The 4th Line Hockey Podcast #340 – The 2021 NHL Free Agency Special

It is NHL free agency day, which means that there are over 150 signings, trades and pieces of follow up from draft weekend to talk about. Let’s do that podcast!

The Minnesota Wild got the sliding Jesper Wallstedt with the Edmonton Oilers pick. Why didn’t the Oilers pick him? And yet, the Oilers didn’t make the worst choice in the draft. The Montreal Canadiens stepped in to steal that honor from them. Those moves aside, who were the winners and losers of the draft?

Leading up to free agency a number of trades happened, including:

Cam Atkinson and Jakub Voracek being swapping by the Columbus Blue Jackets and Philadelphia Flyers

Marc-Andre Fleury being dealt for nothing

Tyler Johnson being a salary dump to the Chicago Blackhawks

Nate Schmidt and Brenden Dillon being acquired by the Winnipeg Jets

Darcy Kuemper is traded to the Colorado Avalance mid-show

As nearly $800 million was handed out in free agency, we dive into the signings of:

Alex Ovechkin

Philipp Grubauer and the rest of the goalies on the market

Dougie Hamilton

Gabriel Landeskog

Cale Makar

Mike Hoffman

Phillip Danault

Ryan Suter

Blake Coleman

Zach Hyman

Tyson Barrie

Nick Foligno

Pavel Buchnevich

All this and more on episode 340 of the 4th Line Hockey Podcast!


Intro music by Erik Hall of Ane Croft

Jingles by Scotty Hicks of Hunker Down, on Twitter at @rapidonian

Part of Full Press Radio

About the Show

The 4th Line Podcast is a weekly hockey podcast hosted by Carl Landra and Nick Seguin. Every week they share their unique and fun take on what is happening in the world of hockey. While they don’t take themselves too seriously, they have a typical 4th line attitude: what they lack in finesse, they make up for in being willing to go to the corners and work hard to get the job done.

Who are Carl and Nick? Carl comes from Calgary, AB. His facial hair of choice is a mustache. His team of choice is the Colorado Avalanche and his smoked meat of choice is brisket.  Nick comes from Toronto, ON. His facial hair of choice is a light beard. His team of choice is the Detroit Red Wings and his smoked meat of choice is ribs.

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