Carl and Joel are back with the latest from around the NHL! With the San Jose Sharks underperforming expectations, does that mean that it’s a good time to swim with sharks? Doubtful. But don’t tell a man in Toronto that. With Elias Pettersson concussed, and Mike Matheson suspended, Eric Francis chose to turn the injury into a joke. Is this a sign of hockey culture or one person’s poor choice? Leafs-free radio continues on the EFShow on @Sportsnet960 with a chance to win two tix to Thursday’s Pizza Pigout. Name the finishing move Matheson used on Patterson and best ones get tix. Send me the answerRead More →

On a Thanksgiving Monday, Carl and Joel are back to talk about the first week of the hockey season! In a week that included a combined NINE goals from Auston Matthews and John Tavares, how is Joel feeling about his Maple Leafs? Carl’s Avalanche have started undefeated, so he must finally be happy, right? Injuries have started to hit the league, with Roberto Luongo, Jonathan Quick and James van Riemsdyk already missing time. How will their teams fill in for them while they’re gone? Tom Wilson has been suspended 20 games for his hit on Oskar Sundqvist. Is this enough to convince Tom to change? Brad MarchandRead More →

Andy, Carl and Ryan are back to look at the latest from the WHL! Kelowna was named the host of the 2020 Memorial Cup. What impact will this have on the Rockets organization? This far into the season, there are a number of undefeated teams (Prince Albert Raiders, Brandon Wheat Kings, Victoria Royals) and a collection of winless teams (Calgary Hitmen, Regina Pats, Swift Current Broncos). Which of these teams are most likely destined for a change of fortune? With the Fortnite debate alive and well in the NHL, should WHL players be forced to give up video games on road trips? What kind ofRead More →

Episode Number 200 is here! Looking back on the first 200 episodes, Carl and Joel recap their favorite moments and have a quiz! Want to win prizes? Answer all 5 questions right and it could be you! They are joined by a special guest: Gritty from the Philadelphia Flyers has a beef with what the guys had to say about his team! It’s time to learn a little about the NHL’s newest mascot. The 4th Line Hockey Podcast #200 – The NHL Western Conference Preview It’s time to preview the Western conference. Do the Predators have what it takes to repeat? Can the Golden KnightsRead More →

It’s time to do some season previews! The 4th Line Hockey Podcast #199 – The NHL Eastern Conference Preview First though, the Philadelphia Flyers debut their new mascot: Gritty. And he is terrifying. Max Domi was suspended for the pre-season for his punch on Aaron Ekblad. Was it enough? (It never is) This week the Eastern conference is previewed, looking at things such as: Which of the terrible teams in the Atlantic division will be the most terrible? Which of the good, not great teams in the Metro division will be the most good, not great? Who is the favorite to win the division? AndRead More →

Carl and Ben are joined by a collection of listeners as they do a fantasy hockey draft to show you some of the things to look for heading into your own drafts. Who are the first defensemen and goalies being drafted? Who are late round sleepers to watch out for? They also talk about potential draft strategies. What positions are best to draft at what part of the draft? How do you best let the picks of your league mates effect your own picks? The 4th Line’s official fantasy league will be drafting Sunday September 30th at 8pm ET. If you’re interested in being inRead More →

With the WHL season almost upon us, Andy, Carl and Ryan are back to preview the Western conference! Will the Everett Silvertips miss exiting players or can they repeat as division winners, with Dustin Wolf and the team overcoming the likes of Spokane? Will Cody Glass and Michael Rasmussen return to the Portland Winterhawks and Tri-City Americans, or will they lose out on the NHL prospects? With the US Division as the stronger side last season, can the BC Division bounce back? And if so, which team will do it? Does it depend on Dylan Ferguson returning to the Kamloops Blazers? Can the Vancouver GiantsRead More →

On the heels of the Max Pacioretty trade from the Montreal Canadiens to the Vegas Golden Knights for Tomas Tatar, etc., the real question that needs to be asked is: When did Marc Bergevin get so fit, and was he a better player than general manager?  Did the trade have a winner, and is Patches’ extension good for the Knights? Seaking of extensions, Blake Wheeler signed an extension with the Winnipeg Jets. Is it a case of too much, too late? The Vancouver Canucks are on the final Summer Hot Seat. With a mix of young talent and old players on this team, what can beRead More →