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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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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Will the Canucks’ Gamble Pay Off?

Jeff is joined by Thomas Drance to discuss the return on the Bo Horvat deal, if Anthony Beauvillier is going to be able to show off his offensive game and if JT Miller is going to be a centre going forward. Jeff and producer Matt Marchese close with the Random Player of the Day – Leo Boivin (17:16). 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.


MvsW: No Tampering Here!

Jeff and Greg discuss Lou Lamoriello’s confidence in signing Bo Horvat to an extension, why the latter feels like a Lamoriello type player and if an extension with the Islanders comes below the extension given to Mathew Barzal. Next, they look at what this trade does for Barzal, where Horvat could land if he doesn’t sign an extension and if Edmonton might be one of those destinations (9:53). In closing, Jeff and Greg talk about which teams are the most interesting ahead of the deadline, if...


Marek & Friedman: Horvat to the Island

Jeff and Elliotte look back on how the Canucks got to this point with Bo Horvat, what he brings to the Islanders powerplay and the return for Vancouver (6:36). Next, they chat about not rushing Aatu Raty to the big club, what a Horvat extension could look like and who could be on the move next (15:14). To finish, Jeff and Elliotte discuss which teams could be interested in Timo Meier, if Rob Blake’s past history of deals tells us anything and if a team like Carolina could be a player for...


Could the Blues Re-Sign Ryan O’Reilly?

Jeff is joined by Hurricanes reporter Cory Lavalette to discuss Carolina's view on rental players, who the most underrated player on the team is, and who the local market has attached themselves to. Producer Matt Marchese brings us today's "Random Player of the Day" – Paul Boutilier! Later on, NHL Network Radio host Jonathan Davis wonders who the L.A. Kings really are, if there are valid concerns in Vegas, and if the Sharks will be able to move Erik Karlsson (17:21). We wrap up with Andy...


Marek & Friedman: Tavares Celebrates 1,000 Games

Jeff and Elliotte look back on the first time they remember hearing about John Tavares, when Brian Burke spoke openly about wanting to acquire the pick to select Tavares, and the doubts about his ability to be an elite player early in his career. Next, they discuss the underrated nature of winning puck battles, the Bruins’ three-game losing streak and what they might be looking for at the trade deadline (13:41). To wrap, they chat about Jack Eichel’s struggles, which team might be playing...


Auston Matthews Hits the Shelf

Jeff is joined by Sportsnet play-by-play voice Chris Cuthbert to talk about Auston Matthews’ injury, the evolution of his game, and if the Leafs should push their chips in this season. Producer Matt Marchese brings us today's "Random Player of the Day" – Terry Harper (16:59)! PHF Commissioner Reagan Carey chats about the upcoming All-Star weekend festivities and the PHF’s ability to attract players, before discussing the league's potential expansion (32:59). To finish off the show, Producer...


Marek & Friedman: Licking Glass? At a Hockey Game?

Jeff and Elliotte react to the news of Auston Matthews’ injury, his All Star replacement, and if it will impact the Maple Leafs’ deadline plans. Next, they chat about the lack of news surrounding an Alex DeBrincat extension, Dan Vladar taking over the Flames’ starting job, and fight night between the Wild and Flyers (11:49). To finish up, the guys look ahead to the slate of games ahead, the glass licker in Tampa, and the most disgusting thing that they’ve seen at a hockey game...


Who Might Be a Good Fit for Timo Meier?

Jeff talks with Sabres play-by-play voice Dan Dunleavy about the vibes in Buffalo, if we might see GM Kevyn Adams stray away from his plan, and how the goalie situation could play out for the rest of the season. Producer Matt Marchese checks in with today's "Random Player of the Day" – Craig Janney (17:46)! The Athletic's Shayna Goldman weighs in with her standouts from around the league, why Matt Boldy’s freshly minted contract already looks good, and which teams would be good fits for Timo...


Marek & Friedman: Tocchet Plays the “Soft” Card

Jeff and Elliotte look at the minor trade between the Avalanche and Sharks, what it means for youngsters Martin Kaut and Ryan Merkley, and if this is the start of the sell-off for San Jose. Next, discuss Vancouver coming back down to earth against Seattle, Rick Tocchet playing the “soft” card early in his tenure, and the coaching philosophies of some older coaches (12:17). To wrap up, Jeff and Elliotte chat about some of the young players for the Rangers starting to step up, the impact of...


Tanking? What Tanking? Nobody Tanks in the NHL!

Jeff opens the show looking at the headlines from the day including Kris Letang’s big return and Gary Bettman’s comments about tanking, before hearing from Connor Hellebuyck’s appearance on the 32 Thoughts Podcast. Later on, Rangers reporter Vince Mercogliano looks back on Igor Shesterkin’s “almost goal” against the Panthers, what to make of the development of some of New York's young forwards, and K’Andre Miller’s next deal (33:32). We wrap things up with Producer Matt, who shares today's...


MvsW: Bruce Boudreau – The Ambassador of Fun

Jeff and Greg look at Dougie Hamilton’s honesty in a post-game interview, how much players actually remember about the game they just played in, and Jack Hughes’ great pass on last night’s OT winner. Next, they examine Gary Bettman’s comments suggesting team's do not participate in tanking, and discuss the idea that some coaches might contribute. To finish up, Jeff and Greg wonder about the Islanders’ ability to play "king-maker" at the trade deadline, the potential moves ahead for the...


What Else Can You Say About Sidney Crosby?

Jeff chats with play-by-play announcer for the Penguins Josh Getzoff (0:45) about the impending return of Kris Letang, reflections on the Winter Classic and what else there is to be said about Sidney Crosby. Then, on to the Random Player of the Day – Al MacAdam (20:32). Producer Matt weighs in on Zach Hyman’s offensive resurgence and goalies who use black tape on their blade (38:36). Finally, The Athletic's Kevin Kurz talks about what has been ailing the Islanders, the team not having...


Marek & Friedman: Will the Isles and Blues Be Busy?

Jeff and Elliotte discuss the Islanders’ need for goal scoring, if they decide to continue with this group through the trade deadline and William Nylander’s season to this point. The guys send their well wishes to Senators Assistant Bob Jones before talking about Josh Norris’ season-ending injury and the where the Blues stand with their roster (18:40). To finish up, Jeff and Elliotte look back on Johnny Gaudreau’s return to Calgary, the need for the Flames to grab a win and what to expect in...


Boudreau Departs and Tocchet Lands in Vancouver

Jeff opens the show discussing the news of the weekend – Bruce Boudreau being fired in Vancouver and being replaced by Rick Tocchet. Iain MacIntyre looks back on the treatment of Boudreau throughout this season, the damage done in this process, and the challenge ahead for Rick Tocchet (09:00). Later on, Eric Francis reacts to Darryl Sutter’s comments post-game on Saturday following Jakob Pelletier's debut, Sutter's declining stock in Calgary, and Johnny Gaudreau’s return to the city (35:44)....


Marek & Friedman: What’s Next in Vancouver?

Jeff and Elliotte look back on Bruce Boudreau's firing, before getting into the public perception of the Canucks organization and how players might play under Rick Tocchet. Next, the guys discuss the Islanders’ recent struggles, the club’s inability to score, and the Maple Leafs making calls on defensemen (11:00). To finish up, Jeff and Elliotte chat about San Jose in the trade market, Johnny Gaudreau’s return to Calgary, and why the Stars and Rangers could be looking to make a big splash...


Hockey Day in Owen Sound with Ron MacLean

Sportsnet's Luke Fox joins Matt Marchese to chat about the Maple Leafs' play of late, Michael Bunting's next deal, the conundrum trying to manage Toronto's goalie tandem, and Kyle Dubas' trade deadline strategy. Hockey Night in Canada's Ron MacLean stops by to preview this year's Hockey Day in Canada taking place in Owen Sound, Ontario, before discussing the Oilers' Stanley Cup chances and fostering individual expression in the NHL (17:24). Next up, Sportsnet's Eric Engels shares his mixed...


Marchese & Friedman: The Art of Tanking

Elliotte Friedman joins host Matt Marchese to chat about the delicate balance of tanking in the NHL, especially in the 2023 draft class featuring Connor Bedard. Later, the pair discuss the Sabres' potential trade deadline strategy, the ceremony honouring Ryan Miller in Buffalo last night, and the Canadiens' blueprint for the future (09:00). To wrap up, Matt and Elliotte weigh in the driving forces in Minnesota, Max Pacioretty's injury setback last night, and the NHL's retro take on this...


What's Your MO? with Arda Ocal

Matt Marchese welcomes in The Athletic's Ian Mendes to chat about Brady Tkachuk's playoff transferable game, how big Josh Norris' return is for the Senators, and the mentality behind Mathieu Joseph's healthy scratch. Random Player of the Day - Gilbert Perreault! ESPN's Arda Ocal shares a unique stat about Perreault, before discussing Tage Thompson's electrifying play, the Buffalo Sabres' rebuild, the Leafs and Lightning's playoff trajectory, and if the "Vegas Flu" still exists for visiting...


Marchese & Friedman: Steven Stamkos Joins the 500 Club

Elliotte Friedman joins host Matt Marchese to chat about the nightmare that is driving in downtown Toronto and their most dangerous road trips. Later, the pair discuss Steven Stamkos' milestone moment to notch his 500th goal, how greatly injuries have impacted his career trajectory, and Connor Hellebuyck's mental health advocacy (10:00). To wrap, Matt and Elliotte weigh in on how volatile the goalie position has become, the impact Rick Bowness has made in Winnipeg, and what it could take to...


Reflections on the Life of Gino Odjick

Jeff is joined by CAA NHL Agent Bayne Pettinger to talk about the situation involving Ivan Provorov and "Pride Night" in Philadelphia last night, people using their platform for speaking against what happened, and the decision to play him in the game. Sportsnet 650's Joey Kenward stops in to reflect on the life of Gino Odjick, his fan favourite status, and his relationship with Pavel Bure (20:26). The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do...