The 4th Line Hockey Podcast #140 – Detroit Red Wings Off-season, College Players Drafted

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Last Word on Hockey is pleased to present our new hockey podcast, The 4th Line Podcast. Coming from Calgary, AB and Nanaimo, BC, 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 and spend some time in segments like Joel’s Counselling Couch, The Rant Shack, and The Hot Seat.

Detroit Red Wings Off-season, College Players Drafted and more!

The Always Wonderful Joel is away but Nick Seguin from Wings Nation ( fills in! They talk Detroit Red Wings off-season, including:

NHL free agent frenzy

– How did they do in the draft? Was Michael Rasmussen a good selection for them?

– In free agency, the Red Wings brought in Trevor Daley and have to still re-sign Tomas Tatar. What is the direction that the Wings are taking for the future?

They also talk about the news of the week:

Tyler Johnson and Ondrej Palat re-signed with the Tampa Bay Lightning. Is this team good enough to return to the Stanley Cup Final?

Jaromir Jagr is still a free agent. Where will he end up?

Jaccob Slavin signed a 7 year extension with the Carolina Hurricanes. Are the Canes poised for a playoff run?

– The Hurricanes also had an offer to purchase the team this week. Does this impact the health of the franchise in Carolina?

It is also the 4th Line Podcast debut for a new segment called “Letter of Intent”, where we explore the world of college hockey with Gwen de Young and Kyle Willaert, this week looking at the best college players taken in this year’s NHL entry draft.

With this being Nick’s second appearance on the show, it was time for a little get to know you with Mr. Seguin, as we find out his most recent new thing, his least favorite good Red Wing and more!


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 Nanaimo, BC. 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.