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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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Memories of Clark Gillies with Bryan Trottier

Jeff looks back on the life and career of Clark Gillies with long-time linemate and fellow Hall of Famer Bryan Trottier (0:46). Next, David Quinn talks about getting the opportunity to coach the US Men’s Olympic team and this edition’s roster construction (20:37). To finish, Kevin Woodley takes a deep dive into the “goalie controversy” in St. Louis between Jordan Binnington and Ville Husso, as well as Tuukka Rask’s struggles since returning to the NHL (47:34). The views and opinions...


Marek & Friedman: Canucks Front Office Starting to Take Shape

Elliotte joins Jeff to chat about Tuukka Rask's struggles, and Bruins fans chanting for Jeremy Swayman (0:26). Next, they discuss the hiring of Émilie Castonguay as Canucks AGM, Elliotte's chat with Angela Gorgone Swartz who was the first woman to serve as an AGM in the NHL, the GM spot being empty still in Vancouver, and who ultimately will have final say in decisions in the Canucks organization (3:49). Then the guys discuss the Canadian men's Olympic hockey roster, Josh Ho-Sang's inclusion...


Is There a Goaltending Controversy in St. Louis?

Jeff chats about memories of Clark Gillies and the Capitals' topsy-turvy few weeks with Alan May (0:45). Next, EJ Hradek also weighs in on the life of Gillies and how the Penguins continue to be one of the league’s best (18:22). Finally, Darren Pang looks at the Blues’ goaltending tandem, if there is a controversy, and why a player like Ivan Barbashev flies under the radar (52:27). The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily...


Marek & Friedman: Keith Yandle Sets His Sights on History

Jeff and Elliotte open with a chat on Oilers goaltender Mikko Koskinen's solid outing Saturday against the Flames (0:29). Next, the guys comment on Keith Yandle who's set to tie Doug Jarvis' ironman record tonight, before taking a look at Calgary and what to make of the team this season, and the goaltending situation in St. Louis amid Ville Husso's excellent play in net for the Blues (1:42). Later, the guys touch on what to expect from the Kraken for the rest of the season, Bruce Boudreau...


The Rangers Look To Be Big Players in the Trade Market

Dan Murphy joins Jeff to discuss why Elias Pettersson’s game has turned around and Bruce Boudreau’s impact on the Canucks' offensive-minded players (0:24). Next, Frank Seravalli weighs in on the trade market for the Oilers at the goaltending position, the Rangers’ willingness to move Alexandar Georgiev and the interest in Artturi Lehkonen across the league (19:26). Then a snippet of Ducks captain Ryan Getzlaf from 32 Thoughts: The Podcast (40:16). To finish, John Bartlett looks ahead to the...


Marek & Friedman: Have the Oilers Reached Their Breaking Point?

Jeff and Elliotte open with a talk about the Oilers' loss to Florida, the team's goaltending situation, the tension in the organization, and whether Edmonton has reached its breaking point (1:02). Next, the guys touch on the Panthers' relentlessness, the Canucks' GM search, J.T. Miller trade rumours, and what to make of the team (7:27). Then a chat about the the Flyers and what changes might be coming, and last night's chippy affair between the Bruins and Capitals which saw Brad Marchand...


Are the Hurricanes the NHL's Best Team?

Jeff chats about Timo Meier’s great season and what the future holds for Tomas Hertl in San Jose with Sharks studio analyst Drew Remenda (0:23). Next, Anthony Stewart talks about Willie O’Ree’s impact on his career, how to solve the Leafs’ struggles, and how difficult coaching minor hockey has been during the pandemic (18:00). Afterwards, The Athletic's Sara Civian looks at the question of which team is the best in the NHL and what the Hurricanes might look to add ahead of the trade deadline...


Marek & Friedman: The Ripple Effect of Sheldon Keefe’s Comments

Elliotte joins Jeff to talk about the news that the Leafs and Senators will be able to have 50 percent capacity at home games starting February 21st and full capacity March 14th, and the financial damage to the NHL and salary cap (0:14). Next, a talk about Toronto's loss to the Rangers, Sheldon Keefe's post-game comments, Jake Muzzin's health status, and whether the team is looking to make a move ahead of the deadline (2:14). They chat about the GM interview process in Vancouver as the...


Is Brayden Point the Most Valuable Lightning Forward?

Jeff chats with Panthers GM Bill Zito talks about what he’s liked about Sam Bennett and the team’s play this season (2:07). Next, Ryan Callahan stops by to chat about Victor Hedman’s incredible performance with only four defenseman and why Brayden Point is so valuable to the Lightning (21:28). To wrap, National NHL and Kraken writer Ryan Clark looks at Joonas Donskoi going scoreless all season, what direction Seattle might go ahead of the trade deadline, and how the market has handled the...


Marek & Friedman: Goalie Market Roundup

The guys open with a chat about Victor Hedman's incredible performance against the LA Kings, and how integral the defenceman is to the Lightning's success (0:46). Next, they touch on the Panthers and the team's possible interest in Jakob Chychrun, the price for the defenceman, the latest on the Canucks' GM search, whether the Oilers are on the hunt for a goaltender, and possible candidates (6:03). Then they talk about the front office situation in Chicago, the potential for staff turnover,...


Next Steps for the Habs + PHF Commissioner Tyler Tumminia

Jeff chats with Eric Engels about the Canadiens’ hiring of Kent Hughes as the team's new GM, Patrick Roy wanting to get back to the NHL, and what the next steps are for the Habs organization (1:15). Next, Greg Wyshynski weighs in on the Canadiens’ news, why Pat Brisson hasn’t gotten a GM job yet, and which team is the most interesting to him down the stretch (20:24). Afterwards, commissioner Tyler Tumminia discusses the latest news with the PHF, the influx of money for the league, and having...


Marek & Friedman: The 411 on Kent Hughes

Elliotte joins Jeff to give his thoughts on Canadiens' hiring of Kent Hughes as the team's new general manager, what fans should know about Hughes, first orders of business for the organization, and how this process has shown how valuable Daniel Brière is to the Philadelphia Flyers (0:35). The guys then talk about the soon-to-be released updated NHL schedule, and reports the league will refrain from testing asymptomatic players after the All-Star break (11:18). Later, they look ahead to...


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...