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 follows for Leafs after Dubas promotion?
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The Toronto Maple Leafs hired Kyle Dubas as general manager, giving him a five-year term at a critical point for the franchise. Playoff berths will no longer be good enough. Playoff victories are expected.
31 Thoughts: How different will Maple Leafs look in 2018–19?
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31 Thoughts: This might be the most difficult NHL Awards race ever
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Going over the major awards, looking at some potential off-season trade targets, and keeping an eye on a low-key expansion possibility. That and more in this week's 31 Thoughts.
31 Thoughts: Expect Canucks to be aggressive in post-Sedins era
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With Daniel and Henrik Sedin retiring, the Canucks will have more than $20 million in cap space and could be active on the market. More in the 31 Thoughts.
31 Thoughts: Bowman believes 'more Cup runs' possible for Blackhawks
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31 Thoughts: Will the Calgary Flames trade for a first-round pick?
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With the GM Meetings over, Elliotte Friedman explores some takeaways, plus notes on the Calgary Flames, Carolina's ongoing search for a GM, and much more in this week's 31 Thoughts.
31 Thoughts: What owner Tom Dundon wants in a new Hurricanes GM
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Carolina Hurricanes owner Tom Dundon talked with Elliotte Friedman about Ron Francis, what the owner wants in a new GM, and his vision for the team's future.
Francis's removal a sign of Hurricanes owner Dundon's hands-on style
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31 Thoughts: Why Karlsson, Pacioretty deadline deals fell flat
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The NHL trade deadline included some major deals, but what happened to rumoured ones for Erik Karlsson and Max Pacioretty? Answers in this week's 31 Thoughts.