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No finesse, just grinding out our opinions on Hockey and Hockey related news. Hosted by Carl Landra and Joel Schnell. In partnership with Last Word on Sports

No finesse, just grinding out our opinions on Hockey and Hockey related news. Hosted by Carl Landra and Joel Schnell. In partnership with Last Word on Sports
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No finesse, just grinding out our opinions on Hockey and Hockey related news. Hosted by Carl Landra and Joel Schnell. In partnership with Last Word on Sports




Episode #252 - The Giving of Thanks

On a Thanksgiving afternoon, Carl and Nick have much to be thankful for, including Cinnabon. The Blackhawks and Devils are still winless. After a seemingly successful offseason, what does New Jersey need to do to get things on track? Does a change behind the bench need to happen? There are still two undefeated teams left in the league as well: Edmonton and Colorado. Can Carl's team be the last to lose? Which of these opening performances is most sustainable? With Bo Horvat being named the...


Episode #251 - The Undefeated

Both Carl and Nick are supporters of undefeated teams. But how long will that last? Diving into the undefeated, which of these teams will be the first to lose? It can't be the Avalanche or Red Wings, can it? And what about the yet to be victorious? Which of the winless teams are most primed for a bounce back? Can we eliminate from the playoffs already? What impact have the new rule changes had on games so far? Are coaches challenges used differently this year? Does picking the side on...


Episode #250 - The Atlantic Division Preview

Nick returns as we are mere days away from the start of the NHL regular season! But first, the news of the week. The Colorado Avalanche are excited for the start of the regular season, and so are their fans. Unless they're trying to watch on their local cable, as Altitude Sports will not be distributed on the major carriers. Is this a sign of things to come for local sports? Matthew Tkachuk, Patrik Laine, Kyle Connor and Mikko Rantanen all ended their restricted free agent stand still and...


Episode #249 - The Metropolitan Division Preview

Another week closer to the season starting and another set of restricted free agents have signed! With Nick away this week, Fred Anjema of the Slewfoot Hockey Show joins us! Another collection of free agents (and one pre mature) signed extensions. We dive into the deals of Brock Boeser, Brandon Carlo, Thomas Chabot and Brayden Point. The Winnipeg Jets are in a rough spot with Patrik Laine alienating teammates and Dustin Byfuglien being on indefinite leave from the team. What are their...


Episode #248 - The Central Division Preview

It was a big news week in the NHL! The NHLPA announced that they would not opt out of the current collective bargaining agreement. With 2 more years of labour peace, can we avoid a work stoppage? A collection of restricted free agents signed this week, the biggest name being Mitch Marner. With him finally signed, is everything solved in Leafs land? In addition to Marner, Jared Spurgeon, Joshua Morrissey, Ivan Provorov, Travis Konecny and Charlie McAvoy signed extensions. Who were the...


Episode #247 - The Elite Pacific Division Preview

It's time for hockey to start! As prospect's camp, and soon to be NHL camps, are open it's time to start our division previews! But first.... Jake Gardiner has signed with the Carolina Hurricanes. Why did it take so long? Zach Werenski signed an extension with the Columbus Bluejackets, which means that A RESTRICTED FREE AGENT SIGNED! Niklas Kronwall retired. But is he done with the Red Wings? The NHL's marketing strategy was highlighted this week, and spoilers, it's weird. And now, the...


Episode #246 - The Historic Summer

Today we wrap up the Hardcore Hockey History series! But first, the NHL has decided to not opt out of the current CBA. Will the NHLPA follow suit? And what exactly does this mean? And can the NHL escrow part of this show? Cam Ward retired this week and Justin Williams "retired". Are the rest of the Carolina Hurricanes safe? With our summer series coming to an end, it is fitting to speak to author and hockey historian Mike Commito about what exactly it means to be a hockey historian and...


Episode #245 - The Connor McLanding

This week it's a question and answer special! Starting with conspiracy theories. Did Connor McDavid land on the moon? We cover the news of Bill Guerin being named the general manager of the Minnesota Wild. What can we know about Guerin's management history? Hardcore Hockey History takes us to the biggest mistakes in hockey history, including blunders, trades, draft picks and officiating featuring Patrik Stefan, Patrick Roy, Brett Hull, Kerry Fraser and more! It's then time for an extended...


Episode #244 - The Summit Series

As the NHL nears the end of summer, we look back at what, which includes making borderline arbitrary lists ranking players at certain positions. There are rumors that the NHL will be hosting a World Cup of Hockey again, this time in 2021. What does that mean for the future of NHL'ers in international hockey? Speaking of which, what does that the past have to say about international hockey? What are some of the key moments? How did we get where we are today? One of the biggest...


Episode #243 - The Dog Days of Octust

WARNING! Before throwing an octopus on the ice at the next Red Wings game, listen to this week's episode. It may just save your life, as we learn from a lady who let an octopus attach itself to her face. Roberto Luongo's number has been retired by the Florida Panthers. Is his legacy enough to be deserving of the honor? There are a number of free agents left unsigned, including Jake Gardiner, Joe Thornton, Patrick Marleau, Dan Girardi, Thomas Vanek and more! As for the restricted free...


Episode #242 - The Collectors Edition

Kevin Shattenkirk was bought out by the New York Rangers and then signed with the Tampa Bay Lightning. Is it possible that both teams made the right choice? The Colorado Avalanche extended young defenseman Samuel Girard. Will this contract set the benchmark for similar players? Ryan Callahan was dealt to the Ottawa Senators. Why would the Senators pick up Callahan? Paul Fenton was removed as the general manager of the Minnesota Wild. What went wrong in Minnesota? Nikita Gusev is newly...


Episode #241 - The Russian Five

This week is an all history episode! We sit down with Joshua Riehl, director of the documentary The Russian Five about the history of, you guessed it, the Russian Five. All things Russian Five are touched on, including: Make sure to watch The Russian Five on your favorite video watching platform! All this and more on episode 241 of the 4th Line Hockey Podcast! Twitter: Facebook: Email: Intro music by...


Episode #240 - The Greatest Trade Tree

It's late July and there is a shockingly large amount of news. And here. We. GO! The Calgary Flames announced a proposed agreement on a new arena. And it has Carl predictably upset. But why? James Neal and Milan Lucic were swapped by the Edmonton Oilers and Calgary Flames. Which struggling forward will have the most success in the future? Ron Francis has been named the general manager of the Seattle TBD's. Good choice? Jacob Trouba signed an extension with the New York Rangers, meaning...


Episode #239 - The Expansion of Knowledge

It might be summer, but there is still NHL news! Including: Fresh off a Stanley Cup, Jordan Binnington has a new contract with the St. Louis Blues. Ryan Dzingel moves to the Carolina Hurricanes and Micheal Ferland takes his talents to Vancouver. Are the deals good? Alexander Nylander was dealt from Buffalo to Chicago for Henri Jokiharju. Did either team win this deal? In our Triple H segment (Hockey's Hardcore History) we look at how the NHL got from 6 teams to 31. Aside from the WHA...


Episode #238 - The Repeating Offer Sheeting

With a light news week, the news of the light is quickly covered, including: Alex Kerfoot ruins Carl's dream of a Colorado Avalanche offer sheet as he signs with the Toronto Maple Leafs. Speaking of offer sheets, Sebastian Aho officially is staying with the Carolina Hurricanes. Will bad blood remain? Don Cherry is not done with Hockey Night in Canada. But should he be? It's time to kick off our summer series, Hockey's Hardcore History", with a deep dive into the history of offer sheets....


Episode #237 - The 2019 NHL Free Agency Spectacular

NHL Free agency opened on July the 1st and OH BOY was it a busy day! Carl is not okay with the Tyson Barrie trade to Toronto. Can Nick convince him that Nazem Kadri is a good enough return? More trades happened as Phil Kessel headed to Arizona and Ottawa did Toronto a favor and took Nikita Zaitsev off there hands. But why? And then....the offer sheet bomb was dropped! With Sebastian Aho signing the offer sheet with the Montreal Canadiens, why exactly did he do it? And why did they? And...


Episode #236 - The 2019 NHL Draft

With the 2019 NHL draft in the books, it's time to look back with hindsight and see who went where. Who had the best draft? Who had the worst draft? Who is Mortiz Seider? And, can Carl correctly identify the names of NHL draft picks? In the midst of that, a trade happens as Calvin de Haan heads to Chicago for Anton Forsberg. Surprise! This is added to the Patrick Marleau, PK Subban and JT Miller trades from the weekend. Lastly, the NHL is changing the way that they are doing reviews next...


Episode #235 - The Mighty Ducks 4

Congratulations to the St. Louis Blues on winning the 2019 Stanley Cup! We take a look back at Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final and re-live the season that was in the NHL, including Ryan O'Reilly's Conn Smythe victory. The NHL Awards are this Wednesday, so we look at who should win the Calder, Jack Adams, Vezina, Norris and Hart trophies. And while we're at it, we make the plan for Mighty Ducks 4. What has Charlie Conway been up to since we last saw him? Erik Karlsson re-signed with the...


Episode #234 - Stanley Cup Final Game 7 Preview

The Stanley Cup Finals are going to a seventh game. GAME 7! But first.... how did we get there? Tyler Bozak got away with a trip. Zdeno Chara broke his jaw. Ivan Barbashev got suspended. Tuukka Rask played next level. And then it all came down to 1 game. What can be expected from Game 7? Ticket prices are expensive. (You should use and promo code 'apn' to fix that!) How far would we go to pay for sport? Jeff Skinner signed a contract extension with the Buffalo Sabres. For $9...


Episode #233 - The Stolen Trophy

With the Stanley Cup Final well under way, we break down how the Bruins got a 2-1 lead and what the St. Louis Blues need to do to get back in the series. (Hint: Grow a penalty kill and stop taking penalties) The Kelly Cup is missing! Actually, they know exactly where it is. The Colorado Eagles have taken off with the trophy. How do you manage to steal a league's trophy and get away with it? We also learn what a Swamp Rabbit is. With the NHL draft coming up, who can be expected to be taken...