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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. In partnership with Last Word on Sports. Part of the Alberta Podcast Network powered by ATB Financial

No finesse, just grinding out our opinions on hockey and the world of the NHL. Hosted by Carl Landra and Nick Seguin. In partnership with Last Word on Sports. Part of the Alberta Podcast Network powered by ATB Financial


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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. In partnership with Last Word on Sports. Part of the Alberta Podcast Network powered by ATB Financial




Episode #318 - The Sunshine is our Enemy

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...


Episode #317 - The Attempted Lie

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...


Episode #316 - The Re-Allowing

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...


Episode #315 - The APLD Era

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...


Episode #314 - The Laine-Dubois Ungruntling

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...


Episode #313 - The 2021 NHL Season Premiere

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...


Episode #312 - The 2021 East and North Division Previews

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...


Episode #311 - The 2021 Central Division Preview

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...


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

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...


Episode #309 - The 2020 World Junior Preview

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...


Episode #308 - The Holiday Feast

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...


Episode #307 - The Nick Burner

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...


Episode #306 - The Rule Changes

We have news! And among the news is the naming of Joe Sakic as the top general manager. Oh boy! But how will Stevie Nick handle his namesake not being on top? Mikhail Sergachev and the Tampa Bay Lightning reach an extension. What does this do for the rest of the restricted free agent landscape remaining? Both the Vegas Golden Knights and Columbus Blue Jackets had players test positive for COVID. So did the Canadian World Junior team. And the NHL has yet to announce their plan for the...


Episode #305 - The Border Crossing

The NHL was delayed in announcing their plans for the upcoming season, but we weren't delayed in being back for another offseason episode! The NHL wants players to defer even more of their money. How will this impact the chances of hockey in 2021? And will this mean less flexibility by the players? Kendall Coyne Schofield joined the Chicago Blackhawks coaching staff in two very well deserved roles. In this week's flashback, we have TWO bests in our best and worst of the week. Braden...


Episode #304 - The Culinary Tour

With no NHL news we look back at what was in the news in the past! What happened this time in 2019? Which coach was almost fired and which player had just come off an amazing week? The NHL released the Retro Reverse jerseys this week. What were the hits and misses for the latest batch of alternate jerseys? Will this new type of jersey approach be a way of the future for the NHL? The Summer Top 10 list has us looking at the top foods around the NHL, bringing up debates like pineapple on...


Episode #303 - The Jordan Theory

On the heals of last week's Summer Top 10 List, Auston Matthews was inspired by our mustache theme to do some work of his own. Gary Bettman finally addressed what next season may look like and it's similar to what has been rumored. New divisions. Bubbles. No bubbles. And even more uncertainty! A collection of players signed extensions, and we share our thoughts on Roope Hintz, Anthony Mantha, Ryan Strome and Ryan Pulock. The Jordan Theory is created, trying to explain the careers of...


Episode #302 - The Movember

We're back and so is the Summer Top 10 List! The OHL is looking into the possibility of being forced to play without hitting this season. What would that even look like? And how realistic is it tat this will happen? The NHL is still looking at what this upcoming season will look like. 48 games? Waiting until after the Olympics? Mitchell Miller was drafted by the Arizona Coyotes. And then when news came out of his past, they stood by their pick and eventually renounced the pick. Is this...


Episode #301 - The Arbitrashow

The dog days of Summer are officially here, even in the winter! With arbitration cases starting to be heard, is there a better way to do them and why is it The Arbitrashow? There are a collection of contracts handed out this week, including Tyler Bertuzzi, Devon Toews, Jake Virtanen, Sam Reinhart, and Connor Brown. Who were the winners of this bunch? The NHL "postponed" the Winter Classic and All Star Game, but promised new and creative events this upcoming season. What new and creative...


Episode #300 - The 300 Lists

It is our 300th episode and we are ready to celebrate! But first, the Vegas Golden Knights have signed Alex Pietrangelo to a fitting deal for the top free agent defenseman. This has to make Vegas the favorite now, right? It meant that they had to move Nate Schmidt to the Vancouver Canucks. Will trading him in division come back to bite them? Or, will it even be in division? Bill Foley let it slip that there might be a Canadian division next year? What will hockey look like matchup wise...


Episode #299 - The 2020 NHL Draft and Free Agency Recap

After a busy week in the NHL, we're back to review the NHL Draft and the start of free agency. With some many top players at the top of the draft Nick is thrilled with the Lucas Raymond pick, while also surprised that Jack Quinn isn't a Hughes brother. The Nashville Predators selected Yaroslav Askarov as their goalie of the future and the Minnesota Wild and Winnipeg Jets were big winners. The goalie carousel spun and landed Matt Murray with the Ottawa Senators, Henrik Lundqvist with the...