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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.

The Jeff Marek Show Sportsnet

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    • 4.2 • 762 Ratings

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.

    Marner and the Maple Leafs Stay Red-Hot

    Marner and the Maple Leafs Stay Red-Hot

    Jeff chats with Sportsnet's Luke Fox about Mitch Marner’s impressive hot streak, how the team has played with a battered blueline and if Kyle Dubas will get any credit for the team’s recent success.

    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.

    • 17 min
    Marek & Friedman: Will Anyone Claim Cal Petersen?

    Marek & Friedman: Will Anyone Claim Cal Petersen?

    Jeff and Elliotte start off reflecting on Canada’s performance at the World Cup after the team's elimination today. The guys then move onto the impressive play of the Maple Leafs, Cal Petersen hitting the waiver wire in a surprise move, and an increase in the appetite for goal-scoring across the league (04:23). To finish up, Jeff and Elliotte discuss the Alex Formenton situation, the terrible news on Kris Letang, and the latest surrounding the Philadelphia Flyers (16:08).

    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.

    • 31 min
    What’s Wrong in the Big Apple?

    What’s Wrong in the Big Apple?

    Jeff chats with Vince Mercogliano, Rangers reporter for USA Today Sports, about New York’s early struggles, Igor Shesterkin’s critique of his own game, and who their best player has been so far this season. We wrap up with Producer Matt, who weighs in on Jeff’s conversation with Greg Wyshynski and fight night between the Philadelphia Flyers and New York Islanders (16:22).

    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.

    • 22 min
    MvsW: No Lead Is Safe!

    MvsW: No Lead Is Safe!

    Jeff and Greg start off with their thoughts on the World Cup and discuss the long-time belief that soccer would pass hockey in popularity in the United States. Next, the guys react to the breaking news of Kris Letang suffering a stroke that will keep him sidelined indefinitely (06:13). Moving on, they discuss the high-scoring game between the Seattle Kraken and L.A. Kings, Jaden Schwartz’s baffling stat line, and why it’s harder to defend in today’s game (10:39). Jeff then offers up a theory on why the Selke Trophy is a bizarre award for a league that wants an increase in offence (17:25). To finish up, the guys chat about no leads being safe in today’s game, if there needs to be more former goaltenders monitoring the current crop of netminders, and more (25:06)!

    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 affiliates.

    • 43 min
    Marek & Friedman: What a Night!

    Marek & Friedman: What a Night!

    Jeff and Elliotte start off discussing the latest news on a new arena for the Coyotes, why Gary Bettman continues to fight to keep the team in Arizona, and what's causing opposition to the NHL's plan. Next, the guys look back on Winnipeg’s win over the Colorado Avalanche, Matthew Tkachuk’s return to Calgary, and the Florida Panthers' identity crisis (09:25). To wrap, Jeff and Elliotte reflect on the barn burner between the Seattle Kraken and L.A. Kings, the rise of third period lead changes this season, and why the league is in favour of the recent scoring spike (15:41).

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

    • 25 min
    Matthew Tkachuk’s Calgary Return

    Matthew Tkachuk’s Calgary Return

    Jeff chats with Daily Faceoff's Mike McKenna about the issues surrounding goalies knocking nets off, the reasons behind goalposts coming off of their moorings, and how to solve the problem. Later on, The Athletic's Peter Baugh shares an update on the Colorado Avalanche's injury issues, before getting into Alexandar Georgiev’s breakout season and potential trade targets on the Avs' radar (19:47). We wrap with Kelly Hrudey of Hockey Night in Canada, who weighs in on Matthew Tkachuk’s first game in Calgary since his offseason departure, how Flames fans might react, and the issues surrounding goalie masks (48:01).

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

    • 1 hr 9 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
762 Ratings

762 Ratings

liberal-tarian ,

Great show (but please stop the “redrafts”)!

Jeff is a great host! The show is very informative and has great guests.
Elliot is insightful, but rude! Not sure why he can’t stop eating or turn his ringer/keyboard sound off when on air.
Also, I could do without the ridiculous “redrafts”... time travel is not real, so please stop with the hypotheticals!

Thanks! LET’S GO BLUES!!

Roaringram ,

One of the Best

Jeff Marek is truly one of the best - his style, knowledge, and ability to host an interview are stellar. This is on shine in this podcast, and he’s showing why he’s one of the best.

To address some other reviews:
- leafs talk: I’m not a leafs fan, but I get why there’s a lot of leafs. The descriptions on the episodes are pretty good, so I’ll skip some of the leaf centric episodes, but the insight in those episodes is good anyway, so sometimes it’s worth listening. They’re one of the biggest markets in hockey, and a majority of the folks tuning in for this show are doing so for the leafs. It’s like tuning into a hockey podcast, then rating it poorly because there’s too much hockey talk…

- breaking episodes up: I may be in the minority here, but I love it. It helps me skip some parts that are maybe less interesting on a given day. I don’t get why you would rate this lower for it.

- Elliot: yeah this one gets me, he’s golfing, he’s eating, he’s got his phone pings on, but it’s also not THAT annoying…

TL;DR: Marek is a radio and hockey god, listen to episodes that are interesting to you, and you’ll love it

billlllyboooobjoooooe ,

Good

Amazing podcast! But pls talk about the leafs a little less

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