A short while ago we looked at 2017’s Jack Adams Award nominees, but of the three worthy candidates, who should win? The answer is John Tortorella, the 2004 award winner deserves to win again, edging out Todd McLellan and Mike Babcock. John Tortorella has had many critics in the past, thanks in part to his feisty relationships with his players and the press, but his management style has attracted a lot of positive attention recently and has been the focus of a series on NHL.com. Embed from Getty Images Torts’ Columbus Blue Jackets start to the season was decent, but after defeating the Tampa BayRead More →

The guys are back to break down the news of the week as the 3rd round of the Stanley Cup playoffs get started, including: – Sidney Crosby has had at least one concussion so far this playoff. What should be done to prevent them from having more? – With the Washington Capitals eliminated, where does the team go from here? Who will be around next year? When will Alexander Ovechkin be traded away? – The Nashville Predators have been dominant so far in the playoffs. How long does it last? – Ben Bishop signed a contract with the Dallas Stars. Who is the odd manRead More →

Jump into the 4th Line time machine and let’s take a ride into hockey’s storied past. Embed from Getty Images May 8th, 1988 – Yellow Sunday Its game 4 of the 1988 Prince of Wales Conference Finals. The New Jersey Devils face off against the Boston Bruins at the Brendan Byrne Arena in East Rutherford, NJ. The following night Devils coach Jim Schoenfeld got into a verbal altercation with referee Don Koharski. This all happened to be caught on tape by a local cameraman. Schoenfeld words were heard all over NYC.  Schoenfeld was later suspended and banded from the bench during game 4. The DevilsRead More →

Only four teams are left in the chase for the Stanley Cup, and as we lose another group of teams that means that we get to crown another Hi Sticking winner! Congrats to Gwen for winning the 2nd round Hi Sticking.  Only 14 chances to make points so getting points however you can will be come more important. 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, 1 player for each team.  Starting in March we have a new scoring system. If you pick theRead More →

In just four days, Ryan Getzlaf will turn 32 years old. While that’s not really too old in the grand scheme of things, for a hockey player, that’s supposed to be the start of your decline. And for Getzlaf, at the beginning of the year it looked like it was. Four years ago, Getzlaf ended the season with an astonishing 87 points in 77 games. Breaking the 30-goal mark for the first time in his career, Getzlaf had arguably his most productive season of his career. And as he finished second in the voting for the Hart Trophy, Getzlaf was considered to be one ofRead More →