The guys are back and another NHL coach has been fired! Dave Hakstol has been fired as the coach of the Philadelphia Flyers. They also called up goaltending prospect Carter Hart. What does this mean for the Flyers the rest of the way? The Edmonton Oilers and Ken Hitchcock have been well since his arrival, getting the team into a playoff spot. But do we believe it? The World Junior Hockey Championships are almost here, meaning that some prospect is going to be over rated. Who are some of our favorite failed “prospects”? The Elimination Station is back! Who is selected as the first teamRead More →

The guys are back and so is NHL hockey in Seattle! Okay, so it’s new to the city, but it’s coming, and are here to break down all of the implications of it, including how this effects the NHL’s potential upcoming work stoppage and what it means for the alignment of the divisions. Zach Hyman was suspended two games this week. Which raises a few questions, such as “Huh?” and “Oh really?” The NHL is bringing purple pucks to the Winter Classic. Or invisible pucks if you ask the right people. What kind of games is the NHL playing with the puck? A spin isRead More →

The guys are back and so is William Nylander! William Nylander and the Toronto Maple Leafs have finally agreed to terms on a new contract. How happy is Joel? The Detroit Red Wings and Colorado Avalanche faced off which meant that one of us lost a bet and Tyler Bertuzzi was suspended for fighting someone from the bench. Should it have been allowed? The NHL Board of Governors is meeting, which means that we get to hear Gary Bettman talk (yeah!) about things such as: – The salary cap going up – The Seattle Future NHL Team being an actual team – Being another personRead More →

The guys are back and another person has been fired in the NHL. This time it was Ron Hextall, being removed as the general manager of the Philadelphia Flyers. What direction will the Flyers go now that the architect of their franchise is gone? The Arizona Coyotes traded Dylan Strome, along with Brendan Perlini, to the Chicago Blackhawks for Nick Schmaltz. Did they give up too soon on Strome? Carl is in love with Mikko Rantanen. But how much? He plays a game of Would You Rather. Which, somehow, rekindles the Blake Wheeler contract debate. With the William Nylander contract situation about to be resolved, howRead More →

The guys are back and ready to break down the news of the week in the NHL. Todd McLellan was fired by the Edmonton Oilers and Mike Yeo was fired by the St. Louis Blues. Is this the right direction for these organizations or just band-aids to fix a bigger issue? Specifically looking at Edmonton, on the heals of the Ryan Spooner for Ryan Strome deal, the question must be asked, “When will Peter Chiarelli be fired as well?” Carl Hagelin was dealt by the Pittsburgh Penguins to the Los Angeles Kings for Tanner Pearson. Is this the move that will kickstart the Penguins? TheRead More →

Carl, Joel and Nick are back to discuss the news of the week in the NHL, including: The Ottawa Senators private conversation in an Uber was made public, after mocking the coaching staff, which begs the questions: What is the long term implication of this for the Senators, what would Connor McDavid be making fun of and how big was the Uber driver’s vehicle? Joel Quenneville was fired by the Chicago Blackhawks. What’s the best fit for him as a head coach moving forward? The new class is being inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame, including Gary Bettman and Martin Brodeur. Has Gary BettmanRead More →

Nick and Joel are back to discuss the news of the week! Wait…..what? Carl and Joel very excited that Nick Seguin has officially joined The 4th Line, especially since Carl cannot be found after a heartbreaking weekend from his Colorado Avalanche. And he has Elias Pettersson to blame. Well, and the Avalanche. John Stevens was fired as the coach of the LA Kings, replaced by Willie Desjardins. But is it too little too late? Which coach could be next to be singing the Blues? Pekka Rinne signed an extension with the Nashville Predators, meaning that the Juuse Saros Era has been delayed. Yanni Gourde also signedRead More →

Carl and Ben return after a hiatus for the 3rd installment of the 4th Line Fantasy Hockey show. With the NHL season well on its ways, there is a lot going on across the NHL that carry importance within both the fantasy hockey world as well as the NHL itself. Carl and Ben tackle Saturday evening’s 11-game daily fantasy slate and touch on which value picks should be targeted, respective roster locks, as well as an explanation of frequently used terminology within the DFS fantasy world and tips for roster construction. Carl and Ben also target season-long fantasy risers and fallers and provide insight onRead More →

The Always Wonderful Joel is back and him and Carl break down the news of the week in the NHL. Auston Matthews is hurt. How much should the Toronto Maple Leafs be worried about the health of their young star moving forward? What impact does this have on the William Nylander negotations? Jake Allen is questionable with an injury for the St. Louis Blues. What will it take to turn around the Blues? The Vancouver Canucks have been shockingly good to start the year and the Philadelphia Flyers have been shockingly bad. When Elias Pettersson and James van Riemsdyk return will they set higher sites for bothRead More →

On an all new episode Andy, Carl and Ryan bring the latest on what has been happening in the WHL. Jason Smith is out as the coach of the Kelowna Rockets, replaced by Adam Foote. Is this what Kelowna needs to set themselves up for the Memorial Cup? The US Division is full of winning teams. Something has to give, right? Jaret Anderson-Dolan has returned to the Spokane Chiefs, while Michael Rasmussen‘s return to Tri-City has been delayed. What has led to their different circumstances? The Calgary Hitmen were winners of two games last week, while the Edmonton Oil Kings went winless on their US roadRead More →