Elliotte Friedman
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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 “31 Thoughts” columns.
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31 Thoughts: Players make unified anti-racism statement from bubble
Elliotte Friedman
As leagues across the sports world reacted to a recent outcry against systemic racism, NHL players across both bubbles came together to make a powerful statement. Elliotte Friedman has that and more in his latest 31 Thoughts.
31 Thoughts: How will Dubas handle Maple Leafs’ off-season?
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31 Thoughts: What’s next for Coyotes, Chayka after split?
Elliotte Friedman
Questions remain after the abrupt split between the Arizona Coyotes and GM John Chayka. Elliotte Friedman has the latest in his 31 Thoughts.
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Coyotes owner to ask Bettman to adjudicate split with Chayka
Elliotte Friedman
Arizona Coyotes owner Alex Meruelo will ask NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman to adjudicate the ugly divorce between the organization and John Chayka, thereby determining the executive’s future.
Sources: Coyotes' relationship with GM Chayka fell apart over new opportunity
Elliotte Friedman
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Growing sense GM John Chayka and Coyotes are headed for divorce
Elliotte Friedman
Six weeks ago, CEO Xavier Gutierrez reacted with surprise when asked if there was any reason John Chayka wouldn’t be the long-term GM. However, there's now a growing sense that Chayka and the Coyotes are headed for divorce.
How the NHL and NHLPA found labour peace in a pandemic
Elliotte Friedman
Labour peace in the NHL doesn’t come easy. But sources on both sides said it became clear that, no matter what obstacles or objections arose, NHL and NHLPA leadership believed the best thing for everyone was to find common ground. They were going to do everything possible to avoid a financial Chernobyl.
Potential CBA modifications emerging as NHL/NHLPA continue negotiations
Elliotte Friedman
Olympic participation part of NHL/NHLPA CBA negotiations
Elliotte Friedman
As negotiations between the NHL and NHLPA hit critical mass, word is spreading that Olympic participation is part of the agreement.