Today we wrap up the Hardcore Hockey History series! But first, the NHL has decided to not opt out of the current CBA. Will the NHLPA follow suit? And what exactly does this mean? And can the NHL escrow part of this show? Cam Ward retired this week and Justin Williams “retired”. Are the rest of the Carolina Hurricanes safe? With our summer series coming to an end, it is fitting to speak to author and hockey historian Mike Commito about what exactly it means to be a hockey historian and to share some fun stories along the way. This includes the tail of how thisRead More →

The summer break is over and hockey will soon be back. As part of our NHL season previews, today we look at the Arizona Coyotes. Notable Players In: Phil Kessel, Carl Soderberg Notable Players Out: Alex Galchenyuk First Key Game: Vegas Golden Knights; October 10th. Embed from Getty Images Odds to win the division 12:1 (t-5th overall) (via Betway) Is this a bet worth taking? No. If you rummage around the back the sofa and turn up a couple of bucks though, throw it on the Coyotes to make the playoffs. They’re probably not going to win the division, but the odds are nicely stackedRead More →

With the new NHL season here, it’s time to look ahead at what each team can expect this season. Up First: The Anaheim Ducks, a team in transition, hoping that new coach Dallas Eakins and some young faces mean a bright future. Notable Players In: Michael Del Zotto, Andreas Martinsen Notable Players Out: Corey Perry, Andrej Sustr First Key Game: October 5th vs the San Jose Sharks. This will be a litmus test for where the Ducks are at in the process (out of training camp) plus it’s the Sharks and there is no love lost there. Embed from Getty Images Odds to win theRead More →

This week it’s a question and answer special! Starting with conspiracy theories. Did Connor McDavid land on the moon? We cover the news of Bill Guerin being named the general manager of the Minnesota Wild. What can we know about Guerin’s management history? Hardcore Hockey History takes us to the biggest mistakes in hockey history, including blunders, trades, draft picks and officiating featuring Patrik Stefan, Patrick Roy, Brett Hull, Kerry Fraser and more! It’s then time for an extended Q&A time. This includes topics such as best BBQ, Jesse Puljujarvi, cereal, chilling hockey moments, Trailer Park Boys and more! All this and more on episode 245Read More →

“Don’t fix what isn’t broken” is a timeless saying. We apply it to the radical change of person, thing, or idea where it’s entirely unnecessary. This case is up for debate as the Carolina Hurricanes have gone a very different route with their newest incarnation of their away jersey. Let’s take a look at this fresh out of the oven piece. Enemies, take warning ⚠️ @CanesNHL are bringing their name in bold to rival territory this season. #NHL #adizero #adidashockey pic.twitter.com/4110Nks1Ec — adidas Hockey (@adidashockey) August 20, 2019 Background The Carolina Hurricanes have hyped this jersey up for weeks now on social media, and weRead More →

As the NHL nears the end of summer, we look back at what NHL.com, which includes making borderline arbitrary lists ranking players at certain positions. There are rumors that the NHL will be hosting a World Cup of Hockey again, this time in 2021. What does that mean for the future of NHL’ers in international hockey? Speaking of which, what does that the past have to say about international hockey? What are some of the key moments? How did we get where we are today? One of the biggest moments in international hockey was the 1972 Summit Series. We’re joined by Rhonda McClure from ThePinkPuck.com to discuss allRead More →

After a great run from 2012-2014, the Los Angeles Kings have struggled to find success, so with this, they’ve brought in plenty of young talent to solidify their future. Players like Anze Kopitar and Drew Doughty obviously won’t last much longer in the league, so do the Kings have the prospect pool to replace their aging stars? Alex Turcotte, C With the 5th overall selection of the 2019 Draft, the Kings selected center Alex Turcotte from the USNTDP. Turcotte put up 53 points in 30 games last season, which is very good, but he’s even more crucial on defense. He was easily the best two-wayRead More →

WARNING! Before throwing an octopus on the ice at the next Red Wings game, listen to this week’s episode. It may just save your life, as we learn from a lady who let an octopus attach itself to her face. Roberto Luongo‘s number has been retired by the Florida Panthers. Is his legacy enough to be deserving of the honor? There are a number of free agents left unsigned, including Jake Gardiner, Joe Thornton, Patrick Marleau, Dan Girardi, Thomas Vanek and more! As for the restricted free agents, when will they sign? What is holding them up and who will be the first to cave?Read More →

After a long weekend, there is plenty of news for a week in the summer, so without further ado…. The 4th Line Hockey Podcast #242 – The Collector’s Edition Kevin Shattenkirk was bought out by the New York Rangers and then signed with the Tampa Bay Lightning. Is it possible that both teams made the right choice? The Colorado Avalanche extended young defenseman Samuel Girard. Will this contract set the benchmark for similar players? Ryan Callahan was dealt to the Ottawa Senators. Why would the Senators pick up Callahan? Paul Fenton was removed as the general manager of the Minnesota Wild. What went wrong inRead More →