Not only are the Vancouver Canucks hosting the Vegas Golden Knights for a crucial hockey game at Rogers Arena on Tuesday night, but Hockey Night in Canada panelist and Sportsnet reporter Elliotte Friedman is in town to co-host the ‘Canucks for Kids’ Telethon.
Like the NHL game itself, the telethon is close to Friedman’s heart and he’s honoured to have been invited back to help host it and raise proceeds for charity.
Friedman is one of the sport’s premiere ‘insiders’, breaking news throughout the year on contract negotiations, trades, and league business. It involves making hundreds of phone calls or sending hundreds of texts a week.
This time he’s around for practical purposes, the telethon, and for entertainment, the game. It should be a dandy as the Vancouver Canucks and the Vegas Golden Knights play one another for the third time in ten days. Vegas won the first match-up at Rogers Arena in overtime 3-2, the Canucks won the second game 5-1 at ‘the Fortress’ in Vegas, and tonight will mark an opportunity for Vancouver to pull within two points of Vegas and four points of a playoff spot in the Western Conference.
While of course we did touch on a couple of the on-ice issues related to these two clubs, Mark Stone’s reemergence for example, “Simmer’s Morning Skate” with Elliotte also covered a few of the other controversial NHL issues of the day. Also, how has reporting changed with Covid and how will it change moving forward?
A little later today we’ll have an exclusive one-on-one with Vegas Golden Knights Head Coach Pete DeBoer, but first, enjoy a conversation with one of the NHL’s premiere reporters, as Elliotte Friedman joins “Simmer’s Morning Skate”.