead More →