The 4th Line Hockey Podcast #180 – Round 1 of Playoffs and NHL Coaching Changes

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GLENDALE, AZ - DECEMBER 29: Head coach Alain Vigneault of the New York Rangers watches from the bench during the third period of the NHL game against the Arizona Coyotes at Gila River Arena on December 29, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona. The Rangers defeated the Coyotes 6-3. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Last Word on Hockey presents The 4th Line Hockey Podcast #180. 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.

Round 1 of The Stanley Cup Playoffs, NHL Coaching Changes

One week into the Stanley Cup playoffs Joel sees the Pittsburgh Penguins, including Hot Dog and Philip.

The Toronto Maple Leafs managed to get a win in game 3 over the Boston Bruins. Is that enough to give Joel hope? After Nazem Kadri‘s 3 game suspension, is it too much when compared to other punishment handed out? What would have been fair?

Cory Schneider and Braden Holtby have taken back the nets for the New Jersey Devils and Washington Capitals. Is it too little too late? Do teams struggle to play well in front of the bonafide #1 starter?

If Phil Kessel were to read slam poetry, what would it be about?

The Colorado Avalanche chased Pekka Rinne in game number 3. Is there any chance that he’ll continue to struggle?

Linemen and referees are under intense scrutiny in the playoffs, but have they been extra horrible this postseason?

Three teams are already looking for new coaches next season, with Alain Vigneault, Ken Hitchcock, and Glen Gulutzan leaving the New York Rangers, Dallas Stars and Calgary Flames respectively. Who should be their replacements and where will they end up?

The Vezina candidates are announced. Are they right?

Lastly, there is a Hi Sticking update, with hundreds of points being handed out so far!

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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.

 

GLENDALE, AZ – DECEMBER 29: Head coach Alain Vigneault of the New York Rangers watches from the bench during the third period of the NHL game against the Arizona Coyotes at Gila River Arena on December 29, 2016, in Glendale, Arizona. The Rangers defeated the Coyotes 6-3. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

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