We are one week away from the start of the NHL season! “All or Nothing”, the Toronto Maple Leafs docuseries, is out and Nick has strong reasons to believe that Paul MacLean is the hero we all need. Robin Lehner dropped news this week of rumored drug treatment around the league. Everyone from Alain Vigneault to Gary Bettman had something to say. Is it done yet? Elias Pettersson and Quinn Hughes signed extensions with the Vancouver Canucks. Were they team or player friendly? It’s prime to preview our most difficult division: The Metro! Can the Hurricanes “defend” the title of best team in the division?Read More →

Preseason is hockey is here! The Buffalo Sabres have removed Jack Eichel as the captain of the team. What’s next in the saga? Kirill Kaprizov, Rasmus Dahlin and Elvis Merzļikins signed contract extensions. Who were the winners and losers of the deals? The NHL has decided to crackdown on crosschecking. What will that actually look like and will it work? We also preview the Atlantic division, as the Montreal Canadiens try to re-create their Stanley Cup Finals run with some new pieces in place, the Tampa Bay Lightning lose their 3rd line and try for the three-peat, the Toronto Maple Leafs bring in just PetrRead More →

This week’s news of the week saw old faces in new faces with Travis Zajac retiring a devil, Zach Parise re-uniting with Lou Lamoriello and Zdeno Chara going back to the Islanders. (It also was a great excuse for an exploration of the Zdeno Chara trade tree! Featuring Felix Potvin!) We also preview the Central division, trying to figure out: – How likely it is that the Avalanche are the best team in the league – When and where Vladimir Tarasenko will be traded – Why the Coyotes rebranded and what a kachina is – If Marc-Andre Fleury and Kirby Dach are enough for theRead More →

It’s season preview time! And that’s not even the biggest news of the week! Nick has discovered something called a “Deathmatch Circus” and former NHL’er Darren McCarty will be taking part in one. What’s the worst that can happen? NHL coaches, such as Sylvain Lefebvre, are losing jobs because of their decisions to not be vaccinated. What other fallout can be expected from this? It is time for the big news: We are retiring! Join us for our farewell tour, dubbed The Snides Tour, where we bring you the gifts, during the final season of The 4th Line Podcast. Thank you to everyone who’s joinedRead More →

Jesperi Kotkaniemi signed the ultimate Uno reverse card: an offer sheet with the Carolina Hurricanes. We break down every single way that it is the best offer sheet of all time. The Carolina Hurricanes were busy this week as they signed Andrei Svechnikov to an 8 year extension. Did they get it right after a poor start to the offseason? Sean Couturier and the Philadelphia Flyers tried to one up Svech. And failed. The New York Mets were booed by their fans. And responded in kind with boos of their own. Was that the appropriate response? Did the fans deserve it? The Summer Movie ClubRead More →

Our summer movie series continues! This week we head to Saskatchewan for a legal battle, Miami for a Cuban sandwich and a wedding. The Arizona Coyotes are without an arena moving forward. Again. But Gary Bettman doesn’t seem worried. He even thinks that they might stay in the desert. What are their options? Henrik Lundqvist announced his retirement from the NHL. Where does he rank all time? We deep dive into two new rosters this week, looking at teams that made themselves better this offseason. The New Jersey Devils added Dougie Hamilton, Tomas Tatar and another brother to go with Jack Hughes. But is itRead More →

There is no storybook ending, no encore at Madison Square Garden, but Henrik Lundqvist will go down as one of the brightest lights to ever grace Broadway. The 39-year-old goaltender announced today (August 20th, 2021), that he hung up the skates for good. A year after announcing he had heart inflammation that caused him to miss all last season. Embed from Getty Images While the tristate area has been home to many legendary goalies, Henrik always had a little something extra to him. Could it be his demeanor on the ice? Maybe the fact that he was the backbone of an original six-team in theRead More →