The guys are back and as the Anaheim Ducks and Toronto Maple Leafs face off, the guys are reminded of the trade that brought Frederik Andersen to Toronto. Who is the better goalie between him and John Gibson? Would each of these teams do this trade again if given the chance? Somehow James Neal was not suspended or penalized for two handing Connor Hellebuyck. However, Filip Forsberg was suspended for his hit on Jimmy Vesey. What is going on?! The Montreal Canadiens have been bad this year, which has netted them a spot in the Elimination Station. How do you fix this team? Does it involveRead More →

Coming out of the NHL All-Star break we can see the teams with a realistic shot at winning the Stanley Cup. Any list of Cup contenders starts with the consensus Cup favorite Tampa Bay Lightning. Then there are trendy picks like the scorching-hot Boston Bruins and Vegas Golden Knights. After that, the field appears to be more wide open than ever before. Sadly for the rest of the league, I dug a little deeper and realized something inevitable. The Pittsburgh Penguins are going to win their 3rd straight Stanley Cup. They currently sit 5th in the east, with a 51.7% Corsi and +1 goal differential.Read More →

Welcome to a series where I will be looking at what each team should be doing this trade deadline. We will be looking at their future, players to buy or sell, and overall possibility of a Cup. Stay tuned for all four divisions, but today we will be breaking down the Metro! If you missed it, you can see the Atlantic Division here. #1 Carolina Hurricanes: This division is so much tougher than the Atlantic, that had 5 sellers in it. Usually I would err on the side of caution here, like I did with Toronto. However, the Canes desperately need a playoff appearance. TheirRead More →

Welcome to a series where I will be looking at what each team should be doing this trade deadline. We will be looking at their future, players to buy or sell, and overall possibility of a Cup. Stay tuned for all four divisions, but today we will be breaking down the Atlantic! #1 Boston Bruins: This is a team that people are still sleeping on. As of January 29th they have a 99.9% chance of playoffs, and 10.3% chance at the Cup. This is 2nd in the league, and only 1% below Tampa for chance at winning the Cup. These guys are my second favouriteRead More →

The guys are back and they break down the events of all star weekend in Tampa. Does anyone know what goalie interference is anymore? What should be done to bring clarity to the goalie interference confusion? Auston Matthews and Steven Stamkos tried convincing players to join them on their teams. Is this collusion? Do we care? The Tampa Bay Lightning are the favorite to win the President’s Trophy this year. Joel thinks that this means that they’re primed for a 1st round exit. Jaromir Jagr‘s NHL has likely ended. Where does he rank amoungst the all time greats. The New York Islanders are returning toRead More →

Carl, Joel and Mike are back as they dive into an episode that is all one weird question: If you could spend a day and eat without any consequence, what would you do? How would you plan you day? What would you eat? Where would you eat it? When would you take this special day? All this and more in an all new 5th Line Podcast! Twitter: twitter.com/4thLinePodcast Facebook: facebook.com/the4thlinepodcast Patreon: patreon.com/4thLinePodcast Email: mail@the4thlinepodcast.com Intro music by Erik Hall of Shoot the Shred podcast shredpod.simplecast.fm Part of the Alberta Podcast Network powered by ATB Financial Embed from Getty ImagesRead More →

Just past halfway through the 2017-18 season, it’s that time of year again where we begin to see midseason awards voting. The award that generally generates the most conversation is the Hart Trophy, given to the NHL’s most valuable player. It’s easy to make a case for plenty of players. Nathan MacKinnon is probably the frontrunner, with John Tavares, Nikita Kucherov, and some of the league’s other top scorers trailing just behind. However, I think there is one sleeper pick for the Hart Trophy: Artemi Panarin. There are 3 main reasons for this, so let’s dive into Panarin’s results and you will see what I mean.Read More →

The guys are back and are recording in the midst of the Colorado Avalanche versus the Toronto Maple Leafs. This is Joel’s first time watching the Avalanche during their winning streak. What does he think of the new Avalanche? Can they actually win with Jonathan Bernier in net? All this and more as their friendship takes a great testing. This week it was announced that Carey Price had chronic fatigue syndrome. Was does this mean for Carey Price and the Montreal Canadiens? Eric Lindros had his number retired by the Philadelphia Flyers. What are our lasting memories? Carl had a very unique conversation with Micah BlakeRead More →