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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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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.

    Bo Knows… He’s Staying on the Island

    Bo Knows… He’s Staying on the Island

    David Amber joins Jeff to look back on All-Star weekend in Florida, before discussing Bo Horvat’s new contract extension with the Islanders and if the NHL should revert to a 1-8 playoff seeding format. Next up, Islanders reporter Andrew Gross weighs in on Horvat’s freshly minted deal, why this extension made sense for both the team and the player, and how this could open up New York as a destination for free agents again (31:06). Producer Matt Marchese brings us today's "Random Player of the Day" – Blaine Stoughton (49:59)! Later on, Kelly Hrudey chats about Wayne Gretzky’s appreciation for tough players, the Flames' decision to start Jacob Markstrom after the break, and previews Calgary's matchup against the Rangers tonight (58:29). To wrap up, we hear from Elias Pettersson about his future in Vancouver from his appearance on the 32 Thoughts Podcast (01:22:08).

    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.

    • 1 hr 39 min
    The Jeff Marek Show with Special Guest Jeff Marek

    The Jeff Marek Show with Special Guest Jeff Marek

    Host of the "OD on Sports" podcast Annie O'Donnell joins Matt Marchese to share her Corey Perry fandom, favourite breakaway competition memories, ideas to improve the All-Star game itself, and who might be on the Anaheim Ducks' trade block. Later on, it's Jeff Marek-ception! Jeff brings us some stories on today's "Random Player of the Day" Daniil Markov, before getting into Timo Meier's potential fits with the Golden Knights and Maple Leafs (18:30). We wrap up with Mike Futa, who highlights the importance of scouting at the NHL draft, the attention Dylan Larkin is drawing in the trade market, the strength of the Carolina Hurricanes, and more (49:38)!

    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.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Marchese & Friedman: Live From All-Star Weekend

    Marchese & Friedman: Live From All-Star Weekend

    Elliotte Friedman joins host Matt Marchese from sunny Florida to chat about the state of the Capitals after their recent signing of Dylan Strome, and look ahead to what's next for veteran forward Nicklas Backstrom. Later, the pair dive into the sudden firing of Belleville Senators Head Coach Troy Mann after accusations of sharing pre-scouting information, and discuss if Ottawa is poised to be a buyer or a seller at the trade deadline (10:10). To wrap up, Matt and Elliotte weigh in on Timo Meier's potential fit in Calgary and why the Bruins are wary of trading Brandon Carlo, before previewing this weekend's All-Star festivities (19:48)!

    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.

    • 30 min
    Major Mark Stone Setback

    Major Mark Stone Setback

    Matt Marchese is joined by Florida Hockey Now's George Richards who discusses what it means for the state to host the All-Star game, the Panthers' season so far and if they have the runway and assets to turn it around after the break. Leafs Nation's Gord Stellick joins Matt to share stories about the Random Player of the Day - Link Gaetz (16:33). He also chats about the Maple Leafs, how the loss to the Bruins proves they still need a big deadline swing on the blue line, who they can target and Michael Bunting's saga with officiating crews (24:02). Finally, Vegas analyst Ben Gotz provides insight (48:30) on Mark Stone's successful surgery, what his timetable is and how the Golden Knights will proceed without him.

    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.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Marchese & Friedman: Bedard Show at the Saddledome

    Marchese & Friedman: Bedard Show at the Saddledome

    Elliotte Friedman and host Matt Marchese begin with Connor Bedard putting on a show at the sold-out Saddledome and the financial benefits for a team that drafts a 'generational' talent (7:00). Then, they chat about Mark Stone undergoing another back surgery and how losing its captain will change Vegas' strategy at the deadline (13:00). Later, Matt and Elliotte break down the developments in the NHLPA's search for a new director, the rumours that it could be U.S. Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh and how a political/labour figure can benefit the players for the next CBA (21:00). Finally, they reflect on Gary Bettman's 30-year anniversary as NHL commisioner and evaluate his performance compared to other leagues (28:00).

    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.

    • 33 min
    The MO with Arda Ocal: The NHL's Personality Problem

    The MO with Arda Ocal: The NHL's Personality Problem

    ESPN's Arda Ocal joins host Matt Marchese for another edition of The MO! They get into the Hurricanes' interest in adding one more piece, the NHL's personality problem, Toronto and Tampa Bay on a first round collision course once again, and this year's All-Star festivities. Next up, Jimmy Murphy of Boston Hockey Now weighs in on the Bruins' three-game slide, what lessons the team's veterans have learned from Tom Brady, and what lies ahead at the trade deadline (30:59). Later on, The Athletic's Corey Masisak chats about the Sharks' struggles this season, before sorting through San Jose's major trade pieces including Erik Karlsson, Timo Meier, James Reimer and more (49:58). Matt wraps things up with today's "Random Player of the Day" - Tim Kerr (01:04:57)!

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

    • 1 hr 11 min

Customer Reviews

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840 Ratings

840 Ratings

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Great podcast

Great podcast. Keeps me in tune with the entire league.

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Marek is the best

Superlative coverage of the league from Sportsnet’s most reasonable talking head featuring great interviews that are far less repetitive and far more insightful than every other show out there

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Jeff is great.

Like Jeff, don’t really love Matt Marchese. Sorry.

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