The 4th Line Hockey Podcast #181 – 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs Round 2 Preview

Joel Ward

Last Word on Hockey presents The 4th Line Hockey Podcast #181. 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.

2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs Round 2 Preview, Fletcher Fired

The first round nears the end, which means that Carl’s Colorado Avalanche finally have their season ended. Is the Counselling Couch needed? The Nashville Predators and Winnipeg Jets face off in Round 2. Are the Preds still the favourite in the West?

The Tampa Bay Lightning made easy work of the New Jersey Devils. Will Nikita Kucherov be able to lead the team into the second round?

Officiating is still terrible. How much does it impact the quality of the game?

After scoring 28 goals in six games, the Pittsburgh Penguins eliminated the Philadelphia Flyers. Can the Penguins three-peat? Are we sick of Pens vs Washington Capitals? If they advance, is this finally Washington’s year?

After a couple of sweeps, the Vegas Golden Knights and San Jose Sharks are rested and ready for Round 2. What will it take to stop the Golden Knights?

Chuck Fletcher is out as the general manager of the Minnesota Wild.

Bill Peters is officially hired by the Calgary Flames.

Joel’s Toronto Maple Leafs try to come back against the Boston Bruins. Joel tries to hold it together as his team holds onto the playoffs.

Lastly, there is a Hi Sticking update, with 400 points handed out in the 1st round of the playoffs. We start fresh in round 2!


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Intro music by Erik Hall of Ane Croft

Part of the Alberta Podcast Network powered by ATB Financial

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.

Main Photo

SAN JOSE, CA – FEBRUARY 08: Joel Ward #42 of the San Jose Sharks skates with the puck against the Vegas Golden Knights at SAP Center on February 8, 2018 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Rocky W. Widner/NHL/Getty Images)

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