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The Jeff Marek Show

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Sportsnet insider Jeff Marek goes around the league in Sportsnet 590 The FAN’s national NHL show, airing live across the country daily from 12pm-2pm ET. Opinion, news and analysis featuring daily segments from insider Elliotte Friedman.

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Toronto, ON

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Sportsnet insider Jeff Marek goes around the league in Sportsnet 590 The FAN’s national NHL show, airing live across the country daily from 12pm-2pm ET. Opinion, news and analysis featuring daily segments from insider Elliotte Friedman.

Language:

English

Contact:

One Ted Rogers Way Toronto, Ontario M4Y 3B7 416-935-0590


Episodes

Boudreau on Coaching Elias Pettersson + Will Rempe Be in the Lineup Post-Deadline?

3/4/2024
Jeff kicks off the show with Matt Marchese to break down what Kyle Dubas will do at the deadline with Pittsburgh looking to be out of the mix this year, along with the Leafs' performance against the Rangers highlighted by Ilya Samsonov’s big game. Then, former NHL coach turned NHL Network analyst Bruce Boudreau reflects upon his time working on the movie Slapshot, before discussing coaching Elias Pettersson in Vancouver, who he is as a person off the ice, what he values from his team, and his unique abilities on the ice (19:16). Later, Rangers analyst Vince Mercogliano weighs in on Chris Drury's main focus at the trade deadline, Matt Rempe’s start to his NHL career and if he will be in the lineup after March 8th, along with Jonathan Quick’s one-year extension (52:33). The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

Duration:01:08:09

The Latest with Elliotte Friedman: Dubas in Unfamiliar Territory + Mutual Interest Between Markström and the Devils?

3/4/2024
Jeff and Elliotte kick off the show discussing Kyle Dubas' busy week ahead with interest in his players ramping up around the league as the Penguins continue to slip out of playoff contention. Later, the pair weigh in on the Capitals assigning Engeny Kuznetzov to the AHL, Dylan Larkin’s injury, and the mutual interest between the Devils and Jacob Markström. To wrap up, Jeff and Elliotte share the latest on Linus Ullmark and the Bruins' goaltending situation. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

Duration:00:30:41

Will Kent Hughes Move His Vets? + Leafs Trade Deadline Plans

3/1/2024
Jeff kicks off the show with Sportsnet’s Eric Engels as they break down all things Montreal Canadiens. They discuss the value of David Savard and Jake Allen and if Kent Hughes would be willing to move them both. Then, Jeff sheds some light on rumours emerging surrounding the Flyers and Sean Walker, Mitch Marner getting some looks on the blue line last night against Arizona and Erik Johnson expecting to be held out of the lineup for trade-related reasons. Later, former NHL goaltender and NHL Network Analyst Devan Dubnyk joins the show (16:25). They discuss the Stars bringing in Chris Tanev, the importance of shot-blocking defenders and what it’s like for goaltenders to adjust after being moved at the deadline. Then, former Leafs General Manager Gord Stellick joins the show (51:23) to discuss The Leafs bringing back Ilya Lyubushkin, Mitch Marner’s play on the blue line and what teams around the league could do. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliate.

Duration:01:06:09

The Latest with Elliotte Friedman: Pettersson Discussions Continue

3/1/2024
Jeff and Elliotte kick off the show breaking down the latest with Elias Pettersson's contract situation. Then, they discuss the Leafs acquiring Ilya Lyubushkin from the Anaheim Ducks and if the move was accelerated after the Giordano injury last night. Then, they discuss which Arizona Coyotes could attract interest around the league such as Bjugstad, if Calgary will add a defender, if Seattle could make a push to bring in a defender like Noah Hanifin, the Capitals plans, and much more. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliate.

Duration:00:32:06

Craig Conroy Joins the Show + How Will Tanev Fit in With Dallas

2/29/2024
Jeff and Sportsnet's Eric Francis kick off the show discussing the Chris Tanev trade from a Flames perspective, the return for the veteran defender and what Calgary is getting with Artem Grushnikov. Later on, Calgary Flames General Manager Craig Conroy shares how the trade came fruition, the appeal of Grushnikov, when conversations really started to pick up, and what he's looking for in current trade talks (28:50). Dallas Stars analyst Brien Rea wraps up today's program with his expectations on when Chris Tanev might suit up with the Stars, before getting into Jim Nill’s mentality ahead of the deadline, Logan Stankoven’s start to his NHL career, and more (50:05)! The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

Duration:01:07:44

The Latest with Elliotte Friedman: Pettersson Contract Extension Update + Could Nick Schmaltz Be on the Move?

2/29/2024
Jeff and Elliotte kick off the show breaking down the Chris Tanev trade from both the Stars and Flames' perspectives, before looking into Elias Pettersson’s contract negotiations and if the Canucks will be able to work out a deal. Next, the pair discuss the market for defenceman ahead of the deadline, how high the price would be for the Habs to move David Savard, the interest in Noah Hanifin, and how the Predators can weaponize their cap space. To wrap up, Jeff and Elliotte discuss if the Coyotes could move Nick Schmaltz, if the Bruins will part ways with Linus Ullmark, if the Leafs are still interested in Matt Dumba, and more! The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

Duration:00:29:41

Hickey on Barzal’s Evolution + Can the Panthers Make a Big Push at the Deadline?

2/28/2024
Jeff kicks off the show with former NHL defenceman, Thomas Hickey, discussing Matt Rempe’s first week in the league and what he needs to do and not do as much going forward. Then, they discuss the trade deadline and what it’s like from a player's perspective, which teams he expects to make a big splash, the Islanders' play as of late, and how Patrick Roy has been able help Matt Barzal. Then, Alison Lukan of ROOT Sports weighs in on a potential PWHL expansion coming to the West, before getting into everything Seattle Kraken (30:05). Alison shares the team's trade deadline plans and which players could be on the block, Joey Daccord leading the way on the ice, Matty Beniers' defensive growth, and Shane Wright’s development. Later on, George Richards of Florida Hockey Now breaks down if the Panthers are the best team in the NHL, Nick Cousins' flop last night, the team's play as of late, what Bill Zito will do at the deadline, and if Noah Hanifin could become a Panther (50:00). The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

Duration:01:03:23

MvsW: The State of Fighting in the NHL + Is the Blues' Season on the Line Tonight?

2/28/2024
Jeff and ESPN's Greg Wyshynski kick off the show talking about how Matt Rempe has become an NHL sensation, his fighting technique, if he will be in the lineup after the deadline, and the state of fighting in the NHL. Later, the pair discuss Gary Bettman’s comments to the media surrounding the Jets' future in Winnipeg amidst attendance issues and the team's success on the ice, before looking at the importance of tonight's game for the St. Louis Blues. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

Duration:00:35:33

Reynolds on the Jets' Off-Ice Situation + Who's the Top Team in the NHL?

2/27/2024
Jeff kicks off the show with former NHL player, agent and general manager, Brian Lawton! They discuss how often GM’s talk leading up to the trade deadline, which teams are committed to being sellers, who he thinks is the top team in the NHL, and his dark horse pick for the Stanley Cup. Then, Sportsnet's Sean Reynolds breaks down the Jets' current situation off the ice with attendance concerns, before teeing up tonight’s contest against the Blues with a focus on Laurent Brossoit’s play this year backing up Connor Hellebuyck (28:28). Later on, Thomas Drance, co-host of Canucks Talk on Sportsnet 960, weighs in on Elias Pettersson’s silence regarding his contract situation, if the Canucks are legitimate Stanley Cup candidates, and the team's plan heading into the trade deadline (01:00:50). The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

Duration:01:18:12

The Latest with Elliotte Friedman: Vegas Interested in Guentzel + Could Boston Move a Goalie?

2/27/2024
Jeff and Elliotte kick off the show breaking down the injury situation in Las Vegas with Jack Eichel wearing a non-contact jersey and Mark Stone still sidelined, before looking at Jake Guentzel as a potential target. Then, the pair discuss the Bruins' three-game losing streak, how Boston can approach the deadline, and if the team would consider moving one of their goaltenders. Later, Jeff and Elliotte weigh in on the Kings' injury issues with Adrian Kempe reportedly set to return home to get looked at, along with Matt Rempe’s recent fighting game. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

Duration:00:20:11

Patrick Kane Returns to Chicago + Matt Rempe’s Big First Week in the NHL

2/26/2024
Jeff kicks off the show with the Athletic’s Mark Lazerus to recap last night’s celebrations in Chicago for Chris Chelios’ jersey retirement alongside Patrick Kane’s return. They discuss if the Blackhawks made the right decision by letting Kane move on and if there could ever be a reunion between the two parties, before reflecting on Chris Chelios’ career. Then, Jeff is joined by Colby Armstrong to tee up tonight’s edition of Rogers Monday Night Hockey (16:10). They kick things off discussing Matt Rempe’s big first week in the NHL, his interview with Peter Mansbridge, their own experiences with Jean Beliveau, and if Sidney Crosby can will the Penguins into a playoff spot. Later on, Kevin Allen of Detroit Hockey Now stops by to discuss the Red Wings' win-streak, Kane’s impact in Detroit, if MoTown could go on a deep playoff run, and much more (50:55)! The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

Duration:01:05:58

The Latest with Elliotte Friedman: Leafs' Win-Streak Comes at Key Time + Will Washington Move a Goaltender?

2/26/2024
Jeff and Elliotte kick off the show looking back on last night's jersey retirement ceremony for Chris Chelios in Chicago. Then, they chat about the Maple Leafs' win streak after a big birthday weekend from Tyler Bertuzzi, Jamie Drysdale going down with an injury, and if the Devils are looking at rentals. Then, the pair weigh in on the Flyers' mentality heading into the trade deadline, the state of the Winnipeg Jets, and the idea of customizable rinks similar to that of MLB ballparks. Jeff and Elliotte wrap up with some thoughts on Ron Francis' deadline plans, the Predators' players of interest, if the Capitals will clear room to bring up Clay Stevenson, and much more! The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

Duration:00:32:14

Could Reilly Smith Head Back to Sin City? + Flyers Captain Sean Couturier Joins the Show

2/23/2024
Jeff kicks off the show with Jesse Granger of the Athletic to break down everything Las Vegas Golden Knights. They discuss the team’s loss to the Maple Leafs last night, Mark Stone’s injury, how Kelly McCrimmon will approach the deadline, if we could see a Reilly Smith reunion, and more. Then, Scott Laughlin of NHL Network Radio debates if the San Jose Sharks or Milwaukee Admirals would win in a series, before getting into the Devils' issues this season, Auston Matthews’ Hart Trophy case, and some of the most intriguing names at the deadline (17:53). Later, newly appointed Flyers captain, Sean Couturier shares Philly's mentality coming into the season, his journey returning to the ice after missing almost two-years, the experience of playing under John Tortorella, and clarifies what happened after scoring the game-winner against the Jets (46:18). The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliate.

Duration:01:07:43

The Latest with Elliotte Friedman: Treliving Eyeing RHD with Term + How Do the Devils Approach the Deadline?

2/23/2024
Jeff and Elliotte kick things off discussing Garrett Rank’s colourful call in the Islanders/Blues game last night, before throwing around some other ideas for referees during games. Next, they break down Morgan Rielly’s return to the Maple Leafs' lineup in a big win over the Golden Knights, how to view Toronto's roster as a whole, and how Brad Treliving will approach the trade deadline. Later, Jeff and Elliotte weigh in on the Canucks' four-game losing slide, the Rangers' statement win over the Devils last night, New Jersey's big weekend ahead, the price for some of the top players rumoured to be on the block, and much more! The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliate.

Duration:00:30:45

Darren Pang on Bedard's Return + Dr. Cassidy Preston on Mental Performance Coaching

2/22/2024
Jeff kicks off the show with Cory Lavalette of North State Journal as they break down all things Carolina Hurricanes! They discuss the team's trade deadline plans, the Canes' depth between the pipes, this year's Hartford Whalers tributes, and tonight’s matchup against the surging Panthers. Then, TNT's Darren Pang stops by to chat about the Blackhawks' play as of late, Connor Bedard’s return, and how Kyle Davidson will approach the deadline (16:30). Later, they touch on Auston Matthews' potential of one day catching Alex Ovechkin in goals, as well as the Kings' patience with Quinton Byfield’s development. Producer Matt Marchese joins Jeff to chat about the playmakers that Ovechkin has around him amidst his chance to surpass Wayne Gretzky’s goal record, and the idea of the Coyotes moving back to Glendale (35:06). Finally, Mental Performance Coach and Founder of CEP Mindset, Dr. Cassidy Preston discusses how players should process losing, the correct approach to setting goals, and much more (47:20). The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

Duration:01:05:20

The Latest with Elliotte Friedman: Matthews Scores 50th Goal in Arizona + What Will Dubas Do at the Deadline?

2/22/2024
Jeff kicks off the show with Elliotte Friedman discussing Auston Matthews' performance in Arizona, scoring his 50th and 51st goals of the season and making history in the process. Next, the pair chat about Elliotte’s latest article on Sportsnet.ca surrounding the Penguins' plans going forward at the trade deadline, some of the most interesting names on the market, and Doug Armstrong's high price for Pavel Buchnevich. Jeff and Elliotte wraps things up with some of the injuries around the league that could shape the deadline, as well as the Golden Knights' options with Mark Stone on the IR. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

Duration:00:33:30

Mr. Game Seven on Byfield’s Development + Importance of Skate Profiling

2/21/2024
Jeff kicks off the show with "Mr. Game 7", Justin Williams! They discuss the Rangers' strength between the pipes amidst Jonathan Quick’s strong season, the importance of Igor Shesterkin having a strong goalie behind him, if players shy away from playing in big markets, and Quinton Byfield’s mind-blowing goal last night. Then, Jonathan Davis of NHL Network Radio stops by to break down Byfield’s development, how Jim Hiller has adjusted the lineup while maintaining the Kings' win-streak, Brandt Clarke’s confidence, and if Rob Blake will make a move for a goalie (30:47). Later on, Ty Usselman of Tydan Blades shares his company's philosophy and the importance of profiling skate blades, before chatting about the NHL teams that use their services and the players with the most unique skate profiles (48:08). The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

Duration:01:04:45

MvsW: Best Wingers in the League + Why Torts Fits in Philly

2/21/2024
Jeff and ESPN's Greg Wyshynski kick off MvsW debating Greg’s rankings on the top-10 wingers in the league, as voted on by players and executives. Then, the pair discuss the trade deadline and some of the notable players garnering interest including Sean Walker, Jan Rutta, and more! Jeff and Greg wrap up with a chat about the Flyers' play this season and why John Tortorella has worked so well in Philly. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

Duration:00:30:17

Oates on Matthews' Shooting Ability + Phil Bourque on Jagr’s Future with the Penguins

2/20/2024
Jeff kicks off the show with Peter Baugh of the Athletic to recap the Stadium Series between the Rangers and Islanders, the outdoor NHL debut of Matt Rempe, Igor Shesterkin’s play as of late, and more. Next, HHOF forward and founder of Oates Sports Group, Adam Oates joins the show to discuss skills development in the NHL today and how coaches can help individual players grow (16:10). Then, Oates weighs in on Auston Matthews’ elite shot amidst his quest for 70-goals, which players are getting it right with their stick blades, and Juraj Slafkovský’s play as of late. Later on, former NHLer and current Penguins analyst Phil Bourque looks back on Jaromír Jágr's jersey retirement ceremony over the weekend (51:12). He shares a story about how he helped convince Jágr to come to Pittsburgh for the event, reflects on his memories from their time on the ice together, and hints about Jagr’s future with the Pens. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

Duration:01:05:58

The Latest with Elliotte Friedman: Do the Lightning Have Faith in Vasilevskiy? + Stars Call Up Stankoven

2/20/2024
Jeff Marek and Elliotte Friedman kick off the show questioning the hold up with the Morgan Rielly's suspension appeal, before looking into the Maple Leafs' performance without their star defender in line lineup. Then, the pair discuss the trio of hat tricks we saw between the Wild and Canucks amidst a full slate of exciting games around the NHL on Family Day. Later, Jeff and Elliotte chat about what's next for "Tanefin" in Calgary, if Tampa Bay still has faith in Andrei Vasilevskiy, the Stars calling up top-prospect Logan Stankoven, and if Arshdeep Bains could make his NHL debut with the Canucks tonight. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

Duration:00:33:12