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The Jeff Marek Show

The Jeff Marek Show

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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.

2256 - The Latest with Elliotte Friedman: Do the Lightning Have Faith in Vasilevskiy? + Stars Call Up Stankoven
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  • 2256 - The Latest with Elliotte Friedman: Do the Lightning Have Faith in Vasilevskiy? + Stars Call Up Stankoven

    Jeff Marek and Elliotte Friedman kick off the show questioning the hold up with the Morgan Rielly's suspension appeal, before looking into the Maple Leafs' performance without their star defender in line lineup. Then, the pair discuss the trio of hat tricks we saw between the Wild and Canucks amidst a full slate of exciting games around the NHL on Family Day. Later, Jeff and Elliotte chat about what's next for "Tanefin" in Calgary, if Tampa Bay still has faith in Andrei Vasilevskiy, the Stars calling up top-prospect Logan Stankoven, and if Arshdeep Bains could make his NHL debut with the Canucks tonight. 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.

    Tue, 20 Feb 2024 - 33min
  • 2255 - John Davidson Joins the Show + Brad Richards on Lightning HOF Induction

    Jeff kicks off the show with Columbus Blue Jackets President of Hockey Operations and interim General Manager, John Davidson, to discuss his team's search for a new GM! They pair dive into Dmitri Voronkov feeling homesick earlier in the year, Elvis Merzlikins' reported trade request, the reasoning behind David Jiříček's trip to the minors, and the calls he is getting on Boone Jenner. Next up, Sportsnet’s Sam Cosentino shares his February 2024 NHL draft rankings highlighting Macklin Celebrini’s game, before preview the field in this year's Calder Trophy race (19:37). Later on, former NHLer Brad Richards reflects on his time in Tampa Bay ahead of his induction into the Lightning Hall of Fame (50:21)! The pair also chat about Brad's earliest impressions of John Tortorella and what it means to be a "goalie dad". 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.

    Fri, 16 Feb 2024 - 1h 08min
  • 2254 - The Latest with Elliotte Friedman: Panthers Capitalize on Bruins' Struggles + Stadium Series Preview

    Jeff and Elliotte kick off the show discussing the ‘beef’ between Jake Walman and Nikita Zadorov on display last night. Next, the pair weigh in on the Panthers' brewing rivalry with the Lightning, where Jarmo Kekäläinen could end up next, and Filip Zadina’s big night against the Flames. Later, Jeff and Elliotte chat about and Nashville’s search for top offensive talent and the team locking up Michael McCarron, before teeing up this weekend’s Stadium Series games! 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.

    Fri, 16 Feb 2024 - 30min
  • 2253 - Portzline Talks Jarmo Kekäläinen’s Dismissal + Laura Stacey Tees Up the Battle on Bay Street

    Jeff kicks off the show with Producer Matt Marchese as they discuss the breaking news out of Columbus surrounding the dismissal of Jarmo Kekäläinen. Kristen Shilton of ESPN joins the conversation to share her thoughts on the change, before getting into Morgan Rielly's appeal and the most intriguing teams at the trade deadline (15:09). Next, The Athletic's Aaron Portzline joins the show following John Davidson's media availability to breaks down how the decision came to be and the potential candidates to fill the role (33:39). Later on, PWHL Montreal forward Laura Stacey connects with us live from the team bus ahead of tonight's matchup against Toronto being labelled "The Battle on Bay Street" (49:51). She discusses her experience with Team Canada at the Rivalry Series, what the first trade in PWHL history means for the players, and tees up tomorrow's big game at Scotiabank Arena. 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.

    Thu, 15 Feb 2024 - 1h 08min
  • 2252 - The Latest with Elliotte Friedman: Kekäläinen Out as Blue Jackets GM + Philly Names Couturier Captain

    Jeff kicks off the show with Elliotte Friedman as they discuss the events that have lead up to the dismissal of Jarmo Kekäläinen in Columbus. They discuss ownership being on red alert since the Mike Babcock controversy, teams calling John Davidson regarding Boone Jenner, and if Mark Hunter could be in the running for the job. Later, the pair look to the state of Pennsylvania to share the latest on Jake Guentzel, Rasmus Ristolainen, Sean Walker and Scott Laughton. Jeff and Elliotte wrap up with a chat about Morgan Rielly appealing his 5-game suspension, Sean Couturier being named the Flyers' captain, and Phil Kessel working out in Abbotsford. 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.

    Thu, 15 Feb 2024 - 30min
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