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: Auston Matthews extension a game changer for NHL
Elliotte Friedman
Auston Matthews’s $11.634-million AAV is lower than Connor McDavid's, but the deal is unprecedented in other ways. More in the 31 Thoughts.
31 Thoughts: Three key decisions holding up NHL trade deadline dominos
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31 Thoughts: What’s next for Oilers after Chiarelli firing
Elliotte Friedman
The Edmonton Oilers need a full-scale audit, not just a GM search, after firing Peter Chiarelli. More in the latest 31 Thoughts.
31 Thoughts: Buyers, sellers emerging ahead of NHL Trade Deadline
Elliotte Friedman
Edmonton is on the hunt for forwards, and Anaheim is on the cusp of change as the deadline draws near. More in the latest 31 Thoughts.
What new tracking data and gambling might mean for NHL, fans
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31 Thoughts: Pettersson, McDavid could test year-end awards thinking
Elliotte Friedman
A lot of unofficial awards standards could be tested this year by Elias Pettersson and Connor McDavid. More in the 31 Thoughts.
31 Thoughts: What's next for Benn, Seguin and the Dallas Stars?
Elliotte Friedman
The pressure is on for the Dallas Stars to get to the playoffs this season, but how will the team move forward following CEO Jim Lites' criticism of their two best players? That and much more in this week's 31 Thoughts.
31 Thoughts: What happened with Philadelphia's messy Hakstol firing?
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31 Thoughts: Examining why a Nylander-Pietrangelo deal never materialized
Elliotte Friedman
Would an Alex Pietrangelo-William Nylander deal have made sense for both sides? Not so fast, writes Elliotte Friedman in the latest 31 Thoughts.