What does it mean to be an enforcer in the NHL? The documentary “Ice Guardians” produced by Adam Scorgie and directed by Brett Harvey answers just that. You may remember Ice Guardians from a recent episode of the podcast. We also had the opportunity to view Ice Guardians at the Calgary International Film Festival on September 24th. Ice Guardians successfully provides a unique and informative exploration of what the life of an NHL enforcer is like. This continues to become more relevant as the amount of enforcers in the league steadily declines. Through conversations with dozens of current and former NHL players, the team behind Ice Guardians are ableRead More →

Earlier this summer The 4th Line Podcast took a big step that opened a lot of options up for us: We finally had our own website. When we first started the show we always said that we could get by with sending people to our Soundcloud page or iTunes or to our partners’ websites. We’d always toyed with the idea of having our own site but there wasn’t enough of a reason to have one. Sure, we’d love to have a website, but was it worth it? This past summer, as we had more time to think without hockey to distract us, we started brainstormingRead More →

The guys are back as they are joined by Rob Vollman as they talk about Rob’s new book “Stat Shot”, a book about hockey, for people who like hockey, through the lens of statistics. They touch on some of the topics in the book, including the worst trades in NHL history and goalie save percentage and get Rob’s thoughts on the Calgary Flames, and even give away a copy of Stat Shot to a listener. Felix Sicard also stops by to help Carl and Joel preview the Pacific division, touching on all 7 teams and having some healthy disagreement about some of the offseason movesRead More →

The guys are back and in person as they help Joel deal with the injury to Frederik Andersen, talk injury replacements for the World Cup of Hockey, settle on the final 4 in the Favorite Player Bracket and give a sneak peak of next week’s guest. They also give their predictions for who will win the awards for the 2016-17 season, predicting the Jacks Adams, Vezina, Calder, Norris and Hart trophies. Lastly, they settle on the format for this year’s fantasy hockey league, put 2 people in the league and Joel tours Carl’s recording space.  Read More →

The guys have Ben Kerr from Last Word on Sports fill in for Joel, as Joel is away this week. Sean Tierney  joins The 4th Line to tell them about Ryan Stimson’s passing project, looking at locations of passes and if they lead to a shot attempt. Sean has been looking into this data seeing what this tells us, in regards to individual passes leading to shot attempts. Ben and Carl also cover Jared Bednar coaching the Colorado Avalanche and the signings of Jiri Hudler by theDallas Stars and Brandon Pirri by the New York Rangers. Las Vegas also started filing trademarks and registering domains for new names,Read More →

The guys are back as they break down the news of the week (a swimmer behaving badly, Enroth and Vesey signing) and recap the Western side of the Favorite Player Bracket and preview the Eastern Conference. They also setup the fantasy hockey league, talk about preferred fantasy categories and top fantasty players for the year. Lastly, they answer some of your questions from a Twitter Q&A. Twitter: twitter.com/The4thLinePod Facebook: facebook.com/the4thlinepodcast Email: the4thlinepod@gmail.com Intro music by Erik Hall of Shoot the Shred podcast shredpod.simplecast.fm    Read More →

This week the guys are pleased to have Adam Scorgie, producer of the upcoming documentary Ice Guardians, on the show to talk about the film which covers the history of enforcers in the game of hockey, talking to many of the NHL enforcers we’ve come to know over the past decades.   They also talk about Patrick Roy quitting, the impact and potential replacements for the Avalanche and if this changes Roy’s legacy, Jimmy Vesey’s pending free agency and changes to the way young players enter the league. Lastly, they enter the 2nd round of the 4th Line Favorite bracket. Twitter: twitter.com/The4thLinePod Facebook: facebook.com/the4thlinepodcast Email:Read More →