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Jeff Marek and Elliotte Friedman talk to a lot of people around the hockey world, and then they tell listeners all about what they’ve heard and what they think about it. Plus, look for bonus episodes featuring interviews with personalities in the game or famous fans.

Jeff Marek and Elliotte Friedman talk to a lot of people around the hockey world, and then they tell listeners all about what they’ve heard and what they think about it. Plus, look for bonus episodes featuring interviews with personalities in the game or famous fans.


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Jeff Marek and Elliotte Friedman talk to a lot of people around the hockey world, and then they tell listeners all about what they’ve heard and what they think about it. Plus, look for bonus episodes featuring interviews with personalities in the game or famous fans.




Quick Expansion Chat

The Seattle Kraken has chosen their roster. Jeff and Elliotte talk about the day leading up to the expansion draft, why the Kraken didn’t pick up Carey Price (4:00), if Mark Giordano will be on the 2021-22 Seattle Kraken roster, and some thoughts on the overall team. They also discuss Adam Larrson’s time in Edmonton […]


The Price is Right?

The Seattle Kraken are going to have some fun this week. Jeff and Elliotte open up the podcast with a deep dive into what they have been hearing out of Montreal (00:00), Seattle’s potential interest in Carey Price, and the risks associated with picking up the Vezina winning goaltender. They also discuss the situation in […]


This is Luke Prokop’s podcast

Luke Prokop, Calgary Hitmen defencemen and Nashville Predators prospect. Hi everyone. While the past year and a half has been crazy, it has also given me the chance to find my true self. I am no longer scared to hide who I am. Today I am proud to publicly tell everyone that I am gay. […]


Avalanche Prevention

The New Jersey Devils have acquired Ryan Graves from the Colorado Avalanche for Mikhail Maltsev and a second-round pick. Jeff and Elliotte break down the deal (00:00), what this means for Colorado and how New Jersey might approach their off-season with over $30 million in cap space (3:00). They also discuss the Gabriel Landeskog contract […]


Listen before everything changes!

We lead the podcast off with some breaking news! The Minnesota Wild buy out the remaining four years of Zach Parise and Ryan Suter (00:00), the Canadiens agree to a three-year extension with head coach Dominique Ducharme (10:00), and Pekka Rinne calls it a career (11:00). Duncan Keith is officially an Edmonton Oiler. Jeff and […]


Lightning Strikes Twice

The Tampa Bay Lightning are the 2020-21 Stanley Cup champions. Jeff and Elliotte discuss (00:00) the Conn Smythe winning performance of Andrei Vasilevskiy, the entertaining post-game press conference from Nikita Kucherov, the play of the Tampa defense, and why the team was more motivated than ever before. The guys also touch on what the Stanley […]


Back to Florida

The Montreal Canadiens find a way to extend the series. Jeff and Elliotte recap an exciting game 4 in Montreal (2:00), discuss the impact of Shea Weber throughout the game, wonder if there were more than 3500 fans in attendance at the Bell Centre and go over the lineup changes made by both coaches. They […]


Devin Buffalo: Inspiring Indigenous Youth

Jeff and Elliotte are joined by former professional goaltender and the owner of Waniska Athletics, Devin Buffalo. Devin tells the guys about his path to Dartmouth College, playing junior hockey in Flin Flon, why it’s important to him to inspire the Indigenous youth of today, who he looked up to growing up, how visualization helped […]


Guelph Jammies

The Lightning continue to power through the Canadiens. Jeff and Elliotte recap game 3 of the Stanley Cup final (00:00), discuss the impact of Tyler Johnson and the impressive play of (injured) Nikita Kucherov, and explain how Conn Smythe voting works. Plus, they try to figure out where to get some Guelph Gryphons pajamas. They […]


Two Mistakes

The Canadiens outshoot the Lightning but don’t end up on top. Jeff and Elliotte break down game 2 (00:00), the play of the goaltenders, and how each goal had an interesting path to the back of the net. They also discuss the upcoming hire of Andre Tourigny as the new head coach in Arizona (16:20), where […]



Elliotte is on a patio and the Stanley Cup final is underway! The guys recap game 1 (00:00) and detail how the Lightning attacked the Canadiens. They also discuss the state of the union address by Gary Bettman and Bill Daly highlighting the sexual assault allegations within the Blackhawks organization in 2010 (9:00) and where […]


The Chicago Blackhawks and the Stanley Cup Final

A former Chicago Blackhawks player is suing the organization alleging sexual assault during the 2009-10 season. Jeff and Elliotte give their thoughts on the situation (00:00) and try to provide more details from what they have gathered. They also preview the Stanley Cup final between the Canadiens and the Lightning (6:30), wonder how the Islanders […]


Olé, Olé, Olé, Olé!!!!

Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day, held annually on June 24, is the feast day of St John the Baptist… but today it was also the Montreal Canadiens day to break the fast and feast on the Golden Knights! Jeff and Elliotte discuss Montreal’s big win tonight (1:00) and also speculate about what this could mean for Vegas making moves for next […]


Endangered Zebras

In a hotly contested Stanley Cup Playoffs series, officiating has taken centre stage as Jeff and Elliotte tackle controversial calls – or lack of calls – and tackle the question of what more can be done (6:24). But first, a surprise announcement and celebration spurs talk of hockey-inspired baby names (0:13). The guys then discuss […]


Coming Next Season: The 32 Thoughts Arm Wrestling Challenge

Subconjunctival hemorrhage occurs when a blood vessel breaks just underneath the surface of your eye. David Amber kicks off the podcast by telling Jeff and Elliotte the story of how a blood vessel broke in one of his eyes during his university days. The guys then chat about Carolina signing Rod Brind’Amour to a three-year […]


Islanders Mix Playoff Intensity With Identity

The third round of the Stanley Cup playoffs is underway! Jeff and Elliotte recap the Islanders-Lightning match-up (9:00) and the Canadiens-Golden Knights series (0:10) to kick off the podcast. They also discuss players who have been given permission to talk to other teams like Dougie Hamilton (19:30), the New York Rangers hiring Gerard Gallant as […]


The Final Four

The stage is set as Montreal, Tampa Bay, Las Vegas, and the New York Islanders battle it out for the Stanley Cup. Jeff and Elliotte recap the Golden Knights-Avalanche series (00:10), credit Peter DeBoer for the confidence he had in his team after going down two games, and wonder if he gets enough credit for […]


Scott O’Neil: CEO of the New Jersey Devils & Philadelphia 76ers

Scott O’Neil has held a number of executive positions in North American sports. He joins Jeff and Elliotte to talk about his new book “Be Where Your Feet Are”, finding stillness in your life, preparing for success as well as failure, the process with the 76ers, how his team is building out initiatives that better […]


Snake Eyes for the Avalanche

Quick carcast to start the week! Jeff and Elliotte recap a pair of divisional match-ups (Avalanche-Golden Knights 2:30 & Jets-Habs 7:30) to kick off the podcast, discuss the gold medal victory by Gerard Gallant and Team Canada at the world hockey championship (19:00), the return of Stanley Cup playoff games on both sides of the […]


Scheifele Suspension

Mark Scheifele has been suspended four games for his hit on Jake Evans in game 1 of the Canadiens-Jets series. Jeff and Elliotte break down the wide variety of opinions (00:01) they’ve heard the last 24-hours from around the hockey world regarding the hit, what was said in the phone hearing, and if some players […]