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.
31 Thoughts: Why 2020–21 NHL season is a step into the unknown
Elliotte Friedman
Beyond the COVID-19 watch as teams begin traveling, this coming NHL season will be unique and could signal permanent change. More in the return of 31 Thoughts.
NHL planning two outdoor games at Lake Tahoe for 2021 season
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Why Mike Hoffman is joining Blues on a non-guaranteed tryout contract
Elliotte Friedman
When the St. Louis Blues announced Sunday the team was signing Mike Hoffman to a professional tryout contract, there was plenty of head-scratching. Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman explains the move.
NHL will be aggressive in trying new initiatives amid hunt to grow revenues
Elliotte Friedman
In the hunt to grow revenues as COVID vaccines are distributed through North America, the NHL is going to be aggressive in trying new things including advertisements on helmets and virtual on-ice advertisements.
NHL investigating possibility of selling ads on players' helmets
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After stalemate, NHL, NHLPA agree to keep economic framework of new CBA
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The NHL and NHLPA will continue to negotiate protocols for the 2020-21 season, but have agreed that the economic framework of the newly negotiated CBA won’t be changed.
Four NHL teams exploring possibility of playing outdoor home games
Elliotte Friedman
In an effort to try and get some fans back in the seats, four NHL teams are investigating the possibility of hosting their home games outdoors for the coming season.
Canucks' Ron Delorme's emotional connection with hero Fred Sasakamoose
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Auston Matthews, Connor McDavid sharing ice to prepare for 2020-21 season
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With details of a 2020-21 NHL season still taking shape and negotiations between the NHL and NHLPA ongoing, Connor McDavid joined Auston Matthews in Arizona, where the two are skating with a small group of players so they're ready whenever camps open.