The 4th Line Hockey Podcast #254 – NHL Schedules and Arena Funding

Arena funding
NASHVILLE, TN - APRIL 06: Chicago Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews (19) is shown during the NHL game between the Nashville Predators and Chicago Blackhawks, held on April 6, 2019, at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Danny Murphy/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Last Word on Hockey presents The 4th Line Hockey Podcast #254 – The Taco the Hockey. Carl and Nick 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, The Rant Shack, and The Hot Seat. This week, a look at the NHL scheduling in the eyes of a key NHL player, and how arena financing works, plus other news around the league.

The 4th Line Hockey Podcast #254 – NHL Schedules and Arena Funding

Nick is away this week but German of the 104 Podcast is here to fill in!

We start by looking back on the news of the week, including:

Jonathan Toews is a proponent of a new format to the schedule that would lead to more sleep and less environmental harm. But is it better for the on ice product?

Roman Josi signed an extension with the Nashville Predators. As one of the best defenders in the league, there’s no chance that it’s a bad deal…..right?

Vladimir Tarasenko and Gabriel Landeskog are out for extended periods of time. Which of the Central division’s Blues or Avalanche are best equipped to with stand the loss? Also, can Carl withstand the loss of his captain?

Arena Financing

We also speak with Jay Scherer and David Mills, authors of Power Play: Professional Hockey and the Politics of Urban Development. What does modern day arena funding and financing look like? They explore this through the lens of Rogers Place in Edmonton and share with us what they found.

Lastly, we pick the Pavel Bure Must Watch Games of the Week!

All this and more on episode 254 of the 4th Line Hockey Podcast!


Intro music by Erik Hall of Ane Croft

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Who are Carl and Nick? 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.  Nick comes from Toronto, ON. His facial hair of choice is a light beard. His team of choice is the Detroit Red Wings and his smoked meat of choice is ribs.

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