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.
New rule adds pressure on NHL coaches asking for offside challenge
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.
Connor McDavid's new contract extension makes sense for everyone
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.