31 Thoughts: The Podcast

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 personalities in the game and famous fans.

Recent Episodes
The Final Four
Jun 11, 2021
Jun 11, 2021
The Final Four

The stage is set as Montreal, Tampa Bay, Las Vegas, and the New York Islanders battle it out for the Stanley Cup. Jeff and Elliotte recap the Golden Knights-Avalanche series (00:10), credit Peter DeBoer for the confidence he had in his team after going down two games, and wonder if he gets enough credit for what he’s done in his coaching career.

They also breifly look at the off-season for the Avalanche (15:30), what the Bruins planning on doing with Tuukka Rask, Taylor Hall and David Krejci (24:10), why Rod Brind’Amour hasn’t signed with the Hurricanes (19:00), and talk about some of the new faces behind the bench in Columbus (28:40), Calgary (33:10) and Vancouver (31:10).

Music Outro: IAMTHELIVING and Teon Gibbs - Where Do We Go from Here

Listen to the full JNGL EP on Spotify

This podcast is produced and sound designed by Amil Delic, and hosted by Jeff Marek and Elliotte Friedman. Music for this episode was coordinated by Carson Illidge. 

Audio Credits: MSG 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 Sports & Media or any affiliates.

Jun 9, 2021
Scott O'Neil: CEO of the New Jersey Devils & Philadelphia 76ers

Scott O’Neil has held a number of executive positions in North American sports. He joins Jeff and Elliotte to talk about his new book “Be Where Your Feet Are”, finding stillness in your life, preparing for success as well as failure, the process with the 76ers, how his team is building out initiatives that better reflect their community, and he shares a Lou Lamoriello story from his early days with the NBA.

Here is where you can find Scott’s new book, “Be Where Your Feet Are”

This podcast is produced and sound designed 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 Sports & Media or any affiliates.

Jun 7, 2021
Snake Eyes for the Avalanche

Quick carcast to start the week! Jeff and Elliotte recap a pair of divisional match-ups (Avalanche-Golden Knights 2:30 & Jets-Habs 7:30) to kick off the podcast, discuss the gold medal victory by Gerard Gallant and Team Canada at the world hockey championship (19:00), the return of Stanley Cup playoff games on both sides of the border for the semifinals as Canadian federal government grants travel exemptions (26:00), the unstoppable Tampa Bay power play and chat about some exciting news from the OHL draft.

Music Outro: Conspirators - Fear

Listen to their debut 3-track EP here!

This podcast is produced and sound-designed 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 Sports & Media or any affiliates.

Jun 4, 2021
Scheifele Suspension

Mark Scheifele has been suspended four games for his hit on Jake Evans in game 1 of the Canadiens-Jets series. Jeff and Elliotte break down the wide variety of opinions (00:01) they’ve heard the last 24-hours from around the hockey world regarding the hit, what was said in the phone hearing, and if some players don’t understand how much the game changes during the Stanley Cup playoffs.

The guys also discuss officiating in the playoffs (19:00), recap all four divisional series (24:00), question if the conversation between Jack Eichel and the Sabres has changed now that Buffalo holds the first overall pick in the upcoming draft (35:45) and they finish the podcast off with a very open conversation about the situation in Toronto (47:40).

Music Outro: Cubs Refrain - Never Enough

Listen to their entire catalog of music here!

This podcast is produced and sound designed 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 Sports & Media or any affiliates.

May 31, 2021
So You Think You’re Stressed ... Here’s Steve Dangle!

The Montreal Canadiens force a game 7 against the Toronto Maple Leafs. Jeff and Elliotte discuss (25:00) the excitement around the game, fans in the stands in Montreal, and which team has the most to lose. Plus, they are joined by Steve Dangle (42:00) to talk about his frustrations, who he thinks is underperforming, and his watch events during every Leafs-Habs game on Sportsnet's YouTube channel

They also touch on possible outcomes following the match penalty that was handed out to Ryan Reaves on Sunday night (00:01), the high flying scoring machine that is the Colorado Avalanche (2:20), Seth Jones deciding to test free agency (10:00) and PWHPA Secret Dream Gap Tour (1:02:00).

Watch Game 7 Leafs-Habs with Steve Dangle HERE

Music Outro: Boston Levi - Run Baby Run

Listen to the full debut EP “Prophecies” by Boston Levi here!

This podcast is produced and sound designed by Amil Delic, and hosted by Jeff Marek and Elliotte Friedman.

Audio Credits: Sportsnet and Steve Dangle [YouTube].

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