The Jeff Marek Show

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.

Recent Episodes
May 20, 2022
Who Needs to Step Up for New York?

Jeff is joined by The Athletic's Arthur Staple to discuss how the Rangers' youngsters fared against the Hurricanes' top defensive pair, the importance of K’Andre Miller, and Gerard Gallant case for the Jack Adams Trophy (00:09). Later on, David Amber gives his thoughts on the surprise 2-0 lead by the Lightning over the Panthers, the in-game sacrifices being made by Tampa, the Oilers' inability to score first throughout the season and Brady Tkachuk cheering on his brother during the Battle of Alberta (17:12). Finally, Lightning Insider Erik Erlendsson looks back on how Tampa found their playoff mindset, how the Nick Paul addition has worked out so far, and the enigma that is Nikita Kucherov (48:36).

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.

May 20, 2022
Marek & Friedman: Tampa Puts on Their Work Boots

Jeff and Elliotte react to Tampa’s Game 2 victory, relate the club to the "Rocky" movies, and chat about the importance of playing to the final whistle and if there’s a move to be made to help the Panthers’ powerplay (01:28). Next, the guys discuss how St. Louis evened up their series with Colorado, the areas the Blues will give the Avs trouble and Craig Berube’s masterclass (14:25). To finish, Jeff and Elliotte weigh-in on the most surprising part of Game 1 of the Battle of Alberta, the Oilers' reliance on Connor McDavid and if the Rangers could make lineup changes if they don’t win tonight (20:12).  

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.

May 19, 2022
Checking In with Isles New Head Coach Lane Lambert

Jeff is joined by Islanders Head Coach Lane Lambert to share his reaction to getting the news of his promotion, what attracted him to coaching, when he knew he was ready to be a head coach in the NHL, what Barry Trotz meant to his career, and an outlook on his team's season next year (00:19). Next, Shayna Goldman stops by to chat about the controversy surrounding Brady Tkachuk supporting his brother and the Flames, the poor performance from both goalies in the Battle of Alberta, why she's paying attention to Matthew Tkachuk throughout the rest of the series, who she sees winning the Selke Trophy, and which players made the biggest impact on their new team during the playoffs (18:55). We wrap up the show with The Athletic's Jeremy Rutherford to look at why the Blues always had a tough time in the second period against the Avalanche, how he would evaluate Jordan Kyrou's season, Jordan Binnington's path back to being their top goaltender, and who he sees stepping up in their series against Colorado (50:01). 

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.

May 19, 2022
Marek & Friedman: Battle of Alberta Lives Up to the Hype

Jeff and Elliotte share their takeaways from a high-scoring affair in Game 1 of the Battle of Alberta, the goaltending performance, and why Rasmus Andersson has become an important piece for the Flames (01:32). Next, the guys discuss the support for Matthew Tkachuk from his family including his dad Keith and brother Brady, and the reason why his father did not throw his hat onto the ice for his son's hat trick (12:01). To finish, Jeff and Elliotte look at the Rangers' missed opportunity to take Game 1 against the Hurricanes, and what they're looking forward to in Game 2 of the Battle of Florida (17:09). 

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.

May 18, 2022
A Deep Dive Into Flames-Oilers

Jeff chats with “Battle of Alberta” author and Sportsnet columnist Mark Spector about his favourite memories and characters from the long-standing rivalry, Connor McDavid taking his game to the next level, and how he views the goaltending matchup between the teams (00:39).

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.