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
Stan Bowman: A Change In Approach, Not A Change In Direction
Oct 23, 2020
Oct 23, 2020
Stan Bowman: A Change In Approach, Not A Change In Direction

The Chicago Blackhawks GM joins Jeff and Elliotte for a wide-ranging discussion. They talk about being transparent with the fanbase, building from within rather than through free agency, playing youth over veterans, how management approached the Jonathan Toews comments, the challenges he faces as a GM during the pandemic and much more.

Letter to their fans: https://www.sportsnet.ca/nhl/article/blackhawks-publish-letter-fans-confirming-team-rebuilding/

Music Outro: Sam Roberts Band - I Like the Way You Talk About the Future

Check out their latest album “All of Us” on Apple, Spotify, Google Play, Amazon Music or wherever you get your music: https://samrobertsband.lnk.to/allofus

Listen to all our Season 3 music on Spotify.  

This podcast is produced and sound designed by Amil Delic, and hosted by Jeff Marek and Elliotte Friedman. Thanks to Carson Illidge for coordinating the music for this episode. 

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 21, 2020
Adam Oates: Get The Toys Off The Ice

The Hockey Hall of Famer and skills coach joins Jeff and Elliotte to talk about the types of drills that frustrate him and what coaches should focus on when designing practices before offering some creative pointers. They also discuss coaching during the pandemic, some of the challenges around travel and the approach he has when working with professionals versus youth players. 

Music Outro: Satellite & the Harpoonist - Ballet in a Phone Booth

Listen to their EP “Satellite Man” here: https://www.satelliteandtheharpoonist.com/

Listen to all our Season 3 music on Spotify.  

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

Audio Credits: NBC 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.

Oct 19, 2020
Jamie Bozzo: Managing Players’ Careers

Sports Professional Management Inc. represents some big names in hockey, including William Nylander, Johnny Gaudreau, Torey Krug and Brandon Saad, and has a total value of active contracts that exceeds $222 million.

Jamie Bozzo handles client relationships for SPM, dealing with players and their families on all kinds of specialized scenarios. She joins Jeff and Elliotte for a wide-ranging discussion about prepping clients for free agency, working with players and organizations around trades, financial advice and much more, including detailing the work put in on Nylander’s down-to-the-wire extension with the Maple Leafs in late 2018.

Music Outro: Cayley Thomas -  Midnight Hours

Check out Cayley’s EP “How Else Can I Tell You?” here: http://www.cayleythomas.com/

Listen to all our Season 3 music on Spotify

This podcast is produced and sound designed by Amil Delic, and hosted by Jeff Marek and Elliotte Friedman. Archival support for this episode was provided by Daniel Centeno.

Audio Credits: ABC News, KMOV, NHL Network and Sportsnet 590 The FAN. 

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 13, 2020
There Was Alcohol Involved

After the longest NHL season ever, a few drinks are deserved all around as Jeff and Elliotte run down the past week in the NHL. Vegas landed the biggest free-agency fish in Alex Pietrangelo (00:01), to the displeasure of some Golden Knights players and their agents. The Canucks added Nate Schmidt (28:30), but only after they lost some key contributors. Taylor Hall bet on himself in Buffalo (19:00), Torey Krug took his talents to St. Louis (42:30), Toronto got tougher and better on the blue line (55:00) while the Blackhawks (36:30) got worse (Jonathan Toews isn’t happy about it), and the goalie carousel stopped with a number of stoppers in new homes. All of that and more.

Plus, new Maple Leafs defencemen and 2020 Stanley Cup Champion Zach Bogosian (1:12:00) talks about Tampa's Cup run, why this past season was his most challenging yet, signing in Toronto and playing an old school game

Watch "Zach Bogosian shows off is car" HERE

Music Outro: Julian Brown - on an august day

You also heard “leviathan” and “knowing without really knowing” by Julian Brown on this podcast.

All of Julian’s music can be found HERE

Listen to all our Season 3 music on Spotify

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

Audio Credits: Fox Sports, NBC Sports, Sportsnet, WGRZ and WUPA.

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 2, 2020
Emptying Out The Notebook

Jeff and Elliotte look at all 31 teams and discuss what their goals should be for the off-season (Atlantic - 34:15; Metropolitan - 47:30; Central - 1:05:30; Pacific - 1:17:45). But before doing that, they kick things off with a Word Association built specifically to challenge Elliotte, discuss Tampa’s tough road to the Stanley Cup (21:00) and how a flat cap will impact player salaries next season (31:00).

Check out the HNIC closing montage here.

Music Outro: Logan Ledger - Starlight 

We also featured “Electric Fantasy” by Logan Ledger before talking about the Pacific.

You can catch Logan’s cover series every Thursday on his YouTube and social channels: https://loganledgermusic.com/

Listen to all our Season 3 music on Spotify

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

Audio Credits: AM 970 WFLA, Fox Sports, 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.