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.
How the IIHF should react to alarmingly soft Denyskin suspension
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.
Sabres re-engage interested teams after meeting with Eichel's representatives
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.
Free-agency predictions: Will Brayden Point and Darnell Nurse be extended?
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.