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.
32 Thoughts: NHL should create salary cap exceptions
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In this week's collection of thoughts, Elliotte Friedman looks at the need to deal with salary cap exceptions with some teams forced to go with short benches, plus the latest on Jack Eichel, Evander Kane and more.
32 Thoughts: Seattle's NHL arrival comes at the perfect time
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32 Thoughts: The fallout from Robin Lehner's comments
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Robin Lehner's weekend tweets have led to meaningful conversation with the NHL and NHLPA. In his 32 Thoughts column, Elliotte Friedman writes about the reaction to Lehner's message, the latest on Jack Eichel, and much more.
How the IIHF should react to alarmingly soft Denyskin suspension
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Ukraine's UHL suspended Andrei Denyskin for a minimum of three games and a maximum of 13 games for a racist gesture he directed toward Jalen Smereck last weekend. It's an alarmingly soft punishment that the IIHF must stand up to address.
NHL investigating Evander Kane for possible league COVID protocol violation
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32 Thoughts: The state of the RFA market as training camps open
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It was a short summer, but we're eager to start a new season. In the first edition of 32 Thoughts, Elliotte Friedman updates on the RFA market, Jack Eichel, and shares some of what he learned from players over last week's media days.
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Sabres re-engage interested teams after meeting with Eichel's representatives
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The Sabres had an 'introductory meeting' with Jack Eichel's new representatives, the Senators are nearing a new deal with Brady Tkachuk, and the Maple Leafs will keep Ilya Mikheyev in the fold after his trade request. Elliotte Friedman breaks it all down.
NHL's new COVID-19 protocols include mechanism for suspending unvaccinated players
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Free-agency predictions: Will Brayden Point and Darnell Nurse be extended?
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Is Brayden Point set for a hefty extension after his second Stanley Cup run? Will the Canucks face an offer sheet for Elias Pettersson? Elliotte Friedman has the latest from around the league, and offers up his free-agency predictions.