The guys are joined by Dan Rice as he fills in for Joel and Dan helps get Carl up to speed on the New Jersey Devils’ season thus far, including if Cory Schneider can win the Vezina and the impact Taylor Hall has had on the team. Then, surprisingly and unexpectedly, Andrew Ladd scores and the guys breakdown his situation with the Islanders and what can be done to turn the situation around. Joel’s Leafs’ had an eventful week, as Nazem Kadri avoids suspension and Joel is concerned about the rematch in 6 weeks. They wrap up by covering the Jacob Trouba extension with the Jets,Read More →

The guys are back on a Halloween empty of NHL games, touching on NHL rookies being returned to Junior, the Hampus Lindholm extension, if Andrew Ladd is good or bad, Halak trade rumors, Joel plays our 13th Halloween Trivia, crown a new Hi Sticking champion and start a new round of Pavel Bures. 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   Embed from Getty ImagesRead More →

The first month of the NHL season is in the books and that means it is time to crown our first Hi Sticking Champion: Congrats to Mike Laybourne on winning the first round of Hi Sticking for 2016-17! Here is the final October standings. Player Score MikeLaybourne 11 JoeMartini90 8 DRdiabloTHW 8 BShareCohen 7 cjmilroy 7 TheeRyanKearns 7 ClumsyerOne 7 bluenotebacker 6 Gwen_Deyoung 5 ReasonsAre 5 Kagey_ 4 AndrewGForbes 3 Steven_Clan 3 ChrisMaierBC 2 MPearce6 2 the_real_cabo 2 LWOSZAnderson 1 CactusOnIce 1 efrommer 1 We now reset and have a clean slate for November. Let’s play Hi Sticking! (times are ET): San Jose Sharks vs Arizona Coyotes,Read More →

10 Straight Losing Seasons Leaves Quite a Stench The Oilers Stink. It’s a thing. Like a bad garbage dump, you can smell it 3 towns over on a hot day and the wind blows right. The kind of repugnance that curls your nose hairs, tears the eyes and recoils the mind. A smell so foul, you can’t escape it – and it’s clung to the team for almost 10 years. 10 YEARS! 10 years out of the playoffs, 10 years of bad signings, 10 years of poor drafting, 10 years of former dynasty players running the team (into the ground), 10 years of bad injuries,Read More →

The first week of the NHL season is in the books and so is our first set of the Pavel Bure’s for us to play game winning goal Hi Sticking with. For those new to the game, for every game everyone gets to pick 1 player for each team who we think we will win the game winning goal. If you pick the game winning goal scorer, you get 2 points. If the guy you picked assists on the winner, you get 1 point. Last week we had the Florida Panthers vs Tampa Bay Lightning, Toronto Maple Leafs vs Winnipeg Jets, San Jose Sharks vsRead More →

The guys are back as Carl shares his excitement about Mikko Rantanen joining the Colorado Avalanche, and Joel has anger about the Toronto Maple Leafs blowing leads. Is Carl too excited about the Edmonton Oilers’ start to the season? Carl and Joel also debut a new segment called “Trust or Bust” where they decide if hot or cold starts are for real, including: Jimmy Howard leading goals against average with the Detroit Red Wings The Minnesota Wild with Bruce Boudreau The Boston Bruins having two scorers in the top 10 The Nashville Predator’s slow start Ben Bishop‘s poor numbers The Carolina Hurricanes basement dwelling TheRead More →