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The Jeff Marek Show

987 episodes - English - Latest episode: 3 months ago - ★★★★ - 681 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.

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That’s A Wrap!

June 30, 2022 18:09 - 1 hour - 45.7 MB

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 an...

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

June 30, 2022 16:47 - 24 minutes - 17 MB

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...

Will Detroit Be Big Players This Summer?

June 29, 2022 18:49 - 34 minutes - 23.5 MB

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 guest...

MvsW: An Intriguing Off-Season Ahead?

June 29, 2022 17:45 - 34 minutes - 23.6 MB

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 fut...

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

June 29, 2022 16:45 - 20 minutes - 14.3 MB

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 a...

A Championship Conversation with Andrew Cogliano

June 28, 2022 18:07 - 1 hour - 47.6 MB

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 te...

Marek & Friedman: Six Get the Hall Call

June 28, 2022 16:51 - 22 minutes - 15.3 MB

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 (1...

Is the Hart Trophy Next for Cale Makar?

June 27, 2022 18:18 - 1 hour - 44.8 MB

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...

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

June 27, 2022 16:59 - 27 minutes - 18.7 MB

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 debati...

Has the Lightning's Storm Finally Settled?

June 24, 2022 18:03 - 1 hour - 47.3 MB

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 Internatio...

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

June 24, 2022 16:54 - 23 minutes - 16.2 MB

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 guest...

Coaches Hour with Paul Maurice and Jay Woodcroft

June 23, 2022 18:21 - 49 minutes - 34.1 MB

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...

Jon Cooper, the Coach and Lawyer

June 23, 2022 17:06 - 50 minutes - 34.4 MB

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 ...

Game Four Expectations with Mike Rupp

June 22, 2022 18:05 - 35 minutes - 24.2 MB

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 ...

MvsW: The Norris Debate & Other Award Musings

June 22, 2022 17:48 - 35 minutes - 24.3 MB

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 podca...

Marek & Friedman: The Panthers Bring in Paul Maurice

June 22, 2022 16:44 - 21 minutes - 15.1 MB

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...

Vasilevskiy Shines as Tampa Closes the Gap

June 21, 2022 18:07 - 1 hour - 45.9 MB

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 o...

Marek & Friedman: Tampa Makes It a Series

June 21, 2022 17:36 - 25 minutes - 17.3 MB

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 exp...

The Future of the Flyers with John Tortorella

June 20, 2022 18:04 - 1 hour - 47.1 MB

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 (01:0...

Marek & Friedman: Does This Feel Different For Tampa?

June 20, 2022 16:45 - 24 minutes - 17 MB

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 th...

Looking at the New Job with Bruce Cassidy

June 17, 2022 18:02 - 1 hour - 62.9 MB

Jeff chats with newly minted Vegas coach Bruce Cassidy about the whirlwind week for him and his family, how he compares his Bruins roster to his current roster and the opportunity to coach Jack Eichel (3:13). Gord Stellick looks at the Cassidy hire in Vegas, Josh Anderson’s future in Montreal and what the Flyers roster may look like next season (19:05). Trevor Georgie discusses his busy year, the bid process for Saint John to get the Memorial Cup and what the future might hold for him after ...

Marek & Friedman: A Big Off-Season Ahead in Montreal?

June 17, 2022 16:44 - 22 minutes - 20.6 MB

Jeff and Elliotte discuss some news out of Vancouver off the ice, the trade sending Shea Weber’s contract to Vegas in exchange for Evgenii Dadonov and what approach Kent Hughes might take this off-season (12:08). The guys react to the official hiring of John Tortorella in Philadelphia, the potential sale of the Nashville Predators and the Barry Trotz to Florida rumours (12:21).   The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily refle...

The Soon-To-Be Free Agents Steal the Show in Game 1

June 16, 2022 18:08 - 1 hour - 46.8 MB

Jeff is joined by Geraldine Heaney to talk about taking over the head coaching role with the Toronto Six, the biggest change in the women’s game since her career started and looks back at her first World Championship (00:18). Later on, voice of the Stanley Cup Final Chris Cuthbert looks back on the crowd during the opening game, Joe Sakic’s job as a general manager and adjustments that will be made by both teams ahead of Game 2 (19:02). Producer Matt fills in on the last segment to chat with...

Marek & Friedman: Colorado Earns Their Game 1 Victory

June 16, 2022 16:46 - 23 minutes - 16.1 MB

Jeff and Elliotte react to Colorado’s Game 1 win in the Stanley Cup Final, and discuss why no one can count Tampa out and Nathan MacKinnon’s signature skating style (00:08). Next, the guys chat about Valeri Nichushkin’s great night, his importance to the makeup of the team and the big performances from pending free agents (06:50). To wrap, Jeff and Elliotte look at how close John Tortorella is to joining the Flyers, and take us back to the atmosphere in Denver during the first installment of...

MvsW: The Best Cup Final We Could Ask For?

June 15, 2022 18:32 - 20 minutes - 14.2 MB

Jeff asks Greg which player needed to have Twitter during their career, the most interesting player in the Cup Final and what separates Nathan MacKinnon’s work ethic (01:14). Next, the guys talk about the ways the Lightning and Avalanche mirror each other, how it’s a bit miraculous that the two “best” teams ended up in the final, and Jeff’s crazy idea about helping favourites out in the early rounds of the playoffs (08:13). To finish up, Jeff and Greg reminisce about their favourite Cup Fina...

Vegas Gets Their Guy in Bruce Cassidy

June 15, 2022 17:44 - 46 minutes - 31.9 MB

Jeff chats with Edmonton Oil Kings Head Coach Brad Lauer about winning the Ed Chynoweth Cup, the impact Jake Neighbours has made since joining the team mid-season after a stint with St. Louis, and looks back on his time with the Tampa Bay Lightning coaching staff (00:35). Later on, Ben Gotz of the Las Vegas Review-Journal weighs in on the Golden Knights’ hire of Bruce Cassidy, why he’s a good fit for the group and how Vegas' goaltending situation might shake out to start next season (19:33)....

Marek & Friedman: The Cup Final is Finally Here

June 15, 2022 16:54 - 22 minutes - 15.8 MB

Jeff and Elliotte look at the health of both teams ahead of Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final and how both teams are built largely by their current general managers (00:14). Next, the guys discuss Bruce Cassidy’s hire in Vegas, what's still to come with the Golden Knights’ off-season, and if Pete DeBoer is still the leading candidate to take over in Dallas (07:29). To finish, Jeff and Elliotte reminisce about their favourite Stanley Cup Final memories (17:37).   The views and opinions expres...

Reflections of 1972 with Scott Morrison

June 14, 2022 18:13 - 1 hour - 45.7 MB

Vince Mercogliano of USA Today joins Jeff to look at the growth of the New York Rangers over the course of the year, the surprise scratch of Kaapo Kakko in Game 6 and the looming decisions on some of the team's unrestricted free agents (00:35). Next up, Scott Morrison looks back on winning the Elmer Ferguson Award in 2006, discusses this year’s winner Al Morganti, and shares a snippet from his new book “1972: The Series That Changed Hockey Forever” (17:03). To wrap up, Producer Matt jumps on...

Marek & Friedman: Barry Trotz, Free Beer and a Decision

June 14, 2022 16:48 - 25 minutes - 17.2 MB

Jeff and Elliotte start off the segment talking about both general managers in the Stanley Cup Final and how they got there, before settling the analytics in hockey argument once and for all (00:33). Next, the guys chat about Barry Trotz’s looming decision and the future of some junior coaches and managers around hockey (09:15). To finish up, Jeff and Elliotte discuss St. Louis’ goaltending situation, regardless of Ville Husso’s pending free agency, and reflect on Al Morganti and Bill Clemen...

In-Depth Lightning Dive with Curtis McElhinney

June 13, 2022 18:26 - 1 hour - 45.8 MB

Jeff is joined by former Tampa netminder and two-time Stanley Cup champion Curtis McElhinney to chat about what makes Andrei Vasilevskiy so effective, Jon Cooper’s calm and cool nature behind the bench, and Steven Stamkos’ resurgence this season (00:27). Later on, David Amber discusses the Lightning’s tough road to the Cup, Colorado's path the Finals while not facing top-tier goaltending to this point, and more (17:26)! Finally, former NHLer Rob Schremp talks about the atmosphere playing in ...

Marek & Friedman: An Exciting Cup Final Ahead?

June 13, 2022 16:50 - 24 minutes - 16.8 MB

Jeff and Elliotte talk about Tampa’s ability to win close games, and look ahead to the compelling nature of two powerhouses going head-to-head in the Stanley Cup Final (00:52). Next, the guys chat about the upcoming off-season for the Rangers, free agent priorities and what the market is for Andrew Copp (07:28). To finish up, Jeff and Elliotte discuss what’s on the horizon for the Panthers’ coaching staff, if this week gave us any clarity on coaching vacancies, and what the future holds for ...

The Playoff Proving Grounds

June 10, 2022 18:04 - 1 hour - 48.7 MB

Former NHLer Matt Calvert joins Matt Marchese to discuss his new gig with CAL Sports Management, before weighing in on Jared Bednar proving himself this postseason, Cale Makar's ability to erase mistakes with speed, and shares a memory of playing with and against Nazem Kadri (00:19). Later on, Scott Laughlin of NHL Network Radio chats about Game 5 in the Eastern Conference Final, the Rangers' 5-on-5 concerns, Andrei Vasilevskiy's playoff resume, and the offseason questions in Las Vegas and F...

Marchese & Friedman: Tampa's Dynasty Nears Another Cup Final

June 10, 2022 16:46 - 20 minutes - 13.9 MB

Elliotte Friedman joins host Matt Marchese to discuss Ryan Lindgren's gritty performance in the Eastern Conference Finals, the challenge of keeping the Lightning's core together, the effectiveness of the Hagel-Cirelli-Killorn combination, and how New York got "Tampa-ed" in Game 5 (00:04). Later on, the pair address the ownership questions in Ottawa and Buffalo (14:27), before looking into Toronto's decision to part ways with Goalie Coach Steve Briere (17:57).   The views and opinions expre...

Pressure and Injuries Mount for the Rangers

June 09, 2022 18:06 - 1 hour - 44.4 MB

Jeff is joined by The Athletic's Mike Russo to chat about his adventure to the cigar bar in Amalie Arena, the future of in-arena experiences and how the Ranger injuries put more pressure on Igor Shesterkin (00:26). NHL Network analyst Doug Weight talks about the coaching landscape, why teams should have their identity figured out before hiring a coach, and why the Rangers miss Ryan Strome so much (20:56). To wrap up today, Jason York looks at the emergence of Cale Makar’s defensive game, how...

Marek & Friedman: Is Pete DeBoer Tops on Dallas’ List?

June 09, 2022 17:10 - 11 minutes - 7.87 MB

Jeff and Elliotte kick things off discussing the potential of Pete DeBoer landing in Dallas, Bruce Cassidy being caught off guard by his firing and some assistant coaching rumours (00:39). To finish, Elliotte weighs in on Game 5 between the Rangers and Lightning and why Igor Shesterkin needs to have a great performance (09:22).   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 aff...

A New Gig for The GOAT

June 08, 2022 18:10 - 43 minutes - 29.6 MB

Jeff chats with 3x Gold Medalist Marie-Philip Poulin about her decision to join the Canadiens’ Player Development staff, balancing the new role while continuing to play and how much influence her former agent Emilie Castonguay had on this decision (00:18). Later on, The Athletic's Hailey Salvian looks at the complicated nature of an Andrew Mangiapane extension, why the Flames off-season is one of the most watchable and Marie-Philip Poulin adding to her incredible resume with her new job with...

MvsW: Is Fatigue Setting in for Shesterkin?

June 08, 2022 17:38 - 25 minutes - 17.5 MB

Jeff and Greg kick off their weekly conversation talking about Igor Shesterkin’s play in the last two games, the importance of Ryan Strome to the Rangers’ lineup and how the long layoff may have evidently helped out the Lightning (01:44). To finish, the guys talk about Leon Draisaitl playing through a high-ankle sprain and what's next for the Boston Bruins this off-season (14:47).   The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily re...

Marek & Friedman: Has the Tide Turned for Tampa?

June 08, 2022 16:47 - 22 minutes - 15.5 MB

Jeff and Elliotte start out the segment taking a closer look at a report out of Boston about David Pastrnak and the future of the Bruins (00:11). Next, the guys react to Ken Holland’s press conference and the importance of internal roster growth for the Oilers (07:47). To finish, Jeff and Elliotte look back on Tampa’s Game 4 victory, the injury woes for the Rangers and the growing confidence for the Lightning (12:12).   The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the host...

Boston Shocks with the Firing of Bruce Cassidy

June 07, 2022 18:10 - 1 hour - 44.1 MB

Jeff chats with Thomas Drance about what he expects from the Oilers this off-season, how the Canucks might approach extension talks with some players and which timeline the team is working on (00:33). Louie DeBrusk weighs in on the fallout for the Oilers following their loss to the Avs, how underrated Devon Toews is across the league and what to expect from Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Final (14:58). Later on, Producer Matt checks in to share his takeaways from the Western Conference Fin...

Marek & Friedman: Back to the Drawing Board in Edmonton

June 07, 2022 17:12 - 27 minutes - 19 MB

Jeff and Elliotte remark over how close the Western Conference Final was despite the sweep, Colorado’s ability to slow down Edmonton's top group and the inspiring performance by Leon Draisaitl (00:08). Next, the guys look ahead at Evander Kane’s future in Edmonton, the team's need to create cap space and Nazem Kadri’s status ahead of the Cup Final (05:16). To finish up, Jeff and Elliotte react to Bruce Cassidy’s firing in Boston, why a rebuild might not be imminent and sort through the coach...

The Avs Look for a Closeout Against the Oilers

June 06, 2022 18:31 - 1 hour - 46.1 MB

Jeff chats with The Athletic's Peter Baugh about his piece on the 2013-14 Erie Otters, Cale Makar matching up with Connor McDavid and Bowen Byram’s re-emergence for the Avs (12:37). Later on, Jeff gives his take on the Ondrej Palat’s tenure with Tampa Bay, conversations he had with Kevin Cheveldayoff and Pierre Dorion the week before and the off-season ahead for the Bruins (17:42). Finally, Sam Cosentino reflects on the Draft Combine, who he was most impressed with after talking to them and ...

Marek & Friedman: How Many Minutes Does McDavid Get?

June 06, 2022 16:55 - 24 minutes - 17 MB

Jeff and Elliotte kick off the segment discussing Tampa’s win over the Rangers, Igor Shesterkin validating MVP voters and why no one should be counting out the Lightning (00:16). Next, the guys discuss who fills in for the suspended Evander Kane, the length of the suspension and how many minutes Jay Woodcroft might give Connor McDavid in Game 4 (05:01). To finish, they chat about the importance of J.T. Compher, Chris Wideman’s new deal and what’s going on with the coaching market (13:58).  ...

The Avs' Afterburners + In the Booth with Sam Rosen!

June 03, 2022 18:16 - 1 hour - 43.9 MB

Ken Wiebe joins Matt Marchese to weigh in on Colorado's overwhelming speed, Pavel Francouz' marquee performance to record the shutout, and look ahead to a pivotal Game 3 for the Oilers at home (00:15). Next, Anthony Stewart adds to the conversation on Francouz, takes a step back to remark over the strong edgework demonstrated by young players down to the youth level, and weighs in on his expectations for Game 2 in the East, Mika Zibanejad's crucial role, and Darryl Sutter's Jack Adams Award ...

Marchese & Friedman: No Kuemper? No Problem!

June 03, 2022 16:50 - 26 minutes - 18.3 MB

Elliotte joins host Matt Marchese to discuss the defining plays from Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals, and backup goaltender Pavel Francouz stepping up to post a shutout (00:49). Later on, the pair chat about Nazem Kadri's strong postseason and his ability to walk the line of intensity, before weighing in on Colorado's key depth contributions and Artturi Lehkonen's opening goal (09:56). To wrap up, Matt and Elliotte share their expectations for Game 2 in the East and tip their cap to ...

The Evolution of Playoff Hockey

June 02, 2022 18:02 - 1 hour - 45.4 MB

Mark Spector joins Matt Marchese to take a closer look at the Edmonton Oilers ahead of Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals, questions the importance of depth scoring when the top line is humming like this, and takes a step back to look at how playoff hockey has drastically evolved over the years (00:17). Next up, Jonathan Davis of NHL Network Radio makes his picks for tonight's clash in Colorado, highlights the superstars on display and the player prop-bets to cash in with, before discus...

Marchese & Friedman: The New York Kids Step Up

June 02, 2022 17:01 - 27 minutes - 18.7 MB

Matt Marchese hosts in place of Jeff Marek and is joined by Elliotte Friedman to share their thoughts on Filip Chytil's performance on New York's "kid line", our first look at the goaltending matchup between Shesterkin and Vasilevskiy, and the effort plays made by Frank Vatrano (00:04). Later on, the guys update Darcy Kuemper's injury status, and share their expectations for backup Pavel Francouz and Edmonton's Mike Smith tonight (11:27). To wrap up, Matt and Elliotte take a closer look at T...

The Habs Make It Official With Martin St. Louis

June 01, 2022 18:18 - 33 minutes - 23 MB

Jeff is joined by former NHL defenceman Mike Komisarek to talk about his new player development role with the Canucks, what his job entails and why he wanted to get back into the game after being away for a couple of years (01:17). Later on, Eric Engels weighs in on the unsurprising extension for Martin St. Louis in Montreal, if Shane Wright is locked into the first overall draft slot, and looks ahead to when the Canadiens needs to have Carey Price’s future figured out by (21:04).    The v...

MvsW: Time to Rethink the Offside Rule?

June 01, 2022 17:49 - 36 minutes - 25 MB

Jeff and Greg look at Chris Kreider’s emergence as an offensive star for the Rangers, the controversy of Cale Makar’s goal in Game 1 of the Western Conference Final and the idea of getting rid of the offside rule (00:15). The guys discuss the thought of applying today’s review standards for famous goals from years past, the potential loss of Darcy Kuemper for the Avs and Colorado’s great depth (16:39). To finish up, Jeff and Greg go over expectations for the opener of the Eastern Conference ...

Marek & Friedman: Goal Controversy Clouds the Avs' Win

June 01, 2022 16:58 - 21 minutes - 15.1 MB

Jeff and Elliotte discuss the injury to Darcy Kuemper, Cale Makar’s controversial goal and how the Oilers proved they can match pace with the Avs (00:21). Next, Elliotte gives a thought on Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Final, the Hurricanes’ off-season plans and if Florida is close to making a decision on their coaching staff (12:40). To finish, Jeff and Elliotte chat about the idea of low scoring games with plenty of scoring chances (19:56).   The views and opinions expressed in this p...

How Does Tampa Match Up With New York?

May 31, 2022 18:26 - 1 hour - 45.9 MB

Jeff discusses the upcoming Eastern Conference Final matchup between the Lightning and Rangers, the importance of Anthony Cirelli to Tampa’s roster and the key role of the third line with analyst Brian Engblom (00:55). Later on, Avs' play-by-play voice Marc Moser talks about the matchup between the Colorado and Edmonton, Nathan MacKinnon’s will to win and if the second round had deeper meaning to Colorado’s core group (17:31). Cory Lavalette of the North State Journal weighs in on the disapp...