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.
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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.
Just what exactly does Marc Bergevin have up his sleeve?
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Trade talks continue to pick up with free agency approaching
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With just one day remaining until the free-agency floodgates open, Elliotte Friedman has the latest on Matt Duchene, Nikita Zaitsev, Artemi Panarin and more of the biggest news around the league.
31 Thoughts: Could short-term deals break RFA stalemates?
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Travis Sanheim didn't have the same leverage as some other RFAs, but the two-year deal he signed this week was noticed. After the cap didn't rise as much as previously thought, will some other free agents in this class bet on themselves and take a shorter term?
Three reasons why the NHL salary cap could get tighter
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31 Thoughts: Sharks still have shot at keeping Erik Karlsson
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Elliotte Friedman has the latest on Erik Karlsson, Loui Eriksson, Milan Lucic, Roberto Luongo and much more in a post-playoffs edition of 31 Thoughts.
31 Thoughts: Why navigating Phil Kessel trade won't be easy for Penguins
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The Penguins and Phil Kessel appear to be moving closer to a divorce, but with the winger holding some control over his destiny, it won't be a simple process. Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman breaks it all down in this week's 31 Thoughts.
31 Thoughts: Intrigue around NHL Draft starting to take shape
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31 Thoughts: Penguins' big decisions include what to do with Malkin
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Evgeni Malkin's future in Pittsburgh is... complicated. If the Predators make a big move, expect it to involve a defenceman. The Oilers hope to name a new GM very soon, and how might the Sabres force the Maple Leafs' hand? That and more in Elliotte Friedman's latest 31 Thoughts.