The 4th Line Hockey Podcast #136 – NHL Expansion Draft Preview

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Last Word on Hockey is pleased to present our new hockey podcast, The 4th Line Podcast. 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.

NHL Expansion Draft Preview

The guys are back as they wrap up game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final, including:

– Does the early whistle missed goal matter?

– Who should have won the Conn Smythe?

They then take a look at the news of the week leading up to the NHL expansion draft, touching on:

– The buyouts of Dan Girardi, Simon Despres and Francois Beauchemin

– The Jonathon Drouin for Mikhail Sergachev trade

– The NHL protected lists and who both Carl and Joel think will be chosen by the Vegas Golden Knights. Both of their lists are below.

Lastly, they give some thoughts on who will win some of the awards in Vegas, Shane Doan‘s run with the Arizona Coyotes ending and the best and worst of the new Adidas jerseys.

Drafted From Carl Joel
Anaheim Ducks Logan Shaw Chris Wagner
Arizona Coyotes Alexander Burmistrov Alexander Burmistrov
Boston Bruins Colin Miller Jimmy Hayes
Buffalo Sabres William Carrier Justin Falk
Calgary Flames Troy Brouwer Hunter Shinkaruk
Carolina Hurricanes Joakim Nordstrom Klas Dahlbeck
Chicago Blackhawks Trevor van Riemsdyk Trevor van Riemsdyk
Colorado Avalanche Calvin Pickard Calvin Pickard
Columbus Blue Jackets William Karlsson William Karlsson
Dallas Stars Cody Eakin  Dan Hamhuis
Detroit Red Wings Petr Mrazek Petr Mrazek
Edmonton Oilers Griffin Reinhart Griffin Reinhart
Florida Panthers Jonathan Marchessault Jason Demers
Los Angeles Kings Brayden McNabb  Kyle Clifford
Minnesota Wild Matt Dumba  Matt Dumba
Montreal Canadiens Alexei Emelin  Brandon Davidson
Nashville Predators James Neal  James Neal
New Jersey Devils Beau Bennett Devante Smith-Pelly
New York Islanders Josh Bailey  Scott Mayfield
New York Rangers Michael Grabner  Brandon Pirri
Ottawa Senators Bobby Ryan  Marc Methot
Philadelphia Flyers Michael Raffl  Jordan Weal
Pittsburgh Penguins Marc-Andre Fleury  Marc-Andre Fleury
San Jose Sharks Brenden Dillon Brenden Dillon
St. Louis Blues Carl Gunnarsson  Dmitrij Jaskin
Tampa Bay Lightning Cedric Paquette  J.T. Brown
Toronto Maple Leafs Brendan Leipsic  Brendan Leipsic
Vancouver Canucks Reid Boucher  Brendan Gaunce
Washington Capitals Nate Schmidt  Nate Schmidt
Winnipeg Jets Marko Dano  Marko Dano

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.

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