Last Word on Hockey is pleased to present our new hockey podcast, The 4th Line. Coming from Calgary, AB and Nanaimo, BC, Carl and Joel provide their own unique and fun view of hockey. Every week the guys share their thoughts on the news of the week, have a variety of guests from the world of hockey and spend some time in segments like Joel’s Counselling Couch, The Rant Shack, and The Hot Seat.
The guys are joined by Nick Seguin from Wings Nation this week as he fills in for Joel and they touch on the state of the Detroit Red Wings, including if Ken Holland and Jeff Blashill are the right people to turn around the Wings. They also go through the news of the week, including:
– The NHL has officially stated that they will not be going to the Olympics. Does it matter? Is the World Cup of Hockey enough of a “best on best”
– Brad Marchand was suspended two games for his spear on Jake Dotchin. Was it enough? Does Marchand need to be stopped?
– The playoffs start this week and there is 1 spot left up for grabs. Who gets it between the Toronto Maple Leafs, Tampa Bay Lightning and New York Islanders?
– Three playoff matchups are known so far: Penguins/Bluejackets, Rangers/Canadiens and Oilers/Sharks. What can be expected from these series and some of the likely other series?
Also, playoff Hi Sticking is back, where every game is a Pavel Bure. Who will you pick to be the game winning goal scorer?
The 4th Line Podcast #126 – Olympics, Marchand Spear, Playoff Preview
Intro music by Erik Hall of Shoot the Shred podcast
Who are Carl and Joel? Carl comes from Calgary, AB. His facial hair of choice is a mustache. His team of choice is the Colorado Avalanche and his smoked meat of choice is brisket. Joel comes from Nanaimo, BC. His facial hair of choice is a beard. His team of choice is the Toronto Maple Leafs and his smoked meat of choice is ribs.
BOSTON, MA – JANUARY 05: Brad Marchand #63 of the Boston Bruins waits for a face off during a game at during a game with Edmonton Oilers at TD Garden on January 5, 2017 in Boston, Massachusetts.(Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)