The guys are back as they get ready for the playoff race and touch on the news of the week including: – The Arizona Coyotes struggles getting an arena – The red hot Calgary Flames’ 9 game winning streak – The Vegas Golden Knights’ expansion draft information will not be publicized – The Eastern conference playoff race is broken down in detail, focusing on who will finish 3rd in the Atlantic division and get the last wild car spot They also talk about their favorite Jelly Belly flavor, what they like about a barber shop, pick the Pavel Bure Must Watch Games for Hi StickingRead More →

The introduction of bye-weeks to the NHL schedule has drawn a lot of criticism from just about everyone, everywhere. The theory is straightforward enough; NHL teams play a lot of games in a short period of time, so adding a week off part way through give players a break, and a chance to recuperate.  In practice though, the season isn’t then a week longer, so teams play more games over a shorter window as the schedule has to be condensed to fit into the existing time constraints. View this post on Instagram Chop A post shared by Auston Matthews (@auston_matthews) on Jan 9, 2017 at 1:36pmRead More →

The guys are back and Joel has some very kind words to say about our friends at The Listening Party Podcast. They also break down the dealings at the trade deadline, focusing on the Shattenkirk, Filppula, and Lazar deals. They also touch on the news of the week, including: – The Vegas Golden Knights being officially open for business – Eddie Lack being called out by coach Bill Peters – Is Patrick Kane currently the best player in the NHL? – Josh Ho Sang wearing #66 and should numbers be retired in the NHL They end by picking the Pavel Bure Must Watch Games ofRead More →

February was a bounce back month for Pavel Bure Game Winning Goal Hi Sticking and the last under the present scoring system (more on that to come!). While Fred, co-host of the Slewfoot Hockey Show, got the lead and didn’t look back, the battle behind him was tight, with 2nd and 3rd place changing constantly. March brings more opportunities for points so stay tuned for the Pavel Bure Must Watch Game every day and play along on Twitter.   How it works For those new to the game, for every Pavel Bure Must Watch Game you get to pick the game winning goal scorer, 1Read More →

The guys are back as the NHL trade deadline is almost here! They start by breaking down the trades of Ben Bishop, Martin Hanzal, Brian Boyle, Alex Burrows, Jordie Benn, Michael Stone. Tomas Jurco, Patrick Eaves and Ron Hainsey. They then touch on the recent trend of aggression in hockey, with the addition of the Kesler/Carter fight, the AHL hallway fight and a college player fighting a ref. Joel has tips on how curb the aggression and that tip is using a meat injector. They wrap by previewing the trade deadline to come and pick the Pavel Bure’s of the Week. Twitter: twitter.com/4thLinePodcast Facebook: facebook.com/the4thlinepodcastRead More →

There are currently 12 teams in the NHL that have never lifted the Stanley Cup; the Arizona Coyotes, Buffalo Sabres, Columbus Blue Jackets, Florida Panthers, Minnesota Wild, Nashville Predators, Ottawa Senators, San Jose Sharks, St. Louis Blues, Vancouver Canucks, Washington Capitals and Winnipeg Jets. Before anyone mentions the Millionaires; wins by previous teams in those cities don’t count. The Millionaires folded a whole two decades before the Canucks were founded. Some teams are just bad, while others can dominate a regular season but fall apart in the playoffs. Here’s my top five current NHL teams never to win the Stanley Cup. Don’t feel bad ifRead More →