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 “31 Thoughts” columns.
31 Thoughts: What's next in 'complicated' Byfuglien situation?
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The ongoing Dustin Byfuglien situation in Winnipeg is complex and confusing. Elliotte Friedman unpacks it all in the latest 31 Thoughts.
31 Thoughts: Clock ticking for struggling Flames
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31 Thoughts: Pressure mounting on the Toronto Maple Leafs
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With a 1-1-1 record since John Tavares left the lineup to injury, the Toronto Maple Leafs have now lost more games than they've won this season, so it's starting to get tense. Plus: what's different about these Sabres and how special John Carlson's start is.
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31 Thoughts: Taylor Hall contract status looms over slow-starting Devils
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We all knew Taylor Hall's contract status would be a major storyline in 2019–20. We just didn't expect it to happen so soon. More in the latest 31 Thoughts.
31 Thoughts: Fast hockey, big personalities define start of NHL season
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31 Thoughts: NHL opening night promises intrigue, fireworks
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With McDavid-Pettersson, Sharks-Knights and the Battle of Ontario on tap, NHL opening night could be one of the wildest ever.
31 Thoughts: How Brayden Point's contract impacts the RFA market
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In this week's 31 Thoughts: The hockey world is eagerly awaiting Connor McDavid's return to game action; are the Canadiens looking to move a notable forward?; and the aftershock of Brayden Point's three-year extension.
31 Thoughts: Byfuglien decision will have major ripple effect
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31 Thoughts: Tense RFA waiting game hits final stages
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How close are the likes of Mitch Marner and Brock Boeser to signing RFA deals, and what's holding them up? Get the latest in the 31 Thoughts.