The 4th Line Hockey Podcast #176 – Calgary Flames Falling, GM Meetings

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NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 09: Mike Smith #41 of the Calgary Flames looks on in the second period against the New York Rangers during their game at Madison Square Garden on February 9, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)

Last Word on Hockey presents The 4th Line Hockey Podcast. Coming from Calgary, AB, 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 as well as spending some time in segments like The Elimination Station, Joel’s Counselling Couch, The Rant Shack, and The Hot Seat.

Calgary Flames Falling from Playoffs, GM Meetings

The guys are back and Joel is upset with Carl and his reverse jinxing ways. So upset in fact, that in an unprecedented move he is removing the Colorado Avalanche from the Elimination Station. But have the Avs done enough to merit this? Can they ride on Nathan MacKinnon‘s wings to the playoffs?

With the Avalanche out, the Calgary Flames go in. How far are the Flames from being Stanley Cup contenders? Can Mike Smith do this again next year? Would the Flames do the Travis Hamonic deal again?

The general managers are meeting to discuss changes to goalie interference, playoff format changes, long-term injured reserve and, for some reason, power plays? Which of these changes is actually better for the game?

William Karlsson has been on a tear this season. We look at him and other surprising scoring leaders.

Lastly, the Pavel Bure Must Watch Games of the Week are selected.


Intro music by Erik Hall of Ane Croft

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The 4th Line Podcast is a weekly hockey podcast hosted by Carl Landra and Joel Schnell. Every week they share their unique and fun take on what is happening in the world of hockey. While they don’t take themselves too seriously, they have a typical no 4th line attitude: what they lack in finesse, they make for in being willing to go to the corners and work hard to get the job done.

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 Calgary, AB. 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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