Live in studio at Sportsnet 650, Elliotte Friedman joins Andrew Walker and Scott Walker a week after he lit the city on fire with his musings on marketplace negativity and how it affects the hockey club here. Agree or disagree... he enjoyed the feedback: "99 per cent of it was great." He talks Sedins and the unique situation between the twins and club president Trevor Linden. Given league parity, it's very difficult to predict who will content from season to season. (Hello, Vegas.)
The Sportsnet NHL analyst and thinker of 31 Thoughts considers two teams on the cusp of the beginning or the end. It's too dramatic to say we're hearing the death knell of the Blackhawks, and the Edmonton Oilers don't see themselves as bad as their record. Canucks prospect Adam Gaudette does not need another year in the NCAA. He discusses Chris Tanev and when a player risks becoming a "declining asset" for a club.
The author of 31 Thoughts on Sportsnet, Elliotte Friedman joins Andrew Walker and Scott Rintoul to preview the NHL trade deadline and speculate what may happen to whom and where. He has not specifically heard of any teams that are kicking the tires on the Canucks' Ben Hutton, but he does believe there is interest depending on what Vancouver is prepared to do with that. Between the Canucks and the Maple Leafs, Toronto has an interest in veteran d-man such as Chris Tanev, that is no secret. What happens next and when it happens, remains to be seen.