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.

Episode Date
Mark Giordano Returns for Two in T.O.
01:05:36

Matt Marchese moves to the host's chair and welcomes in Flames' radio voice Derek Wills to look back on Jacob Markstrom's series so far, what went wrong during Game 3 in Edmonton, and projects Chris Tanev's potential return and Calgary's needed adjustments for Game 4 (00:18). Next up, Leafs Nation's own Gord Stellick checks in to chat about Mark Giordano's freshly minted 2-year deal, who could be the odd-one-out on the Leafs' blue line, Nick Paul's influence on Tampa's series with Florida, and his takeaways from the Rangers' duel with Carolina and St. Louis' clash with Colorado (15:54). To wrap up today, Matt sorts through the numbers of the newest contracts signed today and discusses those still in search of a deal, before we hear postgame audio from Jay Woodcroft, Darryl Sutter and Nazem Kadri (48:49).

 

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.

May 23, 2022
Marchese & Friedman: Oilers Top Line Shifts the Series
00:27:25

On today's Victoria Day edition, Matt Marchese welcomes in Elliotte Friedman to discuss how the Oilers' turned the Battle of Alberta in their favour, the effectiveness of loading up the top line, Connor McDavid's unworldly stretch of play and Evander Kane's resurgence with Edmonton (00:35). The pair then revisit Milan Lucic's collision with Mike Smith that led to a game misconduct, and shift their attention South as Tampa closed to within one game from the conference finals with Corey Perry still playing his brand of hockey (11:20). To wrap up, Matt and Elliotte look back on Rick Bowness' tenure with the Stars and ask what's next, before sharing their thoughts on Brian Rust & Mark Giordano's new deals (21:34).  

 

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.

May 23, 2022
Who Needs to Step Up for New York?
01:06:03

Jeff is joined by The Athletic's Arthur Staple to discuss how the Rangers' youngsters fared against the Hurricanes' top defensive pair, the importance of K’Andre Miller, and Gerard Gallant case for the Jack Adams Trophy (00:09). Later on, David Amber gives his thoughts on the surprise 2-0 lead by the Lightning over the Panthers, the in-game sacrifices being made by Tampa, the Oilers' inability to score first throughout the season and Brady Tkachuk cheering on his brother during the Battle of Alberta (17:12). Finally, Lightning Insider Erik Erlendsson looks back on how Tampa found their playoff mindset, how the Nick Paul addition has worked out so far, and the enigma that is Nikita Kucherov (48:36).

 

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.

May 20, 2022
Marek & Friedman: Tampa Puts on Their Work Boots
00:25:48

Jeff and Elliotte react to Tampa’s Game 2 victory, relate the club to the "Rocky" movies, and chat about the importance of playing to the final whistle and if there’s a move to be made to help the Panthers’ powerplay (01:28). Next, the guys discuss how St. Louis evened up their series with Colorado, the areas the Blues will give the Avs trouble and Craig Berube’s masterclass (14:25). To finish, Jeff and Elliotte weigh-in on the most surprising part of Game 1 of the Battle of Alberta, the Oilers' reliance on Connor McDavid and if the Rangers could make lineup changes if they don’t win tonight (20:12).  

 

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.

May 20, 2022
Checking In with Isles New Head Coach Lane Lambert
01:07:47

Jeff is joined by Islanders Head Coach Lane Lambert to share his reaction to getting the news of his promotion, what attracted him to coaching, when he knew he was ready to be a head coach in the NHL, what Barry Trotz meant to his career, and an outlook on his team's season next year (00:19). Next, Shayna Goldman stops by to chat about the controversy surrounding Brady Tkachuk supporting his brother and the Flames, the poor performance from both goalies in the Battle of Alberta, why she's paying attention to Matthew Tkachuk throughout the rest of the series, who she sees winning the Selke Trophy, and which players made the biggest impact on their new team during the playoffs (18:55). We wrap up the show with The Athletic's Jeremy Rutherford to look at why the Blues always had a tough time in the second period against the Avalanche, how he would evaluate Jordan Kyrou's season, Jordan Binnington's path back to being their top goaltender, and who he sees stepping up in their series against Colorado (50:01). 

 

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.

May 19, 2022
Marek & Friedman: Battle of Alberta Lives Up to the Hype
00:23:21

Jeff and Elliotte share their takeaways from a high-scoring affair in Game 1 of the Battle of Alberta, the goaltending performance, and why Rasmus Andersson has become an important piece for the Flames (01:32). Next, the guys discuss the support for Matthew Tkachuk from his family including his dad Keith and brother Brady, and the reason why his father did not throw his hat onto the ice for his son's hat trick (12:01). To finish, Jeff and Elliotte look at the Rangers' missed opportunity to take Game 1 against the Hurricanes, and what they're looking forward to in Game 2 of the Battle of Florida (17:09). 

 

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.

May 19, 2022
A Deep Dive Into Flames-Oilers
00:17:25

Jeff chats with “Battle of Alberta” author and Sportsnet columnist Mark Spector about his favourite memories and characters from the long-standing rivalry, Connor McDavid taking his game to the next level, and how he views the goaltending matchup between the teams (00:39).

 

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.

May 18, 2022
MvsW: Conn Smythe Front Runners
00:44:06

Jeff and Greg open up the segment by assessing the top candidates to win the Conn Smythe Trophy, and wonder if you could give the award to someone who doesn’t play in the Stanley Cup Finals. Next, the guys discuss this year’s Lady Byng candidates and ask whether or not goalies should be considered for the award (06:16). Jeff and Greg then ponder why the Florida Panthers can’t play at their best in the postseason, and if altitude could be a reason for the Blues' struggles in Colorado (11:30). To close, the guys reminisce about the Battle of Alberta, wonder if Tony DeAngelo can keep his composure against the Rangers, and discuss if there could be a trade match between the Leafs and Blues this offseason. (23:01)

 

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.

May 18, 2022
Marek & Friedman: The Battle of Alberta Begins
00:24:50

Jeff and Elliotte start out by sharing their takeaways from last night's action as Colorado took Game 1 over the Blues and Nikita Kucherov turned up the intensity against Florida as Tampa found their groove. Next, the guys share their Battle of Alberta memories, before looking ahead to their expectations for tonight's chapter and what to expect in the Rangers-Hurricanes series (07:35). To finish up, Jeff and Elliotte discuss Kevin Fiala’s future in Minnesota, how the Kraken will approach free agency, and the latest updates on the Sharks' GM search (16:58).

 

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.

May 18, 2022
What’s Next for the Leafs After Another Early Exit?
01:48:26

Jeff opens the show by taking a closer look at some of the comments made by Toronto’s players following their end of season media conferences, what the future holds for the goaltending duo in Minnesota, and what happens next in Pittsburgh (01:18). Later on, Producer Matt weighs in on the impact of Chris Tanev’s potential return to the Flames’ lineup, Evgeni Malkin’s future with the Penguins, and plays a game of “Staying or Going” with some unrestricted free agents around the league (33:33). Finally, Sheldon Keefe, Kyle Dubas and Brendan Shanahan step up to the podium as they speak to the media following their first round loss to the Lightning (52:26).

 

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.

May 17, 2022
Tampa Continues Their Playoff Dominance
01:07:18

Jeff is joined by Dave Randorf, play-by-play voice of the Lightning, to look ahead to their upcoming series against the Panthers, and reflect on Nick Paul’s impressive Game 7 and Andrei Vasilevskiy putting together another great performance in an elimination game (01:13). Later on, Luke Fox weighs in on yet another first round exit by the Leafs, why this was a missed opportunity and what’s next for the organization (18:40). Finally, NHL Network analyst E.J. Hradek gives his thoughts on Lane Lambert's new role with the Islanders, if Barry Trotz’s relationship with Robin Lehner makes him a fit in Vegas and why the future could be bright in Dallas (50:18).

 

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.

May 16, 2022
Marek & Friedman: The Coaching Carousel Begins
00:23:52

Jeff and Elliotte react to the news of Lane Lambert’s hire by the Islanders, Toronto’s need for a tough player in their top-six forward group, the breaking news of Pete DeBoer being fired in Vegas and why Barry Trotz might be a good fit there (00:17). Next, the guys discuss the future for the Penguins, Bryan Rust getting to test unrestricted free agency and Jake Oettinger’s incredible performance in the series against Calgary (11:30). To finish, Jeff and Elliotte envision what the off-season could look like for Dallas and the willingness of Rick Bowness to continue coaching (17:49).

 

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.

May 16, 2022
Reflections From the Shark Tank with Patrick Marleau
01:08:55

 Jeff is joined by Patrick Marleau to reminisce about his career, share his secrets about how he was able to stay in the league for so long, and discuss his relationship with the Hrudeys (01:07). Later on, Eric Francis looks back on the two goals that lifted Calgary to a Game 5 victory, Jacob Markström’s play in the series to this point and the potential for the Battle of Alberta in the second round (20:00). Sam Cosentino checks in to chats about how bright the future is for Matty Beniers in Seattle, why Shane Wright would be a good fit in Montreal and the opportunity for some players to improve their draft stock at the World Championships (34:47). Finally, Karl Alzner discusses his journey into broadcasting, playing against Sidney Crosby and why the Capitals aren’t afraid of the Panthers despite being down in their series (53:50).

 

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.

May 13, 2022
Marek & Friedman: Officiating Front & Centre in the Playoffs
00:23:43

Jeff and Elliotte discuss Game 6 between the Leafs and Lightning, how the officiating is being viewed across the league and the importance of consistent calls (00:19). Next, the guys look at Edmonton sending their series to a seventh game, why that might have been the best game Connor McDavid has played and the extent of Leon Draisaitl’s injury (08:34). Finally, Jeff and Elliotte discuss the Bruins forcing Game 7, the future of Cam Talbot with the Wild and the Flames trying to close out their series with Dallas (13:29).

 

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.

May 13, 2022
Can McDavid Carry the Oilers Again?
01:06:13

Jeff looks into the Oilers trying to stave off elimination against the Kings, Connor McDavid constantly having to “bring his team into the fight” and how the Kings have played the underdog card really well with Harnarayan Singh (01:44). Later on, Gord Stellick tells old draft stories from the 1985 Draft, what he looks for ahead of Game 6 between Toronto and Tampa, and Jack Campbell outplaying Andrei Vasilevskiy (17:10). To wrap up, Andy Strickland chats about Jordan Binnington seeing the ice this series, Dean Evason’s decision to turn to Cam Talbot and the lineup moves that Craig Berube has made thus far (1:36).

 

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.

May 12, 2022
Marek & Friedman: Can the Leafs Finally Close It Out?
00:26:43

Jeff and Elliotte start off looking at the Hart Trophy finalists, before moving onto first round action including if Leafs can finally close out a first round series and which Lightning player they are most interested in watching tonight (00:08). Next, they discuss the Oilers having to play without Darnell Nurse, how Craig Berube has managed the series with the Wild and how the Hurricanes are taking a new-school/old-school approach to their game (06:29). To finish up, Jeff and Elliotte react to the Flames’ managing to push Dallas to the brink, the maturity shown in the win and the hit by Jacob Trouba on Sidney Crosby (17:37).

 

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.

May 12, 2022
The Panthers Await the Barkov Breakout
00:35:38

Jeff chats with Panthers' analyst George Richards about Florida's inability to provide offense against the Capitals, why he's still awaiting a big game from Alex Barkov, and looks back on Sam Reinhart’s first year with the club (00:50). Later on, Kacey Bellamy joins to take a look at the state of the women’s game, and discusses how she landed her new role as Scout and Player Relations Liaison with the PHF and what that role entails (24:58).

 

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.

May 11, 2022
MvsW: Does the NHL Have a New Heel?
00:38:48

Jeff and Greg kick off the segment looking at the battle between Brad Marchand and Tony DeAngelo, question if DeAngelo has become the new heel of the league and if in the process, he is making Marchand look like a sympathetic figure (04:23). Next, the guys discuss the Bruins' inability to win in Carolina, the importance of line matching in the playoffs, Connor McDavid trying to keep the Oilers afloat and how Sidney Crosby has willed the Penguins to a series lead (11:02). Jeff and Greg move on to look at the closing window for the Penguins and which of their pending free agents are more likely to stay (18:01). To finish off, the guys talk about the Draft Lottery, a Chris Pronger story, who the Devils might look to pick at number 2 and which player would go first overall if the 2003 draft was redrafted (22:43).

 

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

May 11, 2022
Marek & Friedman: Oilers and Lightning to the Brink
00:22:14

Jeff and Elliotte start off discussing Darnell Nurse’s headbutt on Phillip Danault, the precedent for headbutt suspensions and how the Kings have managed to push the Oilers to the brink of elimination (00:07). Next, the guys look at the Leafs’ big comeback win over the Lightning, how the “Core Four” lead the way and the goaltending battle in the series (11:23). To finish up, Jeff and Elliotte chat about the Calder finalists, Minnesota being one game away from elimination, Jake Oettinger’s great performance in these playoffs and what to expect in the Rangers-Penguins game tonight (16:11).

 

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.

May 11, 2022
Never Count Out Sidney Crosby
01:06:36

Jeff is joined by Penguins' play-by-play voice Josh Getzoff to talk about Sidney Crosby’s incredible start to the playoffs, the team’s ability to win despite having some key injuries and what makes Jake Guentzel such a consistent performer (01:41). Later on, Anthony Stewart looks at training among younger players in today’s game, Cale Makar's evolution into a generational talent, Colorado’s balance and if there was a surprise in the Leafs not making any lineup changes (17:23). To wrap up, Tim Peel discusses how he watches games now as a former official, which call is the hardest to make in the playoffs and which player he most enjoys watching (48:23).

 

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.

May 10, 2022
Marek & Friedman: What’s Next for the Predators?
00:25:58

Jeff and Elliotte start off revisiting Barry Trotz' dismissal from behind the bench in Long Island and discuss what they’ve learned since and the fan base's fondness the former coach (00:31). The guys then look ahead to the Nashville Predators first point of business this off-season, the impact of the NHL Draft Lottery, and the surprising lack of lineup changes for the Leafs ahead of Game 5 (09:02). To cap things off, Jeff and Elliotte reflect after Patrick Marleau called it a career, and chat about Calgary’s bounce back effort against Dallas and Jeff’s love for ugly overtime goals (18:04).

 

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.

May 10, 2022
Can Dallas Continue to Shut Down Calgary?
01:05:46

Jeff chats with Ryan Leslie about what Dallas has done so well to shut down Calgary’s offense, why Matthew Tkachuk needs to focus more on his offensive game, and what makes Blake Coleman such a big factor going forward (00:41). Later on, Nick Kypreos weighs in on the what led up to the Islanders' dismissing Barry Trotz today, before switching gears to the Leafs, their lack of urgency in Game 4 and the lineup decisions ahead (17:00). To wrap up, The Athletic's Kevin Kurz reflects on possible reasoning behind Trotz' firing, and looks ahead to what's next for the Islanders and who could be a good replacement behind the bench (50:28).

 

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.

May 09, 2022
Marek & Friedman: A Shocker on the Island
00:26:13

Jeff and Elliotte start the segment looking towards Long Island after the Islanders relieved Barry Trotz of his head coaching duties, sort through his potential landing spots and discuss how his firing could have a domino effect around the NHL (00:11). Next, the guys reflect on the poor weekend across the board for Canadian teams, the Leafs’ inability to close and how Edmonton spoiled an golden opportunity in LA (12:55). To cap things off, Jeff and Elliotte discuss the Capitals’ defensive strategy against Florida and Brad Marchand’s incredible performance (17:45).

 

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.

May 09, 2022
Fleury Leads the Wild Bounce Back
01:08:10

Jeff chats with The Athletic's Mike Russo about the resurgence by the Wild in Game 2 to draw the series even, Minnesota’s ability to line match with the Foligno-Eriksson Ek-Greenway combination, and what’s going through the mind of Cam Talbot (00:28). Later on, Louie DeBrusk discusses the importance of players adjusting quickly to the playoff style, the mentality that allows certain players to succeed in the postseason, and how skill players have adjusted to the ever-changing game (19:18). To wrap up, TNT's John Forslund looks at how the Hurricanes got out to a 2-0 series lead against the Bruins, Jaccob Slavin being an underrated defenseman across the league,  and the impact of adding of Max Domi (54:01).

 

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.

May 06, 2022
Marek & Friedman: The Dominance of Cale Makar
00:24:20

Jeff and Elliotte discuss Cale Makar’s incredible performance against Nashville, re-visit the draft class of 2017 and weigh-in on Colorado’s ability to continually draft good players (00:30). Next, the guys talk about Jake Oettinger’s play in the series with Calgary, why no one should be surprised at the low scoring nature of the matchup and what to expect the rest of the way (07:49). To finish, Jeff and Elliotte look at Sidney Crosby through the first two games of the Penguins’ series, Jake Guentzel’s ability to play with Crosby, Connor Ingram’s playoff debut and the Leafs’ lineup shuffle (13:29).

 

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.

May 06, 2022
Lineup Changes Ahead for Toronto?
01:08:48

Jeff chats with The Athletic's Peter Baugh about surprising lineup moves in Game 1 for the Avalanche, Gabriel Landeskog’s first game back from injury and the Predators trying to target Nazem Kadri as part of their strategy (00:14). Afterwards, Justin Bourne weighs in on the Leafs’ Game 2 loss to the Lightning, if we’ve learned anything from the first two games and what lineup changes we may see ahead of Game 3 (19:22)! Finally, Tarik El-Bashir of The Athletic looks at the Capitals' defensive performance in Game 1, the team’s ability to turn it on in the playoffs and what's led to Evgeny Kuznetsov's turnaround this year (52:36). 

 

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.

May 05, 2022
Marek & Friedman: Carolina’s Simplified, Successful Style
00:23:51

Jeff and Elliotte wax poetic about Victor Hedman’s impressive performance in Game 2, potential lineup changes for the Maple Leafs for Game 3 and why it might be time to get into Andrei Vasilevskiy’s kitchen (00:47). Next, the guys look at the Hurricanes’ dominance of the Bruins through the first two games, how Carolina makes things easier on themselves defensively and the mentality switch for players once the playoffs roll around (09:21). To finish, Jeff and Elliotte tee up the next slate of games tonight and share their expectations for the remainder of the Penguins-Rangers series (19:11).

 

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.

May 05, 2022
Calgary’s Top Line Shines…Defensively
00:21:14

Jeff Marek is joined Greg Millen who discusses his takeaways from last night's Flames-Stars matchup, how Calgary used their top line to hold a lead late in the game, the physical nature of the roster and shares a memory of playing alongside Brian Sutter (02:33). To wrap up, Jeff welcomes in Producer Matt who looks at the offense so far in the playoffs and which Bruins team will show up in game two against the Hurricanes  (16:09).

 

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.

May 04, 2022
MvsW: Which Team Should Be Most Concerned After One Game?
00:43:19

Jeff and Greg open by reacting to the Penguins’ OT win over the Rangers, how intense all three overtimes were, why Jake Guentzel might be the best winger that Sidney Crosby has played with and the goaltending performances in the game (00:29). Next, the guys talk about the Capitals' opening game win over the Panthers, Florida looking oddly like Washington teams from years past and why it would be great for the Panthers to win the cup (17:55). To finish, Jeff and Greg discuss the most intriguing series at this point, why the winner of the St. Louis-Minnesota series might be a real problem in the West, and how the Blues deploy their very balanced attack up front (24:54).

 

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.

May 04, 2022
Marek & Friedman: The Marathon at the Garden
00:26:46

Jeff and Elliotte look back on the Penguins' lengthy overtime win over the Rangers, Louis Domingue coming into the game in relief and the Devils' announcing changes to their coaching staff (00:32). Next, the guys discuss the Flames' willingness to play in low-scoring games and how the Capitals were able to steal Game 1 away from the Panthers (06:24). Finally, Jeff and Elliotte chat about what to expect from the Lightning in Game 2, Marc-Andre Fleury getting the start after his Game 1 loss, and how the identity of the Blues has changed (14:05).

 

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.

May 04, 2022
The Swan Song for the Pittsburgh Core?
01:08:28

Jeff is joined by Sportsnet's Gary Galley to tee up the opener of the Rangers-Penguins series, if this could be the last hurrah for the Pittsburgh core and who he would match up against the Sidney Crosby line (01:25). Later on, analytics expert Mike Kelly looks back on the surprising win for LA, how their defensive structure is such a key to any success and the decision by the Blues to start Ville Husso in goal (20:05). To wrap up, voice of Hockey Night in Canada Craig Simpson chats about the officiating in Game One between Toronto and Tampa Bay, the Leafs’ consistent penalty kill and why Tampa didn’t look like themselves (48:51).

 

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

May 03, 2022
Marek & Friedman: Turning Over a New Leaf?
00:22:50

Jeff and Elliotte look at the Leafs’ dominance of the Lightning, if Tampa looked different in the opener and how the crowd seemed to have a different feel to it (00:23). Next, the guys talk about Phillip Danault’s performance against Edmonton, why that series is far from over and David Perron being without a contract for next year (10:59). To finish, Jeff and Elliotte discuss Carolina continuing to stymie the Bruins, Antti Raanta’s first career playoff start and what to look for in the Calgary-Dallas series starting up tonight (15:48).

 

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

May 03, 2022
Can the Kings Slow the Oilers Down?
01:06:49

Jeff is joined by NESN's Billy Jaffe to talk about why we need to not overreact to the Bruins regular season struggles against the Hurricanes, the incredible year for Charlie McAvoy and how the goaltending tandem may shake out for Boston (00:29). Later on, David Amber looks ahead to the Oilers-Kings series and outlines the mismatch between the Flames and Stars and how much he is looking forward to seeing “Playoff Matthew Tkachuk” (17:55). To wrap up, TNT's Darren Pang discusses the coldest rinks in the NHL, the parity between the Blues and Wild and why he thinks that all four goalies might get into a game this series (48:25).

 

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.

May 02, 2022
Marek & Friedman: Teeing Up Round One
00:23:44

Jeff and Elliotte start things off with a look at who might be at the top of the Red Wings’ coaching list, what happens in Winnipeg and if there is a willingness by the organization to move some of the bigger name players (00:27). Next, the guys discuss the unpredictable nature of the playoffs, if Tampa can be a three-peat champion and the unproven goaltenders in the Bruins-Hurricanes series (09:00). To finish, Jeff and Elliotte chat about the balanced matchup between the Wild and the Blues, how the Kings will try to slow down the Oilers and Zdeno Chara’s future (14:44).

 

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.

May 02, 2022
What Is the Biggest Concern Surrounding the Leafs?
01:04:06

Jeff is joined by ESPN's Kristen Shilton to discuss the surprisingly interesting matchup between the Leafs and Bruins, what questions surround the Leafs ahead of the playoffs and the season for Timothy Liljegren (00:29). Later on, Derek Wills looks at this year’s edition of the Flames, Johnny Gaudreau’s Hart Trophy-like season and Jacob Markstrom being well-rested ahead of the playoffs (15:23). To wrap up, The Athletics's Mark Lazerus weighs in on the outside-the-box hiring of Jeff Greenberg, the front office dynamic and why this could be a franchise changing off-season in Chicago (44:49).

 

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.

Apr 29, 2022
Marek & Friedman: The Panthers’ Presidential Prize
00:28:05

Jeff kicks off the segment asking Elliotte a question about which time slot he would have preferred if he were playing (00:07). The guys then move on to discuss how Senators’ fan reacted to last night’s ceremonial puck drop and the future of the club in Ottawa,  before discussing why this season has been so important for the Panthers' organization (03:00). Next up, Jeff and Elliotte talk through the Predators’ goaltending situation without Juuse Saros, the dangerous nature of “picking” your playoff opponent and the possibility of Zdeno Chara playing his final NHL game (12:17). To finish, a look at Calgary’s top line, the In-Season Stanley Cup and Dustin Brown calling it a career (16:24).

 

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.

Apr 29, 2022
The Future of Non-Playoff Canadian Teams – Good, Bad & Ugly
01:04:07

Jeff is joined by Jason York to look at the future of the Senators, Tim Stutzle’s great play down the stretch and why it’s hard to gauge players when there isn’t anything to play for (00:08). Next up, Eric Engels gives the latest on Carey Price, where Jeff Petry could land this off-season and which player could be of interest to the club (15:37). To wrap up today, Ken Wiebe discusses the potentially substantial changes made with the Jets this coming summer, Pierre Luc-Dubois next deal and who could be a head coaching candidate (49:17).

 

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.

Apr 28, 2022
Marek & Friedman: What’s Next for Vegas?
00:27:50

Jeff and Elliotte discuss the Vegas Golden Knights’ inability to score in the shootout to help save their season, if injuries are the main reason for the team’s lack of success and how this could be a very interesting off-season for the organization (00:08). Elliotte weighs in on which goalie injury is the most concerning to him heading into the playoffs, CEO David Morehouse’s departure from the Penguins, where Bo Horvat fits in the Canucks’ off-season plans and the interest around the league in Andrei Kuzmenko (16:05).

 

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Apr 28, 2022
All the Right Moves in Edmonton
00:19:36

Jeff chats with Luke Gazdic about Connor McDavid being voted the player you would want most if you needed to win a game in the NHLPA Player Poll, the impact of having Dave Manson behind the bench and what Jay Woodcroft brings to the team (00:38). To wrap up, Producer Matt makes his return from the injured list to give his thoughts on the Player Poll (15:37).

 

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Apr 27, 2022
MvsW: Reflecting on the NHLPA Player Poll
00:45:32

Jeff and Greg open up the segment with a look at the NHLPA Player Poll! They start off with Brad Marchand being a player that you would want on your team and some surprising names not on the best passer list (00:10). Next, the guys move onto the goalie you would like to have to win one game, the idea that Zdeno Chara could be a basketball player and NHL players having transferrable skills to other sports (08:33). Jeff and Greg discuss the rise of Jason Robertson, Radek Faksa becoming a very good two-way player and how good Jake Oettinger has been since taking over the number one job (17:41). To finish off, a chat about Jack Eichel’s return from injury and expectations, the Vegas failures down the stretch and what names we could see move on from the team this off-season (25:05).

 

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Apr 27, 2022
Marek & Friedman: The Best Night of Hockey All Year?
00:34:07

Jeff and Elliotte open up the segment reflecting on an incredible night in the NHL including the Vegas-Dallas matchup, and touch on how important it is for the Stars to lock up Jason Robertson (07:33). Next, the guys discuss Vancouver being eliminated from playoff contention, Bruce Boudreau’s future and who the team may listen to trade offers for (13:04). To finish up, Jeff and Elliotte look at the job done by Jay Woodcroft since taking over, how well the Brett Kulak deal has worked out, the potential matchup between the Flames and Predators and Auston Matthews getting to the 60-goal mark (18:45).

 

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Apr 27, 2022
Growing the Game with New PHF Commissioner Reagan Carey
01:06:53

Jeff Marek is joined by new Pro Hockey Federation Commissioner Reagan Carey to talk about her new appointment as the head of the PHF (05:25). They chat about how her experience in USA hockey gave her the best position to help grow the Women’s professional game, the strides the PHF has already taken and the areas where they still have room to grow. Afterwards, NHL on ESPN analyst Ryan Callahan joins to preview the pivotal contest between the Dallas Stars and the Vegas Golden Knights tonight, before discussing how players in trade rumors are effected emotionally, Tampa Bay's playoff readiness and how Jon Cooper factors in, and compares Connor McDavid's skillset to Sidney Crosby's (18:25). Finally, we are joined by former goaltender and current Special Advisor to the President of the Dallas Stars, Marty Turco (50:05)! He shares his thoughts on Dallas' season so far, the play of Jake Oettinger in goal, and the impact of Jason Robertson, Joe Pavelski and Roope Hintz on their top line.

 

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Apr 26, 2022
Marek & Friedman: Reunited and It Feels So Good!
00:32:04

Jeff and Elliotte are back after a week away! They start off the conversation by going over Elliotte's trip to the ball game last night and his time in the booth with Tom Cheek and Jerry Howarth (06:39). They then get down to business discussing the latest Robin Lehner injury news, what it means for the Golden Knights tonight against Dallas, and what missing the playoffs could mean for the off season in the Sin City (08:30). They then switch gears to the Edmonton Oilers and the underrated coaching performance of Jay Woodcroft, before previewing the Toronto Maple Leafs game tonight against the Detroit Red Wings and what Nick Robertson being in the lineup could mean (26:47).

 

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Apr 26, 2022
The Legend of Guy Lafleur with Steve Shutt
00:49:36

Guest host Gord Stellick is joined by Producer Matt to talk about some of the longevity of some of the legendary lines in hockey and why we don’t see that today (06:15). Later on, former NHLer Steve Shutt looks back at the life of Guy Lafleur, the pressure of playing in Montreal and what he makes of some of the Canadian teams this year (16:20). Finally, Dave Schoen weighs in on the Golden Knights’ breakdown against the Sharks, when the season started to go south for them and what’s going with the goaltending situation in Vegas (31:21).

 

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Apr 25, 2022
What is the Future for Bruce Boudreau in Vancouver?
00:49:12

Guest host Gord Stellick is joined by Jonathan Davis to reflect on Ryan Getzlaf’s career, the Western Conference playoff race and why the Kings might not be an easy out in the playoffs (06:34). Afterwards, Iain MacIntyre looks back on the Canucks’ season and discuses Bruce Boudreau's future behind the bench in Vancouver (29:26).

 

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Apr 25, 2022
Are the Flames the Best Chance at a Canadian Cup?
00:49:46

Guest host Gord Stellick is joined by Eric Francis who shares his most memorable stories of Guy Lafleur, before diving into the Flames' Stanley Cup chances and why Darryl Sutter has been so important for this group (00:35). Next up, NHL.com's Dave Stubbs looks back on the life Lafleur, his indefinable ability to lift fans out of their seats, and how he turned his early career struggles around (17:42). Finally, Daily Faceoff's Frank Seravalli looks ahead to the future of Carey Price in Montreal, how shocking it would be if Bruce Boudreau didn’t return to Vancouver after this season, and the pressure on the Vegas Golden Knights (32:29).

 

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Apr 22, 2022
Remembering The Flower
00:49:25

Guest host Gord Stellick shares his memories of Guy Lafleur before NHL.com's Mike Zeisberger jumps on to share his own (07:05). The two then discuss the narrative surrounding the Lightning, the effects of fatigue over an 82-game season, as well as what a potential series between Toronto and Tampa might be decided by. Afterwards, keeper of the Cup Mike Bolt looks back on his career, some of the most memorable stories and some of the most memorable destinations he’s been to in his job (30:32).

 

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Apr 22, 2022
Does Tampa Just Need to Get Into the Playoffs?
00:49:45

Guest host Gord Stellick chats with Producer Matt about the Western Conference playoff race, the idea of Tampa Bay just wanting to get into the playoffs and some of the trophy races (7:12). Later, Luke Fox gives an update on both Auston Matthews and Jake Muzzin, Tampa’s mentality ahead of the playoffs and how hard it is for some teams in the East to play out the schedule (28:05).

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Apr 21, 2022
MvsW: Johnny Gaudreau and the Hart Trophy Conversation
00:44:05

Jeff and Greg open with a chat about the chances of the Canucks making the playoffs, the European soccer-style cheering in Vancouver and why it would be good to see more like that (1:48). Next, the guys look at the possibility of an offer-sheet for Kevin Fiala, Johnny Gaudreau’s incredible season and if the Flames will be able to keep him (8:50). Jeff and Greg move on to chat about the Hart Trophy race, if Gaudreau is in the top-3, Roman Josi’s candidacy and what Jonathan Huberdeau’s next deal could look like (1:05). To finish, the guys react to Greg’s piece on theories around the league for the increase in scoring, why expansion could be part of the reason and which team they enjoying watching the most at the moment (24:44).

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Apr 20, 2022
Has the Narrative Changed Around the Leafs?
00:49:35

Jeff chats with Mike Rupp about Vegas’ identity crisis, the Canucks messing up their playoff chances and why this season might be different for the Maple Leafs (5:34). Afterwards, Sam Cosentino looks at the incredible season for Connor Bedard, the Under-18 tournament and his most recent prospect rankings (32:21).

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Apr 20, 2022
Reliving the Easter Epic with Kelly Hrudey
00:49:45

Jeff chats with Kevin Woodley about the Canucks quest for the playoffs, the play of the Vegas goaltenders and why we’ve seen an increase in scoring around the league (1:03). To wrap, Kelly Hrudey looks back on the 35th anniversary of the Easter Epic between the Islanders  and Capitals, Mike Gartner’s opening goal and his post game beers after being completely dehydrated (33:00).

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Apr 19, 2022
Are There Too Many “Bad Teams” in the NHL?
00:49:15

Jeff is joined by Jim “Boomer” Gordon to talk about the disparity between the good teams and the bad in the NHL, the Vegas Golden Knights' playoff chances, and why there is so much hate for the club (6:02). Afterwards, Producer Matt takes a look at comments about the worst takes in hockey and the increase in scoring (36:42).

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Apr 19, 2022
The Pressure's on in Edmonton
00:48:49

Producer Matt guest hosts and is joined by Colby Armstrong to talk about his favourite “worst take in hockey”, Jake Guentzel having another under-the-radar season and why Rickard Rakell has been such a great fit in Pittsburgh (0:28). Later, Anthony Stewart talks about the improved skill in the game, why Tom Wilson is such an important player for the Caps, and the pressure on the Edmonton Oilers (28:06).

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Apr 18, 2022
Is This It For the Canucks This Year?
00:49:30

Jeff is joined by Damien Cox to talk about the worst takes in hockey today, what happens to the Islanders, and what went wrong with Winnipeg this year (5:15). Afterwards, Thomas Drance weighs in on the Canucks small playoff chance, decisions looming for the Canucks, and Bo Horvat’s importance to the club (30:25).

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Apr 18, 2022
The Robert Thomas Appreciation Society
01:08:54

Jeff chats with Blues GM Doug Armstrong about the maturation of Robert Thomas, how he complements Vladimir Tarasenko and a look at the parity at the goaltending position this season (0:22). Next, Brian Lawton looks back on the first time he played against Mike Bossy, what he makes of the Vegas Golden Knights, and the Penguins getting to the playoffs once again (19:38). Later, Dave Stubbs reflects on the life of Mike Bossy, his contributions to the game off the ice and the one moment that sticks out from his career (48:48).

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Apr 15, 2022
Marek & Friedman: Remembering Mike Bossy
00:28:56

Jeff opens with some thoughts on Mike Bossy as the NHL legend passed away earlier this morning (1:52), before Elliotte joins to share his own thoughts on the Hockey Hall of Famer (8:00). Afterwards, the guys chat about Carey Price making his season debut tonight against the Islanders, the NHLPA getting set to release findings from the probe into the handling of the Kyle Beach case, Vegas' big win over the Flames, and how teams across the league might start using LTIR more boldly to their advantage (12:13). To wrap, the guys talk about the Lightning's mindset after clinching a playoff spot, and the Penguins punching their ticket to the postseason for the 16th consecutive season (22:27).

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Apr 15, 2022
Should There Be an Award for Best Passer?
01:07:54

Jeff is joined by Peter Baugh to talk about Cale Makar’s improvement in his overall game, the impressive signing of Ben Meyers out of the University of Minnesota and the development of Valeri Nichushkin (0:27). Next, Shayna Goldman discusses the breakout for Robert Thomas, how the Blues stack up in the West and if we need an award for the league’s best passer (19:41). Ken Campbell looks at the latest player to be granted exceptional status by the OHL, if Vegas has become the league’s number one villain and how much of that is their own doing (50:03).

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Apr 14, 2022
Marek & Friedman: A Goal Scoring Showdown in Toronto
00:21:55

Elliotte joins Jeff to chat about his time in Vancouver for the Canucks for Kids Fund Telethon (0:17), before touching on the vibe surrounding the team, the Capitals' five-game winning streak, and the similarities and differences between Auston Matthews and Alex Ovechkin as the two get set to go head-to-head (2:03). Next, the guys discuss the passing of Tom McCarthy and send their condolences to his family (10:06), before touching on the Kings' pursuit a playoff spot, Vegas' outing in Vancouver, what the return of Mark Stone means for the Golden Knights, and the Avalanche's signing of Ben Meyers (12:46).

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Apr 14, 2022
MvsW: Does the Whole League Hate Vegas?
00:46:09

Jeff and Greg start things off wondering if the rest of the NHL is happy to see the Golden Knights struggle and look at how the team has used the LTIR to their disposal (0:27). Next, they look at how the Western Conference playoff race is shaping up, how difficult the road is for LA without their top pairing and why there is so much interest in Vegas from other fan bases (9:0). The guys look at the goaltending situation in St. Louis and who should be the starter in the playoffs, how good Robert Thomas has been this season and why the Blues aren’t talked about enough as a Cup contender (18:47). To finish, Jeff and Greg look at the perception of Brad Marchand as he gets older, which NCAA debutant impressed most and if we could see big changes in Dallas (28:38).

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Apr 13, 2022
Fleury or Talbot: Who Starts Game 1 for the Wild?
00:52:47

Jeff kicks off the hour with Mike McKenna discussing Freddy Andersen’s wandering rush, Roger Neilson’s innovations and reactions to a busy night in the NHL (3:14). Next, Mike Russo looks at the Wild’s pursuit of Ben Meyers, Jonas Brodin’s impressive performance against Connor McDavid, Ryan Hartman's heated altercation with Evander Kane, and who starts game one of the playoffs (34:40). To wrap, Producer Matt stops by for a chat about baby names (49:30).

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Apr 13, 2022
More Bad Blood in the Leafs-Sabres Rivalry?
01:06:16

Jeff chats with Luke Fox about the growth of the Sabres, the potential heat coming in the Leafs-Buffalo matchup and where William Nylander fits into the lineup when the playoffs come (0:45).  Next, Shane O’Brien looks back on his first game in the NHL, his respect for Dallas Eakins and being around a younger Mackenzie Weegar (17:12). Jon Morosi looks at the upcoming NHL debuts for some Michigan Wolverines, how good that team’s powerplay was and the development of first round pick Luke Hughes (34:16). To finish, Craig MacTavish weighs in on college players coming into the NHL mid-season, the rise of Canadian talent in the NCAA and why this is the best Oilers team we’ve seen in a long time (48:05).

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Apr 12, 2022
Marek & Friedman: The Playoffs a Stone's Throw Away For Vegas?
00:25:21

Jeff and Elliotte chat about tonight's crucial matchup between the Canucks and Golden Knights, Mark Stone's possible return to action, the tough spot the Kings are in to hang on in the Pacific, and Evgeni Malkin's four-game suspension for cross-checking Mark Borowiecki (1:38). Next, the two touch on possible clinching scenarios for the Bruins as the team gets set to take on the Blues, the goaltending situations for both St. Louis as Boston, Charlie McAvoy's standing in the Norris Trophy race, and the great history of Bruins defencemen (12:02). To wrap, a look at the up-and-down Stars, and the Ducks picking up Dallas Eakins' option (18:07).

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Apr 12, 2022
Will We Ever See the “Matthews Chasing Ovechkin Watch”?
01:08:29

Jeff is joined by Lisa Dillman to talk about the Kings’ struggles of late, how injuries have affected the team and what the future holds for Dustin Brown (4:41). Next, David Amber looks at Auston Matthews’ scoring prowess, the chemistry with Mitch Marner and the skill level across the league (19:25). To finish, Eric Engels discusses the potential return of Carey Price, what that ovation would look like and tees up the matchup between the Habs and Jets (51:46).

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Apr 11, 2022
Marek & Friedman: Sizing Up the Western Conference Race
00:21:06

Jeff and Elliotte discuss the Kings downturn and why Vegas might actually hold the cards in their playoff push (1:28). Next, the guys give their memories of Bob Cole following him receiving the Canadian Academy Lifetime Achievement Award (3:33) and chat about the tough decisions ahead for the Winnipeg Jets, what’s next for the Ducks and the immediate future of Matthew Knies (9:26).

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Apr 11, 2022
Doug Wilson’s Departure & the Sharks' Culture
01:07:54

Jeff looks at Doug Wilson stepping down from his post with the Sharks, how we look back on his time and what was missing on those San Jose teams that came close to winning a Cup with Kevin Kurz (0:56). Next, John Bartlett looks at Auston Matthews’ incredible season thus far, Martin St. Louis’ tenure with the Canadiens and what their off-season might look like (18:27). Later, Sara Civian weighs in on the talk about the amount of penalty calls against the Hurricanes, the biggest storyline of the season and which team Carolina would like to matchup with in the first round (44:01). To wrap, Producer Matt jumps on for the week in review (58:08).

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Apr 08, 2022
Marek & Friedman: Matthews Makes Magic and Leafs History
00:31:08

Jeff Marek opens with his thoughts on Auston Matthews scoring goals 55 & 56 to pass Rick Vaive for the Leafs' single-season record (0:53). Elliotte then stops in to chat about Matthews, the state of the Hart Trophy race, the St. Louis Blues' impressive regulation record, and the team's depth (6:57). Next, the two touch on the Canucks' win over the Coyotes, Bo Horvat's three point performance and 17-0 faceoff line in the win, the Oilers' big victory over Los Angeles, Connor McDavid rolling on, and how the team might manage its netminders (18:17).

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Apr 08, 2022
A Look into the High-Flying Panthers with Andrew Brunette
00:28:44

Jeff is joined by Andrew Brunette to talk about the Panthers’ style of play, why there has been an increase in scoring around the league and going into coaching instead of the front office (0:38). Afterwards, Producer Matt looks at the news of Doug Wilson stepping down from his GM post with San Jose (21:23). 

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Apr 07, 2022
MvsW: The Most Exciting Potential Cup Matchups
00:41:47

Jeff and Greg outlines his travel issues and the reason why he couldn’t make his regularly scheduled hit and his experience at a live wrestling event (0:15). Next, the guys talk about the Sabres setting an infamous record, the future of the club and why it’s important for the Devils to find a goalie to go along with their core of young players (11:50). The guys then move on to talk about the pressure on some goalies ahead of the playoffs, why it might be time to put more resources put into developing goalies and which positions produce the best coaches (22:22). To finish, the guys look at Greg’s favourite potential Stanley Cup matchups (33:23).

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Apr 07, 2022
Marek & Friedman: Is This It for the Jets?
00:19:46

Elliotte joins Jeff to give his takeaways from the NHL agents meeting with Donald Fehr (0:21). Next, the two talk about the Jets' loss to the Red Wings, the Canucks taking down the Golden Knights 5-1 thanks to Elias Pettersson's four-point night, Marián Hossa signing a one-day contract with Chicago on Thursday to retire with the organization, and changes that could be coming to the franchise (3:56). To wrap, the guys tee up Oilers-Kings, Leafs-Stars, and Elliotte shares his thoughts on Andrew Brunette (14:16).

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Apr 07, 2022
Analyzing the Predators with David Poile
01:09:48

Jeff is joined by Predators GM David Poile to look back on the last year and a half with the club, which scout pushed to sign Tanner Jeannot and where contract negotiations are at with Filip Forsberg (0:44). Next, Scott Laughlin weighs in on how Nashville has handled the Forsberg negotiations, the job that John Hynes has done with the team, and Brendan Gallagher’s comments about Tim Stützle (20:42). Afterwards, Craig Morgan looks ahead to the Tempe City Council meeting and what it could mean for the Coyotes (43:41). To finish, Producer Matt jumps on to chat about the MVP race and if it’s the closest we’ve ever seen (1:01:28).

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Apr 06, 2022
Marek & Friedman: Is Increased Scoring Going to Continue Into the Playoffs?
00:19:59

Jeff and Elliotte kick off the conversation with a look at what could come of the agents meeting and if players can do anything about the Coyotes playing at ASU (0:12). Next they look back on the great game between the Leafs and Panthers, the increase in offense and if the scoring could keep up in the playoffs (6:02). The guys then move on to a discussion about the Avalanche after clinching a playoff spot, if Vegas could catch LA in the playoff chase and the season Josh Norris has had (14:02). To finish off, Jeff and Elliotte chat about the Rangers' play of late and Chris Drury’s acquisition of some depth to help them in a potential playoff run (17:44).  

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Apr 06, 2022
Ryan Getzlaf Calls It A Career
01:05:52

Jeff chats with Hailey Salvian about the Flames snapping their mini losing streak, Johnny Gaudreau driving the team’s offense and the upcoming potential cap crunch (2:52). Next, Rick Tocchet looks at Ryan Getzlaf calling it a career, the situation between the Ducks and Coyotes from a few nights before and Phil Kessel’s chase for the NHL ironman record (16:27). Then Eric Stephens also gives his thoughts on Ryan Getzlaf’s career, if he might decide to finish his career at home rather than play the last two road games and who might be the next captain (38:15). To wrap, Tarik El-Bashir discusses the Capitals’ goaltending situation, who could start at the beginning of the playoffs and how the invasion of Ukraine has affected the play of some of the Russian players (49:08).

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Apr 05, 2022
Marek & Friedman: Who'll Be the Last Man Standing From the '03 Draft?
00:25:45

Jeff and Elliotte chat about Ryan Getzlaf announcing his retirement after the end of this season, his impressive defensive play, his key roles on the 2005 Canadian World Juniors team and the 2014 Olympic team, and who will be the last player standing from the legendary 2003 NHL Draft (1:46). Next, the guys discuss Auston Matthews tying Rick Vaive for most goals in Leafs' franchise history with his 54th, the latest on the Hart Trophy race, and Kirill Kaprizov's dominance with the Wild (13:25). To wrap, the two discuss whether it's time to bring in off-ice officials (20:20).

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Apr 05, 2022
The Future of the Sabres with Kevyn Adams
01:08:30

Jeff talks with Kevyn Adams about honouring Rick Jeanneret in a pre-game ceremony, the growth of some of the Sabres' younger players, and how Rochester is so key in the development of their players (0:47). Next, Anthony Stewart weighs in on the Keith Yandle situation, the Leafs ahead of the playoffs and more (19:03). To finish, Producer Matt joins Jeff to discuss the Islanders' resurgence, the Western Conference wild card race and how crazy this coming offseason could be (48:56).

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Apr 04, 2022
Marek & Friedman: The Aftermath of Beagle vs. Terry
00:30:53

Jeff opens with some thoughts on Mike Bossy, as the hockey legend battles lung cancer (1:27). Afterwards, Elliotte stops by and the two chat about hotdogs, and the Jay Beagle-Troy Terry situation (8:55). Next, they touch on the Flames' three-game losing streak, if Jacob Markström is getting burned out, the Panthers' clinching a playoff spot in spectacular fashion, and how few franchise goaltenders there are across the league (14:55). Afterwards, the two share their thoughts on how the Flyers handled the Yandle situation, the Leafs' win over Philly, Toronto's blue line, and their first encounters with NHLers as kids (23:38).

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Apr 04, 2022
Making Sense of the Golden Knights' Struggles w/ David Backes
00:14:57

It's a short edition of the Jeff Marek Show! Jeff chats with David Backes about how the Golden Knights are lacking an identity, the prospect of playing either Colorado or Calgary in the first round of the playoffs, and the Blues' roster makeup this season.

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Apr 01, 2022
Marek & Friedman: Is Yandle’s Ironman Streak in Jeopardy?
00:27:55

Jeff and Elliotte kick off the segment talking about Keith Yandle skating on the fourth pairing at Flyers practice, how his ironman streak could be coming to an end and how incredible the streak has been (0:07). Next, the guys chat about Auston Matthews reaching the 50-goal plateau, the chances of him signing another extension in Toronto and how he appears to love the big stage of Toronto (4:55). Jeff and Elliotte move on to talk about the Devils being eliminated from the playoff race, what happens next in New Jersey and if someone might send an offer sheet for Jesper Bratt (11:58). Finally, the guys look at Jonathan Toews hitting the 1,000 game mark, how Chicago looks like they’re going to into a full rebuild, if Toews and Patrick Kane might be on their way out and Jonathan Huberdeau breaking the record for most assists by a left winger (18:35).

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Apr 01, 2022
Reaction to the GM Meetings with Colin Campbell
01:08:32

Jeff discusses Dallas’ moves at the trade deadline, the ebbs and flows of their season and expectations that were put on the team this season with Matthew DeFranks (1:36). Next, Colin Campbell looks at concerns with the shootout, the rise of too many men penalties and what happens when a general manager presents an idea for a rule change (19:50). To finish, Producer Matt asks Five Burning Questions (52:54).

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Mar 31, 2022
Marek & Friedman: Are We at a Crossroads with the Shootout?
00:22:22

Jeff and Elliotte chat about Blake Wheeler's shootout winner against the Sabres and whether it should have counted as Wheeler stopped (0:50). Next, the two touch on discussions from the GM Meetings regarding the potential to overturn major penalties rather than just reduce them, the Predators' interest in Phil Kessel, Nathan MacKinnon suiting up against the Sharks, Seattle's season thus far, what's next for the Kraken and defencemen that could fit with the organization (6:45). Afterwards, a look at Montreal's D-situation, tonight's Leafs-Jets affair, the pressure on Wayne Simmonds, and a tough loss for Vancouver against the Blues (17:50).

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Mar 31, 2022
Has Ville Husso Taken Over the Reins in St. Louis?
01:04:44

Jeff looks at the Blues goaltending tandem of Ville Husso and Jordan Binnington as well as adjustments needed to be made by the coaching staff and the maturing process for Jordan Kyrou with Andy Strickland (1:04). Steve Valiquette gives his thoughts on Chris Kreider’s incredible goal scoring season, the stresses that go along with playing the goalie position and Marc-Andre Fleury’s ability to play in key moments (16:26). Afterwards, Producer Matt jumps on for some Tuesday night reactions and asks Jeff five questions (50:48)

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Mar 30, 2022
Marek & Friedman: What Comes Next for the Senators?
00:27:09

Jeff and Elliotte open with a chat about plane etiquette (0:15). The two then touch on what's next for the Ottawa Senators, and takeaways from the GM Meetings in Florida (3:20). Next, they talk about the Avs trucking along despite their spate of injuries (including Nathan MacKinnon who incurred an injury during a fight), the Leafs' goaltending situation with the news that Jack Campbell could be back soon and Petr Mrazek's injury, Taylor Hall's fine for punching Ilya Lyubushkin, and the cap crunch that's coming in Minnesota (13:06).

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Mar 30, 2022
The Complicated Legacy of Eugene Melnyk
01:11:09

Guest host Gord Stellick chats about the passing of Eugene Melnyk, his legacy in Ottawa and where the team goes from here with Ian Mendes (2:40). Next, Mark Spector looks at the Oilers’ rebound against the Coyotes and Evander Kane’s impact since he signed with the team (22:17). Then Ken Wiebe weighs in on the Jets’ playoff chances, how the team hasn’t recovered from last year’s playoff loss to Montreal and if we could see some changes this coming off-season (38:36). To wrap, Eric Engels discusses the play of the Canadiens following a terrible first half, the downfall of Dom Ducharme in Montreal and the growing confidence of Cole Caufield (51:45).

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Mar 29, 2022
Friedman: Putting a Bow on the GM Meetings
00:22:14

Elliotte joins Gord Stellick to reflect on the passing of Eugene Melnyk, and chat about his complicated legacy in Ottawa, and what's next for the Sens (0:48). Then they touch on the talented Sens teams of the past that couldn't breakthrough in the playoffs, and compare the current Leafs to those former Ottawa teams, the pressure on this Toronto team to get it done, and how sneaky good this Bruins team is (9:35). To wrap, they touch on news and notes from the GM meetings, including the cap going up $1M, and the LTIR discussion (15:30).

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Mar 29, 2022
Leafs Show Playoff Preparedness Against Florida
01:08:33

Cory Sarich joins guest host Gord Stellick to talk about what coaches like Darryl Sutter and John Tortorella bring to organizations, the Flames being able to play a balanced game and looming decisions with upcoming free agents (1:04). Next, Gord looks back on the Leafs’ weekend, how the goaltending tandem shakes out when Jack Campbell returns and the early returns on Mark Giordano with Jim Ralph (20:05). Afterwards, Corey Hirsch weighs in on Thatcher Demko’s season, the impact that Luke Schenn has had on Quinn Hughes, and how the team has been able to grab points on a tough road trip (47:16).

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Mar 28, 2022
Friedman: Are Tweaks Coming to LTIR?
00:22:00

Elliotte joins guest host Gord Stellick from the GM meetings in Florida to chat about the atmospheres in Montreal and Calgary on Saturday night, before Elliotte discusses whether or not there might be a complaint filed by Golden Knights in regards to the Senators' involvement in the Evgenii Dadonov situation (0:20). Next they touch on GMs discussing the possibility of the salary cap extending into the playoffs, how Dadonov has played for the Golden Knights over these past few days, Vegas' salary cap, and some of the officiating chats at these GM meetings (4:20). To wrap, the guys discuss Kyle Dubas vs. Kyle Davidson, and finish with a little croquet talk (13:00).

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Mar 28, 2022
Instant Magic: The Lindholm-McAvoy Pair Gets It Done
01:07:02

Jeff chats with Gary Galley about how difficult it is to get used to playing with different defense partners, stories of playing for Pat Quinn and Artem Zub’s development in Ottawa (0:40). Then Billy Jaffe weighs in on the new Hampus Lindholm-Charlie McAvoy pairing in Boston, David Pastrnak’s confidence level and the play of Erik Haula (18:48). Tyler Tumminia looks at the big weekend ahead for the PHF as the Isobel Cup Playoffs get underway, as well as her time as the commissioner of the league (34:55). Afterwards, Thomas Drance looks at the type of teams that the Canucks matchup well against and why the team needs to look different next year (46:14).

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Mar 25, 2022
Marek & Friedman: How the West is Shaping Up
00:25:05

Jeff and Elliotte go around the NHL, touching on the Wild's win over the Canucks, the Jets' deflating loss to the Senators, Evgenii Dadonov's performance for the Golden Knights against the Predators, if this could be a turning point for Vegas, and Pete DeBoer coaching his 1000th game (0:40). Then the guys discuss the Hampus Lindholm-Charlie McAvoy pairing in Boston, questions about Jeremy Swayman heading into the postseason, and the possibility of a Leafs-Bruins playoff matchup (7:20). Afterwards, Jeff and Elliotte talk about the likelihood of Flames prospect Matt Coronato returning to Harvard, college players to keep an eye on that could be coming to the NHL over the next few weeks, the Dallas Stars' path to the playoffs, how the West is shaping up, and Patrik Laine's return to Winnipeg (14:53).

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Mar 25, 2022
Is Kyle Connor No Longer an Underrated Superstar?
01:05:40

Jeff looks at the trade deadline for Winnipeg, Kyle Connor rising to superstar status and what the off-season might look like for the club with Sean Reynolds (0:50). Next, Frank Seravalli gives his take on what surprised him most about the trade deadline, the evolution of front offices and if a younger generation is taking overe as well as if the league really does need to make changes in light of the Evgenii Dadonov situation (16:26). Later, Dave Randorf discusses the Lightning revamping their third line at the trade deadline, some concerns ahead of the playoffs and Victor Hedman’s incredible season (47:26).

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Mar 24, 2022
Marek & Friedman: 26 Years Since 'The Michigan'
00:25:23

Jeff and Elliotte chat about the 26th anniversary of Mike Legg scoring "The Michigan" against the University of Minnesota, and the goal's impact on the game of hockey (0:04). Then the guys talk about the ramifications of the voided Evgenii Dadonov trade, what happens now for Dadonov and the Golden Knights, and what it'll take for Vegas to make the postseason (3:26). Next, they touch on Elliotte's latest 32 Thoughts blog  in which he notes to keep an eye on Colin White and the Canadiens, the Flames' interest in Hampus Lindholm ahead of the deadline, Carson Soucy being highly sought-after, and Oscar Dansk looking at an NHL return (10:26). To wrap, a thought on Mark Giordano's debut, Jaroslav Halak's stellar outing against the Avalanche and whether the Canucks are still in the playoff race, why this summer should be a busy one for Vancouver (and other teams), and the CHL top prospects game in Kitchener (15:48).

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Mar 24, 2022
Did the Rangers Make Themselves Contenders?
00:26:57

Jeff chats with Arthur Staple about following the Evgenii Dadonov situation, the Rangers' deadline additions, how the organization has turned things around so quickly and future roster questions (1:29). Later, Producer Matt wonders how the Canucks got a third round pick for Travis Hamonic, Jack Capuano’s striking resemblance to Fred Flinstone and pressure surrounding Petr Mrázek in his start against the Devils (19:01).

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Mar 23, 2022
MvsW: Deadline Reactions
00:41:06

Jeff and Greg open the segment looking back on the trade deadline, which trade was the most surprising and how the Ben Chiarot deal didn’t end up setting the market for defensemen this year (0:44). Greg proposes the idea that Panthers GM Bill Zito overpaid to try and raise the cost for competing GMs with other players and why this year is a “burn the ship” year for Florida (3:47). Next, the guys question if players change or the officiating changes in the playoffs, why this year might be a higher scoring postseason, and why goal scoring has been up (14:05). Finally, the guys look at the moves the Kraken made, how their expansion draft affected their trade deadline and the Flames’ acquisitions (24:20).

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Mar 23, 2022
Marek & Friedman: Can Anyone Help the Golden Knights?
00:23:25

Jeff and Elliotte chat about the latest on the Evgenii Dadonov situation, how the NHL and NHLPA are trying to settle this, the Coyotes being the only team that can really help Vegas out, what wrong on the original trade call between the Senators and Golden Knights last summer, and why players and agents might not be so inclined to have no-trade lists given to too many parties (0:32). Next, a look at Vegas' latest loss, the Golden Knights falling out of a playoff spot, and the sparks flying during Lighting-Canes (10:02). To wrap, the two touch on Leafs-Devils, Toronto's Next Gen jerseys, and how some deadline acquisitions looked in their debuts Tuesday night (15:27).

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Mar 23, 2022
The Fleury Impact in Minnesota
01:07:33

Jeff chats with Brian Burke about the Penguins’ acquisition of Rickard Rakell, the expensive cost of doing business at the trade deadline and deciding to go for it with their current roster (0:52). Next, Bill Guerin discusses the move to bring Marc-Andre Fleury to the Wild, what Nic Deslauriers brings to the roster and the importance of having team toughness (18:22). Afterwards, Jason Bukala weighs in on the trade deadline, which team was most impressed with and gives some insight into some of the top draft eligible prospects (51:15).

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Mar 22, 2022
Marek & Friedman: Making Sense of the Dadonov Situation
00:24:36

Jeff and Elliotte open with a discussion about the Ducks-Golden Knights Evgenii Dadonov trade being in limbo, if Dadonov had his 10 team no-trade filed on time, how the deal got approved initially, and what may come out of this sticky situation (0:21). Next, they touch on the Wild's interesting deadline, the beef between Kyle Dubas and Kyle Davidson, the Leafs' acquisition of Mark Giordano and Colin Blackwell, and the status of Rasmus Sandin's knee injury (8:37). Afterwards, the guys take a look at the Canucks' deadline, the Flames' acquisitions, Calgary's interest in Hampus Lindholm, the Avalanche-Canadiens Artturi Lehkonen trade, and where Filip Forsberg-Nashville negotiations are at (15:02).

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Mar 22, 2022
What’s Next for the Flyers Ahead of the Deadline?
01:07:46

Jeff is joined by Charlie O’Connor to discuss Claude Giroux playing in game 1000, the Flyers listening to calls on Travis Sanheim and Ivan Provorov as well and the team’s cap situation going into next year (2:04). Later, Josh Getzoff weighs in on the Penguins as the trade deadline approaches, the potential interest in Rickard Rakell from Anaheim and Mike Sullivan’s Jack Adams candidacy (19:35). To wrap, Per Mars looks at the evolution of Marsblade, working with NHL teams and how many current players are using his product (50:23).

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Mar 18, 2022
Marek & Friedman: NHL Rumour Rapid Fire
00:22:29

Jeff and Elliotte open with a chat on the latest surrounding Claude Giroux, the likelihood of the forward ending up in Florida, and the type of return the Flyers might get (0:16). Next, the guys touch on the possibility of a trade between the Kings and Canucks, whether or not Brad Treliving is done making moves, if the Flames might look at Hampus Lindholm, and the Leafs' level of interest in the defenceman (4:05). Then Jeff and Elliotte look at the Bruins, the Avalanche, and the chance that Vegas is quiet (11:28). To wrap, whether we can expect any surprise deals, and what the goalie market is looking like (17:25).

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Mar 18, 2022
Rounding Out the Flames' Roster w/ Brad Treliving
01:08:59

Jeff is joined by Brad Treliving to talk about bringing in Calle Järnkrok, why some might be hesitant to bring in a player when the team is playing well and what helped the deal get across the finish line (0:39). Next, Mike Rupp tells us which team he wished he played for in his career, gives some old fighting stories and talks about one of Jeff’s favourite players in Tanner Jeannot (19:54). We hear from Jeannot during his appearance on the 32 Thoughts Podcast (43:10). To finish, George Richards weighs in on the Claude Giroux to Florida rumours, if the team may make other moves and how good Sam Reinhart has been for the club (53:14).

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Mar 17, 2022
Marek & Friedman: PHWPA-PHF Update + Trade Dominoes Starting to Fall
00:30:06

Jeff opens with a chat about his report that the NHL has asked the PWHPA and PHF to meet in an attempt to come to an arrangement that would bring the two leagues together (2:01). Elliotte then joins to discuss the Flames' acquisition of Calle Järnkrok, Ben Chiarot heading to Florida, what the Panthers gave up to get the defenceman, and Tomas Hertl's extension with the Sharks (7:51). Next, they touch on Elliotte throwing out Zdeno Chara as maybe being a fit for the Leafs, Claude Giroux playing in his 1000th game Thursday night as a Flyer, why it's looking more and more likely that he'll end up a Panther, and whether or not Florida is out of the Jakob Chychrun sweepstakes (21:44).

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Mar 17, 2022
Are Coyotes Fans Going to Pay for the ASU Move?
00:31:39

Jeff chats with Katie Strang about her latest piece on the Coyotes' plan to play at ASU, the trickle down effect on fans with ticket prices, and if the organization should qualify for revenue sharing (0:28). Later, Shannon Hogan reacts to the passing of former Islander Jean Potvin, how tough a year it has been for Islander fans and why this season hasn’t gone to plan (18:29).

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Mar 16, 2022
MvsW: Sizing up the Trade Market
00:35:24

Jeff and Greg open the segment talking about Claude Giroux’s potential suitors, the Josh Manson deal being a response to Colorado’s playoff exit last year and why the Canucks aren’t going to trade JT Miller (2:14). Next, they discuss the struggles for the Golden Knights, why some of their problems are of their own doing and if trading Marc-Andre Fleury was their “heel turn” (8:49). Finally, the guys look at which teams are most interesting ahead of the deadline, if the Manson deal set the market or if it’s an anomaly and if this deadline is going to be busy or not (23:22).

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Mar 16, 2022
Marek & Friedman: What's To Come in Calgary and Winnipeg?
00:22:30

Jeff and Elliotte discuss Erik Källgren’s first career start, if the the Leafs may have found an answer in net, and John Tavares’ play after being bumped to the top line (0:19). Next, they talk about the Tyson Jost-Nico Sturm trade, Bill Guerin not being afraid to make moves and if they can fit Kevin Fiala into their cap next season (4:39). Finally, the guys talk about the Flames maybe not being done, their interest in a centre or depth defenseman, the Canucks' turnaround under Bruce Boudreau, and where Winnipeg might be with their roster being so close to a playoff spot (10:35).

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Mar 16, 2022
Pressure Rising in Sin City
01:08:58

Jeff discusses Vegas’ losing streak, potential deadline plans and Jack Eichel’s early tenure with Jesse Granger (0:45). David Amber looks back on the Heritage Classic, its importance to players, why the Canucks shouldn’t trade JT Miller right now and the week ahead for the Edmonton Oilers (20:29). Jason York tells his favourite Alexander Mogilny stories, which team he wished he played for and what pet peeve he has about the way hockey is officiated (48:33).

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Mar 15, 2022
Marek & Friedman: Is Anaheim Open for Business?
00:22:54

Jeff and Elliotte chat about the Avalanche's acquisition of Josh Manson from the Ducks, Anaheim's recent injury issues, and Ducks players that could be on the move (0:22). Next, they discuss concerns with Toronto's fourth line, Sheldon Keefe's decision to go with Erik Källgren in net for the Leafs' matchup against the Stars, Anton Khudobin undergoing hip surgery, and where Dallas is at  (4:34). Next, a look at how the Josh Manson trade could impact the return the Canadiens get in a possible Ben Chiarot deal, potential interest in Travis Sanheim across the league, and the latest on Claude Giroux watch (13:06). To wrap, a couple of college players to keep an eye on as the NCAA season wraps up and players make their way to their NHL clubs (20:59).


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Mar 15, 2022
Are the Wild Going to Be Deadline Players?
01:06:02

Jeff and Producer Matt react to some of the bigger stories from the weekend, including the weight on Claude Giroux's shoulders, the Golden Knights' struggles, and more (2:25). Gord Stellick reminisces about the connections to the Hamilton Tiger-Cats and the Toronto Maple Leafs from years past, the emergence of the Sabres and the pending hearing for Auston Matthews (17:20). Afterwards, Mike Russo discusses Minnesota retiring Mikko Koivu’s number and the potential trade deadline plans for the Wild (47:27).

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Mar 14, 2022
Marek & Friedman: Frustration Boiling Over in Toronto?
00:26:43

Jeff gets Elliotte’s thoughts on the Heritage Classic, Auston Matthews’ frustrations, the Leafs’ goaltending issues and if Marc-Andre Fleury is a trade option for them (0:28). Next, the guys discuss Jack McBain’s availability, how injuries have potentially complicated the trade deadline and if teams outside the playoff picture could trade for Jakob Chychrun (11:57). Finally, they chat about Claude Giroux approaching his 1000th game as a Flyer, the Avalanche possibly having some LTIR space and the Canucks’ potential interest in John Marino (18:30).

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Mar 14, 2022
Hockey, Commercials & Moustaches with Lanny McDonald
01:08:02

Jeff chats with Lanny McDonald about being named to the Order of Hockey in Canada, being a part of this year’s class with other recipients Kim St. Pierre and Guy Lafleur as well as some of the big moments from his career (0:20). Next, Liam McHugh talks about working alongside Wayne Gretzky on the NHL On TNT panel and which storylines he’s most interested in across the league (18:43). Afterwards, Meaghan Mikkelson looks back on the Flames’ big win over the Lightning and wonders if Brad Treliving has already made his deadline trade (41:29).

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Mar 11, 2022
Marek & Friedman: The Perfect Eichel Return (for the Sabres)
00:26:12

Jeff and Elliotte discuss Jack Eichel’s return to Buffalo and how perfect it turned out for the Sabres’ organization (0:15). Next, the guys chat about the idea of Leafs netminder Erik Källgren potentially starting in the Winter Classic and if the team is re-thinking their goaltending situation (2:13). Afterwards, they dissect Ron Hextall’s comments about potentially upgrading their forward group, if they might take a big swing at the deadline and if there is a connection on a deal with the Vancouver Canucks (8:09). Then Jeff and Elliotte ponder the idea of Patrick Kane ending up with the Rangers or Avalanche, and touch on Vegas’ struggles and JT Miller’s incredible play of late (11:59). To wrap, they share their thoughts on Thursday's Wild-Red Wings showdown, and the Flames' big win over the Lightning (21:35).

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Mar 11, 2022
How Much Blame Do the Sabres Deserve for Eichel's Departure?
01:07:52

Jeff looks at the play of JT Miller despite the trade rumours and how the game before the deadline could determine Vancouver’s trade plans with Rob Simpson (0:40). Then Mike Harrington stops by to discuss Jack Eichel’s return to Buffalo, how to look at his tenure with the Sabres and where the team is in their rebuild (18:45). Afterwards, Peter Baugh discusses the Avalanche’s struggles of late, the play of Devon Toews this season and who Colorado might have their sights set on at the trade deadline (50:05).

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Mar 10, 2022
Marek & Friedman: Ristolainen Extension, Provorov’s Play, and Workouts with Coffee
00:24:54

Jeff and Elliotte open with a discussion about whether it's okay to drink coffee after a workout (0:17), before touching on Rasmus Ristolainen's five-year extension with the Flyers, and concerns with Ivan Provorov's play (4:21). Next, a look at Jack Eichel's return to Buffalo with the Golden Knights, Craig Anderson's status at the deadline, and Jack Campbell's rib injury (12:00). Afterwards, the two talk about which Canucks forwards are most likely to be traded, and where Jakob Chychrun might end up (18:41).

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Mar 10, 2022
Determining the Habs' Deadline Strategy with Eric Engels
00:25:50

Jeff talks with Eric Engels about the Canadiens’ trade deadline plans, the value of Artturi Lehkonen for contending teams and his conversation with Kent Hughes (0:21). To wrap, Producer Matt talks about his interaction with a CNN personality (18:34). 

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Mar 09, 2022
MvsW: How Many Elite Goaltenders Are There?
00:41:24

Jeff and Greg talk about Jack Eichel’s tenure in Buffalo, how fans treat players who ask for trades and the expected response when his tribute video runs on Thursday night  (0:37). Next, the guys wonder if Leon Draisaitl or Connor McDavid would ask out of Edmonton first, why we are seeing more goal scoring of late and the impact of players working on their skills in the off-season (9:30). Jeff and Greg pose the question, how many elite goaltenders are there in the NHL right now (21:07)? Finally, a look at whether or not the Penguins will be active at the deadline and which teams are flying under the radar ahead of the trade deadline (32:15).

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Mar 09, 2022
Marek & Friedman: Teams to Watch at the Deadline
00:24:29

Jeff and Elliotte chat about Auston Matthews' goal-scoring tear, how it compares with Wayne Gretzky's 50 tallies in 39 games, and the recent influx in scoring across the NHL (0:08). Next, they touch on how many difference-making goaltenders that are in the league, possible goalies that could be on the move, why the Wild trading for Shea Weber's contract doesn't make sense, and the idea of the Devils terminating PK Subban's deal (5:14). To finish, the guys discuss how active they expect the Blues to be at the deadline, why the Penguins could be stealth players (16:11).

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Mar 09, 2022
NHL Awards Watch with Shayna Goldman
01:06:55

Jeff chats with Shayna Goldman about some of the names in the Hart Trophy conversation, how Victor Hedman and Cale Makar have distanced themselves in the Norris race, and why there needs to be a deeper dive into research for the Selke Trophy (0:47). Later, Anthony Stewart discusses getting involved with the Toronto Six of the PHF, why it was important for him to do so and what storylines he is most intrigued by (18:00). Afterwards, former Panthers’ Director of Amateur Scouting Jason Bukala talks about helping build the current team, the development of Aleksander Barkov and how Aaron Ekblad’s game has improved (44:43).

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Mar 08, 2022
Marek & Friedman: Forecasting the Kraken's Deadline Plans
00:23:35

Jeff and Elliotte open with some International Women's Day love, including a special shoutout for producer extraordinaire Kathy Broderick (0:12). Next, the guys head to Seattle and chat about Jared McCann's five-year, $25M extension with the Kraken, how busy Ron Francis might be as the deadline approaches, and how high prices are around the league (3:57). Next they touch on Monday's Oilers-Flames showdown, Milan Lucic's hit on Phillip Broberg, how the Oilers' looked in the loss, and Paul Coffey's role with the team (10:10). To wrap, a conversation on Michael Bunting's (who's 26 years old) Calder candidacy, Cale Makar's two-goal performance against the Islanders, the offensive juggernaut that is the Florida Panthers, and the Claude Giroux sweepstakes (15:10).

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Mar 08, 2022
Auston Matthews’ Game Reaches New Heights
01:07:35

Jeff chats with Alison Lukan about jumping into the Seattle broadcast booth for JT Brown, the improved Kraken penalty kill and what they might do ahead of the trade deadline (1:13). Next, Craig Simpson breaks down Auston Matthews’ performances of late, his ability to hide away from defenders and if there’s a concern with the Leafs’ goaltending situation (18:18). Then Christine Simpson chats about her feature on the women in the Canucks’ front office and the growth of women’s hockey since the mid 90’s (38:44). Afterwards, Producer Matt gives his thoughts on Auston Matthews and a big game from Nick Schmaltz over the weekend (58:21).

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Mar 07, 2022
Marek & Friedman: Is The Heat Being Turned up in Edmonton?
00:22:58

Jeff and Elliotte open with a chat about Monday's Oilers-Flames showdown, how the two teams have looked as of late, and the stress in Edmonton following the team's latest loss to the Canadiens (0:15). Next, they take a look at Ducks forward Rickard Rakell's controversial breakaway OT goal against the Sharks, Max Comtois' tough season in Anaheim and assist on the Rakell goal, a big week for the Sabres, and Jack Eichel's return to Buffalo on Thursday (5:31). Afterwards, the two touch on the Leafs' loss to the Canucks, the goaltending situation in Toronto, Kyle Dubas' deadline focus, and the Lightning looking to add (15:29).

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Mar 07, 2022
Darryl Sutter’s Masterful Job in Calgary
01:09:42

Gord Stellick guest hosts and chats with John Garrett about the Canucks’ play under Bruce Boudreau and storylines ahead of the deadline (0:42). Then Eric Francis discusses how Calgary has grabbed the Pacific Division lead and Johnny Gaudreau’s future with the Flames (20:42). Next, Luke Fox reflects on the Leafs’ rough loss against the Sabres from earlier in the week, early returns on Ilya Lyubushkin and the team trying to get their second line going (42:43). Afterwards, Producer Matt jumps on for the Week in Review (1:00:11).

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Mar 04, 2022
Friedman: Most Intriguing Trade Deadline Storylines
00:22:38

Gord Stellick and Elliotte chat about Jon Cooper being ejected by Wes McCauley- the first coach to be ejected from a game since 2018- and Cooper's comments on the Penguins being the least penalized team in the league (1:40). Next, the two talk about a bounce back win for Vancouver last night over the Islanders, and Vegas’ continued slide (6:53). They look at tomorrow's Canucks-Leafs matchup, Toronto's shaky goaltending, whether addressing the defence is the answer, and the Leafs' lack of goaltending development as of late (9:34). To wrap, Gord and Elliotte discuss intriguing teams ahead of deadline, do a deep dive on the Jets, and share their thoughts on Dick Irvin on his 90th birthday (14:58).

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Mar 04, 2022
Is It Time to Question the Leafs as Cup Contenders?
01:07:07

Jeff discusses the Leafs' loss to the Sabres, and the team's goaltending issues with Kristen Shilton along with a conversation about her newest piece for ESPN on pending free agents (0:46). Keith Jones recaps the Rangers-Blues game from the previous night, the intelligence of both Mika Zibanejad and Igor Shesterkin as well as how the Flyers’ season has gone south (17:53). We hear a conversation from the 32 Thoughts Podcast featuring Rick Nash (41:04). Finally, Producer Matt asks questions about Filip Forsberg, big free agent deals and the Leafs’ goaltending conundrum (46:45).

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Mar 03, 2022
Marek & Friedman: Reasons for Optimism in Buffalo?
00:25:07

Jeff and Elliotte open with a chat about what Igor Shesterkin means to the Rangers, and New York's big win over the Blues (0:10) Next, they discuss the Leafs' meek showing vs. the Sabres at home, Petr Mrazek's "happy feet", Jeff Skinner's play this season, Tage Thompson's development in Buffalo, the Craig Anderson story, who might be Owen Power's defence partner next season, and whether we'll see Power in the NHL this season (12:53). The guys comment on the Sharks acquiring goaltender Alex Stalock from the Oilers, whether Edmonton's Thursday night matchup against Chicago is a "must-win", Mikko Koskinen's limitations, and the possibility of the Golden Knights adding at the deadline (17:01). They finish by sending their best wishes to prospect Ivan Miroshnichenko who was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma (23:16).

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Mar 03, 2022
Rinne Reflections and Forsberg's Future with Chris Mason
00:28:14

Jeff chats with Chris Mason about the Stadium Series game, Pekka Rinne’s career and if the thinks the Predators and Filip Forsberg might get a contract done before the trade deadline (1:05). Finally, we hear from young prospect Juraj Slafkovský's conversation on the 32 Thoughts: The Podcast (18:15).

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Mar 02, 2022
MvsW: What’s Next for Gambling and Hockey?
00:38:35

Jeff and Greg discuss the Blues, Pavel Buchnevich’s return to New York and if the Rangers are actually a good team or aided by Igor Shesterkin (1:08). Next, the guys discuss Shesterkin’s chances to win the Hart Trophy and if it’s hurt by a potential lack of games and the idea of changing the criteria for the award (6:54). Puck and player tracking is leading more and more opportunities for the NHL and gambling, but how far can it go (20:58)? Finally, Jeff and Greg look at Chicago removing the interim tag from Kyle Davidson and the job ahead of him (34:00).

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Mar 02, 2022
Marek & Friedman: Rebuild in the Windy City
00:25:03

Jeff and Elliotte open with a chat about the Ducks' big win over the Bruins Tuesday night, Nick Foligno and Sam Carrick dropping the gloves (again), and how the feud may all stem from a John Gibson incident with Foligno (1:55). Next, the guys chat about Kyle Davidson's comments about a rebuild happening in Chicago, and next hires for the organization (5:19). Next, they comment on the great play of Red Wings forward Dylan Larkin, and his future in Detroit (11:06). To wrap, they touch on Peter DeBoer's 500th career win, where Tomas Hertl may be playing next season, and whether Seattle might be a fit for John Klingberg (14:27).

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Mar 02, 2022
What’s First on Kyle Davidson’s To-Do List?
01:09:28

Jeff chats with Dave Randorf about the Stadium Series game between Tampa and Nashville, the difference in Steven Stamkos’ game and Jon Cooper’s continuing evolution as a coach (0:31). Next, Mike McKenna talks about his favourite goalie growing up, players trying to emulate other players and the chances of Igor Shesterkin winning the Hart Trophy (19:52). Then Mark Lazerus discusses the Blackhawks removing the interim tag from Kyle Davidson, if Marc-Andre Fleury’s future is the first order of business and the looming decision of what to do with Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane (48:29).

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Mar 01, 2022
Marek & Friedman: Fallout From the IIHF's Decision
00:22:22

Jeff and Elliotte discuss the IIHF's decision to suspend Russia and Belarus from international play, the NHL suspending business ties with Russia, and the looming decision regarding the CHL's import draft (0:22). Then they chat about Kyle Davidson being named GM of the Blackhawks, names to watch as Davidson fills out his front office, and Mike Forde's involvement in the GM search process (6:30). Next, a chat about goal pucks (13:22), before touching on Rasmus Ristolainen's future in Philly and if it's a guarantee that the Flyers will trade the defenceman (16:19). To wrap, the guys comment on the Bruins' big win over the Kings Monday night, Jake DeBrusk's play, and where his trade request is at (19:49).

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Mar 01, 2022
An Unprecedented Situation for the IIHF
01:08:36

Jeff chats with Andrew Raycroft about Jack Campbell getting a break, why Jake DeBrusk is so important to the Bruins and if there is a chance at a reunion between Boston and Zdeno Chara (1:21). Then Jonathan Davis looks at the Kings’ recent run of success, the pairing of Drew Doughty and Mikey Anderson as well as a look around the Pacific division (20:10). To finish, Szymon Szemberg joins the show to provide insight into how the vote on Russia’s immediate future will be done and the influence that Bob Nicholson has within the IIHF (48:25).

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Feb 28, 2022
Marek & Friedman: A Crucial Moment for Luc Tardif
00:26:55

Jeff and Elliotte open with a discussion on Wayne Gretzky's comments from The FAN Morning Show regarding how he thinks the International Ice Hockey Federation should respond to Russia's invasion of Ukraine, and talk about what we might expect when the IIHF council meets today (0:25). They chat about how this is a crucial moment for Bob Nicholson, Canada, and IIHF president Luc Tardif, the impact on KHL players if visas are cut, and NHL teams' concern levels regarding safety of their Russian players (8:02). Next, a look at Monday's Leafs-Capitals matchup, whether Toronto would look at adding a goalie, and Jake Muzzin's status (15:43). To wrap, Jeff and Elliotte touch on the Canucks, Golden Knights, Bruins, Flames, and surprising play of the Kings (19:39).

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Feb 28, 2022
Have We Learned Anything About the Jets’ Future?
00:49:46

Jeff chats with Harnarayan Singh about the hockey at the Olympics, the storylines that came along as the tournament progressed and why the Flames having their winning streak snapped might have been a blessing in disguise (1:56). Next, Ken Wiebe looks at the Jets over the past few weeks, how Connor Hellebuyck has taken on more of a leadership role and why a retool on the fly makes more sense than a complete rebuild in Winnipeg (20:48). Afterwards, Producer Matt hops on to look back on the biggest news from the week (36:34).

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Feb 25, 2022
The Relationship Between the IIHF and Russia
00:20:07

Jeff is joined by former International Ice Hockey Federation Director of Communications Szymon Szemberg to talk about the IIHF condemning the use of military force in Ukraine and calling a council meeting to review and consider the implications of this conflict on their events (2:12), the IIHF’s history with Russia and Vladimir Putin's relationship with Russian hockey greats (4:43), the situation Alex Ovechkin finds himself in now (14:16), the looming decision for the IIHF to potentially move future events  and how this may show how much power new boss Luc Tardif has (16:30).

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Feb 25, 2022
Marek & Friedman: Blue Line Shuffle in Philly?
00:19:14

Jeff and Elliotte chat about the likelihood of the Flyers moving Rasmus Ristolainen, and whether the team is interested in Canadiens defenceman Jeff Petry (0:17). Next, they touch on the finalists in the Blackhawks GM search, and interest around the league in how the Hurricanes operate  (2:47). Then a look at J.T. Miller's big performance Thursday night, how the Canucks are approaching the deadline, Igor Shesterkin's impressive performance against the Capitals, and overall thoughts from Rangers-Caps (9:49). To wrap, they chat about the Leafs recalling Nick Robertson and Auston Matthews' two-goal performance vs. the Wild (17:44).

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Feb 25, 2022
Golden Memories with Eric Lindros and Sarah Nurse
01:04:10

Jeff answers questions from Producer Matt about Zdeno Chara, which goalie he would start his franchise with, and more (1:22). Then Eric Lindros reminisces about winning gold in Salt Lake in 2002, watching Mario Lemieux in awe and why he loves international hockey (17:13). To finish, Sarah Nurse looks back on winning gold in Beijing, breaking the tournament record for points, and getting to play on the top line (45:38).

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Feb 24, 2022
Marek & Friedman: Are the Predators Looking to Re-Sign Filip Forsberg?
00:27:23

Jeff and Elliotte look at the situation in Ukraine, the decisions looming for the IIHF and the potential trickle down to the NHL (0:15). Next, they discuss the Oilers' goaltending situation, why pricing is the problem for Ken Holland in acquiring a goalie and if the Predators are looking to re-sign Filip Forsberg (6:16). Finally, the guys talk about where the Jets are at in terms of deadline plans, how great the Phillip Danault signing has been for the Kings, and reflect on the 20th anniversary of Canada’s men’s gold medal win in 2002 (16:52).

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Feb 24, 2022
Help Wanted: Ken Reid Needs a Helmet!
00:25:40

Jeff chats with Ken Reid about his search for a Torspo helmet, and how no one has ever seen one in person, before the guys share old equipment stories (0:22). Later, Producer Matt jumps on to talk about the idea of starting hockey over and what it would look like (17:12).

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Feb 23, 2022
MvsW: Reconfiguring the Sport of Hockey
00:40:37

Jeff and Greg start the segment off with talk about Sean Avery signing a contract in the ECHL, his history of firsts, and how the hockey world would react today to the battle he had with Martin Brodeur (0:33). Next, the guys discuss what hockey would look like if they could restart the sport, the idea of eliminating the offside rule and if they would change the time from three periods to four quarters (7:40). Finally, the guys wonder if fighting would still be around, if goalies should be allowed to freeze the puck and what overtime would look like in a perfect world (19:19).

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Feb 23, 2022
Marek & Friedman: Are the Leafs Looking to Add a Forward?
00:24:26

Jeff and Elliotte discuss the news that Leafs prospect Rodion Amirov has been diagnosed with a brain tumour, and talk about Elliotte's chat with him (0:04). The two then look at the chemistry between Patrik Laine and Jakub Voracek, and what Columbus might be thinking in regards to Laine's future (4:28). Next, the guys touch on Jack Campbell's outing against the Blue Jackets, Elliotte's opinion that J.T. Miller would be a good fit for the Leafs, whether Toronto is looking to add a forward, and which prospects are off-limits for the club (10:27). To finish, they talk about Colton Sissons going 16-0 in the faceoff circle against the Panthers and Nashville's strong outing in the win, a big matchup between the Jets and Stars, moves Dallas could make if they fall out of the playoff race, and where the Oilers are at in regards to trading for a goalie (16:59).

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Feb 23, 2022
Reliving the Gold Medal Win with Erin Ambrose
01:06:45

Jeff chats with newly minted Canadian Olympic gold medalist Erin Ambrose about her tournament, the gold medal game and the performances of some of her teammates (0:29). Next, Gord Stellick looks at the Jake Muzzin collision with Chris Wideman, Martin St. Louis’ impact on the Canadiens and the work ahead for Jim Rutherford with the Canucks (18:15). To finish, Darren Pang chats about the one-time rivalry between the Blues and Flyers, Pavel Buchnevich’s impact on the St. Louis offense and Jordan Kyrou coming out of the All-Star break (47:49).

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Feb 22, 2022
Marek & Friedman: Jake Muzzin's Impact on the Leafs' Deadline Plans
00:25:50

Jeff and Elliotte discuss Jake Muzzin's injury vs. the Canadiens on Monday night, what it means for the Leafs' blueline and Kyle Dubas' deadline plans, the struggles of the second line, the team's acquisition of Carter Hutton and a conspiracy theory on whether it's somehow related to the Nick Ritchie trade (0:20). Next, they tee up tonight's Blue Jackets-Leafs game, and whether Ilya Lyubushkin will slot into the lineup for Toronto (8:36). The guys chat about Monday's Avalanche-Bruins matchup, Nathan MacKinnon slashing an official, Owen Tippett on the market, and the Predators' struggles (11:57). To wrap, they talk about Zdeno Chara getting set to tie Chris Chelios for most games played by a defenceman (18:27).

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Feb 22, 2022
The Flames Show No Weakness on Lengthy Streak
00:49:40

Jeff chats with Kelly Hrudey about the recent run for the Flames, the depth on the roster and how the defensive part of the team's game has made things a little bit easier on both goaltenders (1:00). Afterwards, Gary Lawless weighs in on Jack Eichel’s first few games with the Golden Knights, if the team is done making moves and who has been the unsung hero for the club this season (31:51).

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Feb 21, 2022
The Life of Emile Francis with Dick Irvin
00:19:49

Hall of Fame broadcaster Dick Irvin joins Jeff to discuss his relationship with Emile Francis, and look back on the life of 'The Cat', his impact on the game of hockey, and how he got his start in management.

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Feb 21, 2022
Marek & Friedman: Are Tough Conversations Coming in Winnipeg?
00:22:59

Jeff and Elliotte open with a chat about Claude Giroux, how hitting 1000 games as a Flyer is important to him, and why the Panthers can't be counted out in trade rumours involving the forward (0:21). Then they touch on the Nick Ritchie-Ilya Lyubushkin trade between the Leafs and Coyotes, and talk about whether Toronto is looking to make more moves (3:32). Next, they check-in on the Habs, the improved play of Jeff Petry, and Josh Anderson's future in Montreal (7:15). Jeff and Elliotte  try to make sense of the Jets, the hard conversations that might come in Winnipeg, Andrew Copp potentially being a rental piece at the deadline, and how big of a week this is for the Jets and Stars (10:46). To finish, the guys weigh in on the Ducks' 7-4 win over the Canucks Saturday (20:24).

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Feb 21, 2022
The Characters in Hockey with Paul Bissonnette
01:08:00

Jeff chats with Eric Engels about his latest piece on Jeff Gorton and why Cole Caufield has thrived under Martin St. Louis (0:30). Next, Paul Bissonnette looks back on some of the characters in hockey, Jack Eichel’s return and talks about what it's like working with Wayne Gretzky (18:42). To finish, Chris Cuthbert looks back on the Leafs’ first game with fans back in the arena, Jack Campbell’s bounce back start and what to expect from the Blues in their Hockey Night in Canada matchup against Toronto (49:51).

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Feb 18, 2022
Marek & Friedman: Early Returns in Caufield-St. Louis Partnership
00:24:51

Jeff and Elliotte open with a discussion on last night's Leafs-Penguins broadcast at Scotiabank Arena, and the atmosphere with fans back in the building (0:18). Then they touch on the Canadiens' hiring of Vincent Lecavalier and Nick Bobrov, Cole Caufield's play under Martin St. Louis, Ryan Poehling's development, and the focus on process in Montreal (2:26). Next, the guys head to Edmonton and chat about how the Oilers look and sound under Jay Woodcroft (14:00). To wrap, a chat about Patrik Laine's future in Columbus, the Heritage Classic jerseys, and Pittsburgh's deadline plans (18:42).

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Feb 18, 2022
Team Canada’s Path to Gold in Beijing
01:08:06

Jeff looks back on Canada’s gold medal win over the US, the greatness of Marie-Philip Poulin and the play of Ann-Renée Desbiens with Jayna Hefford (0:30). Next, Ryan Leslie stops by to look at the Flames' winning streak and if Brad Treliving is done making moves just yet (19:10). Then we hear from Alex Pietrangelo from 32 Thoughts (36:45). To finish, Shayna Goldman looks at the Canadian women's dominance in the Olympics, what positives we can take away from the tournament and what the US' downfall was in the gold medal game (48:22).

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Feb 17, 2022
Marek & Friedman: Blackhawks Looking Outside the Box for Next GM?
00:24:51

Jeff and Elliotte chat about the Canadian women's Olympic team's gold medal win, and whether this team is the best ever (0:16). Next, they touch on Claude Giroux's press conference, a prospect of interest for Philly, and the Panthers' interest in Giroux (3:48). The guys take a look at Jack Eichel's debut, whether the Avalanche can achieve their deadline goals while keeping Alex Newhook, and the Blackhawks' reported interest in Raptors VP of Basketball Ops Teresa Resch (10:44). To wrap, Jeff and Elliotte talk about the World Juniors being re-played in August and the Women's World U18s being held in June, Brock Boeser trade rumours and why the focus is on his next deal  (19:27).

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Feb 17, 2022
Getting Set for Another Gold Medal Showdown w/ Meaghan Mikkelson
00:27:47

Jeff chats with Meaghan Mikkelson about another gold medal game between Canada and the US at the Olympics and why we shouldn’t be surprised with Canada’s goal scoring prowess (0:53). Jeff then brings on Producer Matt to react to Kent Hughes’ comments about Ben Chiarot being dealt soon and Jack Eichel’s return to the NHL (17:40)

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Feb 16, 2022
MvsW: Reigniting the Canada-USA rivalry
00:38:55

Jeff welcomes Greg to the show with a conversation about the men’s Olympic hockey tournament, the rivalry between the Canadian and US women’s teams, and why Canada has an advantage at this year’s games (0:12). Next, the guys talk about why this is a crucial moment in women's hockey as many women at these Olympics may land jobs with NHL teams and the league itself, how women’s hockey is covered and why a women’s league could be successful (15:38). Finally, the two look ahead to Jack Eichel’s debut with Vegas, why people should stop complaining about salary cap “cheating” and why more GMs should write books once they're done (27:22).

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Feb 16, 2022
Marek & Friedman: Does Crosby Belong on the NHL's Mount Rushmore?
00:25:07

Jeff and Elliotte discuss what the future might hold for Eric Staal and Josh Ho-Sang following the Canadian men's elimination from the Olympic tournament, and give their takeaways from the men's side(0:22). The two then share their thoughts on Sidney Crosby notching his 500th career goal, and where Crosby and Ovechkin would fit on their Mount Rushmore of NHLers (4:04). Next, the guys touch on the teams that are reportedly interested in Claude Giroux, Giroux being 12 games away from his 1000th game as a Flyer, Dillon Dube finding the back of the net, and how the Flames look (9:41). To finish, Jeff and Elliotte take a look at the Oilers' win over the Kings, Jack Eichel getting set for his debut Wednesday night, Steve Staios being a name to watch from a front office point of view, and Brad Marchand appealing his six-game suspension (16:24).

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Feb 16, 2022
Flames POV on the Toffoli Trade with Brad Treliving
01:05:04

Jeff and Producer Matt talk about Jaromir Jagr on his 50th birthday and react to comments made by Golden Knights GM Kelly McCrimmon (1:16). Next, Brad Treliving discusses the move to bring Tyler Toffoli to Calgary, and why he isn’t big on making deals on trade deadline day (16:57). Then Eric Engels gives the Montreal perspective on the deal between the Habs and Flames, how the fan base has reacted to the trade, and who might be next to move (1:16). To wrap, Colby Armstrong reminisces about his time playing with Martin St. Louis and discuss how the Penguins have surprised everyone this season (1:41). 

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Feb 15, 2022
Marek & Friedman: Stone Out, Eichel In
00:26:56

Jeff and Elliotte chat about Vegas placing Mark Stone on LTIR to make the team cap-compliant for Jack Eichel's Golden Knights debut, and whether a luxury tax is preferable for the league and fans (1:29). Next, the guys talk about expectations for Eichel, and the Tyler Toffoli trade (9:40). Then they take a look at Patrick Kane in Chicago, how much say Kane has/wants in front office personnel decisions, how teams have been inquiring about the winger, and where the Blackhawks are at in the team's GM search (19:38). To wrap, Jeff and Elliotte discuss the Oilers' play under Jay Woodcroft, the impressive Wild, and takeaways from Leafs-Kraken (21:51).

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Feb 15, 2022
Tyler Toffoli Finds a New Home in Calgary
01:09:34

Jeff and Producer Matt look at the deal made between the Flames and Canadiens, as well as CNN’s tweet about the US men’s Olympic team’s win over Canada (1:49). Next, Scott Laughlin gives his take on Tyler Toffoli heading to Calgary, why it’s a good fit and the idea of using cap space to acquire draft picks (21:12). Then we hear from Flames GM Brad Treliving as he speaks to the media following his big move (38:42). To finish, Shannon Szabados stops by and weighs in on the gold medal matchup between Canada and the US, Marie-Philip Poulin’s greatness and the resurgence of Erin Ambrose (52:14).

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Feb 14, 2022
Marek & Friedman: Trade Talks Heating up Between the Flames and Habs
00:18:22

Jeff and Elliotte discuss the news that Tyler Toffoli-Calgary Flames trade talks are heating up, Ontario increasing arena capacity limits, and the Canadiens picking up goaltender Andrew Hammond from the Wild over the weekend (0:10). Next, they talk about the Coyotes' temporary arena situation, what the messaging might be like coming from the team and ASU, and whether Arizona sportsbook revenue could count towards hockey-related revenue (7:55). To wrap, they touch on a Canada-US women's hockey final at the Olympics, whether this is Jack Eichel week in Vegas, and the Leafs getting "Demko-ed" in Vancouver (14:55).

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Feb 14, 2022
The Legendary Cammi Granato on Joining the Canucks
01:06:08

Jeff chats with Nathaniel Brooks about his coaching career, being a part of “NHL Bound” and his experiences in hockey (1:00). Next, David Amber gives the lay of the land on the Canadian contingency in the NHL, who has caught his eye in Calgary and the upcoming matchup between the Canucks and Maple Leafs (17:25). Afterwards, Cammi Granato discusses her move to the Canucks as the newest Assistant General Manager and why Vancouver was the right team for her to join (42:80).

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Feb 11, 2022
Marek & Friedman: No Brotherly Love in Philadelphia
00:25:24

Jeff and Elliotte open with a  chat on the state of the Flyers following the team's latest injury news, touch on reports that Philly scouts were present at last night's Avalanche-Lightning game, and talk about Claude Giroux's future. Then the guys discuss the news that the Coyotes will be playing at Arizona State University's arena for the next three seasons, and the biggest question facing the team with this agreement (6:27). Next, the latest on Tomas Hertl and the San Jose Sharks, Jay Woodcroft's NHL coaching debut as the Oilers face the Islanders, and Matt Murray seemingly finding his form (14:01). The two finish with a discussion on tomorrow's Canucks-Leafs matchup (22:28).

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Feb 11, 2022
A Deep Dive Into the Changes in Edmonton and Montreal
01:05:33

Jeff chats with Hall of Fame defenseman Scott Niedermayer about being a part of the hiring process for the GM search in Anaheim and getting more involved with the team in recent months (0:52). Next, Bob Stauffer weighs in on the Oilers firing Dave Tippett and what new coaches Jay Woodcroft and Dave Manson will bring to the group (16:30). To finish, Eric Engels stops by to talk about Martin St. Louis being appointed the interim head coach of the Habs and what’s next for the front office (49:25).

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Feb 10, 2022
Marek & Friedman: The Coaching Carousel Continues
00:31:18

Jeff and Elliotte open with a chat about the Dave Tippett firing in Edmonton, which Oilers player may benefit the most from the change, the team's goaltending situation,  the revolving door of Edmonton coaches, what interim bench boss Jay Woodcroft will bring to the mix, and the pressure on Ken Holland from ownership. Then the guys discuss the Canadiens' firing of Dominique Ducharme, Martin St. Louis being named interim head coach, Jim Montgomery's history with Kent Hughes, and whether Vincent Lecavalier could be joining the Canadiens front office (14:53). To finish, the two take a look at Dallas Eakins' status with the Ducks, and the hiring of Cammi Granato as Canucks AGM (24:41).

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Feb 10, 2022
Brad Marchand Living on the Edge Again
00:31:24

Jeff reacts to Tyler Kennedy’s Twitter video explaining Brad Marchand’s run-in with the Penguins and checks in with Producer Matt on the previous night’s rough and tumble affair with between the Jets and Wild, which featured a knee from Marcus Foligno on Adam Lowry (1:50). Later,  Producer Matt finishes off the show with five questions for Jeff including who is more hated between Marchand and Tom Wilson and what the 500 goal plateau means in today’s NHL (18:40).

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Feb 09, 2022
MvsW: The Eichel-Vegas Lineup Puzzle
00:35:46

Jeff opens by asking Greg about his time in Vegas at All Star Weekend, why the weekend was a success and the idea of having the All Star game there every year. Next, they discuss a potential return date for Jack Eichel, how the Golden Knights could make his salary work and if you can trust Robin Lehner (7:43). The guys then talk about Greg’s piece on China’s men’s Olympic team, how they almost got uninvited from their own Olympics and how hard these Olympics are to handicap on the men’s side (18:42). Finally, a look at the future for the Anaheim Ducks with players like Mason McTavish and Trevor Zegras in the fold, the job ahead for Pat Verbeek and Brad Marchand being Brad Marchand (26:44).

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Feb 09, 2022
Marek & Friedman: Meltdown in Montreal
00:24:15

Jeff and Elliotte open with a discussion on the Canadiens' 7-1 loss to the Devils, the state of the Habs, and whether there's interest in Christian Dvorak. Next, they touch on Brad Marchand and his entire "act" last night against the Penguins including his roughing of Tristan Jarry, and Fluto Shinzawa reporting that Tuukka Rask's comeback may be coming to an end (6:03). Then the two take a look at the goaltending situations in Washington and Colorado (16:50). To wrap, Jeff and Elliotte give their thoughts on Edmonton's 4-0 loss to the Golden Knights (20:15).

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Feb 09, 2022
Inside the Chicago Blackhawks with Mark Lazerus
01:06:05

Jeff chats with Mark Lazerus about being the focal point of Rocky Wirtz’s tirade and why it’s hard to trust the Blackhawks organization (00:45). Bill Watters talks about his time around Bill Wirtz, and tells some legendary stories about some of the people he’s crossed paths with in the hockey world (17:52). To wrap up, Producer Matt jumps on for a resurrection of “Matty Has Questions” (53:56).

 

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Feb 08, 2022
Marek & Friedman: Cap Magic Required for Jack Eichel?
00:25:55

Elliotte joins Jeff off the top to share some memories of Dan Shulman's late father Arnie. Next, the guys touch on Cubs assistant manager Jeff Greenberg emerging as a candidate for the Blackhawks' GM job, and how many front office hires Chicago may make (2:50). The guys head to Vegas and chat about how the Golden Knights might bring Jack Eichel into the mix cap-wise and lineup-wise, before pivoting to the Leafs and touching on Auston Matthews leaving last night's game against the Canes with an apparent head injury, and Mitch Marner's hot-streak (10:15). To wrap, Jeff and Elliotte talk about the Blues extending Robert Bortuzzo and Logan Brown, and Pat Maroon signing an extension with the Lightning (21:39).

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Feb 08, 2022
Another One for the Ages Between Canada and the US?
00:49:34

Jeff chats with Hockey Unfiltered's Ken Campbell about Gary Bettman downplaying Rocky Wirtz’s tantrum, the idea of having a World Cup of Hockey every four years and why Arizona’s arena situation is a potential mess for the league (00:54). To wrap up, The Athletic's Hailey Salvian looks ahead to the upcoming matchup between Canada and the United States in Olympic women's hockey, debates if this is the best Canadian women’s team she’s ever seen and highlights the emergence of Sarah Fillier on the international scene (30:27).

 

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Feb 07, 2022
Inside the Olympic Experience with Wojtek Wolski
00:49:18

Jeff is joined by Leafs Nation's Gord Stellick to chat about the performance put on by the city of Las Vegas for All Star Weekend, what to make of Gary Bettman and Bill Daly’s press conference, and more (05:57). Next up, former NHLer Wojtek Wolski looks back on his Olympic experience in 2018 and shares how difficult it may be for this year’s roster to gel together without any pre-tournament games to prepare (33:32).

 

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Feb 07, 2022
How Will Pat Verbeek Approach the Ducks’ Roster?
01:06:24

Jeff chats with Pete Lenes about his trick shot skills, how they’ve improved since retiring and looking ahead to the breakaway challenge (00:19). Eric Stephens discusses the Pat Verbeek hire, Hampus Lindholm’s future and why Nic Deslauriers is such a good fit for the roster (17:28). Eric Young chats about the impressive season for the Predators and his long career in both wrestling and the media (37:06). To wrap up, Ailish Forfar weighs in on Canada’s matchup against Finland and who could slide into Melodie Daoust’s spot into the lineup (55:28).

 

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Feb 04, 2022
Marek & Friedman: The Hampus Lindholm Conundrum
00:25:09

Elliotte joins Producer Matt to start (as Jeff was facing some technical issues) and they touch on Pat Verbeek's press conference in Anaheim after being named GM of the Ducks, and some of the more interesting comments that came out of the availability (2:54). Jeff then joins Elliotte and the two discuss Hampus Lindholm's future in Anaheim, and the challenge facing Verbeek in deciding whether to let the defenceman leave in free agency (7:34). Next, they talk about what the Blackhawks' next move might be following Rocky Wirtz's outburst, whether it impacts the GM search and the team's deadline plans  (13:49). To wrap, they look past All-Star weekend and chat about whether Andrew Copp is available, and what the Rangers, Panthers, and Kings might do ahead of the trade deadline (20:30).

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Feb 04, 2022
Getting Ready for a Vegas Show with George McPhee
01:07:17

Jeff discusses Rocky Wirtz’s outburst at the team’s town hall, where the organization goes from here and how much fans can trust the organization with Blackhawks beat reporter Ben Pope (0:58). Next, George McPhee looks forward to All-Star weekend in Vegas and the growth of hockey in the area since the arrival of the Golden Knights (18:17). To wrap, actor and former pro hockey player Wyatt Russell chats about his retirement from hockey, how he went about it and the obsession it takes to reach the pinnacle of either hockey or acting (48:31).

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Feb 03, 2022
Marek & Friedman: Reaction to Rocky Wirtz's Tantrum
00:31:06

Jeff and Elliotte open with their thoughts on Rocky Wirtz's comments from the Chicago Blackhawks' Town Hall, just how damaging his remarks were, and whether there's anything that Gary Bettman can do about this situation (7:05). Later, they comment on the hiring of Pat Verbeek as Ducks GM, what the hiring means for the internal candidates, and job number one for Verbeek (19:49). To finish, the guys discuss what they're looking for at this weekend's All-Star festivities in Vegas, and the evolution of the event (25:15).

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Feb 03, 2022
Was Matt Boldy the Answer to Kevin Fiala’s Struggles?
00:28:54

Jeff is joined by Mike Russo to talk all things Minnesota Wild, including Kevin Fiala’s offensive resurgence and Jordan Greenway’s three-year extension (1:03). To finish, we hear from the NHL's Chief Content Officer Steve Mayer’s appearance on the 32 Thoughts Podcast and Producer Matt quickly discusses the idea of a backwards skating competition at All-Star weekend (17:40).

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Feb 02, 2022
MvsW: The Vegas Experience
00:37:26

Jeff welcomes back Greg to the fold for his weekly appearance and wonders how many old podcast references they can get into one segment. The guys talk about what they like about Las Vegas, hosting the All-Star Game there and why it can be a real win for the NHL (1:02). Next, they look at the NHL’s balance of trying to find new fans and keeping the traditional ones and Jeff’s theory on the Florida Panthers (12:08). Finally, Jeff and Greg discuss the Bruins' decision to bring back Tuukka Rask, Igor Shesterkin's play in net for the Rangers, which teams move the needle for the NHL and why the Sabres fly under the radar in that discussion (21:34).

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Feb 02, 2022
Marek & Friedman: Preds Reborn + A Crucial Time for the Coyotes
00:23:08

Jeff and Elliotte open with a brief look at the Coyotes' win over the Avalanche, before moving on to Predators' forward Tanner Jeannot's impressive rookie campaign, John Hynes' impact in Nashville, and how the team has been reborn (1:20). The guys also touch on the Central Division's toughness, Rob Blake's comments to Elliotte for his 32 Thoughts blog regarding the Kings' deadline plans, and Dustin Brown's future (12:50). To wrap, a talk about key dates for the Coyotes regarding the team's Tempe arena proposal (19:16).

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Feb 02, 2022
Manon Rhéaume Returns to the Ice
01:07:45

Jeff chats with Manon Rheaume about her upcoming participation in the NHL All-Star Skills Challenge and finally getting back into the net after all these years (0:25). Next, Anthony Stewart looks back on Hockey Day in Canada, why he likes younger players trying to add skill moves to their repertoire, plus the struggles of Leafs' netminder Jack Campbell (18:46). Later, Shayna Goldman breaks down the best line across the NHL, and chats about the US Women’s Olympic team (49:20).

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Feb 01, 2022
Marek & Friedman: Jake Muzzin's Impact, Auston Matthews' Evolution
00:24:18

Jeff and Elliotte open with a discussion on the Panthers' third line of Mason Marchment, Anton Lundell, and Sam Reinhart. Next, they talk about the Anaheim Ducks' GM search, Pat Verbeek being a candidate, and Chicago announcing its GM search committee (4:33). They chat about Jake Muzzin's concussion setback, how it may impact the Leafs' deadline plans, and the continued evolution of Auston Matthews (9:41). The guys touch on the NHL no longer testing vaccinated, asymptomatic players daily, and why taxi squads may be coming to an end (16:23). To wrap, a discussion about whether the Olympics are a "demo tape" for Eric Staal regarding a possible NHL return, and what Evan Bouchard brings to the Oilers' powerplay (20:57).

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Feb 01, 2022
What Does the Future Hold for Carey Price in Montreal?
01:06:25

Jeff looks back on Carey Price’s press conference and what moves could be coming for the Canadiens with Eric Engels (00:35). Next up, former netminder Steve Valiquette tells some stories about Henrik Lundqvist, what made him so great and how much he tinkered with his equipment (18:03). To wrap up, Avalanche play-by-play voice Marc Moser reflects on Colorado's incredible run and how the team has found success despite a few stops and starts for Nathan MacKinnon (48:26).

 

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Jan 31, 2022
Marek & Friedman: Trade Rumours Swirling for the Canucks and Habs
00:26:14

Jeff and Elliotte comment on the passing of former NHL player and coach Mike Nykoluk, and take a trip down memory lane (0:11). Next, they take a look at Canucks trade chatter involving J.T. Miller and Conor Garland (among others), and Jim Rutherford's mindset as the trade deadline approaches (4:13). Then they head to Montreal and discuss the spotlight on Jeff Petry following Zack Kassian's hit on goaltender Samuel Montembeault and the lack of response from the Canadiens, Petry's future in Montreal, when the defenceman could be moved, and how close Anaheim and Chicago are to hiring new GMs (10:44). To wrap, the guys talk about the rollin' Avalanche, and where they're headed at the deadline (20:31).

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Jan 31, 2022
Is “The Michigan” Getting Stale?
01:04:08

Jeff chats with Jon Morosi about "The Michigan" and debates if it’s lost its lustre, before weighing the impact of the Red Wings' big rookies this season (00:12). Next up, Damien Cox discusses Evander Kane's new deal with Edmonton and if “the code” really does exist in the NHL (16:12). To wrap up, Ron MacLean tees up Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada and looks back on his time hosting both Hockey Day in Canada as well as Hometown Hockey (44:45).

 

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Jan 28, 2022
Marek & Friedman: How Does Evander Kane Fit with the Oilers?
00:23:10

Jeff and Elliotte give their takeaways from Evander Kane's press conference, and chat about the Oilers' thinking behind adding the forward (0:13). Then they head to Winnipeg and take a look at the Jets' struggles, and how the team has seemed to have lost its identity (4:52). Next, the guys share some thoughts on Henrik Lundqvist ahead of his jersey retirement, and chat about some of the best Russian defencemen of all-time as Sergei Zubov's jersey gets retired Friday night in Dallas (12:40). To wrap, the guys talk about Quinton Byfield's impressive first NHL goal (18:30).

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Jan 28, 2022
Émilie Castonguay + Arizona Update with Craig Morgan
01:08:54

Jeff chats with Émilie Castonguay about her new role as Canucks AGM, and gets her thoughts on her former client Marie-Philip Poulin (0:36). Next, Mike Kelly gives his thoughts on the best lines the NHL has seen this season, and which goalie he has as the best up until the midway point of the year (20:41). Later, Craig Morgan weighs in on the story he broke about the Coyotes and a potential deal to play games at Arizona State University’s arena (42:04). To finish, Producer Matt chats with Jeff about Taylor Hall’s hit on Nathan MacKinnon and offers some historical reference on the potential arena capacity for a temporary Coyotes home (55:21).

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Jan 27, 2022
Marek & Friedman: Are the Coyotes Heading to University?
00:22:39

Jeff and Elliotte open with a chat on the reports that the Coyotes are looking to use Arizona State University's 5000-seat capacity arena as a temporary home, the future of the franchise and potential for relocation, and how the NHLPA may view this. Next, they touch on whether this is a way to try to get Glendale back on the table, issues of where the Coyotes would practice, and Gary Bettman's commitment to hockey in Arizona (6:16). Then a check-in on the Evander Kane situation and how close the league is to wrapping up its investigation, Taylor Hall's collision with Nathan MacKinnon, the Avalanche's deadline plans, and who they may pursue  (13:42). To wrap, they look ahead to Drew Doughty's 1000th game as the Kings get set to face to the Islanders (20:35).

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Jan 27, 2022
Patrik Allvin Takes Over as Canucks GM
01:09:53

We hear from Patrick Allvin and Jim Rutherford following Allvin’s hire as the new GM of the Canucks (1:50). Next, Thomas Drance weighs in on the press conference and what the biggest takeaways were from both Allvin and Rutherford (33:22). Afterwards, Josh Getzoff discusses what the Canucks are getting in Allvin (who left his post as AGM in Pittsburgh to accept his new role in Vancouver), the Penguins’ latest winning streak and what expectations are ahead of the trade deadline (55:18).

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Jan 26, 2022
Marek & Friedman: Blank Cheque in Philly
00:25:45

Jeff and Elliotte discuss what kind of punishment Sabres goalie Aaron Dell could be facing after elbowing Senators forward Drake Batherson, and Ottawa's lack of a response (2:44). Next, they chat about the hiring of Patrik Allvin as Canucks GM, whether there might be an increased role in the organization for Ryan Johnson, and who might replace Allvin in Pittsburgh (6:11). Then a look the Flyers, takeaways from Dave Scott and Chuck Fletcher's press conference, Philly players that could be on the move, and whether Johnny Gaudreau could be a fit with the team (12:09). Afterwards, they talk about the Capitals' interest in Marc-André Fleury, and where the Red Wings are at with Filip Zadina (21:21).

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Jan 26, 2022
Memories of Clark Gillies with Bryan Trottier
01:08:50

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).

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Jan 25, 2022
Marek & Friedman: Canucks Front Office Starting to Take Shape
00:21:18

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 and why the Leafs refrained from calling him up to the NHL, and whether these games could be a springboard for Eric Staal to get back into the NHL (13:51). To finish, they touch on what to expect from Chuck Fletcher as the Flyers GM gets set to address the media Wednesday amidst the team's 12-game losing streak, Justin Faulk's comments about Canada, and  Erik Karlsson's forearm surgery (16:50).

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Jan 25, 2022
Is There a Goaltending Controversy in St. Louis?
01:06:54

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).

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Jan 24, 2022
Marek & Friedman: Keith Yandle Sets His Sights on History
00:22:57

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 coaching his 1000th game, and Petr Mrázek getting it done for the Leafs on Saturday (11:06). To finish, they remember Islanders legend Clark Gillies (20:19).

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Jan 24, 2022
The Rangers Look To Be Big Players in the Trade Market
01:08:07

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 Hockey Night in Canada matchup between the Canadiens and Avalanche, as well as the intrigue with Colorado ahead of the trade deadline (49:08).

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Jan 21, 2022
Marek & Friedman: Have the Oilers Reached Their Breaking Point?
00:24:49

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 leave the game injured following a hit from Garnet Hathaway (14:37). To wrap, the guys talk about the state of the Jets following the team's loss to the Predators, and the 10th annual Hockey Talks game tonight in Vancouver (21:47).

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Jan 21, 2022
Are the Hurricanes the NHL's Best Team?
01:06:58

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 (49:07).

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Jan 20, 2022
Marek & Friedman: The Ripple Effect of Sheldon Keefe’s Comments
00:21:07

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 Canucks inch closer to making a decision, Kent Hughes' introductory press conference in Montreal, and whether moving Ben Chiarot is the first order of business for Hughes (13:03). To finish, they touch on this important stretch for the Oilers which starts with a matchup against the Panthers (17:32). 

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Jan 20, 2022
Is Brayden Point the Most Valuable Lightning Forward?
01:10:25

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 team's losing this season (51:57).

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Jan 19, 2022
Marek & Friedman: Goalie Market Roundup
00:22:11

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, before finishing with their thoughts on the Leon Draisaitl-Jim Matheson situation (17:56).

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Jan 19, 2022
Next Steps for the Habs + PHF Commissioner Tyler Tumminia
01:09:01

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 players participate in the ECHL All-Star Game (50:36).

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Jan 18, 2022
Marek & Friedman: The 411 on Kent Hughes
00:20:20

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 Willie O'Ree's jersey retirement tonight in Boston, and shoutout the Carnegie Initiative Inaugural Summit (15:32).

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Jan 18, 2022
Putting Together Team Canada with Shane Doan
01:07:56

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 ahead of the trade deadline (49:50).

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Jan 17, 2022
Marek & Friedman: Are the Habs and Canucks Closing in on New GMs?
00:23:06

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 situation in Dallas and how close the Stars are to a deal (12:13). To finish, they give their thoughts on Connor McDavid's postgame press conference following the Oilers' latest loss, and the tough spot Ken Holland is in (19:12).

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Jan 17, 2022
Would a Mark Giordano Reunion Make Sense in Calgary?
01:06:09

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).

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Jan 14, 2022
Marek & Friedman: Nashville's Filip Forsberg Conundrum
00:26:14

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 Predators are the real deal, what David Poile may do with Filip Forsberg amid negotiations with the forward, and what Juuse Saros has done in Nashville (15:31). They finish with a chat about Vezina Trophy voting, a story from the year the Jim Gregory (GM of the Year) Award was introduced, and confirmation regarding Jeff's Marchand-Krug-puck anecdote (21:24).

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Jan 14, 2022
Who Was Most Frustrated by the Leafs' Latest Loss?
01:07:57

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). 

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Jan 13, 2022
Marek & Friedman: Tuukka Time in Boston
00:24:03

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 could grab him first (12:05). Later, an update on the Evander Kane investigation, who all is involved, where the Kings are at, and the Crosby leap against LA (14:00). To wrap, they look ahead to Canucks-Lightning and Flames-Sens, and discuss Elias Pettersson's struggles and what it will take to get him rolling (21:30).

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.

Jan 13, 2022
Is Nikita Kucherov’s Legacy Hurt by His Injury History?
01:07:49

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 search (34:18).

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Jan 12, 2022
Marek & Friedman: What Motivated Bobby Clarke To Call Out Ron Hextall?
00:22:57

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 with a talk about what's next for the Flyers, the hiring of Nicklas Lidström in Detroit and how the former defenceman will be working from Sweden, and whether Pat Verbeek might be a candidate for the Canucks' GM opening (19:42).

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Jan 12, 2022
Will the Lengthy Layoff Help or Hurt the Canucks?
00:49:37

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).

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Jan 11, 2022
Friedman: Do the Oilers Have Interest in Evander Kane?
00:17:32

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 Hockey Ops, and look ahead to the trade deadline (12:30). 

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.

Jan 11, 2022
What Does the Bergevin Hire Mean for LA?
01:07:24

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 impressive rookie campaign (49:27). 

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Jan 10, 2022
Marek & Friedman: Sifting Through the Evander Kane Saga
00:25:14

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 state of the Stars after a busy weekend on and off the ice (14:10). To wrap, the guys briefly touch on  how close Tuukka Rask is to returning to the Bruins (24:15).

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Jan 10, 2022
Are the Lightning Primed for a Three-Peat?
01:08:27

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).

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Jan 07, 2022
Marek & Friedman: Are Canadian Teams Considering Alternative Homes?
00:24:03

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 Kaprizov, the recent spate of stars being manhandled around the league and whether players need to do more to stand up for the stars (16:36). To wrap, the guys recap the Avs' 7-1 thrashing of the Jets and look ahead to Colorado's game against the Leafs  (21:32).

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.

Jan 07, 2022
Does Kaprizov Get Enough of the Spotlight?
01:05:01

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 for events, wanting the truth behind hockey urban legends, and why Wayne Gretzky was never a Toronto Maple Leaf (45:29).

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Jan 06, 2022
Marek & Friedman: What Do the Flyers’ Struggles Mean for Claude Giroux?
00:27:07

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 wrap, it's a look at the Flyers' struggles, where the organization goes from here, Claude Giroux's future in Philly, Dallas' return to action with a matchup against the Panthers, and Marco Rossi's NHL debut (17:14).

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Jan 06, 2022
Makar Dazzles, McDavid Sidelined, and Florida Keeps Rolling
01:03:56

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 streak (43:09).

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Jan 05, 2022
Marek & Friedman: Mikko Koskinen Speaks Out
00:27:41

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 (8:31). They discuss why Ben Chiarot might be a good fit with the Blues, the play of Jordan Kyrou and Robert Thomas, and the news that Paul Kariya and Scott Niedermayer will help aid the Ducks' GM search (12:50). To wrap, Jeff proposes an interesting race for the All-Star Skills Competition (23:56).

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Jan 05, 2022
Is Tuukka Rask on His Way Back to Beantown?
01:08:19

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 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.

Jan 04, 2022
Marek & Friedman: Ken Holland’s To-Do List
00:24:32

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 Calgary's arena situation, and a name to watch in Vancouver as Jim Rutherford looks to hire front office staff (20:54).

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.

Jan 04, 2022
Doug Armstrong Breaks Down the Blues’ Resurgence
01:09:22

Jeff is joined by Doug Armstrong to talk about how the future of the Blues with players like Jordan Kyrou and Robert Thomas, as well as how the leadership group has helped guide them through difficult times (0:59). Then Gord Stellick goes down memory lane and chats about the evolution of how owners run teams before recapping the Leafs’ big win over the weekend (20:23). To wrap, Eric Engels looks at what “wins” Montreal needs this season and if we will see Carey Price at all (51:11).

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.

Jan 03, 2022
Marek & Friedman: GM Search Candidates and Timelines
00:22:19

Elliotte joins Jeff to discuss the timeline for the Canadiens to hire a General Manager, a possible candidate to keep an eye on, why he's most curious about the Ducks' GM search, and names in the Vancouver mix (1:14). Next, the guys touch on the Stars' hiring of Steve Greeley as Director of Hockey Strategy/Scouting and Development and break down what it means for the organization (7:55). To finish, they talk about the Oilers' recent struggles, Ken Holland's mindset, and players that could be on the move around the league (13:45).

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.

Jan 03, 2022
Is Robin Lehner Having an Underrated Season?
01:06:45

Jeff chats with Gary Lawless about the improvement from the Vegas Golden Knights, Robin Lehner’s season and Chandler Stephenson flying under the radar (1:00). Greg Wyshynski talks about being a colleague with Mark Messier, what he remembers from his career and how today’s players have changed off the ice (18:55). To wrap up, We hear a clip of Messier’s interview from the upcoming 32 Thoughts podcast (52:15).  

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Dec 23, 2021
Marek & Friedman: Are Expanding Rosters Coming?
00:31:18

Jeff and Elliotte react to the potential of expanding rosters and how it might work. Next, they look at the Boston Bruins, Zach Senyshyn asking for a trade and the lack of success for the Bruins in the 2015 draft. Finally, they look back on the “what ifs” in draft history.

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.

Dec 23, 2021
Has Focus Shifted to a World Cup of Hockey?
01:00:30

Jeff is joined by Wasserman Hockey Executive VP Jeff Jackson to talk about NHLers not going to the Olympics and if the players are looking now towards a World Cup of Hockey (1:21). Jonathan Davis looks at the surprising success for the Anaheim Ducks and why the LA Kings might be a dark horse to trade for Jakob Chychrun (18:15). Tyler Tumminia discusses the Premier Hockey Federation’s new deal with Upper Deck and its importance to the league (41:54).

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.

Dec 22, 2021
Marek & Friedman: It’s Official – No Olympics for the NHL
00:31:26

Jeff and Elliotte discuss the official announcement from the NHL and NHLPA regarding Olympic participation, embracing a best-on-best tournament outside the Olympics and how badly the players want it. Next, they talk about the potential for COVID-19 protocols to be changed, and why it may not be possible because of cross-border travel. Finally, the guys look at the latest surrounding Calgary’s arena deal and if the threat of the Flames pulling out of the deal is just a negotiation tactic.

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.

Dec 22, 2021
How Big is the Appetite for a Best on Best Tournament?
01:08:30

Jeff chats with Ken Campbell about NHL players not going to the Olympics, why this generation of hockey fans have been robbed of some stars playing internationally and if fans would welcome some sort of international tournament that isn’t the Olympics (0:42). Damien Cox looks at alternate universe moments in the NHL and if the Stanley Cup is devalued because the league lacks dynasties in today’s game (21:25). Tim Peel talks about getting into the media after his career and calls that he really didn’t like to make (49:31).

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Dec 21, 2021
Marek & Friedman: A No-Go for the Olympics
00:30:04

Jeff and Elliotte discuss the latest regarding the league’s schedule pause and NHL players not going to the Olympics (6:18). Next, they look at what could happen with the scheduled Olympic break, getting Minnesota and St. Louis to the Winter Classic and last's night lone game between the Wild and Stars. Finally, they discuss the potential Jack Adams candidates and why goaltenders should be in the MVP conversation more often.

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.

Dec 21, 2021
Examining Team Canada's Roster at the World Juniors
01:06:21

Jeff examines who the Pittsburgh Penguins are as 2021 wins down, and brings on Dejan Kovacevic to answer that question (1:32). The end of the year also means it's almost time for the World Juniors, and Sam Cosentino joins Jeff to discuss the Canadian roster, including who might see time in net (19:08). Afterwards, Jeff breaks down the Calgary Flames with Hailey Salvian and how they're dealing with COVID-19, and they also discuss Marie-Philip Poulin still being one of the best players in the clutch in the history of the sport (47:39).

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Dec 20, 2021
Marek & Friedman: A Cross-Border Holiday Break
00:30:32

Jeff and Elliotte discuss the continuing postponements, including the NHL's decision to suspend cross-border travel until at least after Boxing Day (5:53). They chat about the possibility of more postponements before January, a 'baseball-style' schedule, the chances that NHL players travel to the Winter Olympics (or if the Olympics themselves get pushed to 2023), and the demand for a World Cup should the Olympics not take place.

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.

Dec 20, 2021
Does the NHL Need a COVID-19 Break?
01:07:27

Jeff discusses Paul Maurice’s resignation from the Jets and where the club goes from here with Ken Wiebe (1:00). Next, Scott Laughlin weighs in on the most recent group of players hitting the COVID-19 list, if we are nearing a potential pause and more on Maurice stepping down with the Jets (19:22). Then Harnarayan Singh tells his favourite Maurice story and tees up Saturday’s matchup between the Senators and Flyers (43:48). To wrap, Jayna Hefford looks forward to the Dream Gap Tour’s stop in Toronto and what is still needed to grow the women’s game (54:30).

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.

Dec 17, 2021
Marek & Friedman: Seismic Change in Winnipeg
00:22:05

Elliotte joins Jeff to discuss takeaways from Paul Maurice's press conference after the Winnipeg Jets announced that he would be resigning as head coach, and chat about the timing of the decision and what's next (0:27). They touch on Saturday's Habs-Bruins game being postponed, the decision to play last night's Canadiens-Flyers game without fans in the stands, and the Avalanche being offered to postpone their game yesterday against the Predators  (7:34). Then the guys weigh in on Jason Spezza's suspension being reduced from six to four games, Mike Rupp's Twitter advice for Jack Hughes, and whether it's time for Tom Fitzgerald to do something in New Jersey amidst the team's struggles (12:47). To wrap, they chat about the Canucks' six-game winning streak under Bruce Boudreau (20:08).

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.

Dec 17, 2021
A Ducks Deep Dive with Dallas Eakins
01:09:26

Jeff is joined by Ducks head coach Dallas Eakins to talk about the changes he made in the offseason and the talent level of some of the team's young players (0:30). Next, Anthony Stewart chats about Alex Ovechkin’s game now that Nicklas Backstrom is back, Marc-André Fleury’s incredible career, and why the Leafs might be for real (20:54). To wrap, Dr. Ali Rendely looks at Ontario’s reduction of capacity at sporting events and explains why it might be a good idea to not have any fans in the stands for events (50:11).

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.

Dec 16, 2021
Marek & Friedman: Are Taxi Squads Coming Back?
00:22:27

Jeff and Elliotte weigh in on the possibility of the NHL reintroducing taxi squads, and discuss what the enhanced protocols mean for players (0:28). Next, they talk about the Blackhawks' settlement with Kyle Beach, and changes that have come from this situation (7:05). Then the guys head to Vancouver and chat about the Canucks' hiring of Derek Clancey as an AGM, before discussing Capitals-Blackhawks and Alex Ovechkin tying Dave Andreychuk's power-play goals record (11:21). To finish, they take a look at the surprising Ducks, and the incredible play of Trevor Zegras (16:21).

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.

Dec 16, 2021
Bill Guerin on the International Experience
01:05:46

Jeff chats with Emily Kaplan about the cancellation of the Wild-Hurricanes matchup, if we are closing in on more strict COVID-19 protocols and the idea of some players deciding to go to the Olympics (0:10). Next, Jeff and Producer Matt look at what’s going on around the league (19:39). To wrap,  Bill Guerin talks about the new found rivalry with the Vegas Golden Knights and the importance of the international game to his career (46:42).

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Dec 15, 2021
Marek & Friedman: Are Stricter Protocols Returning to the NHL?
00:27:07

Elliotte and Jeff chat about whether we're getting closer to stricter protocols for NHLers, and the league's reluctance towards a shutdown or pause (0:26). Next, they touch on the Olympics and how the league, teams and players are feeling about the Games in light of rising COVID-19 cases, and whether it's time for the NHL to provide fully vaccinated teams with COVID-19 cap relief (4:52). Then the guys head to Arizona to weigh in on the possibility of the Coyotes moving Jakob Chychrun, before pivoting and talking about the Canucks' latest win over the Blue Jackets, and the Oilers' recent slide (13:02). To wrap, the guys give their thoughts on Jeff Petry's recent postgame comments about the Canadiens lacking structure (23:28).

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.

Dec 15, 2021
Are Olympic Hopes Fading for NHLers?
01:08:06

Jeff chats with Eric Francis about the COVID-19 issues around the league, if the NHLers heading to the Olympics might be a pipe dream and the Flames this season (0:44). Next, Linda Cohn weighs in on the Olympic conversation, why the Zegras-Milano goal is good for hockey and Dallas Eakins’ impact in Anaheim (19:50). Then Mike Commito talks about his latest book and tells some fun hockey anecdotes that he came across during his writing process (46:37).

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.

Dec 14, 2021
Marek & Friedman: A Look into the NHL’s COVID-19 Issues
00:24:24

Elliotte and Jeff chat about the COVID-19 situation around the league with more players being put into protocol, before pivoting to the Olympics, and the general consensus from calls between players and the NHLPA regarding possible 3-5 week quarantines in China if a player tests positive during the Olympics (0:34). Next, they give their takeaways from Jim Rutherford's media conference yesterday, Rutherford's list of GM and AGM candidates, and why teams may be more cautious in allowing current executives to interview if they're not legitimate candidates (12:58).

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.

Dec 14, 2021
Chris Mason on the Predators’ Recipe for Success
01:06:33

Jeff looks at the Predators’ recent winning streak, how team toughness has played into their success and why Juuse Saros’ game is underrated with Chris Mason (0:39). Next, The legendary Brian McFarlane joins the show to talk about his latest book, his career and the potential return of Peter Puck (17:24). To wrap, Satiar Shah weighs in why the Canucks’ organizational messaging needs to be consistent and how he’s enjoyed Bruce Boudreau’s tenure thus far (49:59)

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.

Dec 13, 2021
Marek & Friedman: The Latest on the Flames' COVID-19 Situation
00:26:08

Elliotte joins Jeff to discuss the latest on the Flames' COVID-19 situation, why the league was quick to postpone games, and why the rink environment may make managing COVID-19 outbreaks more difficult (0:20). Next, they touch on the Olympics, a medical call that occurred over the weekend between the IOC, IIHF, NHL & NHLPA , and discuss timelines on making a decision about the Olympics (4:25). Then they look ahead to Jim Rutherford's press conference, Bruce Boudreau going 4-0 to start his Canucks tenure, and names in the Vancouver GM mix (9:21). To wrap, they talk about what the Oilers may look to add, which team is most intriguing: the Ducks or Predators, and whether we're seeing more devastating hits than we have in recent memory (15:21).

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.

Dec 13, 2021
Will Jim Rutherford Make His Mark Early on the Canucks?
00:49:08

Guest host Gord Stellick is joined by Iain MacIntyre to look at how Jim Rutherford might approach his early tenure with the Canucks and what’s gone wrong for Elias Pettersson (0:44). Next, Mark Spector talks about the Oilers’ losing streak and if the club might be heavy into the goaltending market (15:58). To finish, Jesse Granger discusses how Vegas has adjusted to all their injuries and the timeline for Jack Eichel (33:48).

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Dec 10, 2021
Debriefing Gary Bettman’s Presser With Elliotte Friedman
00:49:01

Gary Bettman and Bill Daly's press conference discussing NHL revenues, Olympic participation and more kicks off the show (0:22). Then Elliotte Friedman joins guest host Gord Stellick and weighs in on the Canucks’ hiring of Jim Rutherford, what could hold players back from going to the Olympics and the situation in Arizona (30:56).

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.

Dec 10, 2021
Who Will Be the Boss in Montreal?
00:49:15

Guest host Gord Stellick chats with Louis Jean about how the power structure might work with the next GM in Montreal as well as where the potential rift happened between Geoff Molson and Marc Bergevin (0:37). Next, Barry Melrose looks back on Mark Messier playing as a 17-year old in the WHA, as well as the two latest coaching changes and the jobs ahead for both Bruce Boudreau and Mike Yeo (26:15).

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Dec 09, 2021
How Bruce Boudreau Landed in Vancouver
00:49:15

Guest host Gord Stellick is joined by Elliotte Friedman to talk about the Arizona Coyotes’ situation, what locations could be considered if a team was to move and how the Jason Spezza suspension has been viewed around the league (0:43). Next, Bruce Boudreau chats about how he got hired by the Canucks, what he’s learned about the team and why he wanted to coach in Canada (16:01). To wrap, Craig Morgan looks at the report of the Coyotes not paying bills and the uncertainty of the franchise going forward (31:31).  

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.

Dec 09, 2021
Is the Jets’ Penalty Kill a Problem?
00:49:03

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).

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Dec 08, 2021
Did the NHL Get the Spezza Suspension Right?
00:49:29

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).

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Dec 08, 2021
Should the NHL Consider COVID Related Cap Relief?
01:05:56

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).

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Dec 07, 2021
Marek & Friedman: A New Era of NHL Front Offices
00:26:48

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 new era of how front offices are structured, and St. Louis having to play a game one player short (13:55). To finish, they take a look at the impressive Capitals, and the underrated play of Tom Wilson (19:58).

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.

Dec 07, 2021
Is It Time for a Rebuild in Philadelphia?
01:07:26

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 this year (48:40).

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Dec 06, 2021
Marek & Friedman: Do the Canucks Have a Preferred GM Candidate?
00:23:52

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 Hughes as the team searches for its next GM, yesterday's chippy Leafs-Jets game, Tuukka Rask practicing with the Bruins today, and the possibility of teams being able to carry three goalies (15:08).

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Dec 06, 2021
Could Daniel Brière Be a Front Runner for Habs GM?
01:04:36

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).

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Dec 03, 2021
Marek & Friedman: Jeff Gorton Speaks
00:34:20

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.

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Dec 03, 2021
Are the Devils a Legit Threat in the East?
01:05:50

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).  

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Dec 02, 2021
Marek & Friedman – Are the Coyotes Up For Sale?
00:32:30

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).

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Dec 02, 2021
Back on the Leafs’ Bandwagon?
01:07:45

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).

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Dec 01, 2021
Marek & Friedman – Stars Return to Action
00:30:44

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).

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Dec 01, 2021
Ovechkin Continues to Defy Logic
01:07:27

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 rumblings (48:50).

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Nov 30, 2021
Marek & Friedman – More COVID Issues for the NHL
00:31:43

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.

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Nov 30, 2021
Were the Senators Ever as Good as Some Thought?
01:06:22

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 and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliate.

Nov 29, 2021
Marek & Friedman - Changes in Montreal
00:26:38

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.

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Nov 29, 2021
A Look Around the Metro
01:06:58

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 how he became the drummer for Gordon Lightfoot (55:02).

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Nov 26, 2021
Marek & Friedman: Trade Chatter Picking up Around the NHL?
00:23:56

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 season (5:22). Next, they weigh in on how concerning the Islanders' struggles are (14:30). To wrap, they talk about why hockey fans should know Utah Jazz owner Ryan Smith, and the future of MLSE in light of reports that Fenway Sports Group approached the company  (18:20).

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.

Nov 26, 2021
NHL Quarter Season Awards
01:07:30

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).

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Nov 25, 2021
Marek & Friedman: Alex Ovechkin, The Playmaker?
00:22:41

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 Leafs (5:05). Next, the guys chat about Pierre-Luc Dubois' return to Columbus, and the Blue Jackets' work ethic (14:32). To wrap, the guys touch on who will coach Team Canada in upcoming international events (and at the Olympics should the NHL not participate),  and Filip Forsberg's future in Nashville  (18:46).

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Media Inc. or any affiliate.

Nov 25, 2021
Another Lightning Injury? No Problem
01:07:03

Jeff looks at the incredible offensive start for Nazem Kadri and how the Avalanche are set for the future with Peter Baugh (0:54). Then Billy Jaffe weighs in on the beginning of the Bruins’ season and Charlie McAvoy’s value to the team (18:21). Next, Erik Erlendsson discusses the Brayden Point injury and who needs to step up in his absence (43:00). To wrap, Producer Matt asks if Leon Draisaitl is underrated and which goalie tandem is better to have (56:53). 

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.

Nov 24, 2021
Marek & Friedman: A Check-in on the Goalie Market
00:24:00

Jeff and Elliotte take a look at the red-hot Flames, the play of backup goaltender Dan Vladar, and the team's success on the road (0:04). Next, the guys talk about the Vancouver saga, before pivoting to the Flyers and discussing the team's tough week, and where the club is at right now (4:38). Then the guys take a look at the Stars' win over the Oilers, Sean Durzi's upcoming NHL debut for the Kings against the Leafs- the team that originally drafted him, and Jack Campbell's return to LA (10:58). To wrap, they chat about whether the Sabres may be looking to acquire a goalie, and whether the team would be willing to give up a first round pick in its quest (18:53).

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.

Nov 24, 2021
The Flames Continue to Roll
01:08:13

Jeff is joined by Hailey Salvian to talk about Andrew Mangiapane’s hot scoring run and how great Calgary has been defensively (0:40). Next, Eric Engels gives his report on the Canadiens at the quarter point and how they might approach the rest of the season (19:22). Then Bruce Boudreau tells stories of playing in the WHA and the day he was hired by the Washington Capitals (40:08). To wrap, Leah Hextall weighs in on the Penguins after the previous night’s game against Winnipeg and why Sidney Crosby is still the straw that stirs the drink in Pittsburgh (58:26).

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Nov 23, 2021
Marek & Friedman: The Avalanche Have Found Their Footing
00:24:06

Elliotte joins Jeff to chat about the streaking Avalanche, Nazem Kadri's great play and his future in Colorado, Jared Bednar's extension, and Erik Johnson jumping over the boards and almost cutting Cale Makar (0:58). The guys then head to  San Jose to chat about the Sharks and what's going to happen now with Evander Kane with his suspension coming to an end shortly (10:55). Next, they chat about the Penguins' successful Canadian road trip, Oilers-Stars, and the goalie situation in Dallas (15:55).

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.

Nov 23, 2021
Are the Kraken Living up to Expectations?
01:08:45

Jeff looks at the Seattle Kraken’s early struggles and how the market has reacted to it with Geoff Baker of The Seattle Times (1:55). Next, Anthony Stewart talks about the impact of the Leafs’ third line and the defensive pairing of Rasmus Sandin and Timothy Liljegren (19:58). To wrap, Sean Reynolds chats about the resurgence of Jets forward Pierre-Luc Dubois and what his next deal could look like (52:35).

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.

Nov 22, 2021
Marek & Friedman: Could Lou Lamoriello Shake Things Up?
00:20:25

Jeff and Elliotte discuss the latest on the Canucks, the tear Andrew Mangiapane has been on, his minutes, and whether the forward is in the conversation to make the Canadian Olympic team (0:07). Next, they briefly touch on Leon Draisaitl being overshadowed in Edmonton, and then chat about the opening of the UBS Arena, what's been ailing the Islanders, and what Lou Lamoriello might look to add (9:19). To wrap, the guys talk about the possibility of a boycott of the 2022 Beijing Olympics (17:01).

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Nov 22, 2021
McDavid Does It Again
01:06:11

Jeff talks about another incredible goal from Connor McDavid and an Oilers shootout win over the Jets with Louie DeBrusk (0:51). Next, Steve Valiquette discusses the incredible play of Igor Shesterkin and which goalies people aren’t talking about that should take notice of (17:29). To finish, Ron MacLean chats about hockey in the Soviet Union, the problem getting young people into officiating and more (46:45).

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.

Nov 19, 2021
Marek & Friedman: Johnny Hockey’s Future With the Flames
00:25:55

Jeff and Elliotte chat about the shortage of referees across youth hockey (0:15). Next, they discuss Connor McDavid taking his game to another level, the Oilers' willingness to go all in this season, and what Ken Holland might be looking to add (4:39). The guys touch on Jack Campbell's continued strong play, contract comparables for the goaltender, and how the Leafs might handle negotiations (10:29). Next, they head to Montreal and discuss what the potential next steps are for the organization (11:53). To wrap, they discuss the great play of Andrew Mangiapane and Johnny Gaudreau and what the future holds for them in Calgary (18:38). 

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.

Nov 19, 2021
Any End in Sight for the Canucks’ Troubles?
01:14:39

Jeff discusses Vancouver's latest loss and if there’s anything that management can say to calm the fan base with Thomas Drance (2:11). Next, David Amber looks at the surprise of the Ducks early on, Lucas Raymond’s Calder candidacy and Jack Campbell’s next contract (26:07). To finish, Jeff gives Producer Matt a history lesson and judges him on his choices of favourite sweaters (56:57).

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.

Nov 18, 2021
Marek & Friedman: Are the Habs Looking to Make a Move?
00:22:00

Elliotte joins Jeff to give his thoughts on the Canucks' loss to the Avalanche, before chatting about the Islanders' struggles (1:55). They touch on the Habs recalling Cole Caufield, the team looking for a puck moving defenceman, what the Canadiens could get for Ben Chiarot, and who might be interested in his services (9:20). Next, they talk about organizations around the league that may be interested in doing an Amazon series, whether it's Boston or bust for Tuukka Rask, and the attendance issues around the NHL (14:01).

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.

Nov 18, 2021
Are the Penguins Nearing New Ownership?
01:05:10

Jeff chats with legendary official Don Koharski about his new role with the National Lacrosse League and his incredible career on the ice (0:45). Next, Arthur Staple looks at the Islanders after a 13 game road schedule to start the season and what to expect from the team's new building (16:41). To wrap, Josh Yohe reacts to the news that the Penguins are in talks to sell to the team to the Fenway Sports Group and chats about the future of some of their veteran players (52:33).

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Nov 17, 2021
Marek & Friedman: Vancouver Check-in and Pettersson’s Struggles
00:26:49

Elliotte joins Jeff to weigh in on the situation in Vancouver, the team’s homestand, and Elias Pettersson’s struggles (0:30). Next, they chat about the news that the Penguins are in advanced talks to sell the team to Fenway Sports Group, and what a new ownership group could mean for Evgeni Malkin who's in the final year of his contract (9:30). To wrap, they take a look at the surprising Anaheim Ducks, Kyle Clifford rejoining the Leafs,  how Scott Perunovich fits on St. Louis’ blueline, and where the Blues are at (15:22). 

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Nov 17, 2021
Dion Phaneuf on Calling It a Career
00:49:37

Wayne Scanlan joins the show to chat about the COVID-19 situation in Ottawa and how the season has gone for the Senators  (1:11). Next, Dion Phaneuf stops by and talks about his career after officially announcing his retirement (14:55). To wrap, Hall of Fame broadcaster Rick Peckham talks about his favourite broadcasting moments and coming out of retirement to fill in for long-time friend Pete Weber on the Predators broadcast (29:30).

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Nov 16, 2021
Can We Figure Out the Canucks?
00:48:41

Jeff is joined by Boomer Gordon from NHL Network Radio to talk about the Canucks' terrible penalty kill, the tough metropolitan division and more (6:20). Canadian national team defenceman Erin Ambrose discusses the team’s recent three game series win over Finland and looks back on the World Championship win (32:58).

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Nov 16, 2021
Changes Coming in Vancouver?
00:49:36

Jeff looks at the recent struggles of the Canucks and if there could be changes coming with Iain MacIntyre (1:02). Next, Producer Matt recaps the weekend that was with a glance at Canucks’ Twitter, the Capitals' great start, and which players should be in the Hockey Hall of Fame (33:57).

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Nov 15, 2021
Is This the Longest Month in NHL History?
00:48:17

Jeff discusses why this year has felt so long already, the Canucks tough spot, the apathy in Vancouver, and why the Blackhawks have performed better on the ice with ESPN’s Emily Kaplan (6:27). Next, Penguins President of Hockey Ops Brian Burke talks about the Prime Time Sports and Entertainment Conference, the Hall of Fame Class of 2020, and the group's delayed induction which is set for tonight (30:27).

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Nov 15, 2021
How Have the Penguins Been Able to Stay Afloat?
00:49:32

Josh Getzoff, Penguins radio PxP voice, joins the show to chat about the Penguins managing to keep pace in the Metropolitan and Tristan Jarry’s better start to this year (0:42). To wrap, Sam Cosentino talks about the long road to the NHL for goaltender Zach Fucale and tees up the Jets-Kings matchup on the weekend (32:01).

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Nov 12, 2021
Torts Takes Aim At McDavid
00:49:25

Jeff discusses John Tortorella’s comments about Connor McDavid and memories of Maple Leaf Gardens with Gord Stellick (6:39). Next, Hal Gill looks at Matt Duchene’s ever-changing game and some of the young players who have impressed early on (30:08). 

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Nov 12, 2021
Time to Appreciate William Nylander?
00:49:34

Jeff looks back on William Nylander’s performance against the Flyers and Kevin Lowe’s career with Craig MacTavish (0:49). To wrap, Jeff looks at the issues surrounding the Dallas Stars before bringing on Producer Matt to talk about the future of the Kings and Ducks (28:12).

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Nov 11, 2021
Bob Murray Out in Anaheim
00:49:08

Jeff discusses the recent COVID-19 outbreak in Ottawa with The Athletic’s Ian Mendes (1:23). Next, NHL Network’s Mike Kelly talks about some players on Canadian teams that we should be keeping an eye on because of their positive underlying numbers (13:00). To finish, Eric Stephens, Ducks writer at The Athletic, weighs in on Bob Murray and discusses why it’s important for ownership to make a statement (32:29).

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Nov 11, 2021
Is Joe Sakic Looking to Make a Move?
00:49:34

Jeff previews Scotiabank Wednesday Night Hockey with Luke Fox who gives an update on John Tavares and Ondřej Kaše (2:22). Then Matthew DeFranks of the Dallas Morning News weighs in on the Stars’ inauspicious start and how the team’s aging roster might prove to be a problem (17:49). To wrap, The Denver Post’s Mike Chambers drops some news that Nathan MacKinnon will miss some time and that Samuel Girard might be on the trade block (31:56).

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Nov 10, 2021
The NHL Under the Microscope
00:48:44

Is the NHL now under the microscope whether it be with the Blackhawks situation or the latest with the Ducks? Jeff discusses with Damien Cox of the Toronto Star (5:35). Next, The Athletic’s Corey Masisak looks at the Devils’ early success and the consistency from rookie Dawson Mercer (31:25).

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Nov 10, 2021
Are We Nearing a Carey Price Return?
00:49:43

Eric Engels joins the show to discuss Carey Price returning home to his family in Montreal and looks ahead to his timeline to step back onto the ice, before pivoting to the state of the Canadiens ahead of their matchup against Phillip Danault and the Kings (0:43). Then Aaron Portzline of The Athletic stops by to discuss the Blue Jackets’ surprising start to the season, and whether this level of play is sustainable (17:52). To wrap, Dan Murphy chats about the vibe in Canuckland, the great play of Thatcher Demko, and how the team is performing in terms of expectations (33:19).

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Nov 09, 2021
Early Trends and Surprises
00:48:17

Jeff chats with NHL Network Radio’s Jonathan Davis about the recent run by the Kings, the Avalanche’s slow start and why he can’t get on the Wild bandwagon (6:15). Then Keith Jones stops by to look at the improved play of the Flyers goaltenders and what the team is expecting from Derick Brassard (31:15).

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Nov 09, 2021
McDavid Leaves Us in Awe Again
00:49:30

Jeff is joined by Darren Pang to talk about the Blues’ roster decision with Jake Neighbours, the turnaround for Vladimir Tarasenko and his future with the team (0:48). Then Mark Spector looks at Connor McDavid’s incredible goal over the weekend against the Rangers, and chats about why the Oilers think they are a real Cup contender (20:27). To wrap up, Greg Oliver from SlamWrestling.net reflects on the life and times of the legendary Angelo Mosca (32:33).

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Nov 08, 2021
Have the Leafs Righted the Ship?
00:49:29

Jeff chats with NHL Network Radio’s Scott Laughlin about Connor McDavid’s impressive goal against the Rangers, the Leafs moving in the right direction and the play of John Tavares (5:47). Next, Dave Randorf looks back on the debut of Pavel Bure with the Canucks and talks about the early returns for the defending Cup champion Lightning (34:10).

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Nov 08, 2021
Tkachuk Lands the ‘C’ in Ottawa
01:06:27

Jeff looks at what games are of interest on the night’s schedule and discusses stay-at-home defensemen in the Hall of Fame with Producer Matt (4:11). Next, Golden Knights GM Kelly McCrimmon looks at his deal for Jack Eichel and the process of finally getting it done (17:57). Then The Athletic’s Ian Mendes reacts to the news of Brady Tkachuk becoming the newest captain of the Senators and why it was a no-brainer for the organization (47:03).

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Nov 05, 2021
Marek & Friedman: Eichel’s Impact on CBA Negotiations
00:25:44

Jeff and Elliotte talk about how the Jack Eichel situation may influence CBA negotiations regarding players having more control over medical treatments (2:04). They then chat about the Islanders’ 13-game road trip, the team finding its rhythm, the Habs’ struggles, and Dominique Ducharme’s post-game comments following the team’s loss to New York (10:05). Next, they touch on the Kraken’s win over the Sabres, what Jordan Eberle brings to the organization, and how the team has looked thus far (16:11). To wrap, the guys talk about the Flames’ point streak being extended to nine games, how the team feels about Matthew Tkachuk’s name being involved in Eichel trade rumours, and Oliver Kylington’s growth (19:10).

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Nov 05, 2021
When Will We See Jack Eichel Back On The Ice?
01:08:15

Jeff is joined by Dr. Ali Rendely to discuss Jack Eichel’s injury, the recovery and when we could potentially expect him back on the ice (1:04). Next, Eichel’s agent Pat Brisson talks about getting the trade done and how relieved the centre is after the deal (19:28). To wrap, Daily Faceoff’s Mike McKenna looks at […]

Nov 04, 2021
Marek & Friedman: The Jack Eichel Saga Has Come To an End
00:22:53

Elliotte joins Jeff to discuss his one-on-one with Jack Eichel, how the centre is feeling now that a trade is complete, and the timeline for Eichel to get disc replacement surgery (0:10). The guys then discuss Buffalo’s return in the trade, and how the organization was focused on Peyton Krebs (6:07). Next, they touch on […]

Nov 04, 2021
Is the Leaf Cup Parade Back On?
01:07:34

Jeff discusses the Leafs’ recent success and if the fan base is finally accepting William Nylander with Mike Zeisberger (0:57). Then NHL Network’s Mike Rupp talks about his time with the Danbury Trashers and which teams he enjoys watching early in the season (29:23). Finally, Kelly Hrudey looks at the Flames’ great start and the […]

Nov 03, 2021
Marek & Friedman: Did the Jets Get It Right?
00:22:27

Jeff and Elliotte give their takeaways from Mark Chipman and Kevin Chelvedayoff’s press conference (0:05). They then take a look at the Canucks’ OT win over the Rangers and Thatcher Demko’s incredible play, before touching on John Gibson’s performance against the Devils, the US Olympic goaltending battle, and whether playing in Arizona will hurt Jacob […]

Nov 03, 2021
Did the NHL Miss the Mark?
01:09:25

Jeff discusses the potential return of Carey Price and the Canadiens struggles this season with Eric Engels (0:07). Next, Katie Strang weighs in on Gary Bettman and Bill Daly’s press conference and what questions still remain (20:35). To wrap up, Sara Civian looks at the great start to the season for both the Hurricanes and Frederik Andersen […]

Nov 02, 2021
Marek & Friedman: Reacting to the NHL’s Press Conference
00:24:18

Jeff opens the show by weighing in on yesterday’s Gary Bettman and Bill Daly press conference, before Elliotte Friedman joins to give his own thoughts (0:15). They then look ahead to Kevin Cheveldayoff and Mark Chipman’s press conference and what they expect from it (7:19). Next, the guys talk about league revenues, ticket sales, and […]

Nov 02, 2021
The Commissioner Speaks
01:15:09

Jeff chats with John Garrett about the Canucks early scoring woes and a glimpse into why Elias Pettersson might be struggling out of the gate (0:40). NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman speaks to the media about the punishments handed down and more (19:27). 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 & […]

Nov 01, 2021
Marek & Friedman: What’s Next For the NHLPA?
00:24:07

Jeff and Elliotte chat about Gary Bettman’s press conference, Donald Fehr’s upcoming meeting with player reps, and what’s next for the NHLPA (0:06). The guys then discuss Kevin Cheveldayoff’s pending press conference with Jets owner Mark Chipman, and the court case between Kyle Beach and the Blackhawks and how it may go (8:42). They shift […]

Nov 01, 2021
Morgan Rielly Gets Paid
01:08:46

Jeff is joined by The Athletic’s Kevin Kurz to look into the great start by the San Jose Sharks and debate if it’s addition by subtraction with no Evander Kane (01:24). Next up, NHL Network’s EJ Hradek weighs in on the situation in Chicago and how the Sabres continue to raise eyebrows around the NHL (20:22). Following that, Sportsnet’s Luke Fox reacts to Morgan Rielly’s newly signed contract before addressing the defensive issues and what’s going on with Jake Muzzin (37:18). Finally, Red Wings studio analyst Manon Rheaume talks about Lucas Raymond’s play early on and her experience being a goalie mom (51:49).

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.

Oct 29, 2021
Marek & Friedman: Is an Eichel Deal Close?
00:19:33

Jeff and Elliotte discuss the news that Jets GM Kevin Cheveldayoff will not face any discipline for his role in the Chicago Blackhawks sexual misconduct scandal (0:07). They then talk about Joel Quenneville resigning as head coach of the Panthers, Blackhawks owner Rocky Wirtz requesting that Brad Aldrich’s name be removed from the Stanley Cup, and Kyle Beach’s statement (3:04). They finish with a talk about the Sabres being in serious discussions with the Golden Knights regarding a Jack Eichel trade, and take a look at Morgan Rielly’s eight-year extension with the Leafs (12:41).

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.

Oct 29, 2021
Jakub Voráček on His Blue Jackets Return
01:09:25

Jeff discusses the latest surrounding Kevin Cheveldayoff and the Jets with Ken Wiebe (0:35). Next, Jason York looks at the future of the Ottawa Senators and how great Tim Stützle has been (20:20). To wrap, Blue Jackets forward Jakub Voráček talks about playing with Patrik Laine and rejoining the Blue Jackets following his trade from Philadelphia (43:19).

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.

Oct 28, 2021
Marek & Friedman: Kyle Beach’s Incredible Bravery
00:27:26

Jeff and Elliotte discuss Kyle Beach’s courageous interview with Rick Westhead (5:57). They talk about where the NHL goes from here, the league’s memo sent to teams regarding reporting obligations for illegal/inappropriate behavior, and the importance of making public what the punishments are if organizations don’t comply (9:26). Next, they look at Alex DeBrincat’s comments, and reasons to be hopeful that this will be a profound tipping point for the league (15:38). To finish, they talk about Joel Quenneville coaching the Panthers ahead of his meeting with Gary Bettman, what happens with John McDonough, and the possibility of taking names off the Stanley Cup (20:19).

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.

Oct 28, 2021
The Ripple Effects of the Blackhawks Investigation
01:10:40

Jeff is joined by Ryan Leslie to discuss Calgary’s great road trip and Andrew Mangiapane taking his game to the next level (0:46). Next, The Athletic’s Mark Lazerus reacts to the fallout from the internal investigation conducted by the Blackhawks and how the organization failed the player involved (22:32). Then former Islanders netminder Rick DiPietro talks about New York’s identity and the goaltending tandem of Ilya Sorokin and Semyon Varlamov (48:07).

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.

Oct 27, 2021
Marek & Friedman: What’s next for Chicago?
00:26:31

Jeff Marek opens the show by addressing the Jenner & Block investigation report into the Chicago Blackhawks (0:12). Then Elliotte joins to give his thoughts on the report and yesterday’s press conference (6:08). The two discuss what’s next for the organization, Joel Quenneville, and others (9:06). They then chat about the type of people Chicago needs to surround itself with going forward (18:28). To finish, the guys take a look at Seattle’s win over Montreal, and why it might be best for the Habs to punt on the season (23:11).

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.

Oct 27, 2021
Will the Kraken Raise a New (Old) Banner?
01:08:48

Jeff looks back at the Kraken’s home opener and looks ahead to their matchup against Montreal with Marisa Ingemi from the Seattle Times (0:45). Next, Jeremy Rutherford discusses the latest surrounding Vladimir Tarasenko’s trade request and the youth movement happening in St. Louis (20:11). To wrap, Tarik El-Bashir reacts to Alex Ovechkin’s incredible start to the season and his chase of Wayne Gretzky’s career goals mark (48:52).

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.

Oct 26, 2021
Marek & Friedman: Will Alex Ovechkin Ever Slow Down?
00:23:00

Jeff and Elliotte briefly discuss the news that the Blackhawks will hold a public briefing today on the results of an independent investigation into sexual assault allegations made by two former players against a former coach, and the club’s handling of those allegations (0:22). They then chat about the Leafs’ loss to the Canes, Sheldon Keefe’s post-game comments, and the team’s upcoming game against Chicago (1:25). Next, the guys touch on Vladimir Tarasenko’s hot streak, Tampa not having held a lead once this season, and how the Penguins have looked so far (7:50). To finish off, they talk about the red-hot Panthers, Evgeny Kuznetsov finding his way, and the ageless wonder Alex Ovechkin (16:10).

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.

Oct 26, 2021
Trouble in Toronto?
01:04:10

Jeff is joined by NHL.com’s Tracey Myers to take a look at the Blackhawks’ awful start and what Jonathan Toews has looked like in his return to the ice (0:50). Gord Stellick stops by and gives historical reference to the current struggles by the Maple Leafs and what type of effort the team needs to come out with against the Hurricanes (15:33). To wrap up, BCHL Director of Officiating and Player Safety Brad Lazarowich discusses the historic game where four women made up the officiating crew and the importance of skating for officials in today’s game (46:10).

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.

Oct 25, 2021
Marek & Friedman: Is it Time to Reassess in Chicago?
00:24:35

Jeff and Elliotte look ahead to tonight’s Leafs-Hurricanes matchup, and discusses the feeling among Toronto’s fanbase and the players (0:38). They then take a look at the struggles in Chicago, and next steps for the Blackhawks, before discussing Jack Eichel potentially filing a grievance and teams in the trade mix for the Sabres centre (6:04). To wrap, the guys touch on Mackenzie Blackwood getting vaccinated, the Travis Hamonic situation in Vancouver, and play of Red Wings’ rookies Lucas Raymond and Moritz Seider (19:29).

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.

Oct 25, 2021
Previewing the Kraken’s First Home Game in Seattle
01:09:02

Jeff Marek chats with Seattle Kraken Assistant GM Jason Botterill about the allure of working for an expansion team, the buzz in the city ahead of the home opener, and how long it could take to get an accurate assessment of the team (00:38). Next, Erik Erlendsson of LightningInsider.com’s discusses about the importance (or lack […]

Oct 22, 2021
Marek & Friedman: No Love Lost Between the Hurricanes and Habs
00:24:13

Jeff and Elliotte recap Jesperi Kotkaniemi’s successful return to Montreal, the Hurricanes’ trolling of the Habs on social media, and the animosity between the two clubs (0:18). They then chat about where the Canadiens go from here (6:13). Next, they take a look at another troubled team- the Chicago Blackhawks- and discuss the next steps […]

Oct 22, 2021
Is the Future Bleak in Montreal?
01:08:28

Jeff chats with PJ Stock about the heat being turned up in Montreal and why the future might not be so bright (0:58). Next, Anthony Stewart weighs in on the potential of Brady Tkachuk being the next captain of the Senators and which team has caught his eye early on (19:32). Finally, The Athletic’s Michael […]

Oct 21, 2021
Marek & Friedman: Any End in Sight for Eichel and the Sabres?
00:25:51

Elliotte joins Jeff to discuss Kevyn Adams’ latest comments regarding a Jack Eichel trade, and Eichel possibly looking to build a grievance against the Sabres and CBA (0:19). The guys then head to Montreal to take a quick look at Jesperi Kotkaniemi’s return to the city, before giving their thoughts on Marc Bergevin’s press conference […]

Oct 21, 2021
Keith Tkachuk on His Sons and His Great Career
01:09:11

Jeff is joined by The Athletic’s Lisa Dillman to talk about the Kings’ outlook this season and Drew Doughty making a bid for the Canadian Olympic team (1:02). Next, USA Hockey Hall of Famer Keith Tkachuk discusses being a hockey dad to two NHL players, his influence on Brady’s contract negotiations and some big moments from his career (20:39). […]

Oct 20, 2021
Marek and Friedman: Habs in Turmoil
00:23:38

Jeff and Elliotte take a quick look at last night’s Jets vs. Wild showdown and the rivalry between the clubs, before heading to Montreal and breaking down the Habs’ struggles (0:23). The guys discuss how the team is really missing Carey Price, the club’s lack of identity and structure, whether owner Geoff Molson is considering […]

Oct 20, 2021
The Battle of Alberta Is Alive and Well
01:09:09

Jeff is joined by InGoal Magazine’s Kevin Woodley to talk about Igor Shesterkin taking over the reins as the number one goalie in New York and why Jack Campbell is such a good fit in Toronto (0:21). Next, Andy Strickland discusses Doug Armstrong’s decision to name Alex Pietrangelo as one of the first three players […]

Oct 19, 2021
Marek & Friedman: What’s Next For Evander Kane?
00:23:00

Elliotte joins Jeff to discuss where the Blues are at in regards to a Vladimir Tarasenko trade (0:30). They then shift to Evander Kane’s 21-game suspension, his standing with the Sharks, and the Travis Hamonic situation in Vancouver (3:30). To finish, the guys break down the Rangers’ overtime win over the Leafs, Calgary’s tough loss […]

Oct 19, 2021
Is it Too Early to Make Team Assessments?
01:08:50

Jeff is joined by The Athletic’s Eric Duhatschek to talk about why it might be too early to judge teams and why the Canadian Olympic team doesn’t have a lot of tough decisions (0:35). Next, Rangers play-by-play voice Sam Rosen chats about the expectations for the club and why Gerard Gallant is a good fit to coach […]

Oct 18, 2021
Marek & Friedman: Concern for Nikita Kucherov?
00:24:21

Jeff and Elliotte discuss Nikita Kucherov’s injury status and why there are so many groin injuries early in the season, the COVID-19 situation in Colorado, and whether fully vaccinated teams should have roster flexibility (0:53). They then take a look at the Jack Eichel situation in Buffalo, and wrap up with a chat about the […]

Oct 18, 2021
The Flames Await Their Turn to Start the Season
01:06:55

Jeff chats about the ever-changing landscape of covering hockey with Thomas Drance (0:39). Sportsnet’s Sam Cosentino talks about top prospect Shane Wright and who could get drafted behind him (18:30). NESN’s Andrew Raycroft reacts to the Charlie McAvoy contract and if Patrice Bergeron might consider retiring after his contract is up (34:40). Flames GM Brad […]

Oct 15, 2021
Marek & Friedman: The Ripple Effects of the McAvoy Extension
00:26:20

Jeff and Elliotte give their thoughts on Charlie McAvoy’s eight-year, $76 million contract extension with the Bruins, what the deal means for Boston’s locker room, and how it impacts the market for Adam Fox (1:54). They then touch on the Sabres’ big opening night win over the Habs, the Kraken notching their first victory, and […]

Oct 15, 2021
Opening Night Expectations with Mike Harrington and Katie Guay
00:32:21

Jeff is joined by Mike Harrington of the Buffalo News about the latest surrounding Jack Eichel, if we are any closer to seeing a trade, and previews the opening night matchup for the Sabres (00:31). Next up, AHL Official Katie Guay discusses becoming the first female to referee an AHL game, and touches on her […]

Oct 14, 2021
The Marek Show Gets Nostalgic with Greg Wyshynski
00:33:02

Former Marek vs. Wyshynski host and current ESPN writer Greg Wyshynski joins Jeff to react to the lack of fireworks between the Rangers and Capitals and reflect on how Alex Ovechkin’s legacy has changed. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the […]

Oct 14, 2021
Marek & Friedman: Brady Tkachuk Secures the Bag
00:31:40

Jeff and Elliotte open the show with a conversation about Brady Tkachuk’s reported massive seven year contract in Ottawa and previews the Thursday night’s matchup between the Senators and Maple Leafs (05:36), before taking a look around the NHL at other contract negotiations (15:45). The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of […]

Oct 14, 2021
The Hurricanes on the Rise
01:03:11

Jeff and Producer Matt look at some over/unders for Connor McDavid, Nathan MacKinnon and Taylor Hall (7:22). Next, Hurricanes coach Rod Brind’Amour talks about the additions of Jesperi Kotkaniemi and Ethan Bear along with what to expect from Martin Nečas (14:55). Finally, Cassie Campbell-Pascall chats about the pressure surrounding some of the Canadian teams and […]

Oct 13, 2021
Marek & Friedman: State of the Canadian Teams
00:27:40

Jeff and Elliotte chat about the ‘in-Season Stanley Cup’, Pittsburgh’s win over Tampa, and Chandler Stephen’s controversial game-winning goal for the Golden Knights in the team’s opener vs. the Kraken (0:21). The guys then tee up tonight’s Leafs vs. Canadiens showdown, break down Montreal’s rough offseason, and discuss the makeup of the Leafs (8:20). Next, […]

Oct 13, 2021
Will the Flyers Bounce Back?
01:10:01

Jeff is joined by Flyers President of Hockey Ops and GM Chuck Fletcher to talk about expectations for his club and Carter Hart getting a fresh start this season (1:51). Golden Knights insider and analyst Gary Lawless discusses where the team ranks among the elite in the NHL and if a deal was close between […]

Oct 12, 2021
Marek & Friedman: Breaking Down the Nick Suzuki Extension
00:24:31

Jeff and Elliotte discuss Nick Suzuki’s eight-year, $63 million contract extension with the Canadiens, and the timing of the deal (2:11). They chat about whether the extension impacts Brady Tkachuk negotiations, and discuss the latest on that situation in Ottawa (6:25). The guys then head to New York and take a look at the Rangers […]

Oct 12, 2021
Are The Devils A Team On The Rise?
01:05:32

Jeff chats with Jim “Boomer” Gordon from NHL Network Radio about where teams slot in the Metropolitan division and reaction to the Mika Zibanejad deal (0:39). Devils GM Tom Fitzgerald talks about where he saw his team when he took over the job and where they are at right now (16:07). Sportsnet 650’s Joey Kenward […]

Oct 11, 2021
Marek & Friedman: Bolts Extend Jon Cooper
00:26:58

Jeff and Elliotte discuss Bobby Ryan release from his PTO with the Detroit Red Wings, head coach Jon Cooper signing an extension with the Tampa Bay Lightning, what he’s brought to the organization and his relationship with players (0:16). Then, they chat about the Vancouver Canucks trading Olli Juolevi to the Florida Panthers (10:00). Finally, […]

Oct 11, 2021
Is the Metro the toughest division in the NHL?
01:10:38

Jeff chats with Rick Tocchet about getting into the Flyers Hall of Fame and how difficult the Metropolitan division might be (1:30). Penguins President of Hockey Ops Brian Burke gives his take on his team after getting an offseason to evaluate (21:27). Islanders defenseman Zdeno Chara explains his decision to sign in New York and his relationship with the […]

Oct 08, 2021
Marek & Friedman: The Panthers Lock Up Barkov
00:21:15

Jeff and Elliotte break down Aleksander Barkov’s eight-year, $80M extension with the Florida Panthers, and discuss the outlook for the team this season (0:24). The two then take a look at how Barkov’s extension could impact Mika Zibanejad’s next deal (7:10). Next, they discuss where the Blue Jackets are at, teams that could surprise this […]

Oct 08, 2021
Reactions to Carey Price’s Announcement
01:06:42

Jeff Marek is joined by The Athletic’s Hailey Salvian to discuss how to replace Mark Giordano and the future of both Matthew Tkachuk and Johnny Gaudreau in Calgary (01:13). Former NHL executive Jeff Gorton chats about Carey Price and how to handle that type of situation (18:26). Eric Engels shares more on the Price situation […]

Oct 07, 2021
Marek & Friedman: Carey Price taking time away from the game
00:31:17

Jeff and Elliotte discuss the news that Carey Price has voluntarily entered the NHL’s player assistance program, what it means for players around the league, and how it’ll impact the Canadiens on the ice (3:29). They then chat about Marc Bergevin’s press conference, his contract status and the toll the job has taken on the […]

Oct 07, 2021
Changing the Wild’s Narrative
01:10:42

Jeff is joined by Wild general manager Bill Guerin to talk about the transformation of the team and the rise of Joel Eriksson Ek (0:40). ESPN’s Emily Kaplan discusses Robin Lehner’s press conference and a look at how dress codes in the NHL could change in the near future (1:03). Josh Smith from Scouting The […]

Oct 06, 2021
Marek & Friedman: Progress on the Eichel front?