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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 #206 - Joel Quenneville Fired, Hockey Hall of Fame 2018

Carl, Joel and Nick are back to discuss the news of the week in the NHL, including: The Ottawa Senators private conversation in an Uber was made public, after mocking the coaching staff, which begs the questions: What is the long term implication of this for the Senators, what would Connor McDavid be making fun of and how big was the Uber driver's vehicle? Joel Quenneville was fired by the Chicago Blackhawks. What's the best fit for him as a head coach moving forward? The new class is...


Episode #205 - The 4th Line Penalty Kill Ends

Nick and Joel are back to discuss the news of the week! Wait.....what? Carl and Joel very excited that Nick Seguin has officially joined The 4th Line, especially since Carl cannot be found after a heartbreaking weekend from his Colorado Avalanche. And he has Elias Pettersson to blame. Well, and the Avalanche. John Stevens was fired as the coach of the LA Kings, replaced by Willie Desjardins. But is it too little too late? Which coach could be next to be singing the Blues? Pekka Rinne...


The 4th Line Fantasy Hockey Podcast #3 - November 3, 2018 Fantasy Outlook

Carl and Ben return after a hiatus for the 3rd installment of the 4th Line Fantasy Hockey show. With the NHL season well on its ways, there is a lot going on across the NHL that carry importance within both the fantasy hockey world as well as the NHL itself. Carl and Ben tackle Saturday evening’s 11-game daily fantasy slate and touch on which value picks should be targeted, respective roster locks, as well as an explanation of frequently used terminology within the DFS fantasy world and...


Episode #204 - Auston Matthews Injured, October NHL Recap

The Always Wonderful Joel is back and him and Carl break down the news of the week in the NHL. Auston Matthews is hurt. How much should the Toronto Maple Leafs be worried about the health of their young star moving forward? What impact does this have on the William Nylander negotations? Jake Allen is questionable with an injury for the St. Louis Blues. What will it take to turn around the Blues? The Vancouver Canucks have been shockingly good to start the year and the Philadelphia Flyers...


Episode #203 - Detroit puts a win in Red Wings

Pinch hitting for The Always Wonderful Joel, Nick Seguin of Wings Nation makes his triumphant return to the show. What have the Detroit Red Wings been up to this season, aside from starting the game winless? What prospects are looking good? Paul Kariya had his jersey retired, which means an obligatory Paul Kariya appreciation. What criteria should be used for retiring a player's number? Should Henrik Zetterberg head to the rafters? Peter Laviolette lost a bet and had to wear a bull mask....


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...