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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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    • 4.2 • 705 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.

    A Look Around the Metro

    A Look Around the Metro

    Jeff is joined by Shayna Goldman to talk about her biggest surprises and biggest disappointments of the season so far, and chat about the Rangers being reliant on their goalies (0:11). Then Frank Seravalli discusses the Flyers’ turnaround and if the Bruins are a playoff team (19:59). Next, Scott Oake tees up the Hockey Night in Canada matchup between Calgary and Winnipeg as well as After Hours (46:26). To finish, Barry Keane looks back on the re-opening of Massey Hall and tells the story of how he became the drummer for Gordon Lightfoot (55:02).

    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.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Marek & Friedman: Trade Chatter Picking up Around the NHL?

    Marek & Friedman: Trade Chatter Picking up Around the NHL?

    Jeff and Elliotte look back on the anniversary of Rangers defenceman Marek Malík's huge goal to end a 15-round shootout between New York and Washington in 2005, and chat about superstar players that have struggled with penalty shots and in the shootout (0:17). The guys then preview Canucks-Blue Jackets, and talk about whether there's anything new to report from Vancouver, trade chatter picking up around the league, and the biggest surprises and disappointments at the quarter mark of the season (5:22). Next, they weigh in on how concerning the Islanders' struggles are (14:30). To wrap, they talk about why hockey fans should know Utah Jazz owner Ryan Smith, and the future of MLSE in light of reports that Fenway Sports Group approached the company (18:20).

    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.

    • 23 min
    NHL Quarter Season Awards

    NHL Quarter Season Awards

    Jeff looks back on the Leafs’ 6-2 win over the Kings and the play of Jack Campbell with Jim Ralph (1:01). Next, Bruce Dowbiggin joins the show to talk about his new book, “Inexact Science: The Six Most Compelling Draft Years In NHL History” (19:42). To finish, Jeff and Producer Matt hand out their quarter season awards (51:43).

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

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Marek & Friedman: Alex Ovechkin, The Playmaker?

    Marek & Friedman: Alex Ovechkin, The Playmaker?

    Elliotte joins Jeff to give his thoughts on J.T. Miller and Bo Horvat's post-game comments following the Canucks' latest loss to the Penguins, and why Vancouver might be waiting to make a change (0:05). They also take a look at the Islanders who are in the midst of a seven-game slide, why the NHL hasn't postponed any of the team's games despite COVID-19 issues, Alex Ovechkin's play this season, how Rasmus Sandin is coming into his own, and how Sean Durzi looked in his NHL debut against the Leafs (5:05). Next, the guys chat about Pierre-Luc Dubois' return to Columbus, and the Blue Jackets' work ethic (14:32). To wrap, the guys touch on who will coach Team Canada in upcoming international events (and at the Olympics should the NHL not participate), and Filip Forsberg's future in Nashville (18:46).

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

    • 22 min
    Another Lightning Injury? No Problem

    Another Lightning Injury? No Problem

    Jeff looks at the incredible offensive start for Nazem Kadri and how the Avalanche are set for the future with Peter Baugh (0:54). Then Billy Jaffe weighs in on the beginning of the Bruins’ season and Charlie McAvoy’s value to the team (18:21). Next, Erik Erlendsson discusses the Brayden Point injury and who needs to step up in his absence (43:00). To wrap, Producer Matt asks if Leon Draisaitl is underrated and which goalie tandem is better to have (56:53).

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

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Marek & Friedman: A Check-in on the Goalie Market

    Marek & Friedman: A Check-in on the Goalie Market

    Jeff and Elliotte take a look at the red-hot Flames, the play of backup goaltender Dan Vladar, and the team's success on the road (0:04). Next, the guys talk about the Vancouver saga, before pivoting to the Flyers and discussing the team's tough week, and where the club is at right now (4:38). Then the guys take a look at the Stars' win over the Oilers, Sean Durzi's upcoming NHL debut for the Kings against the Leafs- the team that originally drafted him, and Jack Campbell's return to LA (10:58). To wrap, they chat about whether the Sabres may be looking to acquire a goalie, and whether the team would be willing to give up a first round pick in its quest (18:53).

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

    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
705 Ratings

705 Ratings

hockeyguy222222 ,

Splitting episodes

Jeff is great at what he does, and overall it’s a good show, but I wish I saw the benefit of splitting each hour into a separate episode everyday, it’s not a dealbreaker, just rather annoying.

AU83 ,

Him again

Is Jeff Marek on again? Or still. Hard to tell, he’s omnipresent.
Good thing, too. Knows his stuff and always fun. But get ready to google some deep cuts.

John Massarella ,

Missing something

Jeff Marek is one of the best in the business when it comes to hockey broadcasting. His hockey knowledge is expansive and he’s a great storyteller.

However, there are some format issues I have with the podcast. First and foremost, I can’t understand why they split the podcast into two sections everyday. It’s a minor inconvenience to split the show but a hassle none the less.

It’s a also a little stale having Friedman on the show daily. As an avid listener of the 32 Thoughts podcast having a daily dose of Jeff and Elliott has become tiresome. The info seems redundant.

Overall it’s the best resource for daily NHL coverage so I’ll continue tuning in.

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