Elliotte Friedman
Elliotte Friedman joined Sportsnet in June 2014 as an insider and reporter for the network’s national NHL coverage and Hockey Night in Canada. In addition to his on-air role, Friedman regularly contributes to sportsnet.ca, analyzing the latest NHL news in his regular “30 Thoughts” columns.
31 Thoughts: Making sense of Matt Duchene's situation
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In this week's 31 thoughts: Who are potential suitors for Matt Duchene?; George Parros talks about his new role; and there are a whole lot of motivated stars, from Taylor Hall and Jordan Eberle to Mark Scheifele and Tyler Seguin.
George Parros to head NHL's Department of Player Safety
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New rule adds pressure on NHL coaches asking for offside challenge
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The NHL is making a very interesting rule change for the 2017-18 season, introducing a harsher penalty for one particular video review. From now on, a failed offside challenge will result in a two-minute penalty against the club asking for the review.
Russian forward Danis Zaripov expected to become UFA after doping appeal
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Word is expected to come down next week that Russian forward Danis Zaripov has won his appeal of a two-year ban by the IIHF for doping, making him an unrestricted free agent.
30 Thoughts: Summer market for Matt Duchene could still be open
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NHL Free Agency Buzz: Rumblings from around the league
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With NHL Free Agency opening on July 1, Elliotte Friedman shares some rumblings of potential signings from around the league.
Connor McDavid's new contract extension makes sense for everyone
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It isn’t finalized yet, but Connor McDavid’s new deal with the Edmonton Oilers is in the neighbourhood of $13.25 million for eight years. (Neither the Oilers nor McDavid’s agent, Jeff Jackson, would comment.) That’s a win for everyone.
30 Thoughts: What is the trade value of a first-round pick?
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30 Thoughts: Marian Hossa might have played his final NHL game
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An allergy might force Marian Hossa out of the NHL, while trade rumours continue to swirl ahead of the NHL Expansion Draft. All that and more in Elliotte Friedman's 30 Thoughts.