The Ottawa Senators are running out of time to tie up Matt Duchene on a new contract. TSN’s Darren Dreger reported that some pretty high numbers are being thrown about: Talks between Duchene camp and the Sens expected to continue this week. The range for Duchene on 8 yr term is believed to be between $65 and $75 mil. So, either in the 8’s or 9+ aav. Still ballpark discussions. — Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) January 20, 2019 If we take the lower number, you’re looking at an 8 by 8 deal which feels excessive, especially for a player who did his best work for theRead More →

On the heels of two trades this week, The 4th Line is back early! Before we get to hockey, Joel has a very nice poem for us. Jake Muzzin was dealt to the Toronto Maple Leafs. What exactly were the LA Kings doing? After that, the Pittsburgh Penguins got Nick Bjugstad and Jared McCann from the Florida Panthers Derick Brassard, Riley Sheahan and some draft picks. Who won this deal? With the trade deadline coming, who else could be on the move? What do the Blue Jackets do with Sergei Bobrovsky and Artemi Panarin? The Edmonton Oilers take their spot in the Elimination Station. WhatRead More →

On an all new episode Andy, Carl and Ryan bring the latest on what has been happening in the WHL. It has officially been announced that the Kootenay Ice are moving to Winnipeg. What does this mean for the future of the franchise and the league as a whole? Ryan checked out the Top Prospects game in Red Deer and was continually impressed by Brett Leason, to name just one. NHL Central Scouting came out with their most recent rankings, which highlights just exactly how off their rankings can be. (ie. Dustin Wolf) With the playoffs nearing, what teams should be watched? How much willRead More →

Last year it was Kid Rock, this year it’s equal pay. It seems if there’s a way to bring controversy to the NHL’s All Star Game (ASG), then the NHL can find a way. The #paydecker campaign found a resolution when equipment manufacturer CCM recognised Brianna Decker’s achievement and offered the $25k. The NHL then jumped on, but missed the bandwagon by agreeing to make charity donations in the names of the Decker, Renata Fast, Kendall Coyne Schofield and Rebecca Johnston. Why the NHL didn’t foresee any issues with having female skaters ‘demonstrate’ the events that their male counterparts would take part in is beyondRead More →

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 →