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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.

Location:

Toronto, ON

Description:

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

Is the Jets’ Penalty Kill a Problem?

12/8/2021
Guest host Gord Stellick chats with Producer Matt about Trevor Zegras’ crazy assist, the skill level in the NHL today and if Mitch Marner has a shot with the Canadian Olympic team (2:06). To wrap, Tim Campbell talks about the officiating in the Leafs-Jets game from the past weekend and if the Jets’ penalty kill could end up being their Achilles heel (26:03). The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of...

Duration:00:49:02

Did the NHL Get the Spezza Suspension Right?

12/8/2021
Guest host Gord Stellick chats with Joe Bowen about the Leafs' newfound willingness to stand up for teammates and how the third line has performed this season (6:28). Next, Kelly Hrudey stops by to talk about the Darryl Sutter getting the most out of the Flames and Jack Campbell becoming a superstar in Toronto (28:53). The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Media Inc. or any affiliate.

Duration:00:49:28

Should the NHL Consider COVID Related Cap Relief?

12/7/2021
Jeff chats with Andy Strickland about the Blues trying to get some sort of COVID-19 cap relief from the league and the recent struggles of Vladimir Tarasenko (0:19). Next, Ed Olczyk talks about what Bruce Boudreau will bring to the Canucks, why Artemi Panarin might be underrated and which Blackhawk has impressed him (17:04). To wrap, Arthur Staple looks at the Islanders recent run and what’s gone wrong with Mathew Barzal (47:24). The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of...

Duration:01:05:55

Marek & Friedman: A New Era of NHL Front Offices

12/7/2021
Elliotte joins Jeff to discuss the Leafs' latest injury news, the team recalling defenceman Kristiāns Rubīns from the Marlies (among other players), and how the organization views Rubīns (0:12). Next, they chat about the latest in the Canucks' GM search, how Stan Smyl won fans over with his press conference yesterday, and how the team looked in its first win under Bruce Boudreau (4:23). The guys talk about Bob Gainey being involved in the Canadiens' search for a GM, whether we are entering a...

Duration:00:26:46

Is It Time for a Rebuild in Philadelphia?

12/6/2021
Jeff looks at the Canucks’ overhaul of their front office, what the priority is for Bruce Boudreau and where the blame should be placed on the early struggles with Thomas Drance (0:24). Next, Damien Cox weighs in on the rough and tumble affair between the Leafs and Jets, the issues in both Vancouver and Philadelphia and more (18:40). To finish, the Philadelphia Inquirer's Sam Carchidi looks at the firing of Alain Vigneault and Michel Therrien and where things have gone wrong for the Flyers...

Duration:01:07:23

Marek & Friedman: Do the Canucks Have a Preferred GM Candidate?

12/6/2021
Elliotte joins Jeff to give his thoughts on the recent changes in Vancouver, whether the organization has a preferred candidate for its GM vacancy, if Marc Bergevin would be a potential fit, and which players should find their rhythm under Bruce Boudreau (0:50). Next, they touch on the Flyers' struggles, the firings of Alain Vigneault and Michel Therrien, and whether the team may look to make some moves (8:50). Then the guys talk about the Canadiens possibly being interested in agent Kent...

Duration:00:23:50

Could Daniel Brière Be a Front Runner for Habs GM?

12/3/2021
Jeff and Producer Matt try to decode Jeff Gorton’s introductory press conference (1:21). SiriusXM's Scott Laughlin gives his two cents on Gorton’s press conference and if Daniel Brière could potentially be on the list of possible GM candidates in Montreal (17:18). Sportsnet's Chris Cuthbert tees up the Hockey Night in Canada matchup between the Leafs and Wild and what he’s most looking forward to seeing (47:42). The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and...

Duration:01:04:36

Marek & Friedman: Jeff Gorton Speaks

12/3/2021
Jeff and Elliotte react to Jeff Gorton’s opening press conference with the Montreal Canadiens and some of the names that could be on the shortlist of the next potential GM of the club (6:54). Afterwards, they look back on the important win for the Senators and the performance of Anton Forsberg, plus the Stars recent winning streak and how Joe Pavelski continues to beat father time. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily...

Duration:00:34:16

Are the Devils a Legit Threat in the East?

12/2/2021
Jeff chats about the Devils start, the Rangers continuing to improve in the early part of the year and what’s wrong with the Islanders with ESPN’s Arda Ocal (1:17). Helene St. James talks about the Red Wings being an exciting team once again and the job that Steve Yzerman has done in reshaping the organization (27:28). Devils GM Tom Fitzgerald discusses how he evaluates his team in the early part of the year and Jack Hughes’ contract (47:23). The views and opinions expressed in this podcast...

Duration:01:05:45

Marek & Friedman – Are the Coyotes Up For Sale?

12/2/2021
Jeff and Elliotte discuss the rumour circulating about the Coyotes being up for sale, the denial from both the team and the league, the idea of a team in Houston and the importance of a team in the Texas city having their own rink. Next, they discuss the Leafs’ demolition of the Avalanche and the potential goaltending issue in Colorado, before chatting about the Senators struggles and if it’s time for Pierre Dorion to take some heat from DJ Smith (5:34). The views and opinions expressed in...

Duration:00:32:26

Back on the Leafs’ Bandwagon?

12/1/2021
Jeff chats with Rachel Doerrie about the Jack Hughes contract, the Leafs improved defensive play and what the NHL can learn from European soccer (1:12). Gord Stellick talks about Toronto’s western swing, winning games with relative ease and what Jack Campbell’s next deal could look like (19:01). George Richards looks at the Panthers incredible comeback against the Capitals, Sergei Bobrovsky’s resurgence and Aaron Ekblad’s Norris-type season to this point (47:39). The views and opinions...

Duration:01:06:43

Marek & Friedman – Stars Return to Action

12/1/2021
Jeff and Elliotte look back on an exciting Tuesday night, including Dallas’ big win. Next, they discuss the return of Jack Hughes and his contract extension, the Devils betting on him to keep getting better and Nathan MacKinnon getting back into the Avalanche lineup. Finally, they talk about the matchup between the Leafs and Avalanche and Crosby taking on McDavid (6:16). The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the...

Duration:00:29:52

Ovechkin Continues to Defy Logic

11/30/2021
Jeff chats with Capitals GM Brian MacLellan about Alex Ovechkin’s incredible start to the year, how the team has performed despite big injuries and how much harder it is to evaluate his team with those injuries (0:30). Colby Armstrong talks about the Penguins resilience, the front office’s tasks ahead and the impact of Mario Lemieux on the city of Pittsburgh (18:46). Mike Russo discusses the Wild retiring Mikko Koivu’s jersey, his time with the Wild and weighs in on the Kevin Fiala trade...

Duration:01:07:25

Marek & Friedman – More COVID Issues for the NHL

11/30/2021
Jeff and Elliotte talk about the latest players and coaches to enter Covid protocol and why the Bruins can’t call anyone up from Providence. Next, they look at the Flyers, Jake DeBrusk’s trade request and if San Jose is willing to part with an asset to move Evander Kane. Finally, the guys discuss the Canadiens 24 hours following Geoff Molson’s press conference. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of...

Duration:00:31:42

Were the Senators Ever as Good as Some Thought?

11/29/2021
Jeff looks at Matt Murray’s demotion in Ottawa and why the Senators may have been hurt by their season last year with Jason York (00:47). ESPN’s Brian Boucher gives his thoughts on the Canadiens’ hiring of Jeff Gorton, the surprise Devils and how the Sharks have handled adversity this year (18:26). Eric Engels weighs in on the changes in Montreal and the difficulty of being the GM of the Canadiens (46:09). The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests...

Duration:01:05:38

Marek & Friedman - Changes in Montreal

11/29/2021
Jeff and Elliotte react to Geoff Molson’s press conference, how the balance of power might work between Jeff Gorton and the new GM, as well as who the leading candidates might be. Next, they look at the Covid situation in Carolina and how it might affect their upcoming schedule, plus the struggles for the Philadelphia Flyers. 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...

Duration:00:25:20

A Look Around the Metro

11/26/2021
Jeff is joined by Shayna Goldman to talk about her biggest surprises and biggest disappointments of the season so far, and chat about the Rangers being reliant on their goalies (0:11). Then Frank Seravalli discusses the Flyers’ turnaround and if the Bruins are a playoff team (19:59). Next, Scott Oake tees up the Hockey Night in Canada matchup between Calgary and Winnipeg as well as After Hours (46:26). To finish, Barry Keane looks back on the re-opening of Massey Hall and tells the story of...

Duration:01:06:56

Marek & Friedman: Trade Chatter Picking up Around the NHL?

11/26/2021
Jeff and Elliotte look back on the anniversary of Rangers defenceman Marek Malík's huge goal to end a 15-round shootout between New York and Washington in 2005, and chat about superstar players that have struggled with penalty shots and in the shootout (0:17). The guys then preview Canucks-Blue Jackets, and talk about whether there's anything new to report from Vancouver, trade chatter picking up around the league, and the biggest surprises and disappointments at the quarter mark of the...

Duration:00:23:55

NHL Quarter Season Awards

11/25/2021
Jeff looks back on the Leafs’ 6-2 win over the Kings and the play of Jack Campbell with Jim Ralph (1:01). Next, Bruce Dowbiggin joins the show to talk about his new book, “Inexact Science: The Six Most Compelling Draft Years In NHL History” (19:42). To finish, Jeff and Producer Matt hand out their quarter season awards (51:43). The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Media Inc. or any...

Duration:01:07:29

Marek & Friedman: Alex Ovechkin, The Playmaker?

11/25/2021
Elliotte joins Jeff to give his thoughts on J.T. Miller and Bo Horvat's post-game comments following the Canucks' latest loss to the Penguins, and why Vancouver might be waiting to make a change (0:05). They also take a look at the Islanders who are in the midst of a seven-game slide, why the NHL hasn't postponed any of the team's games despite COVID-19 issues, Alex Ovechkin's play this season, how Rasmus Sandin is coming into his own, and how Sean Durzi looked in his NHL debut against the...

Duration:00:22:40