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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 #202 - Sharks Not Biting, Elias Pettersson Out

Carl and Joel are back with the latest from around the NHL! With the San Jose Sharks underperforming expectations, does that mean that it's a good time to swim with sharks? Doubtful. But don't tell a man in Toronto that. With Elias Pettersson concussed, and Mike Matheson suspended, Eric Francis chose to turn the injury into a joke. Is this a sign of hockey culture or one person's poor choice? With Frederik Andersen, who will the Toronto Maple Leafs turn to in net if Freddie is out long?...


Episode #201 - Tom Wilson Suspended, First Week of NHL Season

On a Thanksgiving Monday, Carl and Joel are back to talk about the first week of the hockey season! In a week that included a combined NINE goals from Auston Matthews and John Tavares, how is Joel feeling about his Maple Leafs? Carl's Avalanche have started undefeated, so he must finally be happy, right? Injuries have started to hit the league, with Roberto Luongo, Jonathan Quick and James van Riemsdyk already missing time. How will their teams fill in for them while they're gone? Tom...


Episode #200 – The NHL Western Conference Preview

Episode Number 200 is here! Looking back on the first 200 episodes, Carl and Joel recap their favorite moments and have a quiz! Want to win prizes? Answer all 5 questions right and it could be you! They are joined by a special guest: Gritty from the Philadelphia Flyers has a beef with what the guys had to say about his team! It's time to learn a little about the NHL's newest mascot. It's time to preview the Western conference. Do the Predators have what it takes to repeat? Can the Golden...


Episode #199 - The NHL Eastern Conference Preview

It's time to do some season previews! First though, the Philadelphia Flyers debut their new mascot: Gritty. And he is terrifying. Max Domi was suspended for the pre-season for his punch on Aaron Ekblad. Was it enough? (It never is) This week the Eastern conference is previewed, looking at things such as: Which of the terrible teams in the Atlantic division will be the most terrible? Which of the good, not great teams in the Metro division will be the most good, not great? Who is the...


The 4th Line Fantasy Hockey Podcast #2 - 2018-19 NHL Fantasy Draft Special

Carl and Ben are joined by a collection of listeners as they do a fantasy hockey draft to show you some of the things to look for heading into your own drafts. Who are the first defensemen and goalies being drafted? Who are late round sleepers to watch out for? They also talk about potential draft strategies. What positions are best to draft at what part of the draft? How do you best let the picks of your league mates effect your own picks? The 4th Line's official fantasy league will be...


Episode #198 - The It's No Longer Summer Episode

With the pre-season starting, the NHL decided to give us a busy week of off ice news! Erik Karlsson was traded from the Ottawa Senators to the San Jose Sharks. Which leads to questions about why the Sens did it, where Karlsson ends up and how Pierre Dorion still is a GM. Steve Yzerman stepped down as the general manager of the Tampa Bay Lightning. Where does he end up and where does it leave the Lightning? Henrik Zetterberg retired as a Detroit Red Wing, but Joel isn't buying it. Tyler...


Episode #197 - The Wheeler and Dealing

On the heels of the Max Pacioretty trade from the Montreal Canadiens to the Vegas Golden Knights for Tomas Tatar, etc., the real question that needs to be asked is: When did Marc Bergevin get so fit, and was he a better player than general manager? Did the trade have a winner, and is Patches' extension good for the Knights? Seaking of extensions, Blake Wheeler signed an extension with the Winnipeg Jets. Is it a case of too much, too late? The Vancouver Canucks are on the final Summer Hot...


Episode #196 - The Replacement Officials

One month away from the start of the NHL season, Carl and Joel are back exploring some of the weirder NHL rules, including goaltender rules and what happens when the officials cannot officiate any longer. Noah Hanifin has signed a contract extension with the Calgary Flames. Is it time to start worrying about the other un-signed RFA's? Nate Schmidt has been suspended 20 games for performance enhancing substances. But his defense of the suspension is what has everyone talking. How much are...


Episode #195 - The Pastrnak Shack

Fresh off the official 4th Line Podcast fantasy football draft, the guys are back talking about the latest in the world of hockey. Which, well, isn't very much. If you'd like to check out the aforementioned new fantasy hockey you can find it here. Ryan Ellis signed a contract extension with the Nashville Predators. Was it a good deal for the team? Somehow this leads into a conversation about David Pastrnak's contract with the Boston Bruins. One year after signing it, is it a very team...


The 4th Line Fantasy Hockey Podcast #1 - The Pilot

On the pilot episode of The 4th Line Fantasy Hockey Podcast, Carl Landra and Ben Ferguson explore all things fantasy hockey. Starting with their fantasy hockey history, we get to know the hosts of the newest fantasy hockey show a little better. Looking different ways to play fantasy hockey, Ben brings an overview of how Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) works for hockey, including what stats count and where to play. When it comes to league format fantasy, what stats should be used? Looking at...


The [BLANK] Line Podcast #12 - 2018 NFL Season Preview

With a brand new, now official name, Carl, Joel and Mike are back. What else is back? The NFL. With Joel's former favorite team coming off the Super Bowl, everyone is reminded about Carl switching away from the Vikings. Does he have regrets? Would he do it again? Looking at the NFL season ahead, who is the strongest underdog to win the Super Bowl? How do each of them feel about the chances of their respective teams? Jose Urena and Ronald Acuna Jr. had an encounter to lead off a game this...


Episode #194 - The Wilderness Survival

After a week off, Carl and Joel are back to cover the latest hockey happenings. But first, what happened on their week off? American weddings, running with the bulls and BBQ. NBC has released the teams that will be playing on their broadcasts this year. Who were the winners and losers? A number of contract extensions were handed out, including: John Gibson with the Anaheim Ducks William Karlsson with the Vegas Golden Knights Dylan Larkin with the Detroit Red Wings Christian Dvorak with...


Episode #193 - The Stolen Zuckerberg

The guys are back and discover what it requires to steal a shark. (Spoilers: It is a shockingly small amount. Also, please do not steal sharks.) Jarome Iginla has officially retired from the NHL. What moments of his will be remembered the most? Tom Wilson has signed a highly questionable contract extension with the Washington Capitals. But is it the worst contract in the entire NHL? Jason Zucker and Brady Skjei also signed new contracts. But were they good? The Detroit Red Wings hop on...


Episode #192 - The Mighty 4th Line Podcast

The guys are back to discuss the collection of extensions handed out this offseason, including: Connor Hellebuyck with the Winnipeg Jets Marc Andre Fleury with the Vegas Golden Knights Matt Dumba with the Minnesota Wild Elias Lindholm with the Calgary Flames And more! The Anaheim Ducks have brought back their old logo for a 3rd jersey. But when are they bringing back the Mighty? The Columbus Bluejackets are featured in this week's edition of the Summer Hot Seat. What happens with...


The [BLANK] Line Podcast #11 - The Search for a Name

In an all new Blank Line Podcast, Carl, Joel and Mike endeavor to determine the new name for the show. What will it be? And will it also get them in trouble with an NHL team? Following up from last week's 4th Line Podcast, fan favorites who become hated before they leave town is discussed. Inspired by Jose Bautista, who else falls along these lines? What about memorable heel turns? On the heels of Mike Matheny's firing by the St. Louis Cardinals, how important is culture within an...


Episode #191 - The Deep Fried Baseball

As we dive into the dog days of summer, it's a great time to explore some of the food options at this year's version of the Calgary Stampede. What makes for good fair food? Turning to the news of hockey, the Erik Karlsson rumors are hot and heavy. Is it possible that he'll end up with the Tampa Bay Lightning? What about the Dallas Stars or Vegas Golden Knights? Nikita Kucherov has signed an extension in Tampa. How does Steve Yzerman pull off this magic? With the start of our new segment,...


Episode #190 - The John Tavares Chronicles

NHL free agency is upon us and that means that we finally found out that JOHN TAVARES WENT TO JOEL'S TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS! Resident New York Islanders fan ,Matt from Reasons Are Several, joins us to get both sides of the story, looking at Tavares coming and going. Other news of the week includes, but is not limited to: James van Riemsdyk signing with the Philadelphia Flyers The St. Louis Blues bringing in Tylewer Bozak, David Perron and Ryan O'Reilly Carl's Colorado Avalanche adding Ian...


Episode 189 - The 2018 NHL Draft

The guys are back to talk about all that happened at the 2018 NHL draft weekend. But first, Carl say Jurassic World. Would actually cloning dinosaurs be that terrible of an idea? We might find out. Carl's real team and "former" bandwagon team made a deal as Brooks Orpik and Philipp Grubauer head to the Colorado Avalanche. Does this make Carl happy? Will this help the Washington Capitals sign John Carlson? (5 minutes after recording ended, we found out the answer) The New York Islanders...


Episode #188 - The Untitled Podcast

Carl, Joel and Tiny Mike are back for another episode of The ---REDACTED--- Line Podcast! That's right folks, while The 4th Line remains the same, the special episodes with Tiny Mike need a new name and we need your help! Send in your names for the spin off show in our Podcast Naming Contest. As we return to the show, there were a few trades in the NHL this week leading up to the draft. First, Alex Galchenyuk was traded by the Montreal Canadiens to the Arizona Coyotes for Max Domi. Then,...


Episode #187 - The Truculent Burner Account

Carl and Joel are back to celebrate the Washington Capitals' Stanley Cup Championship! They pull up just shy of celebrating to the same level as Ovechkin. Wrapping up the season: Joel makes the case that he should have won the bracket group Where and how much does John Carlson make next season? What can be expected by the Vegas Golden Knights? Who stays? Who comes? On the heals of two high profile burner acocunt situations (Bryan Colangelo and Mike Hoffman's girlfriend), the guys talk...