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The Jeff Marek Show

Sportsnet insider Jeff Marek goes around the league in Sportsnet 590 The FAN’s national NHL show, airing live across the country daily from 12pm-2pm ET. Opinion, news and analysis featuring daily segments from insider Elliotte Friedman.

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Sportsnet insider Jeff Marek goes around the league in Sportsnet 590 The FAN’s national NHL show, airing live across the country daily from 12pm-2pm ET. Opinion, news and analysis featuring daily segments from insider Elliotte Friedman.

That’s A Wrap!

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Jeff chats with Erin Ambrose about carrying her gold medal wherever she goes, when she knew that the Canadian women’s team had a special group and how her life has changed since the big win in Beijing (00:51). Minnesota Wild GM Bill Guerin joins the show to talk about dealing Kevin Fiala, what they are getting in return with prospect Brock Faber, and how many phone calls he’s been getting after the trade (16:51). To wrap up season one, Producer Matt jumps on to look ahead to the NHL Draft and a look back on the year that was (43:00).

Thank you all for listening - see you next season on The Jeff Marek Show!

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.

Jun 30 2022

1hr 6mins

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Marek & Friedman: Ready for a Crazy Off-Season?

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Jeff and Elliotte react to Kevin Fiala's trade to the Kings, before speculating if this trade opens the transaction flood gates around the league and why it could get busy over the next couple of days (00:49). Next, the guys examine Craig Anderson’s new deal with the Sabres, what the goalie market looks like and how the Rangers and Sharks factor into it all (09:22). To wrap, Jeff and Elliotte discuss how Fiala's long-term contract could set the market for a player like Brock Boeser, and look ahead to what's next for Johnny Gaudreau and which teams are of most interest for this off-season (18:00).

Thank you all for listening - see you next 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.

Jun 30 2022

24mins

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Will Detroit Be Big Players This Summer?

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Jeff chats with Kevin Allen of Detroit Hockey Now about where the Red Wings are in their rebuild, Steve Yzerman’s free agent strategy and how he might look to fill the coaching vacancy (00:28). Later on, our draft expert Sam Cosentino looks ahead to the Memorial Cup Final between Saint John and Hamilton, Mason McTavish’s season and why this year’s draft might be more unpredictable than people think (19:23).

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.

Jun 29 2022

34mins

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MvsW: An Intriguing Off-Season Ahead?

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Greg joins Jeff to look at his restaurant habits while on the road, before remarking over why this was one of the better Stanley Cup matchups in recent memory (01:20). Next, the guys discuss the chance for Tampa to get back on top of the mountain next season, what we learned about Nathan MacKinnon in the playoff run and if we could see a change in his personality after winning (09:49). To finish up, Jeff and Greg talk about interesting storylines heading into the draft, Johnny Gaudreau’s future and if anyone can figure out the Carolina Hurricanes (20:43).

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.

Jun 29 2022

34mins

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Marek & Friedman: Could Kevin Fiala Be on the Move Soon?

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Jeff and Elliotte look back on junior hockey memories ahead of the Memorial Cup final and remember “the 23 minutes that shocked the hockey world”, before getting into the latest with Kevin Fiala (00:05). Next, the guys look into Pierre-Luc Dubois' situation in Winnipeg, what’s going on with the Bruins’ coaching search, and Anthony Duclair’s injury (08:46). To wrap, Jeff and Elliotte chat about the mystery surrounding the Red Wings’ off-season, the potential interest in big name free agents and if Dylan Larkin could sign an extension (15:35).

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

Jun 29 2022

20mins

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A Championship Conversation with Andrew Cogliano

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Jeff chats with Penguins President of Hockey Ops Brian Burke about the impact of the Sedins in Vancouver, Herb Carnegie's deserving call to the Hall and the origin of the GM of the Year award (00:51). Later on, The Athletic's Joe Smith goes over the laundry list of injuries for the Lightning, how much the Anthony Cirelli injury impacted the club and what the market will be for Nick Paul this off-season (20:24). Finally, Andrew Cogliano looks back on lifting the Stanley Cup in front of his teammates, what the perception of Colorado was before he got traded there and when he decided he needed to change his style to stay in the NHL (48:43).

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.

Jun 28 2022

1hr 9mins

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Marek & Friedman: Six Get the Hall Call

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Jeff and Elliotte react to the 2022 Hockey Hall of Fame class and share why Elliotte was such a big fan of Daniel Alfredsson and a story about a piece he did on Herb Carnegie (00:08). Next, the guys discuss the interest in a couple of the Lightning's assistant coaches, the list of injuries Tampa's players sustained during the playoffs and who the team might be able to keep for next season (11:49). To finish, Jeff and Elliotte look at Scotiabank pausing their sponsorship with Hockey Canada (19:45).

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.

Jun 28 2022

22mins

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Is the Hart Trophy Next for Cale Makar?

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Jeff talks with The Athletic's Peter Baugh about Cale Makar’s superstar status, the Avs' will to win for veterans like Andrew Cogliano and how the team might shape up heading into next year (00:46). Later on, Garry Galley weighs in on the Blackhawks’ hiring of his close friend Luke Richardson, Makar’s resume and players battling through injuries in the playoffs (16:23). Finally, Ryan Warsofsky looks back on winning the Calder Cup as the head coach of the Chicago Wolves, and discusses finding the balance between winning and development and the importance of having veterans with NHL experience on the roster (48:21).

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 affiliates.

Jun 27 2022

1hr 5mins

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Marek & Friedman: The Heroes of Colorado's Cup Win

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Jeff and Elliotte kick off the segment discussing the impact of former Avalanche scout Alan Hepple on their Stanley Cup-winning current squad, Cale Makar’s Conn Smythe honours and his evolution into a generational talent. Next, they chat about the scenes post-game, Joe Sakic’s patience as a GM and Nathan MacKinnon being able to say he’s “done something” (12:33). To finish up, Jeff and Elliotte chat about Nazem Kadri’s personality on display in his memorable post-game interview, before debating who might get into the Hall of Fame (18:48).

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.

Jun 27 2022

27mins

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Has the Lightning's Storm Finally Settled?

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Jeff is joined by The Athletic's Ian Mendes to discuss about the positive news out of Ottawa regarding a new arena, Josh Norris’ next contract and if Claude Giroux could be a target for the club this off-season (00:29). Later on, Scott Laughlin of NHL Network radio weighs in on his expectations for Game 5, Colorado’s unorthodox route to success in the Cup final, and highlights Gabriel Landeskog’s role as “the fixer” (19:39). To finish up, Producer Matt answers Jeff’s Roller Hockey International question from earlier in the show and gives his thoughts on Game 5 between the Avalanche and Lightning (50:04).

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.

Jun 24 2022

1hr 8mins

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Marek & Friedman: “It’s Going to Be a Wild Couple of Weeks”

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Jeff and Elliotte react to the news that Luke Richardson will be the next head coach of the Blackhawks, before discussing Patrice Bergeron’s pending extension with the Bruins and how the next couple of weeks could be very interesting across the NHL (00:33). To finish up, they look at the status of a new arena in Ottawa, why they believe Tampa Bay will not go down without a fight in Game 5, and more (13:12)!

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.

Jun 24 2022

23mins

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Coaches Hour with Paul Maurice and Jay Woodcroft

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Jeff chats with Florida Panthers Head Coach Paul Maurice about some of the players he’s been able to coach, why this was the right time for him to come back to the NHL and what he thinks of his new club and where they need to improve (00:16). Later on, Edmonton's Jay Woodcroft looks at the timing of his extension, the gutsy performance by Leon Draisaitl in the playoffs and where Evan Bouchard’s game is at after a full season in the league (27:44).

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.

Jun 23 2022

49mins

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Jon Cooper, the Coach and Lawyer

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Jeff is joined by Nick Kypreos to react to Jon Cooper’s post-game press conference, taking away attention away from his team’s poor play in overtime, and the Nazem Kadri redemption tour capped with his game-winning goal (06:29). Later on, we tune into the 32 Thoughts podcast following Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final, which discusses Andrew Brunette’s tenure in Florida and what the future holds for Blake Wheeler, Pierre-Luc Dubois and Barry Trotz (33:08).

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 affiliates.

Jun 23 2022

50mins

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Game Four Expectations with Mike Rupp

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Jeff chats with Cup champion Mike Rupp about why he still believes Colorado played well in Game 3, the importance of Steven Stamkos’ post-game press conference and why he had no doubt that Darcy Kuemper would get the start in Game 4 (00:29). Later on, Dan Bylsma talks about why the move to Coachella Valley to coach made sense for him, memories of his first AHL game and finding the balance between coaching and developing (21:54).

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.

Jun 22 2022

35mins

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MvsW: The Norris Debate & Other Award Musings

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Jeff and Greg look at how effective Nazem Kadri might be if he plays in Game 4, the Lightning’s ability to win without Brayden Point and why the latter isn’t sold on Darcy Kuemper (02:26). Next, the guys talk about Tampa’s line matching when they’re at home, the Norris Trophy balloting and Roman Josi’s candidacy (08:18). To finish up, Jeff and Greg go over their Hart Trophy ballots and how valuable Igor Shesterkin was to the Rangers (25:11).

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.

Jun 22 2022

35mins

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Marek & Friedman: The Panthers Bring in Paul Maurice

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Jeff and Elliotte start things off talking about the latter’s appearance on the Pat McAfee Show, before getting into Paul Maurice's new head coaching role with the Panthers and the surprises from the NHL Awards Show (00:05). Next, the guys chat about Nazem Kadri’s status, Darcy Kuemper getting the Game 4 start and the wait for Nathan MacKinnon to breakout in the Stanley Cup Final (14:54). To cap things off, Jeff and Elliotte look at the remaining open coaching vacancies around the NHL (19:33)

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.

Jun 22 2022

21mins

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Vasilevskiy Shines as Tampa Closes the Gap

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Jeff chats with Matthew DeFranks, writer for the Dallas Morning News, about the impending hire of Pete DeBoer in Dallas, the interesting dynamic with the current contract situation with Jim Nill and Joe Pavelski’s influence on the coaching move (00:31). Hockey Night in Canada's Craig Simpson looks back on the Lightning’s big Game 3 win, Andrei Vasilevskiy’s performance and who might be at the top of the Conn Smythe list right now (17:49). Finally, EliteProspect.com's Cam Robinson weighs in on the Canucks’ signing of Andrei Kuzmenko, and why Shane Wright is his number one overall player in the upcoming draft (49:10).

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.

Jun 21 2022

1hr 6mins

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Marek & Friedman: Tampa Makes It a Series

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Jeff and Elliotte react to the report of Jay Woodcroft getting extended in Edmonton, the game-changing nature of the disallowed goal early in Game 3 and Gabriel Landeskog’s Conn Smythe case (02:26). Next, the boys look at Darcy Kuemper’s performance and Devon Toews’ cross-check on Nikita Kucherov (10:02). To wrap, Jeff and Elliotte discuss the Jim Gregory Award candidates, which of the trophy races will be close, and Dan Bylsma's new AHL coaching job (15:45).  

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.

Jun 21 2022

25mins

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The Future of the Flyers with John Tortorella

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Jeff chats with John Tortorella about taking the Flyers’ head coaching job, his philosophy and the perception of his coaching style, as well as his thoughts on the Philadelphia fan base (00:15). Ken Wiebe stops by later on to chat about Andrei Vasilevskiy’s struggles in this series and why they aren’t all on him, Colorado’s offensive zone dominance and the thought of Barry Trotz coaching the Jets (29:06). Jeff finishes off the show discussing the Canucks’ latest signing Andrei Kuzmenko (01:00:28).  

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.

Jun 20 2022

1hr 8mins

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Marek & Friedman: Does This Feel Different For Tampa?

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Jeff and Elliotte look back on the Stanley Cup Final so far to discuss why this series feels different for Tampa, the career adjustments made by Andrew Cogliano and Darren Helm, and highlight which players have impressed them (00:08). Next, the guys react to Peter DeBoer reportedly heading to Dallas, what the Stars' off-season could look like, and what the future holds for General Manager Jim Nill (06:51). To cap things off, Jeff and Elliotte look at the coaching situation in Florida, how the Sharks' GM search is coming along, and when we could get a better idea of what’s happening in Edmonton with free agents and Jay Woodcroft (13:07).

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.

Jun 20 2022

24mins

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Excellent Podcast!

By HotSweatyNutz - May 20 2020
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Very informative, appreciate the stories and inside looks at the hockey world.

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By TravisBeckman - Apr 23 2020
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I really appreciate the daily hockey content even during the COVID19 pause, thanks all!