The guys recorded a little early this week, missing out all of the hot PTO signings late in the week. However, they were able to talk about the Flames’ signing of Sam Bennett and preview the Central division. – We learn that starting the show by talking about the Colorado Avalanche is a bad idea if we want Carl to be in a good mood. The Avalanche have to be better than last year (right?), but are they still the worst in the league? – The Dallas Stars have a new goalie (Ben Bishop) and an expensive new winger (Alex Radulov). Can this return themRead More →

The NHL is less than 31 days away from the beginning of the 2017/18 season. Over this period we’re diving into the 31 NHL teams in alphabetical order, take a look at their previous standings and upcoming season predictions, as well as their key additions and subtractions. Yesterday we made our first foray into the Central division by looking at the Chicago Blackhawks, today we stay in the Central division and head to Denver, home of the Colorado Avalanche. 2016/17 record: 22/56/4 Key additions: Jonathan Bernier, Nail Yakupov, Alexander Kerfoot. Key losses: Calvin Pickard, Francois Beauchemin, Mikhail Grigorenko 2017 prediction: Serious contender to win the draft lottery. Embed from Getty ImagesRead More →

The NHL is less than 31 days away from the beginning of the 2017/18 season. Over this period we’re diving into the 31 NHL teams in alphabetical order, take a look at their previous standings and upcoming season predictions, as well as their key additions and subtractions. Yesterday we looked at Carl’s Carolina Hurricanes. Today we make our first visit to the Central division. It’s time to look at the 2015 Stanley Cup champions; the Chicago Blackhawks. 2016/17 record: 50/23/9 Key additions: Brandon Saad, Anton Forsberg, Connor Murphy. Key losses: Marcus Kruger, Artemi Panarin, Scott Darling, Niklas Hjalmarsson. 2017 prediction: Playoffs, but not a cup contender. Embed from Getty ImagesRead More →

The NHL is less than 31 days away from the beginning of the 2017/18 season. Over this period we’re diving into the 31 NHL teams in alphabetical order, take a look at their previous standings and upcoming season predictions, as well as their key additions and subtractions. Yesterday we looked at the Calgary Flames. Today we make our first foray into the Metropolitan division. It’s time to remember once again why I jumped on the Hurricanes bandwagon! 2016/17 record: 36-31-15 Key additions: Marcus Kruger, Scott Darling, Justin Williams, Trevor van Riemsdyk Key losses: Eddie Lack 2017 prediction: Wild card spot Embed from Getty Images Last year, the Carolina Hurricanes finishedRead More →

The NHL is 31 days away from the beginning of the 2017/18 season. Over the next 31 days we’ll dive into the 31 NHL teams in alphabetical order, take a look at their previous standings and upcoming season predictions, as well as their key additions and subtractions. Yesterday we looked at the Buffalo Sabres. Today we take our first trip into Western Canada and look at the Calgary Flames. 2016/17 record: 45-33-4 Key additions: Travis Hamonic, Mike Smith, Spencer Foo. Key losses: Brian Elliott, Chad Johnson, Dennis Wideman. 2017 prediction: Wildcard team Embed from Getty Images The Calgary Flames are looking to put themselves back inRead More →

The NHL is just 31 days away from the beginning of the 2017/18 season. Over the next 31 days we’ll dive into the 31 NHL teams in alphabetical order, take a look at their previous standings and upcoming season predictions, as well as their key additions and subtractions. Yesterday we looked at the Boston Bruins. Today we stay in the Atlantic division, looking at what can be expected from the Buffalo Sabres. 2016/17 record: 33/37/12 Key additions: Jason Pominville, Marco Scandella, Nathan Beaulieu. Key losses: Tyler Ennis, Marcus Foligno. 2017/18 prediction: Well out of the playoffs Embed from Getty Images The Buffalo Sabres will be desperate to avoid finishing bottomRead More →

The NHL is just 31 days away from the beginning of the 2017/18 season. Over the next 31 days we’ll dive into the 31 NHL teams in alphabetical order, take a look at their previous standings and upcoming season predictions, as well as their key additions and subtractions. Yesterday we looked at the Arizona Coyotes. Today we take the first trip out east, seeing what can be expected from the Boston Bruins. 2016/17 record: 44-31-7 Key additions: Urho Vaakanainen Key losses: Colin Miller 2017/18 prediction: Just out of the playoffs Embed from Getty Images Yes, the above information is not a typo. The Boston Bruins did virtually nothingRead More →

The guys are back and hockey is almost back as well. One of the signs that hockey is back is the annual 4th Line Podcast Divisional Previews! This week it gets kick started by looking at the Pacific division, including: – The Vancouver Canucks signed Thomas Vanek this week. Do they know how to properly tank? What will their goaltenders give them, as Jacob Markström is handed the reigns in net? – The Vegas Golden Knights actually get to play hockey soon. Will their defense be enough to carry them? – The Los Angeles Kings are a team that used to be really good. How doRead More →

The NHL is just 31 days away from the beginning of the 2017/18 season. Over the next 31 days we’ll dive into the 31 NHL teams in alphabetical order, take a look at their previous standings and upcoming season predictions, as well as their key additions and subtractions. Yesterday we looked at the Anaheim Ducks; today it’s the turn of the Arizona Coyotes Embed from Getty Images 2016/17 record: 30-43-9 Key additions: Niklas Hjalmarsson, Derek Stepan and Antti Raanta. Key losses: Shane Doan, Connor Murphy. 2017/18 prediction: No playoff hockey this season. The last few seasons have not been kind to the Coyotes, unrelenting off-ice stories have distracted fromRead More →