With Nick away, it takes three people to replace him. The Calgary Flames, and the NHL as a whole, had a bad week after news of coaches behaving badly happened repeatedly. Thankfully, this news is coming to light. What does it mean for the future of the league? Ryan Pike of Flames Nation and The Sporting News joins us to discuss the week that was for the Flames: the resignation of Bill Peters, the fallout and the future with Geoff Ward. Matthew Dillner, producer of the Dale Jr. Download and lifelong New York Islanders fan, joins us to discuss the New York Islanders’ fantastic season.Read More →

Mark McGrath of Sugar Ray (as if you needed to be reminded of that) helped someone break up over Cameo. Which led us down the rabbit hole of, which NHL’ers can we get to say things? (And also inspires a charitable effort from Nick.) The 4th Line Hockey Podcast #258 – Babcock Fired, Three Suspensions There was also a LOT of big news in the league this week. Mike Babcock was fired by the Toronto Maple Leafs. What can be expected from the Sheldon Keefe Leafs? Where will Babcock end up? Will of the news of locker room treatment impact his future? A collection ofRead More →

Another busy week of hockey and we are back with a break down of all that has happened. But before that, Dan Gable has had a statue of cheese made of him. Which begs several questions: Why? How? What else can you make a statue out of? Who would make a good hockey cheese statue?   The Toronto Maple Leafs continue to lose. What is ailing them and how can this problem be solved? On the flip side, the Dallas Stars have turned things around after being called out by Jim Montgomery. Is this as good as it gets in Dallas? Cory Schneider and IlyaRead More →

On the heels of a controversial weekend off the ice, Carl and Nick are back! The New York Islanders’ winning streak is over. But that doesn’t mean that hope is lost! Heck, they won 10 in a row! Don Cherry has been removed as the host of Coach’s Corner. While that was the right choice, what is next for Hockey Night in Canada segments? Nick’s Detroit Red Wings traded Jacob de la Rose for Robby Fabbri. There are big questions are why this trade happened, such as “What role did Nick play in making it happen?” Nick Foligno was suspended 3 games for his elbowRead More →

On the heels of one of the biggest day in his life, Nick is back with a set of fresh perspectives! Milan Lucic was suspended for two games for his punching of Kole Sherwood. Was it enough? Too much? Why does Lucic somehow stay in the news? Andrei Svechnikov scored the first ever “lacrosse goal” in the NHL, which makes the guys wonder, how can we get more of this? The New York Islanders have won 9 games in a row. How are they doing it though? Dustin Byfuglien and the Winnipeg Jets continue to be at an impasse. Is there any way to mend this relationship movingRead More →

Nick is away this week but German of the 104 Podcast is here to fill in! We start by looking back on the news of the week, including: Jonathan Toews is a proponent of a new format to the schedule that would lead to more sleep and less environmental harm. But is it better for the on ice product? Roman Josi signed an extension with the Nashville Predators. As one of the best defenders in the league, there’s no chance that it’s a bad deal…..right? Vladimir Tarasenko and Gabriel Landeskog are out for extended periods of time. Which of the Central division’s Blues or Avalanche areRead More →

Mike Sullivan is not a fan of morning skates, or trimming ham. Apparently. All that and more on a new 4th Line Hockey Podcast! Drew Doughty and Matthew Tkachuk have quite the rivalry going. How did it get to this point? Valentin Zykov of the Vegas Golden Knights was suspended for performance enhancing drugs. What’s in the water in Vegas? The Colorado Avalanche finally lost. What gives Carl hope for the Avalanche to keep it up this season? John Carlson is leading the league in points so far this season, which hasn’t happened since 1975. How many awards would he win if he keeps itRead More →

With a month in the books of the WHL season, Andy, Carl and Ryan are back with the latest in the WHL! Prince Albert remains atop the Eastern division again/still. How are they doing it? With the season underway, some trades have already happened, with Cole Fonstad off to Everett and Ryan Hughes off to Kamloops. What made them expendable? The Central division features goals by Medicine Hat, depth by Edmonton and an injured Calgary squad that’s still getting by. Where will the dust settle here? The Vancouver Giants have a slow start and a problem of too many overaged players. Who will be theRead More →

On a Thanksgiving afternoon, Carl and Nick have much to be thankful for, including Cinnabon. The Blackhawks and Devils are still winless. After a seemingly successful offseason, what does New Jersey need to do to get things on track? Does a change behind the bench need to happen? There are still two undefeated teams left in the league as well: Edmonton and Colorado. Can Carl’s team be the last to lose? Which of these opening performances is most sustainable? With Bo Horvat being named the captain of the Vancouver Canucks, was that a good choice, and how important is the role of the captain? BraydenRead More →

Nick returns as we are mere days away from the start of the NHL regular season! But first, the news of the week. The Colorado Avalanche are excited for the start of the regular season, and so are their fans. Unless they’re trying to watch on their local cable, as Altitude Sports will not be distributed on the major carriers. Is this a sign of things to come for local sports? Matthew Tkachuk, Patrik Laine, Kyle Connor and Mikko Rantanen all ended their restricted free agent stand still and signed contracts with the Calgary Flames, Winnipeg Jets (x2) and Colorado Avalanche respectively. Who were theRead More →