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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The Jeff Marek Show with Special Guest Jeff Marek

Host of the "OD on Sports" podcast Annie O'Donnell joins Matt Marchese to share her Corey Perry fandom, favourite breakaway competition memories, ideas to improve the All-Star game itself, and who might be on the Anaheim Ducks' trade block. Later on, it's Jeff Marek-ception! Jeff brings us some stories on today's "Random Player of the Day" Daniil Markov, before getting into Timo Meier's potential fits with the Golden Knights and Maple Leafs (18:30). We wrap up with Mike Futa, who highlights...


Marchese & Friedman: Live From All-Star Weekend

Elliotte Friedman joins host Matt Marchese from sunny Florida to chat about the state of the Capitals after their recent signing of Dylan Strome, and look ahead to what's next for veteran forward Nicklas Backstrom. Later, the pair dive into the sudden firing of Belleville Senators Head Coach Troy Mann after accusations of sharing pre-scouting information, and discuss if Ottawa is poised to be a buyer or a seller at the trade deadline (10:10). To wrap up, Matt and Elliotte weigh in on Timo...


Major Mark Stone Setback

Matt Marchese is joined by Florida Hockey Now's George Richards who discusses what it means for the state to host the All-Star game, the Panthers' season so far and if they have the runway and assets to turn it around after the break. Leafs Nation's Gord Stellick joins Matt to share stories about the Random Player of the Day - Link Gaetz (16:33). He also chats about the Maple Leafs, how the loss to the Bruins proves they still need a big deadline swing on the blue line, who they can target...


Marchese & Friedman: Bedard Show at the Saddledome

Elliotte Friedman and host Matt Marchese begin with Connor Bedard putting on a show at the sold-out Saddledome and the financial benefits for a team that drafts a 'generational' talent (7:00). Then, they chat about Mark Stone undergoing another back surgery and how losing its captain will change Vegas' strategy at the deadline (13:00). Later, Matt and Elliotte break down the developments in the NHLPA's search for a new director, the rumours that it could be U.S. Secretary of Labor Marty...


The MO with Arda Ocal: The NHL's Personality Problem

ESPN's Arda Ocal joins host Matt Marchese for another edition of The MO! They get into the Hurricanes' interest in adding one more piece, the NHL's personality problem, Toronto and Tampa Bay on a first round collision course once again, and this year's All-Star festivities. Next up, Jimmy Murphy of Boston Hockey Now weighs in on the Bruins' three-game slide, what lessons the team's veterans have learned from Tom Brady, and what lies ahead at the trade deadline (30:59). Later on, The...


Marchese & Friedman: The Rise and Fall of Bally Sports

Elliotte Friedman joins host Matt Marchese to discuss how Bally Sports' financial issues could impact the NHL salary cap, the incentive for teams to make moves ahead of the trade deadline, and what's holding up certain teams. Next, the pair look ahead to what's next for Dylan Larkin, who else Detroit might be looking to move, and if the Bruins' veteran core can stay together for another season (11:00). Matt and Elliotte wrap things up chatting about potential landing spots for Timo Meier, if...


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)....