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No finesse, just grinding out our opinions on hockey and the world of the NHL. Hosted by Carl Landra and Nick Seguin.

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    Episode #357 - The Thrown Episode

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 61:26

    Marc Bergevin was removed as the general manager of the Montreal Canadiens, one year after the team reached the Stanley Cup Final, replaced by Jeff Gorton. Are the Canadiens heading in the right direction? The Pittsburgh Penguins have been bought by Fenway Sports Group. What does this mean for the health of the team and the league? Trouble is brewing in Boston, with Brad Marchand suspended for a slewfoot and Jake Debrusk requesting a trade. How will this all end? The Connor and the Coyotes involves Artemi Panarin's wardrobe, Cale Makar's salad in Denver, and several worsts including a fantasy matchup, Evander Kane and Matt Murray on waivers, Islanders games cancelled for COVID and Brendan Lemieux feeling snacky.  All this and more on episode 357 of the 4th Line Hockey Podcast! Twitter: twitter.com/4thLinePodcast Facebook: facebook.com/the4thlinepodcast Email: mail@the4thlinepodcast.com Intro music by Erik Hall of Ane Croft Jingles by Scotty Hicks of Hunker Down, on Twitter at @rapidonian anecroftmusic.bandcamp.com/releases Part of Full Press Radio

    Episode #356 - The Connors and The Coyotes

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 65:14

    In a rarity in the world of sports, the Omaha Lancers skipped their own games this weekend. What is going on in Nebraska? And where is Nebraska? There are rumors that the Quebec Nordiques could return to the NHL. In what scenario would this be possible? Connor McDavid, and other superstars in the league, complain about not getting penalties called. Are their concerns valid? The Connors and The Coyotes returns with one of them taking a turn at the other seat. We also visit the island, Alberta and criticize the entire state of Pennsylvania. Welcome to our geography filled episode! Lastly, we pick the Pavel Bure Must Watch Games of the Week. All this and more on episode 356 of the 4th Line Hockey Podcast! Twitter: twitter.com/4thLinePodcast Facebook: facebook.com/the4thlinepodcast Email: mail@the4thlinepodcast.com Intro music by Erik Hall of Ane Croft Jingles by Scotty Hicks of Hunker Down, on Twitter at @rapidonian anecroftmusic.bandcamp.com/releases Part of Full Press Radio

    Episode #355 - The Nine Goalie Tenders

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 62:47

    We start this week's show with the essentials, for beer league hockey. What are your must haves for a game? The Ottawa Senators will not be playing hockey this week, as 10 players are out in COVID protocol. How likely is this to happen again? What long term effects will it have on the NHL season? Bob Murray resigned from his role with the Anaheim Ducks. How connected is this to the Chicago Blackhawks investigation? The Vezina finalists last year are struggling goalies this year. What could cure what ails Phillip Grubauer and Marc-Andre Fleury? We debut (bring back?) a new segment, looking at the best and worst of the week (The Connors and the Coyotes). We look at what Connor McDavid and Alex Ovechkin did to earn accolades, and the Canucks and Panthers did to suffer the embarrassment. Lastly, we pick the Pavel Bure Must Watch Games of the Week. All this and more on episode 355 of the 4th Line Hockey Podcast! Twitter: twitter.com/4thLinePodcast Facebook: facebook.com/the4thlinepodcast Email: mail@the4thlinepodcast.com Intro music by Erik Hall of Ane Croft Jingles by Scotty Hicks of Hunker Down, on Twitter at @rapidonian anecroftmusic.bandcamp.com/releases Part of Full Press Radio

    Episode #354 - The Record Breaking

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 67:08

    Jack Eichel has officially been freed from the Buffalo Sabres, heading to the Vegas Golden Knights. Was the return enough for Buffalo? How will Vegas fit Eichel into their salary cap moving forward? Jeremy Colliton was fired by the Chicago Blackhawks. How does this organization find a good path forward on the ice? Morgan Rielly and Adam Fox signed contract extensions. Has the market for free agent defensemen gotten too expensive? Cole Caufield was sent down to the AHL by the Montreal Canadiens. Will this fix what ails him? We play some over/under and Nick has some hot takes on what he think will happen the rest of the season? SpOILERS: One is record breaking. Lastly, we pick the Pavel Bure Must Watch Games of the Week and hand out some Hi Sticking prizes! All this and more on episode 354 of the 4th Line Hockey Podcast! Twitter: twitter.com/4thLinePodcast Facebook: facebook.com/the4thlinepodcast Email: mail@the4thlinepodcast.com Intro music by Erik Hall of Ane Croft Jingles by Scotty Hicks of Hunker Down, on Twitter at @rapidonian anecroftmusic.bandcamp.com/releases Part of Full Press Radio

    Episode #353 - The Chicago Blackhawks Scandal

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2021 52:23

    Following the release of the Jenner and Block report into the sexual assault allegations made earlier this year, the fallout was widespread. But was it widespread enough? We dive into the entire investigation, the resignations of Stan Bowman and Joel Quenneville, Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane shared their thoughts, the NHL fined the team, and released their own statements. What would the most appropriate response have been? We are joined by Danielle Aubry, CEO of Calgary Communities Against Sexual Abuse. She provided valuable insight into what steps the NHL should take next, how victims can be best supported, and how we can create systems to make sexual abuse less prevalent. All this and more on episode 353 of the 4th Line Hockey Podcast! Twitter: twitter.com/4thLinePodcast Facebook: facebook.com/the4thlinepodcast Email: mail@the4thlinepodcast.com Intro music by Erik Hall of Ane Croft Jingles by Scotty Hicks of Hunker Down, on Twitter at @rapidonian anecroftmusic.bandcamp.com/releases Part of Full Press Radio

    Episode #352 - The Firsts

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 56:36

    The Carolina Hurricanes have our backs when it comes to finding out if the Montreal Canadiens have lost. Is it time for this rivalry to leave the front office and find its way on the ice? The Arizona Coyotes and Chicago Blackhawks are winless. The Carolina Hurricanes, Edmonton Oilers, Florida Panthers and St. Louis Blues are lossless. Which one is the last one to win or lose respectively? Are the teams with offensive stars exploding more likely to succeed than teams winning by committee? Team Canada has announced their initial list of goaltenders for the Winter Olympics. Which of Marc-Andre Fleury, Carey Price, Jordan Binnington, Darcy Kuemper, Carter Hart and Mackenzie Blackwood will head to China? Lastly, we pick the Pavel Bure Must Watch Games of the Week ! All this and more on episode 352 of the 4th Line Hockey Podcast! Twitter: twitter.com/4thLinePodcast Facebook: facebook.com/the4thlinepodcast Email: mail@the4thlinepodcast.com Intro music by Erik Hall of Ane Croft Jingles by Scotty Hicks of Hunker Down, on Twitter at @rapidonian anecroftmusic.bandcamp.com/releases Part of Full Press Radio

    Episode #351 - The Lou Lamoriello 'Lliteration

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 63:36

    Andrew Ladd is scoring, Gabe Landeskog and Dylan Larkin are getting suspended to name a few things that started a wild first week of the NHL season! Let the overreactions begin! Evander Kane was suspended 21 games for violating COVID protocols. When can we expect to see him in the league again? Charlie McAvoy, Ryan Pulock, Mattias Ekholm and Brady Tkachuk sign contract extensions this week. Plenty to overreact to. We head to The Overreaction Room to look at Nikita Kucherov's injury, the winless Montreal Canadiens, the undefeated Buffalo Sabres and Columbus Bluejackets, goalies racing for a shutout, just to name a few. Lastly, we pick the Pavel Bure Must Watch Games of the Week return! All this and more on episode 351 of the 4th Line Hockey Podcast! Twitter: twitter.com/4thLinePodcast Facebook: facebook.com/the4thlinepodcast Email: mail@the4thlinepodcast.com Intro music by Erik Hall of Ane Croft Jingles by Scotty Hicks of Hunker Down, on Twitter at @rapidonian anecroftmusic.bandcamp.com/releases Part of Full Press Radio

    Episode #350 - The NHL Season Kickoff

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 61:07

    The NHL season is back and so is the 4th Line Hockey Podcast! The Seattle Kraken are starting their first season tonight. What can be expected from them? The 4th Line Fantasy League was drafted and Nick has regrets. Mika Zibanejad and Nick Suzuki signed extensions with the New York Rangers and Montreal Canadiens respectively. Which one was a better fit for the team? What can be expected with COVID-19 protocols and difficulties this year? It has to be better.....right? We take a look at the potential winners of awards this year and pick our dark horses for the Hart, Norris, Calder and Vezina. Lastly, we announce the plan for Hi Sticking this year and the Pavel Bure Must Watch Games of the Week return! All this and more on episode 350 of the 4th Line Hockey Podcast! Twitter: twitter.com/4thLinePodcast Facebook: facebook.com/the4thlinepodcast Email: mail@the4thlinepodcast.com Intro music by Erik Hall of Ane Croft Jingles by Scotty Hicks of Hunker Down, on Twitter at @rapidonian anecroftmusic.bandcamp.com/releases Part of Full Press Radio

    Episode #349 - The 2021 NHL Metropolitan Division Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 63:27

    We are one week away from the start of the NHL season! "All or Nothing", the Toronto Maple Leafs docuseries, is out and Nick has strong reasons to believe that Paul MacLean is the hero we all need. Robin Lehner dropped news this week of rumored drug treatment around the league. Everyone from Alain Vigneault to Gary Bettman had something to say. Is it done yet? Elias Pettersson and Quinn Hughes signed extensions with the Vancouver Canucks. Were they team or player friendly? It's prime to preview our most difficult division: The Metro! Can the Hurricanes "defend" the title of best team in the division? Will the Pittsburgh Penguins and Washington Capitals start their climb down the mountain? Is Dougie Hamilton enough for the New Jersey Devils to challenge for a playoff spot? Will the new regime and Gerard Gallant in New York help or hurt the Rangers? All this and more on episode 349 of the 4th Line Hockey Podcast! Twitter: twitter.com/4thLinePodcast Facebook: facebook.com/the4thlinepodcast Email: mail@the4thlinepodcast.com Intro music by Erik Hall of Ane Croft Jingles by Scotty Hicks of Hunker Down, on Twitter at @rapidonian anecroftmusic.bandcamp.com/releases Part of Full Press Radio

    Episode #348 - The 2021 NHL Atlantic Division Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021 61:49

    Preseason is hockey is here! Do we care yet? The Buffalo Sabres have removed Jack Eichel as the captain of the team. What's next in the saga? Kirill Kaprizov, Rasmus Dahlin and Elvis Merzļikins signed contract extensions. Who were the winners and losers of the deals? The NHL has decided to crackdown on crosschecking. What will that actually look like and will it work? We also preview the Atlantic division, as the Montreal Canadiens try to re-create their Stanley Cup Finals run with some new pieces in place, the Tampa Bay Lightning lose their 3rd line and try for the three-peat, the Leafs bring in just Petr Mrazek, and the Panthers lean on the young Spencer Knight, just to name a few of the storylines! All this and more on episode 348 of the 4th Line Hockey Podcast! Twitter: twitter.com/4thLinePodcast Facebook: facebook.com/the4thlinepodcast Email: mail@the4thlinepodcast.com Intro music by Erik Hall of Ane Croft Jingles by Scotty Hicks of Hunker Down, on Twitter at @rapidonian anecroftmusic.bandcamp.com/releases Part of Full Press Radio

    Episode #347 - The 2021 NHL Central Division Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2021 69:10

    This week's news of the week saw old faces in new faces with Travis Zajac retiring a devil, Zach Parise re-uniting with Lou Lamoriello and Zdeno Chara going back to the Islanders. (It also was a great excuse for an exploration of the Zdeno Chara trade tree!) We also preview the Central division, trying to figure out:  - How likely it is that the Avalanche are the best team in the league - When and where Vladimir Tarasenko will be traded - Why the Coyotes rebranded and what a kachina is - If Marc-Andre Fleury and Kirby Dach are enough for the Blackhawks to return to the playoffs - When the window will end for the Nashville Predators All this and more on episode 347 of the 4th Line Hockey Podcast! Twitter: twitter.com/4thLinePodcast Facebook: facebook.com/the4thlinepodcast Email: mail@the4thlinepodcast.com Intro music by Erik Hall of Ane Croft Jingles by Scotty Hicks of Hunker Down, on Twitter at @rapidonian anecroftmusic.bandcamp.com/releases Part of Full Press Radio

    Episode #346 - The 2021 NHL Pacific Division Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 60:53

    It's season preview time! And that's not even the biggest news of the week! Nick has discovered something called a "Deathmatch Circus" and former NHL'er Darren McCarty will be taking part in one. What's the worst that can happen? NHL coaches, such as Sylvain Lefebvre, are losing jobs because of their decisions to not be vaccinated. What other fallout can be expected from this? It is time for the big news: We are retiring! Join us for our farewell tour, dubbed The Snides Tour, where we bring you the gifts, during the final season of The 4th Line Podcast. Thank you to everyone who's joined us along the way. Let's go out with a bang! And now for the preview! Which California team will win the Battle of the Basement and come out on top of those 3 teams? Is there a chance that one of them won't be in the bottom 3 even? How likely is it that the Seattle Kraken will be a playoff team? Can Vegas re-gain the crown as Pacific Division champs? All this and more on episode 346 of the 4th Line Hockey Podcast! Twitter: twitter.com/4thLinePodcast Facebook: facebook.com/the4thlinepodcast Email: mail@the4thlinepodcast.com Intro music by Erik Hall of Ane Croft Jingles by Scotty Hicks of Hunker Down, on Twitter at @rapidonian anecroftmusic.bandcamp.com/releases Part of Full Press Radio

    Episode #345 - The Gold Medal Celebration

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2021 63:12

    Team Canada are Gold Medal winners at the Women's World Hockey Championships. We re-live the nerve wracking gold medal game! The Montreal Canadiens officially did not match the offer sheet that Jesper Kotkaniemi signed with the Carolina Hurricanes. But they did trade for Christian Dvorak from the Arizona Coyotes. Does this make them better? The NHL announced two things for this upcoming season: 1) The NHL will be sending players to the Olympics. Will Phil Kessel be in the All Star Game or the Olympics? 2) The COVID Protocol. Is the treatment of unvaccinated players fair? The Summer Movie Club has us re-living some old favorites and learning how a 17 year old would handle being the President and GM of a hockey team.  We also try to find out which ensemble sitcom cast would make the best hockey team. Is it Parks and Rec? Seinfeld? Friends? All this and more on episode 345 of the 4th Line Hockey Podcast! Twitter: twitter.com/4thLinePodcast Facebook: facebook.com/the4thlinepodcast Email: mail@the4thlinepodcast.com Intro music by Erik Hall of Ane Croft Jingles by Scotty Hicks of Hunker Down, on Twitter at @rapidonian anecroftmusic.bandcamp.com/releases Part of Full Press Radio

    Episode #344 - The More Uno

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2021 61:05

    Jesperi Kotkaniemi signed the ultimate Uno reverse card: an offer sheet with the Carolina Hurricanes. We break down every single way that it is the best offer sheet of all time.  The Carolina Hurricanes were busy this week as they signed Andrei Svechnikov to an 8 year extension. Did they get it right after a poor start to the offseason? Sean Couturier and the Philadelphia Flyers tried to one up Svech. And failed. The New York Mets were booed by their fans. And responded in kind with boos of their own. Was that the appropriate response? Did the fans deserve it? The Summer Movie Club has us watching the Tiger Woods documentary and learning how much it costs to visit Jurassic Park. All this and more on episode 344 of the 4th Line Hockey Podcast! Twitter: twitter.com/4thLinePodcast Facebook: facebook.com/the4thlinepodcast Email: mail@the4thlinepodcast.com Intro music by Erik Hall of Ane Croft Jingles by Scotty Hicks of Hunker Down, on Twitter at @rapidonian anecroftmusic.bandcamp.com/releases Part of Full Press Radio

    Episode #343 - The Hughes Brother Samwich

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2021 64:35

    Our summer movie series continues! This week we head to Saskatchewan for a legal battle, Miami for a Cuban sandwich and a wedding. The Arizona Coyotes are without an arena moving forward. Again. But Gary Bettman doesn't seem worried. He even thinks that they might stay in the desert. What are their options? Henrik Lundqvist announced his retirement from the NHL. Where does he rank all time? We deep dive into two new rosters this week, looking at teams that made themselves better this offseason. The New Jersey Devils added Dougie Hamilton, Tomas Tatar and another brother to go with Jack Hughes. But is it enough to reach the playoffs? The Florida Panthers made the playoffs last year and decided that two Sams are better than one, adding Sam Reinhart to Sam Bennett. They also gave Joe Thornton one more landing spot.  All this and more on episode 343 of the 4th Line Hockey Podcast! Twitter: twitter.com/4thLinePodcast Facebook: facebook.com/the4thlinepodcast Email: mail@the4thlinepodcast.com Intro music by Erik Hall of Ane Croft Jingles by Scotty Hicks of Hunker Down, on Twitter at @rapidonian anecroftmusic.bandcamp.com/releases Part of Full Press Radio

    Episode #342 - The Last Blockbuster

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2021 63:28

    With a week away, Nick had time to watch "The Last Blockbuster", and he is back with his review! The Toronto Maple Leafs' docuseries "All or Nothing" comes out this October. What else would make for a good NHL documentary? Juuse Saros signed a new contract with the Nashville Predators. How well does it lineup with other recent goalie contracts? There are still several restricted free agents yet to sign, such as Elias Pettersson, Quinn Hughes, Brady Tkachuk and Andrei Svechnikov. We play a game of OVER/UNDER to see what their contracts might be. The Carolina Hurricanes and Vegas Golden Knights have made a number of moves this offseason, some good and some bad. We take a look at where they both sit heading into next year. All this and more on episode 342 of the 4th Line Hockey Podcast! Twitter: twitter.com/4thLinePodcast Facebook: facebook.com/the4thlinepodcast Email: mail@the4thlinepodcast.com Intro music by Erik Hall of Ane Croft Jingles by Scotty Hicks of Hunker Down, on Twitter at @rapidonian anecroftmusic.bandcamp.com/releases Part of Full Press Radio

    Episode #341 - The Doctor Is In

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2021 62:47

    The offseason is here, and so are the doctors! A report from Nikita Zadorov on what life is like to be Nathan MacKinnon has led to several questions, including "What exactly does he eat?" Evander Kane has reportedly been betting on NHL games, including San Jose Sharks. What should be the ramifications for him if this is in fact the case? Philipp Grubauer's contract with the Seattle Kraken was rejected. How did this even happen? Marc-Andre Fleury is officially going to be a member of the Chicago Blackhawks. Where does this put them in the Central division this year? Jack Eichel wants to be traded and have surgery. The Buffalo Sabres want neither of those. Something has to give. All this and more on episode 341 of the 4th Line Hockey Podcast! We'll be taking next week off and returning on August 16th. See you then! Twitter: twitter.com/4thLinePodcast Facebook: facebook.com/the4thlinepodcast Email: mail@the4thlinepodcast.com Intro music by Erik Hall of Ane Croft Jingles by Scotty Hicks of Hunker Down, on Twitter at @rapidonian anecroftmusic.bandcamp.com/releases Part of Full Press Radio

    Episode #340 - The 2021 NHL Free Agency Special

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2021 70:08

    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: - Alexander 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! Twitter: twitter.com/4thLinePodcast Facebook: facebook.com/the4thlinepodcast Email: mail@the4thlinepodcast.com Intro music by Erik Hall of Ane Croft Jingles by Scotty Hicks of Hunker Down, on Twitter at @rapidonian anecroftmusic.bandcamp.com/releases Part of Full Press Radio

    Episode #339 - The 2021 NHL Draft LIVE

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 24, 2021 69:09

    It's draft day and we're back with a LIVE episode, breaking down the beginning of the NHL draft and looking back on the news of the week.  But first, the Seattle Kraken have a team! With the excitement stolen from the actual draft event due to leaks, what picks were hits and what players did they miss out on as they built their starting roster? In between picks, we had time to talk about all the other roster moves this week. Leading up to the draft, we had a number of trades, including: Alex Nedeljkovic to the Detroit Red Wings Shayne Gostisbehere to the Arizona Coyotes Ryan Ellis and Rasmus Ristolainen to the Philadelphia Flyers Oliver Ekman-Larsson to the Vancouver Canucks Pavel Buchnevich to the St. Louis Blues Seth Jones to the Chicago Blackhawks Taylor Hall and Zach Hyman also have new contracts waiting for them.  And since we were still recording, there is a hidden bonus track with Nick's reaction to the Detroit Red Wings trading up to the 15th selection. All this and more on episode 339 of the 4th Line Hockey Podcast! Twitter: twitter.com/4thLinePodcast Facebook: facebook.com/the4thlinepodcast Email: mail@the4thlinepodcast.com Intro music by Erik Hall of Ane Croft Jingles by Scotty Hicks of Hunker Down, on Twitter at @rapidonian anecroftmusic.bandcamp.com/releases Part of Full Press Radio

    Episode #338 - The 2021 Offseason Begins

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2021 62:35


    Congratulations to the Tampa Bay Lightning on back to back Stanley Cup Championships! Leading to an all-time great press conference from Nikita Kucherov. Was he right? Did it matter about the salary cap? Should Andrei Vasilevskiy be the MVP? Did Montreal fans celebrate unnecessarily?  We review a hire, fire and retire. Pekka Rinne announced his retirement. How will he be remembered? Ryan Suter and Zach Parise were bought out for the Minnesota Wild. How will this help the team moving forward? Or will it? Where might these two end up? Pierre McGuire was hired by the Ottawa Senators. But....why? Duncan Keith was dealt to the Edmonton Oilers for Caleb Jones. Will he be the hero Edmonton deserves? Vladimir Tarasenko has requested a trade from the St. Louis Blues? How will his return lineup with those of other potential offseason trade pieces? All this and more on episode 338 of the 4th Line Hockey Podcast! Twitter: twitter.com/4thLinePodcast Facebook: facebook.com/the4thlinepodcast Email: mail@the4thlinepodcast.com Intro music by Erik Hall of Ane Croft Jingles by Scotty Hicks of Hunker Down, on Twitter at @rapidonian anecroftmusic.bandcamp.com/releases Part of Full Press Radio


    Episode #337 - The 2021 Stanley Cup Final Mid Recap

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 7, 2021 54:48

    We're half way through the 2021 Stanley Cup Final. The Tampa Bay Lightning failed close out the sweep in Game 4. What can be expected from the rest of this series? Will Jesperi Kotkaniemi be back in the lineup? Will the scores better represent the game performance? We'll find out this week! The last NHL awards were handed out. We review what awards Kirill Kaprizov, Adam Fox, Marc-Andre Fleury and Connor McDavid won. The offseason of NHL business has begun! This includes Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Joel Eriksson Ek signing 8 year extensions with the Edmonton Oilers and Minnesota Wild respectively and Duncan Keith being rumored to be on the move to Edmonton. Are these smart moves? What moves are next? All this and more on episode 337 of the 4th Line Hockey Podcast! Twitter: twitter.com/4thLinePodcast Facebook: facebook.com/the4thlinepodcast Email: mail@the4thlinepodcast.com Intro music by Erik Hall of Ane Croft Jingles by Scotty Hicks of Hunker Down, on Twitter at @rapidonian anecroftmusic.bandcamp.com/releases Part of Full Press Radio

    Episode #336 - The 2021 Stanley Cup Final Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2021 54:38

    The Stanley Cup Final is here! We turn on the game and work our way through the first period of the Montreal Canadiens and the Tampa Bay Lightning. Along the way, we touch on: - Predictions for the Final and a review of the series that just ended - When is the appropriate time to not wear socks? - Conn Smythe favorites for both teams - Which wins out: A strong powerplay or a dominant penalty kill? - What is the best powerplay structure to use? - The All Star game and both outdoor games for next season - NHL players attending the 2022 Olympics in Beijing - The Chicago Blackhawks management are at the center of sexual assault allegations. What will the fallout be?  All this and more on episode 336 of the 4th Line Hockey Podcast! Twitter: twitter.com/4thLinePodcast Facebook: facebook.com/the4thlinepodcast Email: mail@the4thlinepodcast.com Intro music by Erik Hall of Ane Croft Jingles by Scotty Hicks of Hunker Down, on Twitter at @rapidonian anecroftmusic.bandcamp.com/releases Part of Full Press Radio

    Episode #335 - The 2021 NHL Playoffs Semi-Finals Mid-Cap

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2021 60:18

    It's awards season! Rod Brind'Amour (Roderic) won the Jack Adams and said that he didn't fully deserve. Aleksander Barkov won the Selke Trophy, perhaps making sure that he is finally not underrated. Jaccob Slavin pulled off the difficult task of a defender winning the Lady Byng. A lot happened between Game 3 and 4 of the Montreal Canadiens and Vegas Golden Knights series. Dominique Ducharme tested positive for COVID. Marc-Andre Fleury gave up a goal. Robin Lehner took over in net. Is this Montreal's series to lose? Ryan Pulock saved the game for the New York Islanders, but do the Tampa Bay Lightning still have a leg up on the series? A listed of players that do not need to protected in the expansion draft was released. Is that far for all teams? Ryan Kesler is back! Tune in to find out why we won't be watching Kes' House. All this and more on episode 335 of the 4th Line Hockey Podcast! Twitter: twitter.com/4thLinePodcast Facebook: facebook.com/the4thlinepodcast Email: mail@the4thlinepodcast.com Intro music by Erik Hall of Ane Croft Jingles by Scotty Hicks of Hunker Down, on Twitter at @rapidonian anecroftmusic.bandcamp.com/releases Part of Full Press Radio

    Episode #334 - The 2021 NHL Playoffs Semi-Finals

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2021 64:02

    The NHL Semi-Finals are here! Gerard Gallant is the head coach of the New York Rangers. Where else could the most sought after free agent coach have ended up? With the New York Islanders continuing to shut down teams, do they what it takes to hold back the cap circumventing Tampa Bay Lighting? Since Dougie Hamilton mentioned it, are should the Injured Reserve rules be adjusted? And since he was mentioned, will the Carolina Hurricanes' strategy to let him talk to other teams work out for them? The Boston Bruins continue to stay in contention. Can they bring back Taylor Hall to extend the streak? The Montreal Canadiens continue to outpace expectations. What will it take for them to do it again against the Vegas Golden Knights? Nick brings Carl on an emotional journey as he ranges from angry at his Avalanche to hopeful for the future. Which emotion is correct? All this and more on episode 334 of the 4th Line Hockey Podcast! Twitter: twitter.com/4thLinePodcast Facebook: facebook.com/the4thlinepodcast Email: mail@the4thlinepodcast.com Intro music by Erik Hall of Ane Croft Jingles by Scotty Hicks of Hunker Down, on Twitter at @rapidonian anecroftmusic.bandcamp.com/releases Part of Full Press Radio

    Episode #333 - The 2021 NHL Playoffs 2nd Round

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 8, 2021 64:15

    The NHL has reached another milestones to normalcy after COVID, with teams allowed to cross the Canada-US border again. What does this mean for the conclusion of the playoffs? The Buffalo Sabres have won the 2021 NHL Draft Lottery. But who exactly will they be looking to pick first? We explore the fall out from The Most Boring Hour of Television! Mark Scheifele was suspended 4 games for his hit on Jake Evans. Was it the right length? Is a comeback possible for Winnipeg? The Carolina Hurricanes continue to give the Tampa Bay Lightning powerplays. If they can stay out of the box, can they get back in this series? Who should be in net: Petr Mrazek or Alex Nedeljkovic? Carl is sad about his Colorado Avalanche and Nick tries to cheer him up with....a Nathan MacKinnon impression? Is all hope lost in Denver after the Vegas Golden Knights tie the series? The New York Islanders have gotten Matthew Barzal hot. Is that enough to match the David Pastrnak, Brad Marchand, Patrice Bergeron line? All this and more on episode 333 of the 4th Line Hockey Podcast! Twitter: twitter.com/4thLinePodcast Facebook: facebook.com/the4thlinepodcast Email: mail@the4thlinepodcast.com Intro music by Erik Hall of Ane Croft Jingles by Scotty Hicks of Hunker Down, on Twitter at @rapidonian anecroftmusic.bandcamp.com/releases Part of Full Press Radio

    Episode #332 - The 2021 NHL Playoffs 2nd Round Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 1, 2021 62:01

    Fresh off the Toronto Maple Leafs' loss to the Montreal Canadiens, we look back on the series, particularly how bad Mitch Marner was, how much the Leafs were in their own heads, the different ways the Johnn Tavares loss effected them and what changes Kyle Dubas needs to make going forward. Montreal is set to face the Winnipeg Jets now. With Winnipeg being a more similar fit to Montreal than Toronto, what can we expect from this game? Will Blake Wheeler be the key to cracking the Montreal code? Can Carey Price out duel Connor Hellebuyck? The Colorado Avalanche scored a touchdown on the Vegas Golden Knights? Was Robin Lehner over Marc-Andre Fleury the reason? With Ryan Reaves' suspension, was it enough? Does his style of play fit into this series? And just how good is Nathan MacKinnon? Many series do, but the Tampa Bay Lightning and Carolina Hurricanes might be the biggest special teams decided series of this years playoffs. The Boston Bruins ruined Ilya Sorokin in Game 1. Were the New York Islanders right to go with Semyon Varlamov in Game 2? Who should be in net moving forward? All this and more on episode 332 of the 4th Line Hockey Podcast! Twitter: twitter.com/4thLinePodcast Facebook: facebook.com/the4thlinepodcast Email: mail@the4thlinepodcast.com Intro music by Erik Hall of Ane Croft Jingles by Scotty Hicks of Hunker Down, on Twitter at @rapidonian anecroftmusic.bandcamp.com/releases Part of Full Press Radio

    Episode #331 - The 2021 NHL Playoffs 1st Round

    Play Episode Listen Later May 25, 2021 64:31

    The NHL playoffs are in the heart of the first round, covering: The Colorado Avalanche and their sweep of the St. Louis Blues. What went wrong with the Blues? Nazem Kadri got suspended 8 games for his hit on Justin Faulk. Was it an appropriate length? The Vegas Golden Knights have shut down Kirill Kaprizov. Will he overcome it before it is too late? Is this the end of Alexander Ovechkin with the Washington Capitals? Tristan Jarry has been letting down the Pittsburgh Penguins. Will he be the reason the New York Islanders advance? We wish John Tavares the best and are glad that his injuries aren't as bad as they first seemed. Was his injury handled appropriately by all involved? Are the Edmonton Oilers bad or the Winnipeg Jets good? The Florida Panthers continue to rotate the goalie carousel, this time with Spencer Knight in net. Will he be the cure that ails them? Is Carl back in love with Juuse Saros? Be sure to check out the PWHPA and the Secret Dream Gap Tour on Sportsnet! All this and more on episode 331 of the 4th Line Hockey Podcast! Twitter: twitter.com/4thLinePodcast Facebook: facebook.com/the4thlinepodcast Email: mail@the4thlinepodcast.com Intro music by Erik Hall of Ane Croft Jingles by Scotty Hicks of Hunker Down, on Twitter at @rapidonian anecroftmusic.bandcamp.com/releases Part of Full Press Radio

    Episode #330 - The 2021 NHL Playoffs Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2021 64:08

    The 2021 NHL Playoffs are here and we break down all 8 matchups of the first round. Boston Bruins vs. Washington Capitals: Vitek Vanecek is out for the Capitals. Is Craig Anderson the answer for them? New York Islanders vs. Pittsburgh Penguins: Kyle Palmieri scored two goals in a game defined by the role players. Which star player will define this series and why is it Sidney Crosby? Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Florida Panthers: Nikita Kucherov and Steven Stamkos are back for the Lightning. What impact will they have on this series? Is it fair that Tampa gets to bring them back like they did? Nashville Predators vs. Carolina Hurricanes: How will Carolina beat Nashville at their own game? Minnesota Wild vs. Vegas Golden Knights: How long can the Cam Talbot show last? St. Louis Blues vs. Colorado Avalanche: How did Nick get away with keeping Carl quite about the Avalanche until this point? Montreal Canadiens vs. Toronto Maple Leafs: After the Leafs advance, will it be Mitch Marner or William Nylander who the media demand to be traded? Winnipeg Jets vs. Edmonton Oilers: Are two Connors better than one? All this and more on episode 330 of the 4th Line Hockey Podcast! Twitter: twitter.com/4thLinePodcast Facebook: facebook.com/the4thlinepodcast Email: mail@the4thlinepodcast.com Intro music by Erik Hall of Ane Croft Jingles by Scotty Hicks of Hunker Down, on Twitter at @rapidonian anecroftmusic.bandcamp.com/releases Part of Full Press Radio

    Episode #329 - The Wilson Fallout

    Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2021 64:39

    Tom Wilson showed the New York Rangers the full brunt of his anger this week. And got away with it, while in the aftermath that followed, Jeff Gorton and John Davidson lost their jobs, the Rangers were fined $250,000. How did he pull this off and did the NHL make the right decisions? With new COVID protocols announced for the playoffs, will the product on the ice be impacted? Connor McDavid has 100 points on the season. Where does it rank in the all time best seasons ever? John Tortorella and Rick Tocchet both mutually agreed to leave as coaches of their teams. What direction should the clubs take from here? The Arizona Coyotes enter the Elimination Station. Aside from Phil Kessel, is there anything to give hope in the desert? Lastly, we swing through the potential playoff matchups for a rapid-fire playoff preview! All this and more on episode 329 of the 4th Line Hockey Podcast! Twitter: twitter.com/4thLinePodcast Facebook: facebook.com/the4thlinepodcast Email: mail@the4thlinepodcast.com Intro music by Erik Hall of Ane Croft Jingles by Scotty Hicks of Hunker Down, on Twitter at @rapidonian anecroftmusic.bandcamp.com/releases Part of Full Press Radio

    Episode #328 - The 2021 Playoff Race

    Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2021 64:37


    The NHL has officially signed on to have TNT as their broadcast. What would be the ideal scenario for the NHL on TNT and why does it involve Chris Jericho breaking walls down? The Seattle Kraken have joined the NHL as the 32nd team. What could the next few months look like for the Kraken? With one week left in the NHL season we look at each of the divisional races. Who will win the tightly packed East? Will Nashville or Dallas make the playoffs in the Central? (Spoilers: See below!) How did the Avalanche not win the President's Trophy as many thought? The Dallas Stars rip the Nashville Predators out of the Elimination Station. Would they make the playoffs if not for a COVID delay at the start of the season? Will a full year of Tyler Seguin, Alex Radulov and Ben Bishop be enough? Play #HiLoSticking on Twitter and pick the OVER/UNDER in each Minnesota Wild game this week! All this and more on episode 328 of the 4th Line Hockey Podcast! Twitter: twitter.com/4thLinePodcast Facebook: facebook.com/the4thlinepodcast Email: mail@the4thlinepodcast.com Intro music by Erik Hall of Ane Croft Jingles by Scotty Hicks of Hunker Down, on Twitter at @rapidonian anecroftmusic.bandcamp.com/releases Part of Full Press Radio


    Episode #327 - The Relegation

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2021 61:00

    With the world of soccer dealing with the fallout of the Super League, would a similar format work in the NHL? Would a relegation system work in the NHL? We look up and down the standings to see which teams are in surprising locations and how they got there, including: - The Columbus Bluejackets ending John Tortorella's tour - The Washington Capitals overcoming a subpar Alexander Ovechkin - The Pittsburgh Penguins riding the Sidney Crosby train - The Florida Panthers avoiding the overpaid Sergei Bobrovsky - The Carolina Hurricanes celebrating with Rod the Bod The Chicago Blackhawks enter the Elimination Station. With Kirby Dach returning next year, and Kevin Lankinen in net, are the Blackhawks ready to return to the playoffs, or are they still a few year away? Play #HiLoSticking on Twitter and pick the OVER/UNDER in each Montreal Canadiens game this week! All this and more on episode 32 of the 4th Line Hockey Podcast! Twitter: twitter.com/4thLinePodcast Facebook: facebook.com/the4thlinepodcast Email: mail@the4thlinepodcast.com Intro music by Erik Hall of Ane Croft Jingles by Scotty Hicks of Hunker Down, on Twitter at @rapidonian anecroftmusic.bandcamp.com/releases Part of Full Press Radio

    Episode #326 - The Double Elimination

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 20, 2021 60:40

    The Vancouver Canucks are back! After a difficult time with COVID, they returned to the ice with a win against the Toronto Maple Leafs. What they can expect the rest of the season? What are some likely outcomes if an outbreak like this happens during the playoffs? With the NHL trade deadline behind us we look at how new players like Anthony Mantha and Taylor Hall are fitting in on their new teams.  Patrick Marleau beats Gordie Howe's all time games record. Does it really matter? The Philadelphia Flyers and Vancouver Canucks both enter the Elimination Station. With most of the Flyers roster locked in for next year, where do they go this offseason? Would a Vezina-level Carter Hart be enough for them to be a Cup contender? Are the Canucks at risk for Elias Pettersson receiving an offer sheet this offseason? Play #HiLoSticking on Twitter and pick the OVER/UNDER in each Pittsburgh Penguins game this week! All this and more on episode 326 of the 4th Line Hockey Podcast! Twitter: twitter.com/4thLinePodcast Facebook: facebook.com/the4thlinepodcast Email: mail@the4thlinepodcast.com Intro music by Erik Hall of Ane Croft Jingles by Scotty Hicks of Hunker Down, on Twitter at @rapidonian anecroftmusic.bandcamp.com/releases Part of Full Press Radio

    Episode #325 - The 2021 NHL Trade Deadline Special

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 13, 2021 67:33

    It's NHL trade deadline day! We take a look at the buyers and sellers of trade deadline day. BUYERS The Florida Panthers: With Aaron Ekblad out they picked up Brandon Montour and also Sam Bennett. Is Florida the fresh start that Bennett needs? Toronto Maple Leafs: Nick Foligno joins our Nick in Toronto. Is it a match made in heaven? Colorado Avalanche: Carl Soderberg is back. SOUND THE ALARM! SELLERS: Columbus Bluejackets: David Savard and Foligno net a first round pick each. Is that the best deal of the deadline? Detroit Red Wings: It's not. Because the Red Wings got Jakub Vrana and a 1st round pick for Anthony Mantha. How did Steve Yzerman do it? BUFFALO: Taylor Hall got a new home in Boston. Is it what he needs to kick start his season? Play #HiLoSticking on Twitter and pick the OVER/UNDER in each Carolina Hurricanes game this week! All this and more on episode 325 of the 4th Line Hockey Podcast! Twitter: twitter.com/4thLinePodcast Facebook: facebook.com/the4thlinepodcast Email: mail@the4thlinepodcast.com Intro music by Erik Hall of Ane Croft Jingles by Scotty Hicks of Hunker Down, on Twitter at @rapidonian anecroftmusic.bandcamp.com/releases Part of Full Press Radio

    Episode #324 - The Thrown Helmet

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 6, 2021 68:37

    The Vancouver Canucks are down and out in COVID protocol. With only 5 weeks left in the season, what are the choices for their schedule moving forward? Are there options for the NHL if they can't play all of their games? Connor McDavid and Nathan MacKinnon both got fined the maximum amount for poor behaviour on the ice this week. Was the fine warranted or was it superstar treatment that should have been suspended? The Columbus Bluejackets enter the Elimination Station, begging 4 questions: 1) Where does Nick Foligno go? 2) Will Patrik Laine work out there? 3) Does one of their goalies get dealt at the deadline? 4) Is John Tortorella done in Columbus? We also looked back at the week that was for the Winnipeg Jets, including a review of their side of the Pierre Luc Dubois trade. Thank you to Aimee from The Store Next Door for joining us to let us know about the great work that they're doing! They'll be our prizes for Hi Lo Sticking for the rest of the season. Play #HiLoSticking on Twitter and pick the OVER/UNDER in each Edmonton Oilers game this week! All this and more on episode 324 of the 4th Line Hockey Podcast! Twitter: twitter.com/4thLinePodcast Facebook: facebook.com/the4thlinepodcast Email: mail@the4thlinepodcast.com Intro music by Erik Hall of Ane Croft Jingles by Scotty Hicks of Hunker Down, on Twitter at @rapidonian anecroftmusic.bandcamp.com/releases Part of Full Press Radio

    Episode #323 - The Referee Room

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 30, 2021 67:56

    Officiating was the topic of the week in the NHL! Tim Peel made official what we all suspected: that referee's don't call the games fairly. Did the punishment fit the crime? Can any changes be expected from the league when it comes to calling penalties in the future? Eric Staal was dealt to the Montreal Canadiens. Does this mean that they think they're a lock for the playoffs? Will Cole Caufield be joining the team? The New York Rangers have entered the Elimination Station. After fully breaking Carter Hart, what is next for them? With a fist full of prospects, do they need to change anything to get back into the playoffs, or just keep letting Alexis Lafreniere and Kaapo Kakko develop? The Florida Panthers lost a big piece with Aaron Ekblad gone for the season. What can they do to replace him? Has Sergei Bobrovsky finally fixed what ailed him? Play #HiLoSticking on Twitter and pick the OVER/UNDER in each Winnipeg Jets game this week! All this and more on episode 323 of the 4th Line Hockey Podcast! Twitter: twitter.com/4thLinePodcast Facebook: facebook.com/the4thlinepodcast Email: mail@the4thlinepodcast.com Intro music by Erik Hall of Ane Croft Jingles by Scotty Hicks of Hunker Down, on Twitter at @rapidonian anecroftmusic.bandcamp.com/releases Part of Full Press Radio

    Episode #322 - The Director's Octopus

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 23, 2021 65:42

    All it took was 12 loses, but the Buffalo Sabres finally fired Ralph Krueger. Where does Buffalo go from here? With the trade deadline a mere 3 weeks away, we explore some of the possible trade pieces, including Taylor Hall, Mattias Ekholm and the entire Detroit Red Wings. Where could they end up? The Calgary Flames find their way into the Elimination Station. With Darryl Sutter back coaching the team, what direction should the front office take building the roster? And does that direction include Johnny Gaudreau? We look back at the week that was the New York Islanders. What is it about this year's version of the Islanders that is different than the past few years? Play #HiLoSticking on Twitter and pick the OVER/UNDER in each Florida Panthers game this week! All this and more on episode 322 of the 4th Line Hockey Podcast! Twitter: twitter.com/4thLinePodcast Facebook: facebook.com/the4thlinepodcast Email: mail@the4thlinepodcast.com Intro music by Erik Hall of Ane Croft Jingles by Scotty Hicks of Hunker Down, on Twitter at @rapidonian anecroftmusic.bandcamp.com/releases Part of Full Press Radio

    Episode #321 - The 4th Line Sickos

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 16, 2021 70:09

    The NHL is back on ESPN! We explore what this means for the future of the NHL's TV contract.  With some fans back in the building, the Tampa Bay Lightning raise their Stanley Cup banner. Again. Was it really necessary? The Ottawa Senators are leaning into the sicko movement. Which begs the question: what is a sicko? The San Jose Sharks enter the Elimination Station it what turns out to be our toughest set of decisions yet.  Lastly, we review the week that was for the Washington Capitals, as they wrap up their time as Nick's Lidstrom. Play #HiLoSticking on Twitter and pick the OVER/UNDER in each New York Islanders game this week! All this and more on episode 321 of the 4th Line Hockey Podcast! Twitter: twitter.com/4thLinePodcast Facebook: facebook.com/the4thlinepodcast Email: mail@the4thlinepodcast.com Intro music by Erik Hall of Ane Croft Jingles by Scotty Hicks of Hunker Down, on Twitter at @rapidonian anecroftmusic.bandcamp.com/releases Part of Full Press Radio

    Episode #320 - The Northern Firings

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 9, 2021 59:40

    Another week, another Northern coach fired! Darryl Sutter is the back the coach of the Calgary Flames. Is this the right choice to turn this team around for a playoff push? Tom Wilson was suspended 7 games for his hit on Brandon Carlo. did the NHL get it right? What about the lack of suspension for Brett Pesce and Alex Ovechkin? Should they have been suspended? The NHL has put forward a proposal for changes to the NHL draft lottery. Will they fix what ails the draft lottery? This week's Elimination Station team eliminated themselves from the playoffs, so why shouldn't we? Looking back at the week for the Colorado Avalanche, Nick had positives to see, while Carl has negatives. Is this a surprise? Play #HiLoSticking on Twitter and pick the OVER/UNDER in each Washington Capitals game this week! All this and more on episode 320 of the 4th Line Hockey Podcast! Twitter: twitter.com/4thLinePodcast Facebook: facebook.com/the4thlinepodcast Email: mail@the4thlinepodcast.com Intro music by Erik Hall of Ane Croft Jingles by Scotty Hicks of Hunker Down, on Twitter at @rapidonian anecroftmusic.bandcamp.com/releases Part of Full Press Radio

    Episode #319 - The Skills at Home

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 2, 2021 61:10

    The NHL has a new promotion and it involves you! Claude Julien and Kirk Muller were fired as coaches of the Montreal Canadiens, replaced with Dominique Ducharme and Alex Burrows (?). Is this what will get the Habs into the playoffs or are larger issues at hand? Jordan Binnington threw a temper tantrum after getting pulled by the St. Louis Blues against the San Jose Sharks. What a sight to behold! Jack Eichel and the Buffalo Sabres are at odds yet again. How will this stand off end?  With the NHL Trade Deadline just 6 weeks away, we look ahead for possible strategies for teams this season. The Anaheim Ducks enter the Elimination Station. What are silver linings for the Ducks this season? After we put the Tampa Bay Lightning back in as Nick's Lidstrom, Andrei Vasilevskiy didn't let in a goal. Will he ever let in a goal again? Play #HiLoSticking on Twitter and pick the OVER/UNDER in each Colorado Avalanche game this week! All this and more on episode 318 of the 4th Line Hockey Podcast! Twitter: twitter.com/4thLinePodcast Facebook: facebook.com/the4thlinepodcast Email: mail@the4thlinepodcast.com Intro music by Erik Hall of Ane Croft Jingles by Scotty Hicks of Hunker Down, on Twitter at @rapidonian anecroftmusic.bandcamp.com/releases Part of Full Press Radio

    Episode #318 - The Sunshine is our Enemy

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 23, 2021 62:33

    The NHL headed to Lake Tahoe and we discovered Gary Bettman's true nemesis: the sun! With the ice melting in Lake Tahoe, was the outdoor by the lake experience a good one and should the NHL do it again? Accusations have been made against Artemi Panarin. What is next for the New York Rangers' forward? The Nashville Predators have essentially placed the entire team on the track block. What can they expect to get and who legitimately could be dealt? Nico Hischier was named the captain of the New Jersey Devils. Was this the right choice? As the Chicago Blackhawks keep winning, we  wonder if they can keep up the pace. And also discover who Kevin Lankinen is. On the other hand, Sergei Bobrovsky is a Central division goalie not playing well. How can they fix him? The Buffalo Sabres enter the Elimination Station. With an extended re-build well under way, what can they possibly do from here? Play #HiLoSticking on Twitter and pick the OVER/UNDER in each Tampa Bay Lightning game this week! All this and more on episode 318 of the 4th Line Hockey Podcast! Twitter: twitter.com/4thLinePodcast Facebook: facebook.com/the4thlinepodcast Email: mail@the4thlinepodcast.com Intro music by Erik Hall of Ane Croft Jingles by Scotty Hicks of Hunker Down, on Twitter at @rapidonian anecroftmusic.bandcamp.com/releases Part of Full Press Radio

    Episode #317 - The Attempted Lie

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 16, 2021 66:47

    A new week and another set of great games happened in the NHL! Alex Galchenyuk was traded TWICE this week. Did that satisfy Nick's desire for a trade? Ron Hextall was hired as the General Manger of the Philadelphia Flyers. At the same time, Brian Burke was hired as the President of Hockey Operations. What does the mean for the future of the organization? There are rumored changes to the NHL draft lottery. What changes would make for a better draft lottery? It's time for some Buy and Sell, featuring the Montreal Canadiens, Joe Pavelski and Marc-Andre Fleury. The New Jersey Devils enter the Elimination Station. What pieces should the Devils hold onto moving forward and how is the draft not their best bet moving forward? We also review the Toronto Maple Leafs' week, while Carl attempts to play Two Truths and a Lie. Play #HiLoSticking on Twitter and pick the OVER/UNDER in each Tampa Bay Lightning game this week! All this and more on episode 317 of the 4th Line Hockey Podcast! Twitter: twitter.com/4thLinePodcast Facebook: facebook.com/the4thlinepodcast Email: mail@the4thlinepodcast.com Intro music by Erik Hall of Ane Croft Jingles by Scotty Hicks of Hunker Down, on Twitter at @rapidonian anecroftmusic.bandcamp.com/releases Part of Full Press Radio

    Episode #316 - The Re-Allowing

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 9, 2021 62:33

    The Carolina Hurricanes and Columbus Bluejackets entered unprecedented territory this week, featuring an offside challenge. Did the league make the right choice? As the NHL sees the number of players in COVID protocol rise, they are looking to see what they can do to get things under control. Is there an easy answer? Patrik Laine made his debut for the Columbus Bluejackets this week. Was he everything they'd hoped for? The Vancouver Canuck are struggling. What's next for the club? And will they listen to our advise immediately? The Los Angeles Kings enter the Elimination Station. With the battle for the basement taking place in California, how have they ended up the first west coast team eliminated from the playoffs? We look back on the Philidelphia Flyers' week, including 2 blown leads against Boston and a big win against the Washington Capitals. Play #HiLoSticking on Twitter and pick the OVER/UNDER in each Toronto Maple Leafs game this week! All this and more on episode 316 of the 4th Line Hockey Podcast! Twitter: twitter.com/4thLinePodcast Facebook: facebook.com/the4thlinepodcast Email: mail@the4thlinepodcast.com Intro music by Erik Hall of Ane Croft Jingles by Scotty Hicks of Hunker Down, on Twitter at @rapidonian anecroftmusic.bandcamp.com/releases Part of Full Press Radio

    Episode #315 - The APLD Era

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 3, 2021 61:04

    All this and more on episode 314 of the 4th Line Hockey Podcast! The NHL has another round of COVID postponements, including the Vegas Golden Knights, Buffalo Sabres and the New Jersey Devils. The Sabres are upset about how they got into the COVID protocol situation. Do they have a right to be? Jim Rutherford is out as the GM of the Pittsburgh Penguins. What is next for the organization? Kevin Fiala was suspended for his hit on Matt Roy. Was it worthy of 3 games? The New York Rangers have a problem in the person of Tony DeAngelo. How did it get this far and where do they go from here? The Detroit Red Wings have been winless in the APLD era, which gets them into the Elimination Station. Let's find out what gives Nick hope about the future of this team. The Dallas Stars were next week's Nick's Lidstrom. Aside from some bold jerseys, what stood out for them this week? Play #HiLoSticking on Twitter and pick the OVER/UNDER in each Philadelphia Flyers game this week! Twitter: twitter.com/4thLinePodcast Facebook: facebook.com/the4thlinepodcast Email: mail@the4thlinepodcast.com Intro music by Erik Hall of Ane Croft Jingles by Scotty Hicks of Hunker Down, on Twitter at @rapidonian anecroftmusic.bandcamp.com/releases Part of Full Press Radio

    Episode #314 - The Laine-Dubois Ungruntling

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 26, 2021 66:57


    Patrik Laine and Pierre-Luc Dubois finally got new homes! Which team won the trade and will the new teams be a breath of fresh air for them both? The Carolina Hurricanes are the latest team suffering from COVID delays. With how things are going, is it likely that every team can play all 56 games? The Washington Capitals were fined for COVID related infractions. Was the fine appropriate? The look back on the week that was for the Vegas Golden Knights has us explore the captaincy of Mark Stone and the goaltending tandem of Marc-Andre Fleury and Robin Lehner. The Elimination Station is back! Which bottom dwelling team is getting eliminated from the playoffs, and why is it the Ottawa Senators? What does it take this week to be Nick's Lidstrom? Being undefeated, that's what! All this and more on episode 314 of the 4th Line Hockey Podcast! Twitter: twitter.com/4thLinePodcast Facebook: facebook.com/the4thlinepodcast Email: mail@the4thlinepodcast.com Intro music by Erik Hall of Ane Croft Jingles by Scotty Hicks of Hunker Down, on Twitter at @rapidonian anecroftmusic.bandcamp.com/releases Part of Full Press Radio


    Episode #313 - The 2021 NHL Season Premiere

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2021 58:49

    The 2021 NHL Season is here! Jakub Voracek did not hide his feelings during a press conference this week. How can we get more of this in the NHL? The rookies are here! How have Alexis Lafreniere and Tim Stützle fared? And who is Kirill Kaprizov? With such a small sample size, which opening week performances are we buying and selling? Steven Stamkos leading the league in scoring? The Minnesota Wild being undefeated? Semyon Varlamov and the New York Islanders not giving up goals? Juuse Saros finally having the job with the Nashville Predators? We also debut a new segment called "Nick's Lidstrom", where we highlight a new contending team each week, leading to them being the team for #HiSticking that week. Head over to our Twitter and predict if the over or under will hit for each game that team play this week! This week's team: the Vegas Golden Knights! All this and more on episode 313 of the 4th Line Hockey Podcast! Twitter: twitter.com/4thLinePodcast Facebook: facebook.com/the4thlinepodcast Email: mail@the4thlinepodcast.com Intro music by Erik Hall of Ane Croft Jingles by Scotty Hicks of Hunker Down, on Twitter at @rapidonian anecroftmusic.bandcamp.com/releases Part of Full Press Radio

    Episode #312 - The 2021 East and North Division Previews

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2021 77:04

    The NHL season starts this week. THIS IS NOT A TEST! THE NHL SEASON STARTS THIS WEEK! Gary Bettman won't say exactly how much money the NHL will lose this year, but the answer starts with a B. A Bettman of Money? The NHL season already has been impacted with COVID-19, as the Dallas Stars are delayed. How will this impact other teams? Mathew Barzal has signed an extension with the New York Islanders. Mike Hoffman also officially signed with the St. Louis Blues. How long can we expect deals of this caliber to be the norm? The NHL is planning outdoor games in Lake Tahoe. But why? We also preview the all new East and North divisions. What can be expected from the all-Canadian division?  All this and more on episode 312 of the 4th Line Hockey Podcast! Twitter: twitter.com/4thLinePodcast Facebook: facebook.com/the4thlinepodcast Email: mail@the4thlinepodcast.com Intro music by Erik Hall of Ane Croft Jingles by Scotty Hicks of Hunker Down, on Twitter at @rapidonian anecroftmusic.bandcamp.com/releases Part of Full Press Radio

    Episode #311 - The 2021 Central Division Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2021 66:02

    This week on The 4th Line Hockey Podcast, with the NHL almost back, it's time to preview the Central division! But first, an update to an octopus news story from early 2020. The NHL has modified the offside rule. Will it be for the better? Zdeno Chara has signed with the Washington Capitals, but who will fill his vacancy with the Boston Bruins? Pierre-Luc Dubois signed an extension with the Columbus Blue Jackets, but is apparently still not happy with the club. Will he find his way out? Jonathon Toews is out for the Chicago Blackhawks, leaving an unfortunate and unexpected hole at center. The AHL has put together a plan for this coming season. It's small, but will have a significant impact on the NHL teams they support. With Canada and the US destined to meet in the finals of the World Junior Hockey Championship, who have been the standout players thus far? We also preview the new Central Division, which somehow now houses both Stanley Cup finalists. All this and more on episode 311 of the 4th Line Hockey Podcast! Twitter: twitter.com/4thLinePodcast Facebook: facebook.com/the4thlinepodcast Email: mail@the4thlinepodcast.com Intro music by Erik Hall of Ane Croft Jingles by Scotty Hicks of Hunker Down, on Twitter at @rapidonian anecroftmusic.bandcamp.com/releases Part of Full Press Radio

    Episode #310 - The WJHC Update and 2021 West Division Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2020 59:08

    The NHL season nears and we start the divisional previews this week. The Ottawa Senators are wheeling and dealing leading up to the start of the season. They started by picking up Derek Stepan from the Arizona Coyotes and followed that up by getting Braydon Coburn, Cedric Paquette and a 2nd round pick from the Tampa Bay Lightning for Marian Gaborik and Anders Nilsson. Who was the winner in each of these deals? With the round robin of the World Junior Hockey Championships we look in to see if teams are doing too much by running up the score and see what upsets have happened so far. Our division previews kick off on the West coast looking at questions like: - How drastically will the addition of the Minnesota Wild to this division change playoff outcomes? - Which team loaded up the most this offeason? - Where will each team finish in the standings? All this and more on episode 310 of the 4th Line Hockey Podcast! Twitter: twitter.com/4thLinePodcast Facebook: facebook.com/the4thlinepodcast Email: mail@the4thlinepodcast.com Intro music by Erik Hall of Ane Croft Jingles by Scotty Hicks of Hunker Down, on Twitter at @rapidonian anecroftmusic.bandcamp.com/releases Part of Full Press Radio

    Episode #309 - The 2020 World Junior Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2020 59:39

    This week we preview actual games that will be happening! GAMES! OF HOCKEY! The NHL has announced their plan for the 2021 season. We review all of the changes including:  - the timeline for the season - the new divisions, increased divisional play and changes to the playoffs - teams playing in new cities, with some cities allowing fans - taxi squads, three goalies and the death of the emergency backup goalie Nikita Kucherov might start the year on the injured reserve for the Tampa Bay Lightning. Is this a blessing in disguise for their cap woes? Henrik Lundqvist is unable to play for the Washington Capitals after being diagnosed with a heart condition. If this is the end of his career, he had a great one! We also welcome Dylan Griffing of Dobber Prospects and The4thLinePodcast.com to preview the upcoming World Junior Hockey Championships. He brings updates on players and teams dealing with COVID, predictions for breakout stars and the winner of the tournament and more!  All this and more on episode 309 of the 4th Line Hockey Podcast! Twitter: twitter.com/4thLinePodcast Facebook: facebook.com/the4thlinepodcast Email: mail@the4thlinepodcast.com Intro music by Erik Hall of Ane Croft Jingles by Scotty Hicks of Hunker Down, on Twitter at @rapidonian anecroftmusic.bandcamp.com/releases Part of Full Press Radio

    Episode #308 - The Holiday Feast

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2020 64:33

    The NHL is returning! (Probably. Maybe.) A cheating scandal is hitting Swedish hockey, as details continue to come out. Is there any possible scenario where a team can justify intentionally losing a game? Details of the 2020-2021 season have come out, including a re-alignment of the divisions. Who are the favorites to win and finish last in each division? With the NHL no longer wanting more money from the players, what creative advertising approaches are favorable? The World Junior Hockey Championships are scheduled to start on Christmas Day, if the teams can ever make the plane trip over. Our Summer Top 10 List takes a festive turn as we look at the best Christmas foods. What food on the list will Nick be giving a second chance, while Carl is busy overrating a cake? All this and more on episode 308 of the 4th Line Hockey Podcast! Twitter: twitter.com/4thLinePodcast Facebook: facebook.com/the4thlinepodcast Email: mail@the4thlinepodcast.com Intro music by Erik Hall of Ane Croft Jingles by Scotty Hicks of Hunker Down, on Twitter at @rapidonian anecroftmusic.bandcamp.com/releases Part of Full Press Radio

    Episode #307 - The Nick Burner

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2020 65:18

    Another week, another lack of true update about the upcoming season! The NHL didn't confirm a start date for the season, but it has been confirmed that the season will not be starting January 1st. What can be expected as we near the start date for the season? Are there creative options to getting the season going? With the NHL season still waiting, the World Junior Hockey Championship will be taking place in Edmonton in December. What can we expect from that tournament? We will not be watching Alexis Lafrenière, even though his New York Rangers are not playing games. Are they making the right choice? Nick Cousins was found to be running a pro-Nick Cousins burner account. What does he think about himself? This inspires our Top 10 Nick's in the NHL! Which Nick is on top? All this and more on episode 307 of the 4th Line Hockey Podcast! Twitter: twitter.com/4thLinePodcast Facebook: facebook.com/the4thlinepodcast Email: mail@the4thlinepodcast.com Intro music by Erik Hall of Ane Croft Jingles by Scotty Hicks of Hunker Down, on Twitter at @rapidonian anecroftmusic.bandcamp.com/releases Part of Full Press Radio

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