Last Word on Hockey presents The 4th Line Hockey Podcast #259 – The Coach Controversy. 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. We 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 #259 – The Coach Controversies
With Nick away, it takes three people to replace him.
The Calgary Flames, and the NHL as a whole, had a bad week after news of coaches behaving badly happened repeatedly. Thankfully, this news is coming to light. What does it mean for the future of the league? Ryan Pike of Flames Nation and The Sporting News joins us to discuss the week that was for the Flames: the resignation of Bill Peters, the fallout and the future with Geoff Ward.
Matthew Dillner, producer of the Dale Jr. Download and lifelong New York Islanders fan, joins us to discuss the New York Islanders‘ fantastic season. With Mathew Barzal leading the way and Thomas Greiss and Semyon Varlamov sharing the net, who are the unsung heroes leading this team?
Alex Metzger, co-host of the MnM Podcast, joins us as well to see what teams are destined for a playoff position swap with the season at the one third mark. Can the Lightning turn it around? Are the Leafs destined for failure? Can the Flames recover from this terrible stretch?
All this and more on episode 259 of the 4th Line Hockey Podcast!
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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.
CALGARY, AB – SEPTEMBER 28: Calgary Flames head coach Bill Peters watches his team warm up before an NHL game where the Calgary Flames hosted the Edmonton Oilers on September 28, 2019, at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, AB. (Photo by Brett Holmes/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)