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The 4th Line Hockey Podcast #133 - The 2017 Stanley Cup Final Preview

The guys are back as they break down the end of the conference finals and preview the Stanley Cup Final between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Nashville Predators. They also talk about:

- the possibility of Evgeny Kuznetsov and Dmitry Orlov leaving the Washington Capitals for the KHL

- Kyle Dubas discussing joining the Colorado Avalanche as their new general manager

- PK Subban is personable and speaks his mind. How can the NHL have more of that?

They also bring a preview of The 5th Line Podcast.

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The 4th Line Hockey Podcast #132 - The Lebroni Karlsson

The guys are back as they break down the Conference finals, including:

- The injuries to Ryan Johansen and Mike Fisher have the Nashville Predator's backs against the wall. Can they hold off the Anaheim Ducks in a best of 3?

- The Predator's anthem singer is upset. But can anyone remember his name?

- The Pittsburgh Penguins finally made the switch in net. Has Marc Andre Fleury played his last game for the Penguins?

- How big of a difference maker is Erik Karlsson for the Ottawa Senators? Is he good enough to take them to the Cup final?

- The schedule for the Stanley Cup final is released. Will it make for better hockey?

- The officiating has been inconsistent at best this playoff. Is there a way to fix it?

- On the heels of the Cavs blowing out the Celtics in the NBA playoffs, what is the equivalent type game in hockey? Why is there such a different between the NHL and the NBA when it comes to parity.

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The 4th Line Hockey Podcast #131 - The Concussed Crosby

The guys are back to break down the news of the week as the 3rd round of the Stanley Cup playoffs get started, including:

- Sidney Crosby has had at least one concussion so far this playoff. What should be done to prevent them from having more?

- With the Washington Capitals eliminated, where does the team go from here? Who will be around next year? When will Ovechkin be traded away?

- The Nashville Predators have been dominant so far in the playoffs. How long does it last?

- Ben Bishop signed a contract with the Dallas Stars. Who is the odd man out in Dallas?

- Ilya Kovalchuk is coming back to the NHL. Where will he end up?

All this and more!

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GTD: What’s Wrong With the Washington Capitals

GTD: What's Wrong With the Washington Capitals

The showdown between the Washington Capitals and Pittsburgh Penguins was the series most hockey fans were looking forward to. Unfortunately to this point, the series has been heavily one-sided and as result, it's left the Capitals in a 3-1 hole. The issue is, where does the blame lay? As the guys discuss, it's difficult to point to one individual player, or ever a group of forwards that have significantly underperformed. But perhaps that word, forward, is the keyword. Washington's blueline, while not lackluster, simply hasn't performed to it's fullest potential. Trade-deadline acquisition Kevin Shattenkirk stands out as the player who has impressed the least. Even then, can the series really fall at the feel of a single player? Does blame fall on head coach Barry Trotz? It's a difficult question to answer, and one the guys spend serious time mulling over. 

Can The Senators Hang On Against New York

From one Eastern Conference series to another, the question has to be asked about the Ottawa Senators: can they really defeat the Rangers? It took a miraculous four goal performance from Jean-Gabriel Pageau in game two to top the blueshirts, and the Sens were lifeless in game three. If Ottawa wants to have shot at bringing home Lord Stanley's cup, they'll need to find a way to deal with the speed, and aggressive forecheck that has wrought havok upon them in the last two games. Game four will be one for the ages at MSG.

Predators Are Picking Up Speed

Is there any team in the post-season that has looked as good as Nashville has. Perhaps the Penguins are the answer to that question, but without doubt, Nashville looks like the team to beat in the Western Conference. They appear set to make the finals in just nine games, only the second team to do so in the last three years, and against tough opposition as well. They stormed through Chicago, and now the Blues are crumbling under the speed, and transition of this Predators offense. Or perhaps more accurately this Predators defence. Ryan Ellis, and the rest of the blueliners have been key this series, and the guys discuss if they can continue to direct the play in the manner they have so far. 

 

Follow them on Twitter: @GTD_Podcast@ColtonPraill, @Gham614 and @NickSeguin19

Colton Praill
I host my own radio show across Manitoba, CA. When I’m not regaling you with whimsical stories, I’m writing, podcasting, or lamenting the woes of Arsenal, Detroit Lions, and Ottawa Senators fandom.

Nick Seguin
A brand marketer by day, a writer by night. Nick is a lover of all things hockey and a die hard fan of the Detroit Red Wings. With contributions to multiple blogs, Nick is continuing to marry his two passions: writing and hockey.

Graham Anderson
I’m a recent Brock University grad and a huge Blue Jays and Wild fan. I spent two years in the UK and am happy to be back in London Ontario for the 2016-17 MLB playoffs and NHL season.

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The 4th Line Hockey Podcast #129 -The Price of Losing

The guys are back as they recap the end to the 1st round of the Stanley Cup playoffs, including:

- Joel's feelings about the end of the season for his Toronto Maple Leafs
- Has the Montreal Canadiens window closed? What do they do this offseason to best prepare for the future?
- After a trip to the Finals last year the Sharks are now out in the first round. What does this mean for their franchise?

They also preview the second round of the playoffs, looking at The Senators vs Rangers, Capitals vs Penguins, Ducks vs Oilers and Predators vs Blues.

Lastly, they look at the NHL draft lottery and decide who are the worst managed team in the league.

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The 4th Line Hockey Podcast #128 - The Low Blow-vechkin

The guys are back as they record with the Leafs and Capitals game freshly ended. Talk talk through the news of the week and the happenings in the NHL playoffs.

- The Toronto Maple Leafs are down to the Washington Capitals, but does this mean they're done?

- With the Pittsburgh Penguins making quick work of the Columbus Blue Jackets, are they bettered suited for a 2nd round matchup against a potentially playoff tested Capitals team? Should Marc-Andre Fleury or Matt Murray start in net in round 2?

- With the Chicago Blackhawks being swept by the Nashville Predators, is it time for the Hawks to panic?

- Coach Dan Bylsma and GM Tim Murray are gone in Buffalo, following comments from Jack Eichel. What effect did Eichel's comments have on the firing and what does this mean for the future of the Sabres?

- Linesman Don Henderson has sued Dennis Wideman and the Calgary Flames for $10.25 million dollars. What does that mean for Wideman and the Flames?

Joel also plays another round of "Let's Roll the NHL Draft Lottery" as Carl pretends it's not happening.

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The 4th Line Hockey Podcast #127 - The Unsuspended Cross Check

The guys are back and ready to break down what has happened in the 1st round of the NHL playoffs to this point, including:

- Matt Calvert's likely unsuspended cross check on Tom Kuhnhackl. How much did the Tortorella trickle down effect impact this Calvert hit.
- Joel's Toronto Maple Leafs played well enough to win against the Washington Capitals. How will they perform in game 2? And when will Carl acknowledge that the Caps are his team?
- The Penguins are rolling against the Bluejackets. Will Matt Murray get his job back when he's healthy?
- Can the Minnesota Wild do enough to beat Jake Allen? Is he actually good?
- What do the Oilers need to do to beat the Sharks? Will their undisciplined play be their undoing?

They also look at coaching changes in Dallas, LA, Vancouver, Florida and Las Vegas. Lastly, Joel introdues a new segment called "Let's Play the NHL Draft Lottery".

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GTD: 2017 NHL Playoff Preview

GTD: 2017 NHL Playoff Preview Edition

Missing Nick, it's up to just Colton and Graham to breakdown the 2017 NHL Playoff preview. Starting in the East they tackle each match up in the first round.

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Follow them on Twitter: @GTD_Podcast@ColtonPraill, @Gham614 and @NickSeguin19

Colton Praill
I host my own radio show across Manitoba, CA. When I’m not regaling you with whimsical stories, I’m writing, podcasting, or lamenting the woes of Arsenal, Detroit Lions, and Ottawa Senators fandom.

Nick Seguin
A brand marketer by day, a writer by night. Nick is a lover of all things hockey and a die hard fan of the Detroit Red Wings. With contributions to multiple blogs, Nick is continuing to marry his two passions: writing and hockey.

Graham Anderson
I’m a recent Brock University grad and a huge Blue Jays and Wild fan. I spent two years in the UK and am happy to be back in London Ontario for the 2016-17 MLB playoffs and NHL season.

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The 4th Line Hockey Podcast #126 - The Wings-Avs Remastered

The guys are joined by Nick Seguin from Wings Nation this week as he fills in for Joel and they touch on the state of the Detroit Red Wings, including if Ken Holland and Jeff Blashill are the right people to turn around the Wings. They also go through the news of the week, including:

- The NHL has officially stated that they will not be going to the Olympics. Does it matter? Is the World Cup of Hockey enough of a "best on best"
- Brad Marchand was suspended 2 games for his spear on Jake Dotchin. Was it enough? Does Marchand need to be stopped?
- The playoffs start this week and there is 1 spot left up for grabs. Who gets it between the Toronto Maple Leafs, Tampa Bay Lightning and New York Islanders?
- Three playoff matchups are known so far: Penguins/Bluejackets, Rangers/Canadiens and Oilers/Sharks. What can be expected from these series and some of the likely other series?

Also, playoff Hi Sticking is back, where every game is a Pavel Bure. Who will you pick to be the game winning goal scorer?

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Episode 125 - The Saturday Special

The guys are awake and ready to record at their new Saturday morning time as they bring you their takes on the latest happenings in the NHL, including:

- John Tavares' sore hamstring and the impact it has on the New York Islanders' playoff chances
- The Carolina Hurricanes and Tampa Bay Lightning are coming fast for the Boston Bruins second wild card spot. Will they make it?
- The Washington Capitals are coming into the playoffs at the top again. Will they make it? Is this their last chance?
- Nikitia Zaitsev is nearing a contract extension. How does compare to Karl Alzner?

They also talk about the Human Suction Cup, how long it'll take spiders to take over the world, pick the Pavel Bures of the Week and more!

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