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 →

With the NHL All Star weekend upon us, it’s fitting to look back and think of the All Star games that we watched growing up. With so many great players being in the games of yesteryear, we here at The 4th Line Podcast endeavoured to find the best All Star that a particular team had. The criteria: Which player had the best collection of years with that team? Sure, Wayne Gretzky was the best player to ever play on the St. Louis Blues, but with only 18 games with the team, he’s not their All Time All Star. So, without further ado…… Calgary Flames JaromeRead 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 →