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jeff
 Nov 18, 2018
sometimes just too long.

Dollarumma
 Oct 1, 2018
Not only is it a fantastic hockey podcast, it's one of the best podcasts period. Absolutely brilliant.

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 Sep 28, 2018
This is an amazing podcast. I would recommend it to anyone who has an interest in hockey.

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Jeff Marek and Elliotte Friedman talk to a lot of people around the hockey world, and then they tell listeners all about what they’ve heard and what they think about it. Plus, look for bonus episodes featuring interviews with personalities in the game or famous fans.

Episode Date
Peter Laviolette And Moves Being Made Around The NHL
2:34:00
The tradition continues with Word Association before Jeff and Elliotte dive into the latest news (there’s a lot) and speak with new Capitals coach Peter Laviolette. In coaching news, Rick Bowness is getting all the love thanks to getting a shot at the Cup with the Stars, the Flames removed the interim tag from Geoff […]
Sep 17, 2020
So, You Lost. What Now?
2:03:41
Jeff and Elliotte take a look at the off-seasons for the four teams that lost in Round 2 of the playoffs. Will the Bruins add scoring? What will they do with their blue line? Did the Flyers run out of gas? Will Jake Virtanen be back in Vancouver? Why is Colorado the team to watch? […]
Sep 11, 2020
A Lot Going On
1:18:25
The sports world stopped last week with many teams choosing not to play in protest of racial inequality. Jeff and Elliotte discuss how August 26th played out from the NHL’s perspective, the players coming together the following day in unity, the impact of the Hockey Diversity Alliance and the emotional message Ryan Reaves shared with the Hockey Night in […]
Aug 31, 2020
Dale Hawerchuk Through The Eyes Of His Sons
52:58
Eric and Ben Hawerchuk join Jeff and Elliotte to reminisce about their late father, Dale. They discuss the impact he had on them, his family and the game of hockey, and discuss the work he did off the ice to help others through his charity, Hawerchuk Strong, which continues to raise awareness and support for causes important to Dale and his family. Visit https://hawerchukstrong.com/ to […]
Aug 20, 2020
Brendan Morrison
33:38
The former NHLer talks quarantine beards, playing with Daniel and Henrik Sedin, favourite West Coast Express memory, his connection to Happy Gilmore and shares a couple of contract dispute stories about two well-known general managers. This episode is produced and sound designed by Amil Delic, and hosted by Jeff Marek and Elliotte Friedman. Audio Credits: […]
Aug 17, 2020
Where Do The Maple Leafs Go From Here?
1:41:58
Jeff and Elliotte kick things off with a post-mortem on the Maple Leafs. What roster changes could be made? Are there trade talks around Mitch Marner? Will Frederik Andersen be extended? Is there room for Joe Thornton on the team and Bruce Boudreau behind the bench?  They then share their thoughts on how to make […]
Aug 13, 2020
Ben Cooper
43:33
He is the head coach of the Herning Blue Fox in Denmark, was the video coach for the gold-medal winning Canadian men’s team at the 2010 Vancouver Games and in the NHL with the Canucks and Panthers. Cooper joins Jeff and Elliotte to talk about his time with the Olympic team, what he learned from Mike […]
Aug 02, 2020
Pre-Playoff Beard Edition
2:24:51
Jeff and Elliotte break down the John Chayka situation in Arizona and discuss Mike Babcock finding a new role in college hockey, their thoughts on the pre-season and the public’s reaction to the beard. Then they are joined by two guests. Bruce Boudreau talks about some of his favourite rinks growing up in Toronto, early […]
Jul 30, 2020
Building the NHL’s Bubbles
40:20
Jeff and Elliotte start the show talking about how important Seattle is to the NHL, what makes the Kraken different from other expansion franchises and what a flat cap will mean for Season 1. Then Steve Mayer, the NHL’s Chief Content Officer, is back on the pod to discuss NHL bubbles. The three talk arena […]
Jul 25, 2020
The Best McDavid Yet?
2:09:17
Jeff and Elliotte kick things off discussing a number of topics: the situation surrounding Taylor Hall and the Coyotes, questions ahead of teams arriving in Toronto and Edmonton, if the playoffs will give us the best version of Connor McDavid yet, Sean Day signing with the Lightning, Alex Kovalev coaching in the KHL and are joined […]
Jul 22, 2020
We’re Back!
1:47:25
Jeff and Elliotte get back into their home studios for a marathon episode covering all sorts of topics after a couple of podcast-free weeks. They discuss the new NHL CBA, the negotiation process, what a flat cap will mean for teams across the league and recent COVID-19 comments by Jonathan Toews. Then they shift to […]
Jul 16, 2020
Draft Lottery Special
1:10:14
No placeholders here. Jeff and Elliotte take it late into the night following the 2020 NHL Draft Lottery, breaking down what it means for the league that there is no winner yet and which teams are riding high or wishing for different results. Then, they are joined by three guests. Find out how happy L.A. […]
Jun 27, 2020
Rainbow Stripes
1:58:28
The pod kicks off with Week 2 of listener-submitted Word Association for Elliotte, who also has an update on New Jersey’s coaching search. He and Jeff discuss the CHL lawsuit, if the culture within major junior hockey has improved and the financial implications of the case and COVID-19 for the league.  Dan Paille joins the podcast […]
Jun 24, 2020
How To Best Set Up An NHL Bubble
2:05:50
Zachary Binney, PhD is an epidemiologist and Assistant Professor of Quantitative Theory and Methods at Oxford College of Emory University. He joins Jeff and Elliotte to discuss what the NHL should look for when setting up bubbles, areas of concern, saliva test versus swab tests, when fans will return to sporting events and if leagues should change […]
Jun 18, 2020
Buffaloed
24:57
Less than a month after ownership publicly supported Jason Botterill, the Sabres GM is out. So are his assistants, the AHL coaches and more than half the club’s scouting staff. Jeff and Elliotte discuss what happened, why so many changes and where the team goes from here. 31 Thoughts: The Podcast is presented by GMC […]
Jun 17, 2020
“What It’s Like To Skate In Our Boots”
2:06:19
Jeff and Elliotte kick things off with word association, take some #Ask31 questions and finish it off with a surprise. Then, they are joined by two guests.  Cincinnati Cyclones assistant coach Jason Payne talks about his lengthy hockey journey, his thoughts on what can be done to see more diversity behind the bench, racism he experienced during […]
Jun 10, 2020
Jarome Iginla and Connor Brown
2:04:00
The future Hall-of-Famer joins Jeff and Elliotte to discuss protests in the U.S. following the death of George Floyd, the types of conversations he and his wife are having with their kids, his experiences with injustice growing up, and his thoughts on NHL players using their voices to call out systemic racism. They also talk […]
Jun 04, 2020
“A Long Way To Go With Uncomfortable Conversations”
33:12
“This moment has to lead to action,” says Kim Davis, the NHL’s executive vice president for social impact, growth initiatives and legislative affairs. She joins Jeff and Elliotte for a wide-ranging discussion that couldn’t be more timely. They discuss player activism and the role of social media, what it means to leverage your privilege to be an ally, how […]
Jun 03, 2020
How The NHL Will Look On TV When Play Resumes
2:07:51
Word association kicks things off (there’s a theme) before Jeff and Elliotte address the backlash against Carolina’s Jordan Martinook and Tampa’s Alex Killorn, whose teams voted against the 24-team return-to-play format. Then they dive into some #Ask31 questions and are joined by three guests. Sherali Najak is a long-time Hockey Night in Canada producer and Kyle Bukauskas is an […]
May 28, 2020
BREAKING: Plans are in place. More details to come.
23:57
On a news-heavy episode, Gary Bettman outlines plans for the Stanley Cup Playoffs and Draft Lottery, but things remain in flux. Jeff and Elliotte discuss. How does the U.S.-Canada border impact things? Will there be exhibition games? What about expanded rosters and timelines for more information from the league? Who wins the Art Ross Trophy? […]
May 27, 2020
Hockey In The USA
2:11:59
Jeff and Elliotte discuss Matt Duchene’s comments about a return to play, potential playoff formats, possible hub cities, the draft, the lawsuit against the CHL, and play a little word association. Then they are joined by two guests. Nate Thompson talks about staying mentally strong and surrounding himself with people who support him, playing in Canada […]
May 20, 2020
The Future Of The AHL
2:36:00
Jeff and Elliotte kick things off discussing something of a newsy week. Leagues are planning their return or beginning to trickle back, but where is the NHL in all of this? Free agency will happen at some point, and Canucks director of amateur scouting Judd Brackett might be the most sought-after name on the market. […]
May 13, 2020
Superstars, Heroics, Goalie Fights and More
2:08:17
Jeff and Elliotte kick things off with the return of Word Association, discuss the latest on plans to get back on the ice and the draft, and Jaroslav Halak’s one-year extension with the Bruins. Then are joined by three guests. Brenden Dillon talks about the evolution of his career, playing alongside superstars like Joe Thornton and Alex Ovechkin and his involvement with the Hockey Education Reaching Out […]
May 06, 2020
Taking Justin Bieber To School
2:03:30
After overseeing a renaissance in Chicago, John McDonough is out as Blackhawks president, so who could take his place? Jeff and Elliotte discuss that, plans for the NHL’s return to play and more before getting to a trio of guests. Jake Muzzin talks about signing long-term in Toronto, being a veteran on a young Maple […]
Apr 29, 2020
Planning For The Future
2:11:11
Jeff and Elliotte discuss a whole bunch of things, including the NHL Draft, the 2020-21 AHL season, the 2021 Memorial Cup, Kris Versteeg’s career, Dustin Byfuglien and a new hire by the Senators.  Then they are joined by a trio of guests. Jason Spezza discusses how the Maple Leafs were playing when the season was […]
Apr 22, 2020
From The Blue Line To The Front Line
1:41:41
The show begins with Jeff and Elliotte talking to Edmonton Oilers Assistant GM Keith Gretzky about the life of Colby Cave. Colby Cave Memorial Fund Then they are joined by Craig Donaldson. For three straight years, he led the Oshawa Generals in defencemen scoring, culminating in a Memorial Cup in 1990 alongside a 17-year-old Eric […]
Apr 15, 2020
Brooks Laich
46:19
The former NHLer and current co-owner of Open Gym joins Jeff and Elliotte for a conversation about the importance of physical health during the pandemic. He also talks about his friendship with Alex Ovechkin and their battles during international tournaments, how his grandfather tried out for almost Maple Leafs and almost made it, his interesting connection to […]
Apr 13, 2020
Introducing Sports On Pause
3:43
Listen to Sports On Pause at https://sprtsnt.ca/3e7nTAZ or search and subscribe in your podcatcher. COVID-19 is impacting the world unlike anything we’ve seen in 100 years, and sports has not escaped its effects. The newest podcast from Sportsnet features hosts Richard Deitsch and Donnovan Bennett in conversation with athletes and executives, health professionals and journalists […]
Apr 11, 2020
How The Red Wings Almost Had Sergei Fedorov And Pavel Bure
1:41:12
Jeff and Elliotte talk about life at home during physical isolation, the potential of the NHL season resuming in low-population sites and what other leagues are proposing to get back in action. They’re also joined by a trio of guests. Oilers GM Ken Holland discusses planning for an off-season with the regular season and playoffs […]
Apr 08, 2020
High Performers… Off And On The Ice
1:26:26
High-performance psychologist and the host of the podcast Finding Mastery, Michael Gervais, joins the show to discuss mental fitness and coping with these challenging times. Jeff and Elliotte also highlight hockey companies helping with the pandemic, what players are saying in their video meet ups and the best team to not win a cup in the 2010s. […]
Apr 01, 2020
Hal Gill
55:51
The former NHL defenceman turned broadcaster has played in over 1000 NHL games and won a Stanley Cup with the Pittsburgh Penguins.  Gill joined Jeff and Elliotte (on March 11th) to talk about his defensive style of play, being mentally strong, playing with Sidney Crosby, celebrating with Mario Lemieux after they won the Stanley Cup, […]
Mar 30, 2020
What NHL GMs Are Talking About
1:24:56
Jeff and Elliotte discuss a recent conference call between the NHL’s GMs and what came of it. They also talk about players who might have gone home to Europe and the cancellations of the CHL playoffs and Memorial Cup.  Plus, Caroline Cameron and Louie DeBrusk with the latest on their ukulele lessons and Peloton sessions. […]
Mar 25, 2020
Welcome To Our New World
1:13:27
Jeff and Elliotte are at home, but they’re talking… and listening. The guys debut a new game (courtesy a fan) and then discuss escrow, a late-start season format, their favourite games and answer #ASK31 questions. Plus, ECHL commissioner Ryan Crelin on cancelling a season and how his league is trying to help its players.  31 Thoughts: […]
Mar 18, 2020
What Happened? What Now? What’s Next?
53:52
Every major team sport has suspended play. Jeff and Elliotte discuss the craziest day of the professional careers, what it was like to be on the air as news was breaking and why this could be a good opportunity for the NHL to get creative — Elliotte has an idea. They also discuss Elliotte’s conversation with […]
Mar 13, 2020
Sudarshan “Sudsie” Maharaj
41:58
You may not know his name, but you know his work and should know his story. Sudarshan Maharaj moved to Canada from Trinidad when he was six and fell in love with hockey. He became a goalie, eventually winning a national championship with York University and playing pro in Sweden. Maharaj spent eight seasons with […]
Mar 09, 2020
Mike Sullivan
33:01
The Pittsburgh Penguins’ head coach has seen a lot through his 12 seasons as a pro player and 14 more on coaching staffs in the AHL and NHL. For the past five he’s led a team with two of the greatest players in league history, winning two Stanley Cups and working with a roster regularly […]
Mar 05, 2020
Travis Green
31:43
The Vancouver Canucks head coach was a first-round draft pick of the New York Islanders in 1989 and spent 14 seasons in the NHL with five teams. After his playing days he turned to coaching, rising through the ranks before being hired in 2017 as the bench boss in his home province. Travis Green joined […]
Mar 02, 2020
A Short History Of The EBUG
1:27:06
David Ayres beating the Maple Leafs is the story of the season so far and Elliotte takes listeners behind the scenes of Hockey Night in Canada as the saga unfolded. Jeff geeks out on the history of emergency backup goalies and the guys discuss the EBUG policy in general. They are also joined by Sarah Ayres, who […]
Feb 27, 2020
Rick Bowness
30:10
He’s been behind an NHL bench for 35 seasons, including 29 consecutive. He also spent five more as a head coach in the AHL, including one while he was still a player. All that after nearly a decade as a pro on the ice. Rick Bowness has seen a lot in hockey. The 65-year-old joins […]
Feb 24, 2020
31 Teams. 31 Thoughts. 31 Trades?
1:16:00
Jeff and Elliotte discuss the deals that have gone down, and all the deadlines deals that could go down… or not. 31 Thoughts: The Podcast is presented by GMC Sierra trucks, complete with the World’s-First Six-function Multi-Pro Tailgate. GMC — we are professional grade. www.gmccanada.ca.  Music Outro: Fade Awaays – She Don’t Know Why We also featured […]
Feb 20, 2020
Keith Yandle
40:03
Keith Yandle is a lover of Broadway shows and Reality TV. His ironman streak is impressive, but maybe not as impressive as his room-service streak. He’s got a serious work ethic, but doesn’t take his equipment as seriously as some teammates. And he’d love to get a real good state rivalry going. The Florida Panthers […]
Feb 17, 2020
It’s Good To Be A Pens Fan
51:58
Jim Rutherford has done it again — one of the first in on deadline targets. Jeff and Elliotte break down the move for Jason Zucker and discuss what the trade means for Minnesota. They also talk about the conundrum in the Big Apple around goalies and how the Rangers move forward, Paul Maurice’s extension, the […]
Feb 13, 2020
Maple Leafs Make A Trade
1:13:29
Jeff and Elliotte kick things off by breaking down the Maple Leafs’ late-night trade with the Los Angeles Kings. Then they discuss the NHL’s investigation into the Arizona Coyotes tampering with draft-eligible players, what’s next for Dustin Byfuglien and the Jets, and Alex Ovechkin’s chase of Wayne Gretzky’s all-time goal record. They also talk about […]
Feb 06, 2020
Eddie Olczyk
39:46
He played 1,031 NHL games over 16 years and coached for two more before being inducted in the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame in 2012. He’s now an analyst for Chicago Blackhawks games and has occasionally called thoroughbred racing for NBC as well. But Eddie Olczyk’s story isn’t all sports, he’s also a family man […]
Feb 03, 2020
Hockey Day, St. Louis And The Blues
1:34:02
Jeff and Elliotte discuss the Battle of Alberta and everything from All-Star Weekend in St. Louis, including tweaks they’d like to see. Then they make an easy segue into discussing the Blues as a strong candidate to repeat, what they need to add to get there and Alex Pietrangelo’s future.  Then they are joined by […]
Jan 30, 2020
Brad Treliving
33:13
Calgary’s GM sits down with Jeff and Elliotte to discuss all things Flames, including his handling of the Bill Peters situation, Matthew Tkachuk vs. Zack Kassian, what he likes about the team this season and assistant GM Chris Snow’s battle with ALS. This episode is produced and sound designed by Amil Delic, and hosted by […]
Jan 27, 2020
Inside Connor McDavid’s rehab program
1:07:09
Jeff and Elliotte kick things off with the Blackhawks. After 1,000 points, where does Pat Kane fit in the Hawks hierarchy and what will Chicago do following the All-Star break? Then they look around the league at Montreal’s future moves, the big plans in the Big Apple and more, and talk some stick tech. Then […]
Jan 23, 2020
Ahron Cohen
39:03
Ahron Cohen is the President and CEO of the Arizona Coyotes. Elliotte caught up with the 35-year-old at the Ivey Sports Leadership Conference at Western University’s Ivey Business School in London, Ont. Their wide-ranging conversation includes Cohen’s story and offers an inside look at the Coyotes — where they are, where they’re going and how they’re building a culture […]
Jan 20, 2020
Elliotte Can Walk And Chew Gum At the Same Time
1:28:02
Elliotte bounces between reporter and podcaster while he and Jeff break down what happened with Gerard Gallant and the Golden Knights, Ray Shero and the Devils, and the return of the Battle of Alberta. They also discuss goals (sort of) — namely Alex Ovechkin’s run at history, Pekka Rinne’s career first and Brad Marchand’s shootout […]
Jan 16, 2020
The Goal Heard Round The World
1:37:44
Jeff and Elliotte are back for 2020. They discuss the coaching change in Nashville and what the Predators need to succeed, Connor McDavid’s potential goal of the year, Tampa Bay hitting its stride and what to expect from some high-profile teams as the trade deadline approaches. Then they are joined Theo Fleury to talk about […]
Jan 09, 2020
Dec. 19, 2019: The Taylor Hall Trade Trickle Down
1:23:24
With Taylor Hall now in Arizona, Jeff and Elliotte talk about what the deal means for the Coyotes and Devils, but also the impact it could have on the Pacific Division and beyond as teams respond — or not. They also discuss the Nikita Kucherov being benched, The “Svech” goal becoming a regular occurrence, Thomas […]
Dec 19, 2019
Dec. 12, 2019: Definitely Not The Bored Of Governors Meetings
1:26:42
Jeff and Elliotte discuss coaching changes in Dallas, San Jose and New Jersey, what’s changed in Calgary, news from the Board of Governors meetings, the hottest player in the NHL and much more. Plus, #Ask31. 31 Thoughts: The Podcast is presented by GMC Sierra trucks, complete with the World’s-First Six-function Multi-Pro Tailgate. GMC — we are professional […]
Dec 12, 2019
Dec. 5, 2019: Would You Walk Away From $13 Million?
1:17:21
Jeff and Elliotte discuss the latest out of New Jersey, teams that might be in on Taylor Hall and which other Devils could be on the market. They also address needs in Arizona and Buffalo, how the Canadiens can capitalize on their schedule, the best team in the NHL and much more. Plus #Ask31. Chris Johnston […]
Dec 05, 2019
UPDATE: Bill Peters resigns
13:33
Jeff’s in Toronto and Elliotte is in Buffalo, but the news never stops. They connect for a quick update on the Bill Peters resignation announced earlier today and what could be next for the NHL, NHLPA and hockey. 31 Thoughts: The Podcast is presented by GMC Sierra trucks, complete with the World’s-First Six-function Multi-Pro Tailgate. GMC […]
Nov 29, 2019
Nov. 29, 2019: The End Of A Long Week
48:12
Jeff and Elliotte discuss the Bill Peters situation, what the NHL can do to avoid these scenarios in the future and if the Flames will bounce back. Plus, the guys recap the Bruins locking up a couple key pieces, the Canadiens’ struggles and how the Jets have been able to stick around in the Central.  […]
Nov 29, 2019
Nov. 25, 2019: Ron Francis
29:31
Jeff and Elliotte talk with with the GM of Seattle’s NHL franchise about his role in the organization, embracing the city’s hockey history, the tech community’s involvement in building the arena, mock drafts, analytics, working with Jerry Bruckheimer and hiring a coach. 31 Thoughts: The Podcast is presented by GMC Sierra trucks, complete with the World’s-First […]
Nov 25, 2019
Nov. 21, 2019: Supernova In The Centre Of The Hockey Universe
1:33:04
Mike Babcock is out and Sheldon Keefe is in for the Maple Leafs. Jeff and Elliotte are joined by former Toronto president and GM Brian Burke to talk about how the day played out, the good side of Babcock, how hard it is to win in Toronto and more. But it’s not all about the […]
Nov 21, 2019
Nov. 14, 2019: The Curious Case Of Ilya Kovalchuk
1:20:37
Jeff and Elliotte discuss the situation in L.A. between the Kings and Kovalchuk, the best on-the-fly rebuild in the NHL, high-scoring defencemen, the back-up goalie situation in Toronto and much more. They are also joined by Golden Knights winger Mark Stone who talks about reading the game, playing in Vegas, winning the Selke (or not) […]
Nov 14, 2019
Nov. 12, 2019: Teemu Selanne
26:46
The Hockey Hall of Famer joins Jeff and Elliotte to reflect on his 21 seasons in the NHL, including: his love for Winnipeg, his rookie goal-scoring record, joining forces with Paul Kariya in Colorado, winning the Stanley Cup how agent Don Baizley was so important to his career and much more. Selanne has also written […]
Nov 12, 2019
Nov. 7, 2019: When Is A Goal A Goal?
1:21:12
Jeff and Elliotte look at a couple of recent disputed goals: Radek Faska scoring with a broken stick and Charlie Coyle having a marker overturned an off-side challenge. They also discuss Zdeno Chara getting to 1,500 games and the respect Habs fans showed him, Boston’s top-heavy offence, the latest on Dustin Byfuglien and L.A. winger […]
Nov 07, 2019
Oct. 31, 2019: Wheels Up! The Latest On The Jets.
1:40:25
The news out of Winnipeg is… well, turbulent (sorry). Jeff and Elliotte dive into the work coach Paul Maurice is doing, how Patrik Laine has adapted his game and what the latest Dustin Byfuglien report means for the team. They also look around the NHL and discuss one beauty but potentially illegal goal, the latest […]
Oct 31, 2019
Oct. 24, 2019: What the Maple Leafs can do to right the ship
1:02:36
Jeff and Elliotte discuss Jack Eichel and the Sabres (they’re for real), John Carlson’s run at history, why they’re excited about the Heritage Classic in Regina and what can turn things around in Toronto. That plus much more, including #Ask31.  31 Thoughts: The Podcast is presented by GMC Sierra trucks, complete with the World’s-First Six-function […]
Oct 24, 2019
Oct. 22, 2019: CM Punk
1:03:18
CM Punk is best known as a WWE superstar and MMA fighter. But Phil Brooks is a good, old-fashioned Chicago Blackhawks fan. He discusses the Chicago sports scene, his career in the ring and octagon, and much more in this wide-ranging interview. This episode is produced and sound engineered by Amil Delic, and hosted by […]
Oct 22, 2019
Oct. 17, 2019: Subban, Hall and Hughes are having a Devils of a time
1:24:28
Jeff and Elliotte kick off the show by remembering long-time NHLer, coach and all-around great guy Ted Green, who passed away Oct. 8. Then they cover off a number of topics, including: the bad in New Jersey, the good in Anaheim and great play in Nashville and Carolina. Tara Slone also joins the guys to […]
Oct 17, 2019
Star Series: Sean Couturier, Tomas Hertl, Jaccob Slavin
51:00
The final installment of our 2019 Star Series is the family-men episode. Jeff and Elliotte talk to Couturier, Hertl and Slavin about how their lives changed during the off-season (and hockey, too). Couturier and Hertl both got married and answer the question everyone wants to know: Which NHLer indulged the most at the wedding? Slavin […]
Oct 14, 2019
Oct. 10, 2019: The new season (of the pod) officially begins with Nicklas Lidstrom
1:22:41
Season 3 officially begins with a whopper of an episode. Discussion topics include: Tkachuk vs. Doughty, that’s just plain fun; the (so far) lopsided Neal-Lucic trade; ongoing contract talks for big-name D-men; whether the Penguins should hit the reset button; how the Senators could be setting up to be the stars of the 2020 draft; […]
Oct 10, 2019
Star Series: Bo Horvat, Tyson Barrie, Sam Bennett
56:24
Jeff and Elliotte are joined by three players from Canadian-based teams. Horvat discusses optimism around the Canucks this season, Elias Pettersson’s otherworldly skills and his memories of the Sedins’ final game. Barrie talks about the differences, on and off the ice, between Colorado and Toronto, his influences and the Jerry Curl mullet he wore as […]
Oct 07, 2019
Oct. 2, 2019: Season Preview Live from Sportsnet Grill
1:13:18
Recorded in front of a live studio audience at Sportsnet Grill, Jeff and Elliotte preview the Eastern and Western Conferences, give a couple of their predictions and take questions from the audience. 31 Thoughts: The Podcast is presented by the GMC Sierra Trucks, complete with the World’s-First Six-function Multi-Pro Tailgate. GMC — we are professional grade. www.gmccanada.ca. […]
Oct 03, 2019
Star Series: Alex DeBrincat, Patrick Kane, Jonathan Toews
50:24
Jeff and Elliotte have a co-host this week, super Blackhawks fan Phil Brooks (a.k.a., CM Punk) of WWE and MMA fame. Together they take turns talking to the Hawks stars. DeBrincat discusses having to prove himself at every level and his deadly release. Kane talks about being part of an older team, but not being […]
Sep 28, 2019
Sept. 24, 2019: Live from Saint John
1:34:45
Jeff and Elliotte go down east to join in on the QMJHL Sea Dogs’ 15th anniversary celebrations with a live pod. The guys discuss the NHL getting younger and changing so quickly as well as junior hockey’s importance in Canada. They are also joined by Sea Dogs President and GM Trevor Georgie, top 2020 NHL Draft prospect […]
Sep 24, 2019
Star Series: John Klingberg, Cale Makar, Matt Dumba
48:04
Jeff and Elliotte’s player blitz continues with a trio of defencemen from the Central Division. Klingberg talks about his high shots from the point, the importance of winning the Norris and how good Miro Heiskanen is. Makar opens up about being thrown into the fire at the end of the season, Joe Sakic and what […]
Sep 21, 2019
Star Series: Sidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin
38:46
Jeff and Elliotte’s NHL Media Tour interviews continue with the two greatest players of their generation. Ovechkin discusses becoming a father, how “goalies are liars” when it comes to his visor and breaking Wayne Gretzky’s all-time goals record. Crosby talks about being idolized by current players, his thoughts on Evgeni Malkin trade rumours and being […]
Sep 16, 2019
Star Series: Torey Krug, Jack Eichel, Mathew Barzal plus Mitch Marner signs
1:08:57
Jeff and Elliotte are back with more from the NHL’s Media Tour in Chicago. Among the topics discussed are: Krug’s career as an undersized defenceman, Eichel’s expectations for the Sabres, Barzal’s thoughts on people not taking the Islanders seriously last season and much more.  Plus, Jeff and Elliotte go over some news and notes from around […]
Sep 14, 2019
Star Series: Henrik Lundqvist, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Nikolaj Ehlers
1:00:16
In the first installment of our Star Series segments, Jeff and Elliotte sit down with Henrik Lundqvist, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Nikolaj Ehlers in Chicago as part of the NHL Media Tour. They discuss a number of items, including: The Rangers’ rebuild, what RNH would like to see from the Oilers and what Ehlers thinks when […]
Sep 09, 2019
Aug. 22, 2019: Steve Mayer
1:07:58

Steve Mayer is the NHL's Chief Content Officer, in charge of everything from the look and feel of awards shows to programming to future media ventures.

Mayer sits down with Jeff and Elliotte for a candid conversation about the past, present and future of the NHL as an off-ice entertainment entity.

This episode is produced and sound engineered by Amil Delic, and hosted by Jeff Marek and Elliotte Friedman.

31 Thoughts: The Podcast is presented by the GMC Sierra Denali, complete with the World's-First Six-function Multi-Pro Tailgate. GMC -- we are professional grade. www.gmccanada.ca.

Audio Credits: Sportsnet

Music Outro: Omega - Petroleum Lampa [Qualiton]

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Media Inc. or any affiliate.

Aug 22, 2019
Aug. 8, 2019: George Parros

He's the Head of the NHL's Player Safety Department, a former big-time enforcer and a Princeton graduate. Parros joins Jeff and Elliotte to reminisce about his senior thesis and playing days, discuss the ins-and-outs of his current role and answer questions like: "Will cowbells ever become a suspendable offence?"

31 Thoughts: The Podcast is presented by the GMC Sierra Denali, complete with the World's-First Six-function Multi-Pro Tailgate. GMC -- we are professional grade. www.gmccanada.ca.

Music Outro: Sampling of "Once in a Lifetime" by Talking Heads -- Instrumental master by Brain Eno and lyrics by David Byrne [Sire Records]

This episode was produced and sound engineered by Amil Delic, and hosted by Jeff Marek and Elliotte Friedman.

Audio Credits: CBC, Comcast Sportsnet, Fox Sports, NBC, NHL, NHL Network and Sportsnet.

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Media Inc. or any affiliate.

Aug 08, 2019
July 25, 2019: Joel Quenneville

The Florida Panthers coach stops by to talk about his team's off-season moves, how the Cats stack up against the Cup-winning teams he led in Chicago, why so many of his old Hartford Whalers teammates have moved behind the bench and more. [summer tip: listen right till the end of the podcast]

31 Thoughts: The Podcast is presented by the GMC Sierra Denali, complete with the World's-First Six-function Multi-Pro Tailgate. GMC -- we are professional grade. www.gmccanada.ca.

This episode was produced and sound engineered by Amil Delic, and hosted by Jeff Marek and Elliotte Friedman.

Audio Credits: Sportsnet.

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Media Inc. or any affiliate.

Jul 25, 2019
July 11, 2019: Why Nazem Kadri Vetoed A Trade To Calgary

Jeff and Elliotte tie a bow on the season by running down all the top news of the past few weeks.

Topics include: Sebastian Aho's offer sheet, the latest on Mitch Marner, what Michael Ferland means to Vancouver's roster, why Florida is now a power in the East, how Kevin Labanc betting on himself has rankled some around the NHL, why the Metro Division is going to be fun, Taylor Hall's future, what the league can learn from Kawhi Leonard's move to L.A. and much more.

Then, Nazem Kadri joins the pod to discuss his time in Toronto, why he refused a trade to the Calgary Flames and his new digs in Colorado.

31 Thoughts: The Podcast is presented by the GMC Sierra Denali, complete with the World's-First Six-function Multi-Pro Tailgate. GMC - we are professional grade. www.gmccanada.ca.

Instrumental music provided by Jane's Party (http://www.janesparty.com) from their LP "Casual Island" which is available now wherever you get your music.

Outro Music by Riley, Kate and Alex (aka ARK) - Summer Song

This episode was produced and sound engineered by Amil Delic, and hosted by Jeff Marek and Elliotte Friedman.

Audio Credits: Montreal Canadiens, Sportsnet 590 The FAN and Sportsnet 650.

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Media Inc. or any affiliate.

Jul 12, 2019
June 27, 2019: Vancouver Is Making All The News

Roberto Luongo retires and it impacts the Canucks' cap?! That's the question many fans were frantically asking themselves. Between that, talks with Tyler Myers and the smart - if risky - pick of Vasili Podkolzin at the draft, Vancouver has been at the centre of lots of big news ... and it's not even July 1 yet.

Jeff and Elliotte discuss that as well as the salary cap, which RFA not named Mitch is the most interesting, how the Hurricanes are handling Sebastien Aho, Artemi Panarin, Corey Perry and Joe Pavelski.

31 Thoughts: The Podcast is presented by the GMC Sierra Denali, complete with the World's-First Six-function Multi-Pro Tailgate. GMC - we are professional grade. www.gmccanada.ca.

Music Outro: Jordan Klassen - Virtuous Circle

Check out the video for "Virtuous Circle" here: http://www.jordanklassenmusic.com/

This episode was produced and sound engineered by Amil Delic, and hosted by Jeff Marek and Elliotte Friedman.

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Media Inc. or any affiliate.

Jun 27, 2019
June 24, 2019: Good Thing The Draft Is Two Days Long

Day 1 of the 2019 NHL Draft was a relatively ho-hum affair, but that all changed on Day 2. Chis Johnston joins Elliotte in Vancouver to discuss the P.K. Subban and Patrick Marleau trades and their ramifications around the league, as well as the latest on Mitch Marner, Matt Duchene, Artemi Panarin and Sergei Bobrovsky.

Elliotte also talks with Devils GM Ray Shero on his team's massive weekend netting Subban, and Sam Cosentino breaks down the winners and losers from a picks perspective.

31 Thoughts: The Podcast is presented by the GMC Sierra Denali, complete with the World's-First Six-function Multi-Pro Tailgate. GMC - we are professional grade. www.gmccanada.ca.

This episode is produced and sound engineered by Amil Delic and hosted by Elliotte Friedman.

Audio Credits: NHL Network, Prince Albert Raiders, Sportsnet 650 (Vancouver), Sportsnet, Sportsnet 590 the FAN and Toronto Maple Leafs.

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Media Inc. or any affiliate.

Jun 24, 2019
The Season In Sound, 2019
1:11:22

From the first-overall pick last June to the final whistle of the Stanley Cup Final, the 2018-19 NHL season was one of big events, big moves and big news. This special episode of the Tape to Tape podcast relives it all. Subscribe to Tape to Tape for free at Sportsnet.ca/Podcasts.

The Season in Sound was produced and mixed by Amil Delic. Associate producer Maria St. Aubin gathered the lion's share of the clips. John Grigg and Rory Boylen provided storytelling support. A big thanks to all the outlets we sourced audio from.

Special thanks to all the personnel in the Sportsnet Media Operations department as well as the editors across the Sportsnet Radio Network who helped obtain material for this project. A big thanks to all the outlets we sourced audio from.

Audio Credits: 97.1 The Fan, Altitude Sports, APTN, AT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh, CBC Ottawa, CBS Miami, CityNews, Columbus Blue Jackets Radio, Dan Patrick Show, FAN 650 (Vancouver), FAN 960 (Calgary), Fox Sports Arizona, Fox Sports Carolinas, Fox Sports Midwest, Fox Sports North, Fox Sports Ohio, Fox Sports Southwest, Fox Sports SUN, Fox Sports West, Hockey Hall of Fame, Jets TV, KING 5 Seattle, KMOX, KUFX, Los Angeles Kings, MSG, NBC Sports, NBC Sports California, NBC Sports Chicago, NBC Sports Philadelphia, NBC Sports Washington, NESN, NHL Network, Postmedia Network, Prime Ticket, Rogers Hometown Hockey, Sportsnet, Sportsnet 590 The FAN, Steve Dangle, Toronto Maple Leafs, WBNS-FM, WBZ, Westwood One, WFED and WFLA.

31 Thoughts: The Podcast is presented by the GMC Sierra Denali, complete with the World's-First Six-function Multi-Pro Tailgate. GMC- we are professional grade. www.gmccanada.ca..

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Media Inc. or any affiliate.

Jun 15, 2019
June 4, 2019: Extra! Extra! The coaching carousel continues

Update podcast! Jeff and Elliotte discuss Philadelphia making a move for Kevin Hayes, what this means for the Flyers, and Florida, Chicago and Nashville add to their coaching staffs.

Plus, the guys give their thoughts on Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final.

31 Thoughts: The Podcast is presented by the GMC Sierra Denali, complete with the World's-First Six-function Multi-Pro Tailgate. GMC - we are professional grade. www.gmccanada.ca.

This episode is produced by Amil Delic, and hosted by Jeff Marek and Elliotte Friedman. [Special thanks to Steven Coyle for technical support]

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Media Inc. or any affiliate.

Jun 05, 2019
June 4, 2019: Things Look Different Now For The Maple Leafs

Mid-way through a sneaky-good Stanley Cup Final Jeff and Elliotte discuss what it all means for the city of St. Louis and the Blues franchise.

Then they get into off-ice news with a discussion of Toronto's potential salary situation and which Leafs centre has been floated as a trade candidate, the latest on Erik Karlsson, Vancouver as the off-season's most intriguing team, video review, the cap floor and more. All of that plus Word Association, 3+1 and #Ask31.

This episode is produced and sound engineered by Amil Delic, and hosted by Jeff Marek and Elliotte Friedman.

31 Thoughts: The Podcast is presented by the GMC Sierra Denali, complete with the World’s-First Six-function Multi-Pro Tailgate. GMC - we are professional grade. www.gmccanada.ca.

Music Outro: New Swears - Rolling Stone (Dine Alone Records)

New Swears release their LP "Night Mirror" on June 13: https://newswears.bandcamp.com/

Audio Credits: NHL Network and Sportsnet

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Media Inc. or any affiliate.

Jun 04, 2019
May 30, 2019: David Andrews (The AHL’s Grand Poohbah)

Dave Andrews has been running the second-best hockey league in the world for a quarter century. Now, he's stepping down as Commissioner of the American Hockey League. He joins Jeff and Elliotte to spin some yarns, discuss how the league has changed over the years, its relationship with the NHL and what advice he has for the AHL's next commish.

31 Thoughts: The Podcast is presented by the GMC Sierra Denali, complete with the World's-First Six-function Multi-Pro Tailgate. GMC- we are professional grade. www.gmccanada.ca.

This episode was produced and sound engineered by Amil Delic, and hosted by Jeff Marek and Elliotte Friedman.

Audio Credits: American Hockey League

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Media Inc. or any affiliate.

May 30, 2019
May 23, 2019: Extra! Extra! Senators and Leafs hire coaches.

Jeff and Elliotte re-group for a quickie episode on the heels of the Senators hiring D.J. Smith from the Maple Leafs to be their head coach and Toronto filling its vacant bench spot with Paul McFarland from Florida.

31 Thoughts: The Podcast is presented by the GMC Sierra Denali, complete with the World’s-First Six-function Multi-Pro Tailgate. GMC — we are professional grade. www.gmccanada.ca.

Music Outro: Business of Dreams - Keep The Blues Away

Check out their latest album “Ripe For Anarchy” here: https://businessofdreams.bandcamp.com

This episode is produced and sound engineered by Shoaib Alli, and hosted by Jeff Marek and Elliotte Friedman.

Audio Credits: Sportsnet, Ottawa Senators

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Media Inc. or any affiliate.

May 23, 2019
May 23, 2019: And then there were two

What's next for the Sharks? Why the Blues story are so amazing. The biggest battle of the Stanley Cup Final. And the Oilers, John Davidson, and off-season rules changes. All of that, plus Scott Morrison on the 30th anniversary of the Calgary Flames' 1989 Cup win and #Ask31.

You can find Scott Morrison's Big Read on the 1989 Flames here: www.sportsnet.ca/flames89

31 Thoughts: The Podcast is presented by the GMC Sierra Denali, complete with the World's-First Six-function Multi-Pro Tailgate. GMC - we are professional grade. www.gmccanada.ca.

Music Outro: Business of Dreams - Keep The Blues Away

Check out their latest album "Ripe For Anarchy" here: https://businessofdreams.bandcamp.com

This episode is produced and sound engineered by Shoaib Alli, and hosted by Jeff Marek and Elliotte Friedman.

Audio Credits: CBC, Sportsnet, KMOX, Calgary Flames.

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Media Inc. or any affiliate.

May 23, 2019
May 16, 2019: Connecting the dots between Krueger and Buffalo

The Sabres' new head coach has spent more time with a big-time soccer club than he has with a big-time hockey club. But Ralph Krueger is less of a risk than many might think. Jeff and Elliotte discuss Buffalo's hire, the final four in both the NHL and the AHL, offer updates on Ottawa and Seattle, and debut a new game. All of that plus #Ask31.

31 Thoughts: The Podcast is presented by the GMC Sierra Denali, complete with the World's-First Six-function Multi-Pro Tailgate. GMC -- we are professional grade. www.gmccanada.ca.

Music Outro: Mounties - Flags of Convenience

Check out their latest album "Heavy Meta" here: http://mountiesband.com/

This episode was produced and sound engineered by Amil Delic, and hosted by Jeff Marek and Elliotte Friedman.

Audio Credits: Buffalo Sabres, NBC Sports, NHL Network and Sportsnet.

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Media Inc. or any affiliate.

May 16, 2019
May 10, 2019: What does Ken Holland mean for the Oilers?

Jeff and Elliotte discuss Ken Holland's hiring: Why he wanted to get back into the game, his contract, the Oilers' goaltending and whether they can contend for the playoffs next season.

They also off their thoughts on Colorado's season, Ben Bishop's phenomenal playoffs, some off-season trade targets, why Carolina will be a tough out and more. All of that plus #Ask31.

31 Thoughts: The Podcast is presented by the GMC Sierra Denali, complete with the World's-First Six-function Multi-Pro Tailgate. GMC - we are professional grade. www.gmccanada.ca.

Music Outro: Close Talker - Half Past Nine

Catch Close Talker on tour this summer and find more of their music here: http://closetalker.ca/

This episode was produced and sound engineered by Amil Delic, and hosted by Jeff Marek and Elliotte Friedman.

Audio Credits: Altitude Sports and Entertainment, Colorado Avalanche, Edmonton Oilers, KMOX 1120 AM, NBC (Jeopardy!), NHL Network, Sportsnet.

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Media Inc. or any affiliate.

May 10, 2019
May 2, 2019: Will The Penguins Really Move Malkin?

There's no doubt that GM Jim Rutherford doesn't like to stand pat, especially after being swept in Round 1. But could the Penguins really be looking at trading Evgeni Malkin? Jeff and Elliotte dive into that possibility, plus the latest out of Leaf Nation, the GM search in Edmonton, P.K. Subban's future and much more.

31 Thoughts: The Podcast is presented by the GMC Sierra Denali, complete with the World's-First Six-function Multi-Pro Tailgate. GMC -- we are professional grade. www.gmccanada.ca.

Music Outro: Joe Bass - Part Timer

Check out more of their music and upcoming shows here: http://www.joebass.ca/

This episode was produced and sound engineered by Amil Delic, and hosted by Jeff Marek and Elliotte Friedman.

Audio Credits: ESPN, KMOX, NBCSN, Pittsburgh Penguins, Sportsnet and The FAN 590.

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Media Inc. or any affiliate.

May 02, 2019
April 22, 2019: Paul Bissonnette

He's a lover, fighter, hockey player and now a member of the media. Paul Bissonnette joins Jeff and Elliotte in-studio to discuss his transition into media, memories from his playing career, toughest/funniest players around the league and finding the Fountain of Youth at Wayne Gretzky's house.

[ - This episode contains expletive language - ]

31 Thoughts: The Podcast is presented by the GMC Sierra Denali, complete with the World's-First Six-function Multi-Pro Tailgate. GMC - we are professional grade. www.gmccanada.ca.

Music Outro: Ten Kills The Pack - You Just Want to Feel Whole Again

Check out more music by Ten Kills The Pack here: www.tenkillsthepack.com

This episode was produced and sound engineered by Amil Delic, and hosted by Jeff Marek and Elliotte Friedman.

Audio Credits: Arizona Coyotes, Golf Yankee Yankee Whiskey, Fox Sports Network, NHL Network, MSG and Sportsnet.

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Media Inc. or any affiliate.

Apr 22, 2019
April 18, 2019: Shocking Sweeps

The Columbus Blue Jackets sweep the Presidents' Trophy winning Tampa Bay Lightning in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Is it the biggest upset in professional hockey history? Is this good for the NHL? What do the Lightning do this off-season? Jeff and Elliotte unpack all this and more from the series that caught all of us off guard.

They also discuss how the Pittsburgh Penguins can bounce back after getting swept by the Islanders, the hiring of Alain Vigneault and Todd McLellan, and Nazem Kadri's suspension. Plus, they preview their interview with Paul Bissonnette (dropping next week) and take your #ASK31 questions.

31 Thoughts: The Podcast is presented by the GMC Sierra Denali, complete with the World's-First Six-function Multi-Pro Tailgate. GMC- we are professional grade. www.gmccanada.ca.

Music Outro: Ten Kills The Pack - Barcelona

Check out more music by Ten Kills The Pack here: www.tenkillsthepack.com

This episode was produced and sound engineered by Amil Delic, and hosted by Jeff Marek and Elliotte Friedman.

Audio Credits: Arizona Coyotes, Barstool Sports, NHL Network, Sportsnet and WBNS-FM.

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Media Inc. or any affiliate.

Apr 18, 2019
April 15, 2019: Roster Building With Jason Farris

Whether you're putting together an NHL team or a fantasy squad- or in Jason Farris' case, writing a book- constructing a roster is a fascinating exercise. The author, former Dallas Stars Executive VP and self-described hockey nerd, joins Jeff and Elliotte to discuss the making of "It Takes 23 To Win" which details the building of 24 historical teams by a group that includes four Hockey Hall of Famers and 12 Stanley Cup winners.

The trio also discuss Farris' first book, "Behind The Moves" considered by many in the hockey industry a must-read for anyone who wants to better understand how NHL GMs tick.

31 Thoughts: The Podcast is presented by the GMC Sierra Denali, complete with the World's-First Six-function Multi-Pro Tailgate. GMC- we are professional grade. www.gmccanada.ca.

Music Outro: Adam Baldwin - Salvation

Listen to "No Rest for the Wicked" by Adam Baldwin here: www.adambaldwin.ca

This episode was produced and sound engineered by Amil Delic, and hosted by Jeff Marek and Elliotte Friedman.

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Media Inc. or any affiliate.

Apr 15, 2019
April 10, 2019: Luck Of The Devils

Jeff and Elliotte set up shop at the NHL Draft Lottery to talk to some of the GMs on site and discuss the latest news around the league.

They kick things off with Florida's hiring of Joel Quenneville and what it means for the Panthers, look at coaching vacancies in Buffalo, L.A., Philadelphia and Edmonton, and address other league-wide news.

Then Panthers President of Hockey Ops, Dale Tallon, sits down to discuss Florida's future; Sabres GM Jason Botterill talks about his head-coaching search, Jeff Skinner's status and more; and Canucks GM Jim Benning gets into everything Vancouver. After that, the guys are joined by Devils GM Ray Shero and President Hugh Weber after winning the No. 1 pick to discuss what it means for the club and the whole lottery process.

31 Thoughts: The Podcast is presented by the GMC Sierra Denali, complete with the World's-First Six-function Multi-Pro Tailgate. GMC - we are professional grade. www.gmccanada.ca.

Music Outro: Dead Horse Beats - Home Days

New album "Inglaterra" out May 24th by Dead Horse Beats: www.deadhorsebeats.com

This episode was produced and sound engineered by Amil Delic, and hosted by Jeff Marek and Elliotte Friedman.

Audio Credits: Buffalo Sabres, LA Kings, News 8 WROC, Sportsnet and WPLG Local 10.

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Media Inc. or any affiliate.

Apr 10, 2019
April 4, 2019: The McDavid Fallout

With Edmonton failing to clinch the playoffs (again), Connor McDavid didn't hold back: "I'm not happy about it. It's going to be a long summer." Did the Oilers' GMs search just become a little more complicated?

The CWHL has folded, leaving the NWHL as the lone women's pro league in North America. But the intrigue continues around the future of the women's game. Will CWHL players head south of the border? What's next for the NWHL? Will the NHL start a league of its own? And when will any of those scenarios come to pass?

Jeff and Elliotte discuss those topics and much more, and answer #Ask31 questions.

31 Thoughts: The Podcast is presented by the GMC Sierra Denali, complete with the World's-First Six-function Multi-Pro Tailgate. GMC - we are professional grade. www.gmccanada.ca.

Music Outro: Telekinesis - Cut the Quick

Telekinesis is currently on tour promoting his latest album, Effluxion: http://telekinesismusic.com/

This episode was produced and sound engineered by Amil Delic, and hosted by Jeff Marek and Elliotte Friedman.

Audio Credits: CBC, Edmonton Oilers and Sportsnet.

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Media Inc. or any affiliate.

Apr 06, 2019
April 1, 2019: Ryan Strome

The New York Rangers forward is the eldest of three hockey-playing brothers, two of whom are in the NHL now with the youngest about to debut in the AHL.

Strome discusses all kinds of things, including playing with and against Connor McDavid, emceeing John Tavares's wedding, dressing-room gossip and why things have worked out so well for brother Dylan in Chicago.

31 Thoughts: The Podcast is presented by the GMC Sierra Denali, complete with the World's-First Six-function Multi-Pro Tailgate. GMC - we are professional grade. www.gmccanada.ca.

Music Outro: Stan Simon - The Desert Line

Listen to more music by Stan Simon here: www.stansimonmusic.com

This episode was produced and sound engineered by Amil Delic, and hosted by Jeff Marek and Elliotte Friedman.

Audio Credits: Cogeco TV, MSG Network, Sportsnet, WEPN, WFAN, WRHU and Versus.

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Media Inc. or any affiliate.

Apr 01, 2019
March 28, 2019: Fishing For A GM In Edmonton (And More Stuff)

As the season winds down, Jeff and Elliotte take stock of a number of items from around the NHL, including a topic that garnered a lot of feedback for Elliotte this week - the Oilers' search for a GM and the possibility of Mike Gillis filling the position. Would he be a good fit?

That discussion plus: debating the Lightning's second-best player; Ilya Kovalchuk's situation, candidates for Ottawa's President of Hockey Ops, Zdeno Chara back for at least one more season and #Ask31.

Then, Vincent Trocheck joins Elliotte to talk about returning from a brutal injury, his draft year, his picks for awards this season and more.

31 Thoughts: The Podcast is presented by the GMC Sierra Denali, complete with the World's-First Six-function Multi-Pro Tailgate. GMC - we are professional grade. www.gmccanada.ca.

Music Outro: Wintersleep - Forest Fire

Catch Wintersleep on their cross Canada tour now: http:/www.wintersleep.com

Their latest LP "In The Land Of" comes out this Friday, March 29th via Dine Alone Records

This episode was produced and sound engineered by Amil Delic, and hosted by Jeff Marek and Elliotte Friedman.

Audio Credits: Fox Sports Florida, NHL Network and Sportsnet.

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Media Inc. or any affiliate.

Mar 28, 2019
March 21, 2019: Cracks In The Maple Leafs Armour

With losses piling up and the goals against ballooning recently, Jeff and Elliotte take a look at what's been going on with the Maple Leafs. Why the downturn? Do they have the roster to win? And are the coach and GM butting heads?

The guys also discuss the Canucks' rebuild, whether to be patient or not with the Sabres, NHLPA player poll results and more. They also debut a new segment and answer some #Ask31 questions.

31 Thoughts: The Podcast is presented by the GMC Sierra Denali, complete with the World's-First Six-function Multi-Pro Tailgate. GMC - we are professional grade. www.gmccanada.ca.

Music Outro: Titus Calderbank - Sole Confidant

Check out more music by Titus Calderbank here: www.tituscalderbank.com (New music coming May 10th)

This episode was produced and sound engineered by Amil Delic, and hosted by Jeff Marek and Elliotte Friedman.

Audio Credits: FOX Sports Carolinas, NHL Network, Sportsnet, The FAN 590 and Toronto Maple Leafs.

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Media Inc. or any affiliate.

Mar 21, 2019
March 15, 2019: Recorded In Front Of A Live Studio Audience

Jeff and Elliotte are at the Sportsnet Grill in downtown Toronto for the podcast's first live event. They start the evening as always by covering all the latest news around the NHL - and then a whole bunch of people just start . . . popping by.

First it's Mikhail Grabovski, who spins some yarns, talks about his hockey challenge with Jeff and how he's staying in the game. Then his former Maple Leafs GM, Brian Burke, and teammate, Colby Armstrong, join the show for something of a reunion.

Long-time broadcast executive John Shannon is next up. He discusses the future of hockey on TV and lets listeners into his world of owning an extensive collection of game programs. Caroline Cameron then takes the stage to reflect on her career going from intern to national host, as well as what it's like working alongside noted contrarian Doug MacLean.

Finally, Jeff and Elliotte answer some #Ask31 questions from the crowd with . . . Doug MacLean. The former NHL GM and coach also reminisces about his big break, coaching Steve Yzerman and more.

31 Thoughts: The Podcast is presented by the GMC Sierra Denali, complete with the World's-First Six-function Multi-Pro Tailgate. GMC - we are professional grade. www.gmccanada.ca.

Music Outro: Skye Wallace - Coal in Your Window

Check out her upcoming tour dates here: www.skyewallace.com

This episode is produced and sound engineered by Amil Delic, and hosted by Jeff Marek and Elliotte Friedman. Thanks to Ryan Fabro and Annie Lewis for coordinating the event, and Steven Coyle for the technical support.

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Media Inc. or any affiliate.

Mar 15, 2019
March 8, 2019: Cassie Campbell-Pascall On The State Of Women’s Hockey

Jeff and Elliotte are joined by Cassie Campbell-Pascall to talk about her life in the game, including being on the Hockey Hall of Fame selection committee and the state of women's pro hockey in North America.

Jeff and Elliotte also discuss news from around the NHL - Guy Boucher out, the Oilers GM search, and more - and the GM Meetings, including ideas around speed of play and supplementary discipline. As well, they pay tribute to pay tribute to three men from the hockey world who died within days of each other over the past week: Ted Lindsay, David Kelly and Colton Kuepfer.

31 Thoughts: The Podcast is presented by the GMC Sierra Denali, complete with the World's-First Six-function Multi-Pro Tailgate. GMC - we are professional grade. www.gmccanada.ca.

This episode was produced and sound engineered by Amil Delic, and hosted by Jeff Marek and Elliotte Friedman. [Special thanks to Kirt Berry from SN Features, Jeff Azzopardi of Sportsnet and Maria St. Aubin from The FAN 590 for their assistance on this podcast]

Audio Credits: NESN, NHL Network, Sportsnet and The FAN 590.

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Media Inc. or any affiliate.

Mar 08, 2019
Feb. 28, 2019: The Trade Deadline With John Tortorella

Jeff and Elliotte have a had a few days to gather their thoughts and talk to their contacts following the 2019 NHL Trade Deadline, and they drop the knowledge. Then they get to a slew of #Ask31 deadline questions covering topics like deals that fell through, sneaky winners, names who didn't move that were surprising and much more.

Columbus head coach John Tortorella joins the pod to discuss the all-in Blue Jackets, how GMs and coaches work together at the deadline, off-ice distractions, mixing in new players and taking phone calls during press conferences.

(There's also a special announcement about the pod, so stick around to the end.)

31 Thoughts: The Podcast is presented by the GMC Sierra Denali, complete with the World's-First Six-function Multi-Pro Tailgate. GMC -- we are professional grade. www.gmccanada.ca.

Music Outro: Grizfolk - Spoonful

Check out more of their music and upcoming concert dates here: www.grizfolk.com

This episode was produced and sound engineered by Amil Delic, and hosted by Jeff Marek and Elliotte Friedman.

Audio Credits: Fox Sports Ohio, Philadelphia Flyers, Sportsnet 650 and Sportsnet.

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Media Inc. or any affiliate.

Feb 28, 2019
Feb. 21, 2019: 31 Thoughts For 31 Teams Ahead Of The Trade Deadline

Jeff and Elliotte run through the entire league ahead of the 2019 NHL Trade Deadline.

Highlights include: the Senators, Islanders, Mike Hoffman, the Stanley Cup champs, the Columbus conundrum, stars in Dallas, Wayne Simmonds, Winnipeg, the hottest team in the league, the Leafs, rumours out west and at least 19 more discussion points.

31 Thoughts: The Podcast is presented by the GMC Sierra Denali, complete with the World's-First Six-function Multi-Pro Tailgate. GMC — we are professional grade. www.gmccanada.ca.

Music Outro: Sam Weber - I'll Let You Know (feat. Terra Lightfoot)

Find more music by Sam Weber here (plus concert dates): www.samweber.me

Listen to Terra Lightfoot's music here: www.terralightfoot.com

This episode was produced and sound engineered by Amil Delic, and hosted by Jeff Marek and Elliotte Friedman.

Audio Credits: AM 970, Buffalo Sabres, Sportsnet 650 and WFAN.

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Media Inc. or any affiliate.

Feb 21, 2019
Feb. 14, 2019: Big Game Hunters

In a jam-packed episode, Jeff and Elliotte identify the players in the market as we head into the trade deadline stretch drive. They also discuss Matt Duchene and Mark Stone, Jeff Skinner and Jason Pominville, Lou Lamoriello's secretive Islanders, the Wild and even the Maple Leafs.

Vegas Golden Knights defenceman Nate Schmidt then joins the podcast to talk through his PED suspension, how he plans on working with the NHL and NHLPA on drug policy and more.

All of that, plus the latest on the Blues, Blackhawks, Jets and some #Ask31 questions and answers.

31 Thoughts: The Podcast is presented by the GMC Sierra Denali, complete with the World's-First Six-function Multi-Pro Tailgate. GMC - we are professional grade. www.gmccanada.ca.

Music Outro: Jambori Jambora - Watib

Listen to their latest record here: www.jamborijambora.bandcamp.com/album/jambori-jambora

This episode was produced and sound engineered by Amil Delic, and hosted by Jeff Marek and Elliotte Friedman. [Thanks to Mike Szczesny on added production assistance and Steven Coyle on technical support]

Audio Credits: KABC 790, KTAR, MSG, NBC Sports Washington, NHL Network, Red Bull, Sportsnet, WBNS, WBZ and WQAM.

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Media Inc. or any affiliate.

Feb 14, 2019
Feb. 11, 2019: Peter Forsberg and Claude Lemieux

Peter Forsberg and Claude Lemieux combined to win six Stanley Cups, including one as Avalanche teammates in 1996. They join Jeff and Elliotte to announce that they are teaming up again, this time with 4sports & Entertainment, an integrated sports-marketing agency and event-management company. Lemieux has been with 4sports for years and is its President, Hockey North America; Forsberg is its latest investor.

But this episode isn't all about business. They also discuss the game now versus when they were playing, the style differences today between North America and Europe, the pair's glory days and much more.

31 Thoughts: The Podcast is presented by the GMC Sierra Denali, complete with the World's-First Six-function Multi-Pro Tailgate. GMC — we are professional grade. www.gmccanada.ca.

This episode is produced and sound engineered by Amil Delic, and hosted by Jeff Marek and Elliotte Friedman.

Audio Credits: CBC, ESPN, EuroSport, Fox Sports, NHL Network and WKBD-TV.

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Media Inc. or any affiliate.

Feb 11, 2019
Feb. 7, 2019: Now That The Ink Is Dry

Jeff and Elliotte break down what the Auston Matthews contract means for the Maple Leafs, Mitch Marner and the NHL. They also look around the league at all the young stars looking for new deals this summer and discuss the possibility of RFA offer sheets.

The guys also check in on the Jets, Flames, Avalanche, Hurricanes, Senators and the Taylor Hall trade rumours, and get to some #Ask31 questions and answers.

31 Thoughts: The Podcast is presented by the GMC Sierra Denali, complete with the World's-First Six-function Multi-Pro Tailgate. GMC -- we are professional grade. www.gmccanada.ca.

Music Outro: Monster Truck - The Howlin'

Concert dates available here: www.ilovemonstertruck.com

This episode was produced and sound engineered by Amil Delic, and hosted by Jeff Marek and Elliotte Friedman.

Audio Credits: SiriusXM NHL Network Radio and Sportsnet.

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Media Inc. or any affiliate.

Feb 07, 2019
Jan. 31, 2019: The Maple Leafs Break The Ice

Jeff and Elliotte talk Jake Muzzin and what's next for Toronto, what's up with Artemi Panarin and Sergei Bobrovsky in Columbus, check-in on Ottawa regarding Mark Stone and Matt Duchene, wrap up the All-Star Game and opine on format changes for the skills competition.

Then, they are joined by Rikard Gronborg, the head coach of Sweden's men's national team. They discuss the differences between the game and the players in North America and Sweden, positionless hockey and if he's bound for the NHL. All that, plus answering listener #Ask31 questions.

31 Thoughts: The Podcast is presented by the GMC Sierra Denali, complete with the World's-First Six-function Multi-Pro Tailgate. GMC -- we are professional grade. www.gmccanada.ca.

Music Outro: brussels sprouts intl - ekki a leio

Find BSI's music here: www.brusselssproutsintl.bandcamp.com

This episode is produced and sound engineered by Amil Delic, and hosted by Jeff Marek and Elliotte Friedman.

Audio Credits: Maple Leafs Radio Network, NESN, The Fan 590, Toronto Maple Leafs, Sportsnet and Steve Dangle.

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Media Inc. or any affiliate.

Jan 31, 2019
Jan. 28, 2019: Rick Tocchet

He played more than 1,100 NHL games, scored 440 goals and 952 points, and registered 2,972 penalty minutes. Tocchet was a quintessential power forward during his playing days and is now head coach of the Arizona Coyotes.

He joins Jeff and Elliotte in studio to discuss his career, how the game has changed since the 1980s, his use of analytics, poker and much more.

31 Thoughts: The Podcast is presented by the GMC Sierra Denali, complete with the World's-First Six-function Multi-Pro Tailgate. GMC -- we are professional grade. www.gmccanada.ca.

This episode was produced and sound engineered by Amil Delic. [Special thanks to Richard Lochhead from SN Media Operations]

Audio Credits: ABC Sports, Arizona Coyotes, CBC, CBS KDKA-TV, Fox Sports, NBC Sports Philadelphia and Sportsnet.

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Media Inc. or any affiliate.

Jan 28, 2019
Jan. 24, 2019: In The Land Of Empty Seats And Empty Suites

The coach is gone, the GM is gone and playoff hopes are fading. On the heels of Peter Chiarelli's dismissal from the Oilers, Jeff and Elliotte break down what has been happening on and off the ice in Edmonton, from signing a goalie one day and dismissing your GM the next, to leadership from ownership, to what can be done to salvage things this season and beyond.

And, oh yeah, there are other teams in the NHL, too. They also discuss the Auston Matthews contract situation in Toronto and the latest on Matt Duchene and Mark Stone in Ottawa. Plus, answers to your #Ask31 questions.

31 Thoughts: The Podcast is presented by the GMC Sierra Denali, complete with the World's-First Six-function Multi-Pro Tailgate. GMC — we are professional grade. www.gmccanada.ca.

Music Outro: Jane's Party - Straight From The Heart

Their new album "Casual Island" is out February 15th: www.janesparty.com

This episode is produced and sound engineered by Amil Delic, and hosted by Jeff Marek and Elliotte Friedman.

Audio Credits: 630 CHED, Audiam, CBC, Edmonton Oilers, Sportsnet 650 and Sportsnet.

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Media Inc. or any affiliate.

Jan 24, 2019
Jan. 21, 2019: John Chayka

At 29, he's the NHL's youngest general manager -- and didn't come by the job in anything approaching the traditional way. Jeff and Elliotte sit down with John Chayka to discuss his road to the Arizona Coyotes, how he values analytics, the moves he's made, evaluating players from different leagues, the GM that has helped him the most and much more.

31 Thoughts: The Podcast is presented by the GMC Sierra Denali, complete with the World's-First Six-function Multi-Pro Tailgate. GMC -- we are professional grade. www.gmccanada.ca.

This episode is produced and sound engineered by Amil Delic, and hosted by Jeff Marek and Elliotte Friedman. [Special thanks to Richard Lochhead from Media Operations]

Audio Credit: Arizona Coyotes, NBC Sports Chicago, NHL Network and Sportsnet.

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Media Inc. or any affiliate.

Jan 21, 2019
Jan. 17, 2019: It’s Never Too Early To Talk Trade Deadline

Five weeks out from the trade deadline and moves are already starting to happen. Jeff and Elliotte discuss what the Oilers will do and who is making the final calls in Edmonton, where the Senators are with their pending UFAs, controversy in Colorado and the hottest commodity in the NHL. All of that plus #Ask31 and more.

31 Thoughts: The Podcast is presented by the GMC Sierra Denali, complete with the World's-First Six-function Multi-Pro Tailgate. GMC -- we are professional grade. www.gmccanada.ca.

Outro Music: Ariel Posen - Fade

Find Ariel's debut solo record here: www.arielposen.com

This episode is produced and sound engineered by Amil Delic, and hosted by Jeff Marek and Elliotte Friedman.

Audio Credits: CBC and Sportsnet.

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Media Inc. or any affiliate.

Jan 17, 2019
Jan. 14, 2019: Ryan Johansen

Ryan Johansen is in studio to discuss his feud with Ryan Kesler, his contract dispute with Columbus, when he knew he had arrived as a player, coach Peter Laviolette and much more.

31 Thoughts: The Podcast is presented by the GMC Terrain. GMC -- we are professional grade. www.gmccanada.ca.

This episode is produced and sound engineered by Amil Delic, and hosted by Jeff Marek and Elliotte Friedman. [Special thanks to Tom Reid from Media Operations]

Audio Credits: 97.1 The Fan, Fox Sports, NBCSN, Predators Radio Network, Sportsnet, The Tennessean and Versus.

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Media Inc. or any affiliate.

Jan 14, 2019
Jan. 10, 2019: Oilers and Penguins and Sharks, Oh My

Ten days into 2019 and there's so much to discuss. The Oilers' struggles, the Penguins' surge, the Sharks' tenuous UFA situation and the Canucks' young talent. Plus, which teams will kick-off the trade season and which players will be on the move. All of that, an #Ask31 segment and more.

31 Thoughts: The Podcast is presented by the GMC Terrain. GMC -- we are professional grade. www.gmccanada.ca. This episode is produced and sound engineered by Amil Delic, and hosted by Jeff Marek and Elliotte Friedman.

Music Outro: The Kents - From The Start

Check out their music here: www.thekentsband.com

Audio Credits: CBC, KUFX, Sportsnet and WWE.

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Media Inc. or any affiliate.

Jan 10, 2019
Jan. 7, 2019: Jay Beagle

Veteran centre Jay Beagle reflects on his career, winning titles at every pro level, which coach had the biggest impact on him, why he chose the Canucks as a free agent, playing with super-rookie Elias Pettersson and much more..

31 Thoughts: The Podcast is presented by the GMC Terrain. GMC -- we are professional grade. www.gmccanada.ca.

This episode was produced by Amil Delic. [Special thanks to Adrian Cheddie from SN Media Operations]

Audio Credits: CBC, Fox Sports, NBC, Sportsnt and WFED.

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Media Inc. or any affiliate.

Jan 07, 2019
Dec. 20, 2018: Roberto Luongo Is Chasing Cups, Not Numbers

The current Panther, former Canuck and Islander stops by the studio to discuss everything from how playing goal has never been harder, memorable moments with Vancouver, whether retirement is on the horizon and much more. Jeff and Elliotte also drill down on what's happening with the Flyers and answer some #Ask31 questions.

31 Thoughts: The Podcast is presented by the GMC Terrain. GMC -- we are professional grade. www.gmccanada.ca.

Outro Music: Milk - Gold Home

Check out their debut album here: www.milkmilkmilk.bandcamp.com

This episode was produced by Amil Delic.

Audio Credits: CBC, Fox Sports, MSG, NBC, NHL Network, Philadelphia Flyers, Sportsnet and The Weather Network.

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Media Inc. or any affiliate.

Dec 20, 2018
Dec. 17, 2018: Luc Robitaille

The Los Angeles Kings President, Hall of Famer and highest-scoring left winger in NHL history joins Jeff and Elliotte for a wide-ranging discussion covering everything from his draft day to playing with all-time greats to winning Stanley Cups as a player and an executive to serving a loyal fan base.

31 Thoughts: The Podcast is presented by the GMC Terrain. GMC -- we are professional grade. www.gmccanada.ca.

This episode was produced by Amil Delic (apologies for the Radio Frequency Interference) and Ryan Walsh.

Audio Credits: ABC, CBC, Fox Sports, IIHF and Sportsnet.

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Media Inc. or any affiliate.

Dec 17, 2018
Dec. 13, 2018: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Jeff and Elliotte look all around the league. What are Alex Ovechkin's chances of getting to 895 goals? Referee Tim Peel "scored" his first NHL goal and Roberto Luongo took it in stride. Can the Maple Leafs really land Alex Pietrangelo? The Flyers are faltering. The Hawks are nosediving. And the Kings are looking anything but royal. Tampa Bay coach Jon Cooper also joins the show and the guys get to some listener #Ask31 questions.

31 Thoughts: The Podcast is presented by the GMC Terrain. GMC -- we are professional grade. www.gmccanada.ca.

Outro Music: The Kents - Is There Anyone

Check out their music here: www.thekentsband.com

This episode was produced by Amil Delic. [Special thanks to Steven Coyle for technical assistance]

Audio Credits: Fox Sports, NBC, NHL Network, Sportsnet, St. Louis Blues and WFED.

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Media Inc. or any affiliate.

Dec 13, 2018
Dec. 10, 2018: Andrew Ference

Andrew Ference played for Pittsburgh, Calgary, Boston and Edmonton during his 15 seasons in the NHL. He joined Jeff and Elliotte in studio to reflect on his career, differences between teams he played for, leadership and the work he's currently doing for the league.

31 Thoughts: The Podcast is presented by the GMC Terrain. GMC -- we are professional grade. www.gmccanada.ca.

This episode was produced by Amil Delic.

Audio Credits: CBC, ESPN, NESN and Sportsnet.

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Media Inc. or any affiliate.

Dec 10, 2018
Dec. 6, 2018: Let’s Get Kraken!

Jeff and Elliotte run the gamut on the 32nd NHL team. What will Seattle do differently than other teams? Are current owners happy? How will it impact West Coast rivalries? What does it mean for Quebec City? And more. A deep dive on Seattle plus, #Ask31.

31 Thoughts: The Podcast is presented by the GMC Terrain. GMC -- we are professional grade. www.gmccanada.ca.

Outro Music: Peter Bjorn and John - Up Against the Wall

Listen to their latest album "Darker Days" here: www.peterbjornandjohn.com

This episode was produced by Amil Delic.

Audio Credits: CTV, KING 5, NHL Network, The Dan Patrick Show and Sportsnet.

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Media Inc. or any affiliate.

Dec 06, 2018
Dec. 3, 2018: Brian Boyle’s Journey

Jeff and Elliotte are joined by New Jersey Devils centre Brian Boyle. They discuss coaches who have impacted his career, Boyle's battle with leukaemia and his wife, Lauren's, work with Hockey Fights Cancer, improving his skating, social media and the Devils this season.

31 Thoughts: The Podcast is presented by the GMC Terrain. GMC -- we are professional grade. www.gmccanada.ca.

This episode was produced by Amil Delic.

Audio Credits: MSG Network, New Jersey Devils, NHL Network and Sportsnet.

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Media Inc. or any affiliate.

Dec 03, 2018
Nov. 29, 2018: Two Teams Going In Different Directions

Jeff and Elliotte discuss the high-flying Sabres and the best trade of the off-season as well as the housecleaning going on in the Philadelphia Flyers organization. They are also joined by NBCSN analyst and Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia colour commentator Keith Jones to dive deeper into the changes in Philly regaining the toughness they once had, how Ron Hextall might have upset the alumni and the only bright spot in the organization right now (Gritty). All of that and much more.

31 Thoughts: The Podcast is presented by the GMC Sierra Denali. GMC — we are professional grade. www.gmccanada.ca.

Outro Music: The Wicks - Hale-Bopp 1997 [High and Lonely Records]

Check out their latest album "Leaning in the Sun" here: www.thewicks.ca

This episode was produced by Amil Delic.

Audio Credits: CBC, CBS Philly, Fox Sports Carolinas, NHL Network, Sportsnet, Tim & Sid and WFLA 970.

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Media Inc. or any affiliate.

Nov 29, 2018
Nov. 22, 2018: Early Changes Behind Benches

Todd McLellan and Mike Yeo are out in Edmonton and St. Louis, what will that mean for those teams? Plus, the Battle of Alberta is back (Big time?) and Buffalo is good again (which makes Jeff and Elliotte happy). The guys are also joined by Stanley Cup Champion and current Blackhawks scout Colin Fraser, who rebuts Kevin Bieksa's appearance on the Nov. 8, 2018 episode "Ubergate and Hockey Pranks", and discusses studying opponents and playing on a championship team. All that plus listener #Ask31 questions and answers.

31 Thoughts: The Podcast is presented by the GMC Sierra Denali. GMC -- we are professional grade. www.gmccanada.ca.

Outro Song: Hawksley Workman - Battlefords

Find all of Hawksley's concert dates here: www.hawksleyworkman.com/tour/

This episode was produced by Amil Delic.

Audio Credits: CBC, Fox Sports and Sportsnet.

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Media Inc. or any affiliate.

Nov 22, 2018
Nov. 15, 2018: Shark Back In The Water

Tom Wilson is back sooner than expected and making his presence felt with his stick and his fists. The Penguins and Kings get the trade wheel going. And what else can the Kings do? Plus, much more. Player agent and former all-star Mike Liut joins Jeff and Elliotte to discuss his WHA and NHL career, his famous masks, becoming an agent and comparing William Nylander's current situation to his client, Leon Draisaitl's.

31 Thoughts: The Podcast is presented by the GMC Sierra Denali. GMC -- we are professional grade. www.gmccanada.ca.

Outro Song: Mike Edel - Challenger

Check out all of Mike Edel's music here: www.mikeedel.com

This episode was produced by Amil Delic.

Audio Credits: CBC, Fox Sports North, KPLR-TV, NESN, NBC Washington, NHL Network and Sportsnet.

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Media Inc. or any affiliate.

Nov 15, 2018
Nov. 12, 2018: An Afternoon With Gary Bettman

In this special episode, Jeff and Elliotte sit down with NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman to discuss his Hall of Fame induction, the NHL's growth and future, and family.

31 Thoughts: The Podcast is presented by the GMC Sierra Denali. GMC - we are professional grade. www.gmccanada.ca.

Outro Song: Mt. Joy - Sheep

Mt. Joy is currently touring Europe, US and Canada: www.mtjoyband.com/tour/

This episode was produced by Amil Delic.

Audio Credits: Hockey Hall of Fame and NHL Network.

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Media Inc. or any affiliate.

Nov 12, 2018
Nov. 8, 2018: Ubergate And Hockey Pranks

So. Much. News. Jeff and Elliotte discuss the stories behind coaching changes in Chicago (surprising) and Los Angeles (not so surprising) as well as how a fateful Uber ride for some Ottawa Senators was handled. And Kevin Bieksa talks about dressing-room pranks, concussions, protecting teammates and life away from the game. (But don't say he's retired!)

31 Thoughts: The Podcast is presented by the GMC Sierra Denali. GMC -- we are professional grade. www.gmccanada.ca.

Outro Song: Snake River - Let Us Be Something Seen

Find the band's latest album here: www.snakerivermtn.com

This episode was produced by Amil Delic.

Audio Credits: CBC, Chicago Blackhawks, Fox Sports, NHL Network and Sportsnet.

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Media Inc. or any affiliate.

Nov 08, 2018
Nov. 1, 2018: From Illegal To Legal

Jeff and Elliotte discuss the NHL's decision to jump into legal gambling and what it could mean for the sport. And Jason Spezza joins the guys in studio to talk about his years of using an illegal stick, playing 1,000 games and his time in Ottawa. That, plus much more and #Ask31.

31 Thoughts: The Podcast is presented by the GMC Sierra Denali. GMC -- we are professional grade. www.gmccanada.ca.

Outro Song: Wooden Horsemen - Wish You Could

Download the bands latest album "Past Lives" on November 2nd: www.woodenhorsemen.com

This episode was produced by Amil Delic.

Audio Credits: CBC, Fox Sports Southwest, NBC, NHL, Philadelphia Flyers, SportsChannel and Sportsnet.

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Media Inc. or any affiliate.

Nov 01, 2018
Oct. 26, 2018: One Night In Winnipeg

After a difficult couple of days, Jeff is back in the studio and Elliotte is back from Winnipeg. The guys discuss the spectacle that is Jets hockey in Winnipeg and what Patrik Laine's next contract could look like, plus the growing controversy around goalie equipment and more.

Also, Ryan O'Reilly stops by the studio to talk off-season training, offer sheets and being a St. Louis Blue.

This episode is dedicated to Ed Marek, Jeff's father, who passed away Oct. 23. "Ed was a great hockey fan, taught me all about it as a kid and drove me to countless chilly rinks. After 86 years he decided it was time to share the view. And it was time to be with mom again."

Rest In Peace, Ed.

31 Thoughts: The Podcast is presented by the GMC Sierra Denali. GMC — we are professional grade. www.gmccanada.ca.

Outro Song: Snake River - Where Can I Turn?

Find all Snake River's music here: www.snakerivermtn.com

This episode was produced by Amil Delic.

Audio Credits: 970 WFLA, KMOX, MSG, Ottawa Senators, Sportsnet and United Airlines.

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Media Inc. or any affiliate.

Oct 26, 2018
Oct. 18, 2018: Marijuana and sports

Jeff and Elliotte discuss Canada's legalization of marijuana and how it might impact pro sports and larger society, as well as the NHL's stance on the subject. Former NHLer and co-founder of Athletes For CARE (athletesforcare.org) Riley Cote joins the show to talk about his advocacy for weed and his usage while playing.

Also, Connor McDavid is carrying the Oilers on his back, Auston Matthews is making history and what it really means that Maple Leafs GM Kyle Dubas went to Switzerland to further negotiations with RFA William Nylander. All of that plus #Ask31.

31 Thoughts: The Podcast is presented by the GMC Sierra Denali. GMC -- we are professional grade. www.gmccanada.ca.

Outro Song: Mike Edel - 31

Concert dates available here: http://www.mikeedel.com

This episode was produced by Amil Delic.

Audio Credits: CBC, CHED, Edmonton Oilers and Sportsnet.

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Media Inc. or any affiliate.

Oct 18, 2018
Oct. 11, 2018: Personality Test

Jeff and Elliotte discuss young players showing personality and how that helps grow the game, why Brad Marchand went after Lars Eller, Elias Pettersson at No. 1 overall on one team's draft board, the Calgary Flames' arena deal, and more. Plus, #Ask31 questions and answers.

Also, Daniel Briere is now the VP of Hockey Ops for the ECHL's Maine Mariners, he joins the podcast to discuss his second career in the sport. And actor Kim Coates stops by the studio to talk about his love of hockey, controlling emotions and Season 2 of his show "Bad Blood" on CityTV.

31 Thoughts: The Podcast is presented by the GMC Sierra Denali. GMC -- we are professional grade. www.gmccanada.ca

Outro Song: Molly Burch - To The Boys [2018 Captured Tracks] *Music Licensed by Low Profile

Concert dates available here: www.mollyburchmusic.com

This episode was produced by Amil Delic.

Audio Credits: Anaheim Ducks, CBC, Comcast SportsNet, Fox Sports, Sportsnet 650, Sportsnet, The Mighty Ducks Theme and Toronto Maple Leafs.

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Media Inc. or any affiliate.

Oct 11, 2018
Oct. 3, 2018: HERE. WE. GO!

With the puck dropping on the 2018-19 season, Winnipeg Jets captain Blake Wheeler joins the show to talk about setting a high standard as a player, as well as the team and the city being a landing place. Jeff and Elliotte also remember their favourite years in hockey, discuss news around waiver claims and Tom Wilson, delve into Elliotte's John Tavares Big Read on Sportsnet.ca, and answer some #Ask31 questions.

This episode was produced by Amil Delic.

Audio Credit: NBC Washington and Sportsnet.

Music Courtesy of Jim Bryson - "Cut Bait"

31 Thoughts: The Podcast is presented by the GMC Sierra Denali. GMC - we are professional grade.

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Media Inc. or any affiliate.

Oct 03, 2018
Sept. 27, 2018: The Dallas Edition

Jeff and Elliotte are joined by Dallas Stars sniper Tyler Seguin who discusses everything from speaking out about contract negotiations to what he thinks of Jamie Benn, John Klingberg and Radek Faska. Dallas Green of City and Colour fame stops by the studio to talk about hockey fandom, his friendships with NHLers and music. All that plus the usual plethora of news and notes from around the world of hockey.

This episode is produced by Amil Delic and sponsored by the GMC Sierra Denali.

'Guide Me Back Home' by City and Colour is available on Oct. 5.

Audio credits: Dine Alone Records, Driveline Baseball, NBC Sports California and Sportsnet.

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Media Inc. or any affiliate.

Sep 27, 2018
Sept. 20, 2018: Back In The Saddle

In the Season 2 premiere, Jeff and Elliotte have a pre-season thought for every NHL team and are joined by Henrik Zetterberg to discuss his decision to retire. The guys also talk about steroids in hockey, discuss the situation in Ottawa and have a few notes for things to look out for with the podcast. Audio Credit: Detroit Local 4 WDIV, ESPN, FOX Sports Detroit, KTNV, NBC, Ottawa Senators, Sportsnet and WXYT.

31 Thoughts: The Podcast is presented by the GMC Sierra Denali. GMC - we are professional grade.

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Media Inc. or any affiliate.

Sep 20, 2018
July 5, 2018: Doing Deals With Dubas
Jeff and Elliotte recap NHL free agency and are joined by the biggest winner on July 1, Toronto Maple Leafs GM Kyle Dubas, who discusses landing John Tavares, keeping the team's core together and more. Plus, the guys answer your #Ask31 questions and wrap the 2017-18 season.
Jul 05, 2018
June 24, 2018: A (Kinda) Quiet Draft In Dallas
In Episode 24, Jeff and Elliotte break down the first round of the 2018 NHL Draft with Nick Kypreos and Sam Cosentino. Sam discusses what surprised him most, Nick tells his "draft story." Then Jeff and Elliotte provide a few updates following Rounds 2 through 7. Music outro: Shakey Graves - Tin Man
Jun 24, 2018
June 15, 2018: The Fun Begins At No. 3
In Episode 23, NHL Draft guru Sam Cosentino joins Jeff and Elliotte to discuss the 2018 edition and the latest on who will end up where. Plus, Erik Karlsson, Mike Hoffman and the Ottawa Senators, wrapping the Stanley Cup Final, Alex Ovechkin's well-deserved celebration, and #Ask31. Music outro: Patrick Watson - Step out for a While.
Jun 15, 2018
June 7, 2018: One. Win. Away.
In Episode 22, Elliotte is joined by super sub David Amber ahead of Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final in Las Vegas. They discuss the series, Alex Ovechkin, Barry Trotz and Conn Smythe favourites, as well as Lou Lamoriello's Islanders and what the roster could soon look like. All that plus #Ask31 and much more.
Jun 07, 2018
24 Together: The 1993 Montreal Canadiens
In this special episode, Sportsnet.ca senior writer Ryan Dixon transports listeners back 25 years to relive Montreal's magical run to the Stanley Cup with a 13-year-old diehard Habs fan and the stars of his favourite team. 31 Thoughts is presented by GMC.
Jun 02, 2018
May 29, 2018: What Happens In Vegas…
In Episode 21, Elliotte is live from the Stanley Cup Final in Sin City, where the show has been great on and off the ice. But the Golden Knights and the Capitals aren't the only teams making news, trade rumours are swirling and the drama continues in Ottawa. Plus, as always, #Ask31.
May 29, 2018
May 24th, 2018: Put Your Money On Vegas
In Episode 20, Jeff and Elliotte make their picks for the Stanley Cup Final, discuss the front-office machinations of the Maple Leafs, Islanders and Wild, and are joined by Hamilton Bulldogs star and St. Louis Blues first-rounder Robert Thomas from the Mastercard Memorial Cup. Music outro: Band of Rascals - Holler
May 24, 2018
May 17, 2018: Kyle Dubas And The Hardest Trophy To Win In Hockey
In Episode 19, Jeff and Elliotte discuss the newest GM of the Maple Leafs and the franchise’s future in the executive suite, preview the 100th Memorial Cup, and highlight junior coaches ready for the NHL. They are also joined by Martin St. Louis, who talks about why teams are better on the road in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Music outro: Shakey Graves - Kids These Days
May 17, 2018
May 10, 2018: Capital(s) Punishment
Episode 18 starts with Capitals play-by-play man John Walton and an ode to the Washington sports scene, which finally has something to get excited about. Then it�s: What now for the Penguins? Why Vegas is winning? And where the Sharks go from here? Plus, hockey licks, the Babcock-Matthews drama and your #Ask31 answers. Music outro: Shakey Graves - Excuses
May 10, 2018
May 3, 2018: The Pugnacity, Testosterone, Truculence and Belligerence Edition
In Episode 17, Brian Burke joins Jeff and Elliotte for a wide-ranging discussion that includes everything from fighting Kevin Lowe to confirming department of player safety stories, to a mock disciplinary hearing for Washington Capitals winger Tom Wilson to receiving death threats. OUTRO Music: The Wooden Sky - Swimming in Strange Waters
May 03, 2018
April 27, 2018: Changes Are Coming For The Maple Leafs
In Episode 16, Jeff and Elliotte ponder what the Maple Leafs lineup will look like next season, including in the executive suite. The guys also discuss Paul Fenton, who looks like he'll finally get his chance at a GM job with the Wild. Plus, Vancouver Canucks prospect Michael DiPietro is heading to the World Championships to play goal for Team Canada. He joins the show to talk about that and much more.
Apr 27, 2018
April 21, 2018: New Coach On The Block
In Episode 15, Jeff and Elliotte discuss where former Hurricanes coach Bill Peters might go next, how the Kings and Ducks will approach their off-seasons, and their thoughts on the NHL Awards nominees. Plus, NESN's Bruins play-by-play man Jack Edwards joins the show to talk game sheets, Tim Thomas and more.
Apr 21, 2018
April 11, 2018: #PutYourSticksOut
In Episode 14, Jeff and Elliotte share their thoughts on the Humboldt Broncos tragedy, visit a few dressing-room clean outs (Sabres, Islanders and Senators), break down a Rangers rebuild and discuss a second team in Toronto.
Apr 12, 2018
April 4, 2018: Goodbye, franchise faces. Hello, cap space.
In Episode 13, Jeff and Elliotte tip their hats to Daniel and Henrik Sedin, and discuss what the Canucks will do with their newfound cap room. They also examine the evolution of refereeing and are joined by Judd Moldaver of CAA Sports, who breaks down the plan that landed Auston Matthews in Switzerland for his draft year.
Apr 05, 2018
March 28, 2018: On The Hot Seat
In Episode 12, Jeff and Elliotte discuss why April 9 could be Black Monday for some specific coaches. Also, the ageless Zdeno Chara has a new contract, there's a really interesting idea around healthy scratches actually playing, and Florida Panthers GM Dale Tallon stops by.
Mar 29, 2018
March 22, 2018: Inside the GM Meetings (there’s more than you might think)
In Episode 11, Jeff and Elliotte recap the GM meetings with takeaways including video review and goaltender embellishment. Then Elliotte introduces us to Steve Greeley (who's in the mix for the GM position in Carolina), former NHLer Jason York guests and the guys take your #Ask31 questions.
Mar 23, 2018
March 14, 2018: The All Ask 31 Edition, Vol. 1
Episode 10 is dedicated to listeners and their #Ask31 questions sent in via Twitter. Topics for Jeff and Elliotte include best all-time hockey names, an NHL luxury tax, Tyler Seguin, what’s best for the Flyers this off-season, and more.
Mar 15, 2018
March 8, 2018: When A Promotion Isn’t A Promotion
In Episode 9, Jeff and Elliotte dissect the reshuffling in Carolina and what it might mean for the Canes, and the NHL. Brian Spear (Hockey Night in Canada) and Matt Marstrom (Hometown Hockey) discuss the future of hockey broadcasts. Also, where should the Oilers go from here?
Mar 09, 2018
Feb. 28, 2018: The Calm After The Deadline Storm

In Episode 8, Jeff and Elliotte recap the NHL trade deadline, discuss a fanbase out west with an "Us vs. Everybody" mentality and Roberto Luongo's pre-game speech about the mass-shooting at Marjory Douglas Stoneman high school. They are also joined by former NHLer and current player agent Jeff Jackson, who tells the story of discovering Connor McDavid and describes what he would change about the CBA.

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Mar 01, 2018
Feb. 21, 2018: Deadline trades that could happen, and deals that never did
In Episode 7, Jeff and Elliotte look at trade deadline options for all 31 teams, are joined by GMs from years gone by to discuss big deals that never came together, the pressure on front offices to make moves and answer your #Ask31 questions.
Feb 22, 2018
Feb. 14, 2018: Trade Deadline on the Horizon
In Episode 6, Jeff and Elliotte discuss Ottawa’s Phaneuf deal (and the possibility of more Sens moves), a destination for Rick Nash, chat with the Director of Hockey Administration for the Columbus Blue Jackets Josh Flynn, and take your #Ask31 questions.
Feb 15, 2018
Feb. 7, 2018: The (latest) Great Goalie Debate
In Episode 5, Jeff and Elliotte debate better ways to review goaltender interference, talk to Predators centre Kyle Turris and have a discussion with Nashville director of communications Kevin Wilson about the challenges of his role.
Feb 08, 2018
Jan. 31: How To Make the All-Star Game Great Again
In Episode 4, Jeff and Elliotte discuss ways to liven up the all-star festivities, chat with Sportsnet hockey analyst Doug Maclean about his managerial career, and reflect on Jaromir Jagr�s departure from the NHL.
Feb 01, 2018
Jan. 23, 2018
In Episode 3, Jeff and Elliotte discuss different ways of handling player safety, chat with Marc Savard, who officially retired this week seven years after a career-ending concussion, and dig into the turmoil in Ottawa.
Jan 24, 2018
Jan. 17, 2018
In Episode 2, Jeff and Elliotte discuss the new majority owner of the Carolina Hurricanes, the Andrew Cogliano suspension, teams in the market for defencemen, and answer your #Ask31 questions.
Jan 18, 2018
Jan. 10, 2018
In the debut episode, Jeff and Elliotte discuss whether Robin Lehner is a fit for the Islanders, Alex Kovalev's comments about the evolution of hockey and how to improve the All-Star Game.
Jan 10, 2018
Jan. 5, 2018: Introducing the show
Sportsnet's newest hockey podcast drops Wednesdays beginning January 10. Jeff Marek and Elliotte Friedman offer up info and insight found nowhere else. In fact, Elliotte might already be in trouble. Give the teaser a listen to find out why.
Jan 05, 2018