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The latest hockey buzz with hosts Jeff Marek & David Amber, former NHLers Nick Kypreos & Colby Armstrong, and former NHL executives Brian Burke, Doug MacLean & Gord Stellick.

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    Marek & Friedman: What Comes Next for the Senators?

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 30, 2022 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).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.

    The Complicated Legacy of Eugene Melnyk

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 29, 2022 71:09

    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).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.

    Friedman: Putting a Bow on the GM Meetings

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 29, 2022 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).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. 

    Leafs Show Playoff Preparedness Against Florida

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 28, 2022 68:33

    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).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.

    Friedman: Are Tweaks Coming to LTIR?

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 28, 2022 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).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. 

    Instant Magic: The Lindholm-McAvoy Pair Gets It Done

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 25, 2022 67:02

    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).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.

    Marek & Friedman: How the West is Shaping Up

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 25, 2022 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).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.

    Is Kyle Connor No Longer an Underrated Superstar?

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 24, 2022 65:40

    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).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.

    Marek & Friedman: 26 Years Since 'The Michigan'

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 24, 2022 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).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.

    Did the Rangers Make Themselves Contenders?

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 23, 2022 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).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. 

    MvsW: Deadline Reactions

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 23, 2022 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).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.

    Marek & Friedman: Can Anyone Help the Golden Knights?

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 23, 2022 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).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.

    The Fleury Impact in Minnesota

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 22, 2022 67:33

    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).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. 

    Marek & Friedman: Making Sense of the Dadonov Situation

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 22, 2022 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).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.

    What's Next for the Flyers Ahead of the Deadline?

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 18, 2022 67:46

    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).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.

    Marek & Friedman: NHL Rumour Rapid Fire

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 18, 2022 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).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.

    Rounding Out the Flames' Roster w/ Brad Treliving

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 17, 2022 68:59

    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).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.

    Marek & Friedman: PHWPA-PHF Update + Trade Dominoes Starting to Fall

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 17, 2022 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).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.

    Are Coyotes Fans Going to Pay for the ASU Move?

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 16, 2022 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).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. 

    MvsW: Sizing up the Trade Market

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 16, 2022 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).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.

    Marek & Friedman: What's To Come in Calgary and Winnipeg?

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 16, 2022 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).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.

    Pressure Rising in Sin City

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 15, 2022 68:58

    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).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.

    Marek & Friedman: Is Anaheim Open for Business?

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 15, 2022 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).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.

    Are the Wild Going to Be Deadline Players?

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 14, 2022 66:02

    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).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.

    Marek & Friedman: Frustration Boiling Over in Toronto?

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 14, 2022 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).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.

    Hockey, Commercials & Moustaches with Lanny McDonald

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 11, 2022 68:02

    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).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.

    Marek & Friedman: The Perfect Eichel Return (for the Sabres)

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 11, 2022 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).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. 

    How Much Blame Do the Sabres Deserve for Eichel's Departure?

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 10, 2022 67:52

    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).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.

    Marek & Friedman: Ristolainen Extension, Provorov's Play, and Workouts with Coffee

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 10, 2022 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).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. 

    Determining the Habs' Deadline Strategy with Eric Engels

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 9, 2022 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). 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.

    MvsW: How Many Elite Goaltenders Are There?

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 9, 2022 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).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.

    Marek & Friedman: Teams to Watch at the Deadline

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 9, 2022 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).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. 

    NHL Awards Watch with Shayna Goldman

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 8, 2022 66:55

    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).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.

    Marek & Friedman: Forecasting the Kraken's Deadline Plans

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 8, 2022 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).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.

    Auston Matthews' Game Reaches New Heights

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 7, 2022 67:35

    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).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. 

    Marek & Friedman: Is The Heat Being Turned up in Edmonton?

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 7, 2022 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).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. 

    Darryl Sutter's Masterful Job in Calgary

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 4, 2022 69:42

    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).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.

    Friedman: Most Intriguing Trade Deadline Storylines

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 4, 2022 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).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.

    Is It Time to Question the Leafs as Cup Contenders?

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 3, 2022 67:07

    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).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.

    Marek & Friedman: Reasons for Optimism in Buffalo?

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 3, 2022 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).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.

    Rinne Reflections and Forsberg's Future with Chris Mason

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 2, 2022 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).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.

    MvsW: What's Next for Gambling and Hockey?

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 2, 2022 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).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.

    Marek & Friedman: Rebuild in the Windy City

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 2, 2022 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).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.

    What's First on Kyle Davidson's To-Do List?

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 1, 2022 69:28

    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).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.

    Marek & Friedman: Fallout From the IIHF's Decision

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 1, 2022 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).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. 

    An Unprecedented Situation for the IIHF

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 28, 2022 68:36

    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).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. 

    Marek & Friedman: A Crucial Moment for Luc Tardif

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 28, 2022 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).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. 

    Have We Learned Anything About the Jets' Future?

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 25, 2022 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).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.

    The Relationship Between the IIHF and Russia

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 25, 2022 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).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.   

    Marek & Friedman: Blue Line Shuffle in Philly?

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 25, 2022 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).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. 

    Golden Memories with Eric Lindros and Sarah Nurse

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 24, 2022 64:10

    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).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.

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