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An E-mail Interview with Elliotte Friedman of HNIC

This man needs no introduction.

Our fearless leader links to him every single week and probably every hockey fan has gotten used to seeing his mug on CBC’s Hockey Night In Canada every single Saturday night.

With that in mind, it was an absolute honor and pleasure to do an e-mail interview with Elliotte Friedman:

PH: How did you get into hockey?
EF: I’m Canadian. Don’t know if there’s another way to answer that question.

PH: Growing up, who was your favorite team/player?
EF: Initially, I liked the Maple Leafs. But when I was 10, my dad took me to a game at the Gardens against Chicago. It was a 2-2 tie, and after the game, several Blackhawks signed autographs for me. Reg Kerr, Tom Lysiak, Bob Murray, Doug Wilson. That made me a Blackhawk fan for life. Tough to admit that on a website full of Blackhawk fans.

My favourite players were Guy Lafleur, Borje Salming, Bob Clarke (loved the missing teeth) and Bob Gainey.

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An E-mail Interview with the Great Jeff Marek

I’ve been really luck to do e-mail interviews with a lot of great hockey personalities.

Today is no different as Jeff Marek of CBC was kind enough to take time out of his hectic schedule to tell us about how he got into the game, how he got into working in hockey for a living and his current thoughts on the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Take it away, Jeff:

PH: How did you get into hockey?
JM: Like everyone else here, I grew up a hockey fan and have never known a world without hockey in it. Not just NHL but junior, minor, Euro, roller (was a HUGE fan of the RHI; where have you gone Toronto Planets? I went to every game) – all of it.

But to be honest, I never thought I’d be involved in a professional capacity with hockey. I went to University of Guelph with aims at doing my PhD and becoming an English professor, which many have pointed out is ironic considering how I constantly butcher our language. After getting my B.A in ’95, I took a summer job in the promotions department of a sports radio station (FAN 590) in Toronto and that’s where it began.

Year after year, I put off the PhD and stuck it out learning radio. Within a year, I had a weekend overnight show on the air with George Stroumboulopoulos (now host of The Hour) and Bob Mackowyz Jr (morning host for CBC Radio 2) called “Game”. That’s where it began.

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