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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.

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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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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Putting Together Team Canada with Shane Doan

Jeff chats with Shane Doan about putting together the Canadian men's Olympic hockey team and Claude Julien taking the reins as the head coach of the squad (3:05). Next, Scott Laughlin talks about the imminent return of Jack Eichel, if we’ve forgotten how good he and Carey Price are, as well as Keith Yandle approaching the iron man streak record (19:25). Finally, Ken Wiebe looks at the one month anniversary of Paul Maurice’s departure in Winnipeg and how the team might approach their roster...


Marek & Friedman: Are the Habs and Canucks Closing in on New GMs?

Jeff and Elliotte discuss the latest on the Habs' GM search, when an announcement could be expected, and the timing for the Canadiens to fill other front office positions (0:08). Next, they take a look at the Canucks' general manager search, and talk about whether Patrik Allvin is still the frontrunner for the gig (6:55). The guys reflect on Chris Pronger's legacy ahead of the Hall of Famer's jersey retirement in St. Louis, before pivoting and discussing the latest on the John Klingberg...


Would a Mark Giordano Reunion Make Sense in Calgary?

Jeff discusses Calgary’s recent struggles, the lack of a reaction after Milan Lucic’s fight and if there’s a Mark Giordano reunion in the future with Eric Francis (0:17). Next, Mike Rupp talks about Nikita Kucherov not missing a beat since returning from injury, the resurgence of the Bruins and the place for fighting in the NHL (17:32). Later, Louie DeBrusk reminisces about his old friend Dave Semenko and chats about the potential fit of Evander Kane with the Oilers (48:22). The views and...


Marek & Friedman: Nashville's Filip Forsberg Conundrum

Elliotte joins Jeff to chat about Elias Pettersson's struggles, and how the Canucks need to figure out how to get him going (0:19). Next, they touch on the Flames' tough loss to the Senators and how flat the team looked (4:04). Then the guys head to Boston to give their thoughts on Tuukka Rask's successful season debut, before pivoting to the Islanders' win over the Devils, and whether the team has a chance to put itself back into playoff contention (8:51). The two discuss whether the...


Who Was Most Frustrated by the Leafs' Latest Loss?

Jeff chats with Luke Fox about the Leafs’ tough loss to the Coyotes and what Jack Campbell’s pay day could look like (1:46). Then Aaron Ward discusses his introduction into analytics, his current role and how analytics should be used across the league (19:21). To finish, Erin Ambrose talks about getting named to the Canadian Olympic team and her hockey journey to this point (51:14). The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily...


Marek & Friedman: Tuukka Time in Boston

Jeff and Elliotte open with a discussion on Coyotes' netminder Karel Vejmelka's impressive outing against the Leafs, and whether Arizona plans to play kingmaker at the trade deadline (1:06). The guys then look ahead to Tuukka Rask's season debut in Beantown, how the Bruins found their stride, and whether the team may look to add a forward (5:21). Next, they talk about Eric Staal signing a PTO with the Iowa Wild to potentially represent Canada at the Olympics, and concern whether an NHL team...


Is Nikita Kucherov’s Legacy Hurt by His Injury History?

Jeff chats with Dave Randorf about Nikita Kucherov’s return to Tampa's lineup, Alex Killorn’s comments about Kucherov’s legacy and what makes Andrei Vasilevskiy so great (1:12). Next, Rachel Doerrie discusses why Evander Kane is a good stylistic fit for the Oilers and how hard it will be to figure out the right contract for Nazem Kadri (19:58). Afterwards, Eric Engels talks about what the lineup might look like in the Habs’ return to action and where the team is in their general manager...


Marek & Friedman: What Motivated Bobby Clarke To Call Out Ron Hextall?

Elliotte joins Jeff to chat about the rumours surrounding Evander Kane and the Oilers, how many teams are legitimately interested in the forward's services, what stood out from Ken Holland's press conference, and the real challenge facing the organization (0:15). Next, they weigh in on Bobby Clarke's comments calling out Ron Hextall and what the motivation was for Clarke to make those remarks, before revisiting the 2017 draft and how Nolan Patrick was viewed at the time (7:21). They finish...


Will the Lengthy Layoff Help or Hurt the Canucks?

Guest-host Gord Stellick is joined Thomas Drance looking at the long layoff for the Canucks and their upcoming games against tough Eastern Conference opponents (0:39). Later, Mike Harrington talks about the Sabres' youth movement, moving on from Jack Eichel and the job Kevyn Adams has done as general manager (24:46). 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.


Friedman: Do the Oilers Have Interest in Evander Kane?

Elliotte joins guest-host Gord Stellick to chat about his takeaways from Ken Holland's press conference, Holland's comments regarding Evander Kane and whether the forward would make sense for the organization (0:31). Next, the guys touch on Leafs-Golden Knights, Jack Campbell's stellar play, the goaltender's contract status, how confident Toronto looks this season and lessons the team is still working through (5:57). To finish, they discuss the hiring of Nicklas Lidström in Detroit as VP of...


What Does the Bergevin Hire Mean for LA?

Jeff is joined by Peter Baugh to talk about how great the Avalanche’s top line has been, why the Devon Toews trade might be Joe Sakic’s best and if they might consider trading for a goaltender (0:49). Then Jonathan Davis weighs in on the Kings’ curious hiring of Marc Bergevin, the direction of the club and why people need to be cautious about the Ducks’ success this season (24:07). Afterwards, Dimitri Filipovic looks at what Jordan Kyrou has brought to the Blues and Moritz Seider’s...


Marek & Friedman: Sifting Through the Evander Kane Saga

Jeff and Elliotte reflect on their four-year "pod-iversary", before pivoting to the news that broke over the weekend regarding the Sharks terminating Evander Kane's contract and why it's being grieved by the NHLPA (0:26). Next, the guys talk about the Kings naming Marc Bergevin as senior advisor to the General Manager, and Rob Blake's extension to remain as GM (11:07). They chat about how quickly the Coyotes might want to make a Jakob Chychrun trade, what an ideal return would be, and the...


Are the Lightning Primed for a Three-Peat?

Jeff and Producer Matt look at the top storylines around the NHL, including Tampa looking like sure-fire Cup contenders again, Corey Perry’s continued success and more (0:44). Then Mike Futa joins the show to discuss the impact of Rod Brind’Amour on the Hurricanes and which stories around the league have caught his eye (19:40). Finally, Gary Galley looks ahead to the Leafs-Avalanche matchup on Hockey Night in Canada, Ilya Mikheyev’s return to the lineup, and Colorado’s top line (52:22). The...


Marek & Friedman: Are Canadian Teams Considering Alternative Homes?

Jeff and Elliotte open with a chat about the news that the Jets had looked into playing at the SaskTel Centre in Saskatoon, and then discuss whether Canadian teams are considering alternatives of where to play and the NHL's scheduling situation (0:10). Next, they touch on the Flyers' playoff hopes and how the Eastern Conference standings are shaping up, Nikita Kucherov's successful return vs. the Flames, and Calgary's depth issues (9:28). Then it's a look at Trent Frederic's hit on Kirill...


Does Kaprizov Get Enough of the Spotlight?

Jeff chats with Mike Kelly about Jake Guentzel’s continued success of the scoresheet and the value of Juuse Saros and Igor Shesterkin to their respective teams (0:52). Next, Mike Russo weighs in on the debuts of both Marco Rossi and Matthew Boldy, plus Kirill Kaprizov’s impact on the Wild’s identity and what the future might hold for Kevin Fiala (15:55). To wrap, Producer Matt takes Jeff down the hockey history rabbit hole with conversations about teams being kicked out of their buildings...


Marek & Friedman: What Do the Flyers’ Struggles Mean for Claude Giroux?

Jeff and Elliotte touch on the imminent arrival of Tuukka Rask in Boston and what the team may do with Jeremy Swayman (0:39). Next, they talk about the Oilers' loss to the Leafs, Ilya Mikheyev's future in Toronto, Jack Campbell's play this season and what his next contract might look like (1:57). Then the guys discuss Niko Mikkola mixing it up with Sidney Crosby, Elias Pettersson being placed in COVID protocol, Gerard Gallant and Ryan Reeves' return to Vegas, and Flames-Lightning (10:26). To...


Makar Dazzles, McDavid Sidelined, and Florida Keeps Rolling

Jeff chats with Shayna Goldman about which players are the best when it comes to specific shot types and how some of the young Ranger players have performed this season (0:57). Then David Amber looks at how incredible the Panthers have been this season and if Connor McDavid being out of the Oilers’ lineup actually gives the team a break (15:24). To wrap, Colby Armstrong talks about how much fun it is to watch Cale Makar and which players have had the biggest impact on the Penguins’ winning...


Marek & Friedman: Mikko Koskinen Speaks Out

Elliotte and Jeff discuss Vegas goaltender Logan Thompson's NHL debut vs. the Predators, before pivoting to the Oilers and Mikko Koskinen's comments after being called out by Dave Tippett earlier in the week (0:15). Next, the guys touch on Edmonton's matchup tonight against the Leafs, how close Ken Holland is to making some type of move, and how the GM has handled coaches in the past (5:15). Then the guys chat about Panthers-Flames, how good Florida is, and Sergei Bobrovsky's return to form...


Is Tuukka Rask on His Way Back to Beantown?

Jeff is joined by Andrew Raycroft to talk about the Bruins’ line shuffling and whether we are close to seeing Tuukka Rask back in Boston (1:29). Next, Mark Spector weighs in on the Oilers' loss to the Rangers, the team's goaltending woes and lack of depth (19:23). To wrap, Ryan Pike looks at the arena deal that fell through between the Flames and the City of Calgary and discusses whether the two sides could get back to the negotiating table any time soon (47:14). The views and opinions...


Marek & Friedman: Ken Holland’s To-Do List

Elliotte and Jeff give their thoughts on Dave Tippett's postgame press conference following Edmonton's loss to the Rangers, and take a look at some interesting Oilers' stats (0:13). Next they chat about what should be first on Ken Holland's "to-do" list, and the timeframe for the organization to make a change (4:30). The guys tee-up tonight's Flames-Panthers matchup and Predators-Golden Knights, and talk about where Tanner Jeannot stands in the Calder race (10:37). To finish, they touch on...