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Sportsnet insider Jeff Marek goes around the league in Sportsnet 590 The FAN’s national NHL show, airing live across the country daily from 12pm-2pm ET. Opinion, news and analysis featuring daily segments from insider Elliotte Friedman.
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Jeff and Elliotte Friedman kick things off teeing up Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final tonight in Edmonton. They discuss what we will see from the Panthers lines, if Evander Kane will suit up, and much more ahead of puck drop. Next, the pair get into the goaltender market heating up and where we can expect Linus Ullmark to end up. Later, they look back on Andrew Cogliano's career on the heels of his retirement announcement, and weigh in on what's next for Mark Giordano. To wrap up the program, Jeff and Matt Marchese say goodbye to technical director Lance Kennedy after 21 years at Sportsnet 590 The FAN. 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.
Jeff kicks off the show with Sportsnet's Louie DeBrusk to tee up tonight’s Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final in Edmonton. They discuss how the Oilers need to approach the start to the contest, what to expect heading into the game, the goaltending matchup, and much more. Next up, after announcing his retirement, Andrew Cogliano stops by to discuss his decision to hang up his skates, what his role will be in the Avalanche’s front office, how he adjusted his game when he made it to the NHL, and his experience winning the Cup in Colorado (31:05). Later on, George Richards of Florida Hockey Now looks ahead to Game 6 from the Panthers perspective including the state of the powerplay, how Paul Maurice has handled the Oilers' push, and Bill Zito’s reaction to his team’s Game 5 loss (50:55). The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
Jeff kicks off the show with Jim Lang to discuss his new book My Day with the Cup: NHL Players Tell Their Stories about Hometown Celebrations with Hockey's Greatest Trophy. They chat about the most interesting tales from his book, along with his favourite encounters with former players. Later, New Jersey Devils GM Tom Fitzgerald discusses the reasoning for bringing in Jacob Markström, what the Devils need to add on their blue line, what went wrong for the team this season, and more (17:22)! 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.
Jeff and Greg Wyshynski kick off the show breaking down the blockbuster moves from yesterday starting with Jacob Markström heading to the New Jersey Devils. They discuss the price the Devils paid for their new goaltender and what’s next for the Flames with their surplus of cap space. Next, the pair get into Pierre-Luc Dubios' move to Washington, if Quinton Byfield’s development this season helped speed up the process, how to grade the trade for Rob Blake and the Kings, why the Capitals have become a second-chance destination for former high picks, and how PLD will help Alex Ovechkin break Wayne Gretzky’s goal record. Later on, Jeff and Greg chat about Barclay Goodrow being claimed off of waivers by the Sharks, the similarities to Todd Marchant's waiver situation, the Kings' throwback branding, and much more! 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.
Jeff and Elliotte kick off the show breaking down a busy day of blockbusters starting with Pierre-Luc Dubois heading to the Capitals. They discuss why the Kings moved on from PLD, how much Quinton Byfield’s role was a factor in the decision, why Dubios never adjusted to the Kings, and why Washington is a good fit for the former third overall pick. Next, the pair get into the Dallas Stars' decision to send Ty Dellandrea to the Sharks and if it could be a precursor for another move, along with Barclay Goodrow move to San Jose. Later, Jeff and Elliotte chat about the trade that sent Jacob Markström to the New Jersey Devils, how the Flames and Markström approached the deal, the recent trend on goalie transactions, and what Kevin Bahl brings to the Flames. The duo wrap up today's episode with their expectations for free agent defenceman on July 1st, what the Senators are looking at adding, and much more! 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.
Jeff kicks off the show with The Athletic’s Shayna Goldman as they recap Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final. They discuss how Connor McDavid has emerged as the favourite for the Conn Smythe, Bill Zito’s emotional reaction to the loss, what to expect in Game 6, and much more. Next up, Sportsnet’s Iain MacIntyre joins the program to discuss the Canucks locking defenceman Filip Hronek up long-term (31:00). Then, Ryan Leslie of Sportsnet stops by to discuss the Flames trading goaltender Jacob Markström to the New Jersey Devils and what the move means for Calgary going forward (50:45). Finally, newly appointed GM of the Carolina Hurricanes, Eric Tulsky chats about his career journey up to this point, what he looks for from his staff, his philosophy in running the Hurricanes, and much more (01:21:00)! 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.
Jeff kicks off the show with St. Louis Blues General Manager and President of Hockey Operations, Doug Armstrong. They discuss the announcement last week regarding the succession plan for the GM job in St. Louis with Alexander Steen set to take over in 2026, before getting into the need for contending teams to have a Selke-calibre player on the roster, the latest on Pavel Buchnevich’s contract talks, the vision for the team going forward, and the Blues' goaltending. Next up, E.J. Hradek of NHL Network chats about the Oilers' hopes against the Panthers in Game 5 tonight and the confidence of each team heading into the contest (17:45). Later, newly appointed Head Coach of the San Jose Sharks, Ryan Warsofsky highlights the people who helped him get to this point, his coaching philosophy, and much more (34:34). Colorado Avalanche forward Nathan MacKinnon wraps up the program with his thoughts on the Avs' 2023-24 season, why Jonathan Drouin fit in so well with the team, how he approaches the off-season, the Stanley Cup Finals, and the international hockey tournaments on the horizon (49:20). 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 affiliates.
Jeff and Elliotte kick off the show teeing up Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final and what they expect ahead of the opening face-off tonight. They discuss what a Panthers win tonight would demonstrate to other NHL teams, Sergei Bobrovsky’s contract, and how a Cup would impact Aleksander Barkov's legacy. Next, the pair get into Chris Armstrong's role as Utah’s President of Hockey Operations and what's next for team's front office. Later, Jeff and Elliotte look into the NHL buyout window, which is set to open 48 hours after the Stanley Cup is awarded, and sift through potential buyout candidates including Jeff Skinner with the Buffalo Sabres. The duo wrap up today's show with a chat about Ryan Warsofsky taking over behind the bench in San Jose, Pascal Vincent being let go by the Blue Jackets, and who could be the next bench boss in Ohio. 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.
Jeff kicks off the show with Bob Stauffer of Oilers Now as they recap Edmonton's blowout win over the Panthers in Game 4. They discuss the atmosphere at Rogers Place, Kris Knoblauch’s track record in the playoffs in his junior career, and the Oilers' penalty kill overshadowing their elite powerplay. Then, Jeff and Producer Matt Marchese discuss the Oilers' record 50/50 draw, the fallout from the Blue Jackets sweeping the Lightning in 2019, the path back into the series for Edmonton, Connor McDavid’s Conn Smythe chances, and more (17:35). Finally, the ‘Goalie Whisperer' Kevin Woodley joins the program (49:51). They discuss how Edmonton attacked Sergei Bobrovsky in Game 4, the Panthers netminder’s mentality after getting pulled, Stuart Skinner’s outstanding performance, and the future for Anthony Stolarz. 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.
Jeff and Elliotte kick off the show discussing the Oilers' blowout performance in Game 4 to avoid a sweep in the Stanley Cup Finals. They weigh in on Matthew Tkachuk and Sam Bennett not skating at Panthers practice this morning, Connor McDavid breaking Wayne Gretzky’s playoff assist record, and if Sergei Bobrovsky could win the Conn Smythe. Then, the pair get into the records they thought will never be broken, if Evander Kane could return in Game 5, and Shania Twain’s performance in Edmonton. They end things off discussing the news and rumours around the league including the Senators' needs, the latest on Mitch Marner, and much more. 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.
Jeff kicks off the show with Randy Moller of Bally Sports Florida to break down the scenes in Edmonton with Florida on the verge of their first Stanley Cup in franchise history. They discuss how Gustav Forsling fell to Florida on waivers, the comparison between Aleksander Barkov and Anze Kopitar, the lessons that Florida took from last seasons SCF loss to Vegas, and more. Then, the authors of ‘Deal With It: The Trades That Shocked the NHL and Changed Hockey’, Bruce and Evan Dowbiggin discuss how relationships between players and managers have changed over time, the Golden Knights' expansion draft, and much more (17:30). Later on, Utah HC General Manager Bill Armstrong joins the program to discuss the team releasing their temporary name and jerseys for their inaugural season, how ownership has handled the relocation, how the team will prepare for the offseason, how close his team is to contending, and his thoughts on Bill Zito and the Florida Panthers on the verge of a Stanley Cup (47:02). Jeff and Matt end things off discussing Utah’s jersey’s ahead of their first season. 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.
Jeff and Elliotte kick off the show breaking down Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final with Edmonton being pushed to the brink. They discuss Oilers' performance in the loss, if it's time to do something more drastic, the lessons that teams can learn from the Panthers, Paul Maurice’s coaching career, and how the Cats have yet to be threatened throughout the playoffs. Later, the pair get into what they expect from Utah HC heading into the draft and off-season, teams ready to spend big money this summer, Kaapo Kakko’s 1-year contract extension with the Rangers and if his future will be in New York. 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.
Jeff kicks off the show with Andy Strickland of the Cam and Strick Podcast to discuss the big news out of St. Louis this morning. They discuss the Blues' succession plan for their front office, what Alex Steen brings with his new role, the team's core and their future between the pipes. Then, ESPN NHL rules analyst Dave Jackson joins the program to break down the officiating in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final and break down some of the most controversial whistles (19:40). The former NHL referee weighs in on how certain calls on the ice are determined behind the scenes, the lack of supplemental discipline for Leon Draisaitl following his hit on Aleksander Barkov, and how refs handle injuries on the ice. Later, PWHL Toronto forward Natalie Spooner stops by fresh off of being awarded the PWHL’s first MVP award (51:05). They discuss the overwhelming fan support she felt this season, the growth of international hockey, who the next emerging power is in women’s hockey, and the rehab process from her knee injury. 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.
Jeff and Elliotte kick off the show discussing the Panthers' late flight into Edmonton last night, before moving on to the flurry of breaking news around the NHL this morning. They discuss the Blues making changes to the front office including Alexander Steen taking over as general manager in a couple of seasons, and weigh in on if we are entering a new phase of next generation of GM’s in the NHL. Later, they discuss the Sharks naming Ryan Warsofsky as their next head coach, Patrik Laine and the Blue Jackets working on a trade, and where he might end up. Jeff and Elliotte wrap up discussing the Hurricanes' plan to lock up Jaccob Slavin to a long-term extension, the latest on Mitch Marner and the Golden Knights, the latest from Oilers practice, and much more. 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.
Jeff kicks off the show with Erin Ambrose, fresh off being named the first Defender of the Year in the PWHL. They discuss how her game has evolved since being the last recipient of the award in the CWHL, before getting into how she's adapted to the travel schedule of the PWHL, her injuries throughout the season, her goals for the next, how she expects the team to look in 2025, and her apparel collaboration with CCM. Later on, 2024 PWHL first overall pick Sarah Fillier joins the show (17:10). They discuss her thought process leading up to the PWHL draft and if she knew beforehand when her name would be called, who she knows on PWHL New York, her preparation for her rookie season as a pro athlete, and much more! 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.
Live from Oilers practice, ESPN's Greg Wyshynski joins Jeff to discuss Darnell Nurse not being on the ice today, the Minnesota Wild’s jersey rumours, and the Oilers' performance over the first two games of the series. Next, the pair weigh in on Edmonton being in a similar situation to that of Florida in the SCF last year, the mood in the Panthers' locker room, if Sergei Bobrovsky is a Hall of Famer and why a Stanley Cup is all that stands in his way. Later, they get into Cap Friendly being purchased by the Washington Capitals, the Sabres presence in the SCF, Jim Nill being named GM of the Year, and much more! 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.
Jeff and Elliotte kick things off discussing the reactions around the hockey world on the Capitals purchasing Cap Friendly. Then, they discuss the Panthers electing to stay in Florida for another day, the decision not to fine Leon Draisaitl following his hit on Aleksander Barkov, what to expect from the limping Oilers in Game 3, and more. Next, they circle back to Cap Friendly and break down Caps GM Brian MacLellan’s statement on his team's acquisition of the website, if other organizations knew this was coming, and if we can expect other clubs to purchase similar sites. The pair wrap up discussing Jake Guentzel’s name being linked to the Vancouver Canucks, the latest on Jacob Markström, and more. 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.
Jeff kicks off the show with Shayna Goldman of The Athletic as they discuss the scrappy affair in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final last night including Aleksander Barkov’s injury, Aaron Ekblad’s WWE style headlock on Evan Bouchard, and the officiating in the contest. Later, the pair weigh in on how the Panthers defended against the Oilers' superstars, Cap Friendly, Eric Tulsky set to become the GM of the Hurricanes, and the PWHL Draft. Next up, Jason Gregor, host of The Jason Gregor Show, stops by to discuss if there will be a suspension or a fine for Leon Draisaitl following his hit on Barkov, along with his other takeaways from the Oilers' first two Stanley Cup Final games (32:37). Later, Producer Matt Marchese joins the conversation to share Paul Maurice’s update on Barkov, Jim Nill winning the GM of the Year Award, and some rumours from around the NHL (49:45). Former NHL defenceman Jeff Chychrun wraps up the program with his thoughts on the Panthers' 2-0 lead over the Oilers, some of the memorable opponents from his own career, how the Cats' style of play has frustrated the Oilers, Gustav Forsling’s game, and his son’s NHL journey (01:22:00). 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.
Jeff and Matt Marchese kick things off discussing Wayne Gretzky’s comments on the Sportsnet panel on Saturday night surrounding Aleksander Barkov being the best defensive forward in the NHL since Bryan Trottier. Later, the pair tee up Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final, before Sportsnet's Jason Bukala joins the show to recap the NHL Combine (17:40). Jeff and Jason discuss what he would look for when interviewing prospects, his takeaways at the combine, if Maklin Celebrini will return to school next year, the elite defensive prospects set to be picked high in the first round, expectations for Artyom Levshunov, and if there is a "Russian factor" this year. Later on, former NHL President, GM, and Head Coach, Doug MacLean looks back on his time coaching the Panthers to their first Stanley Cup Finals and his memories from that Cup run, before sharing more stories from his days in Florida (48:05). 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.
Jeff and Elliotte kick things off recapping Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals and what to expect heading into Game 2 tonight. They discuss Sergei Bobrovsky’s Game 1 performance, his practice routine, how he has changed the narrative surrounding his game since his start in Philly, and more. Then, they discuss Elliotte’s report surrounding the salary cap website Cap Friendly, set to be purchased by the Washington Capitals. Later on, they discuss the rumours around the NHL starting to heat up surrounding the Hurricanes, John Tavares, and if there will be movement at the draft. 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.
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Comments (36)

Eric Thompson

Jeff Marek should be waived or bought out. He isn't bad in small doses but a full show drives me to drink

Mar 16th
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Eric Thompson

hated this episode... we get it you don't like fighting. left annoyed after this episode

Jan 29th
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Craig Pearce

same stories on 32 thoughts

Jan 7th
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Jeremy Bider

guys this is a baseball show

Oct 20th
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D Dawson

Merrick drives me nuts. Always repeating himself, saying bagel instead of zero and thinking that makes him "sick," interrupting co-hosts because he thinks his ridiculous takes need to be said immediately.

Jul 9th
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R Lutes

This was an attempt to injure. A hit to the head guys. This is hard to listen to.

Jun 3rd
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Warren White

Well, I'm happy I don't have to hear the Toronto bias for the rest of the playoffs.

Jun 1st
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Warren White

Man awesome playoff games and we're listening to Toronto talk about Kap trades and social/political issues. I understand the importance of the issue but, this week the headlines im interested in have been buried.

Aug 27th
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Kain Kenny

Curious what people think of Marek as host, especially Canadian listeners?

Feb 18th
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Kain Kenny

The day the Staley cup gets a sponsor is the day I walk away from NHL hockey

Jan 31st
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Vicky Beauregard

Wish this podcast could ALWAYS be led by Jeff Marek! Love the fun all three guys have together! When Jeff is replaced with David Amber, it's way less pleasant to listen to. It feels like he belittles Justin and Anthony's comment or he's above everyone else... It does not feel like they're "a team" just like when Jeff is there..

Jan 23rd
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Antonius

wassup

Jan 7th
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Moe Oro

Not specific to this episode, but just feedback overall from a Calgary fan living in Denver... I really enjoy the perspectives from guys that have played at the top level. I've also gained an appreciation for Burke's take on subjects. I don't always agree, but respect him explaining his positions and his candidness. Despite your appease to the Toronto audience, this has become a staple for my afternoon commute, which is typically only 35-45 minutes. The only reason I've ever wished to have a longer commute is so I could get through all 90 minutes of each episode before getting home. Keep the quality going in 2020!

Dec 28th
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Eric Lauzon

Is this a NHL podcast or a Maple Leafs podcast?

Nov 9th
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Kain Kenny

Seattle will win a cup before Toronto

Oct 2nd
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Warren White

so since everyone got fired is the show cancelled?

Sep 10th
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Nic

The whole show is great I'm sure but i came to listen to Lindros. Starts at 28:05 if that's you too

Jun 12th
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Stephen Leoffler

may be a sound quality issue. I'm hearing little laggy glitches. could be the app, could be my phone, pretty sure it's this episodes audio.

Jun 10th
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Mike C

why do the care so much about "Canadian teams" 1/2 the guys on every NHL team are from Canada anyway. You didn't see us whining about the Blue Jay's winning the WS 2 years in a row.

Apr 23rd
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Ryan Hanson

you guys never talk about vegas... im sick of it. done listening

Apr 17th
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