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
Bill Daly, Marc-André Fleury & Jack Hughes
Sep 18, 2021
Sep 18, 2021
Bill Daly, Marc-André Fleury & Jack Hughes

Bill Daly joins Jeff and Elliotte (10:00) to talk about arena capacity, salary cap, Olympics, COVID-19 protocol, Evander Kane, the Chicago Blackhawks investigation, data-tracking pucks, gambling, and the Arizona Coyotes.

Marc Andre-Fleury joins the podcast (26:45) to talk about his trade to Chicago, how this could potentially be his last season, most memorable moments from his time in Vegas, and how goaltending has changed since he joined the league.

Jack Hughes (39:40) sits down to chat about a special night he and his family had this summer, living with Ty Smith, what he wants to improve on this season, buying a home with his brother Quinn and why people shouldn’t sleep on his older brother, and what its like to be coached by Lindy Ruff.

This podcast is produced and mixed 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.

Sep 16, 2021
Pierre-Luc Dubois, Mark Scheifele & Jason Dickinson

Pierre-Luc Dubois chats with Jeff and Elliotte (7:20) about his skate-filled summer, focusing on his physical and mental health, watching different players around the league, and why he likes playing with Russian players.

Mark Scheifele joins the podcast (27:00) to chat about his skates with Ryan O’Reilly and Adam Oates in Lucan, Ontario, how he spent his summer, the aftermath following the hit on Jake Evans, keeping an eye on the Olympics, and his favourite Olympic hockey memory.

Jason Dickinson of the Vancouver Canucks talks to the guys (40:00) about his last few seasons with the Dallas Stars, joining the Canucks, and finding chemistry with the right players.

Thanks to the NHL Alumni Association for letting us use their office to conduct these interviews.

This podcast is produced and mixed 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.

Sep 7, 2021
What’s In A Name? From the NWHL to the PHF

The National Women's Hockey League (NWHL) is rebranding to become the Premier Hockey Federation (PHF). Tyler Tumminia, the commissioner of the PHF, joins Jeff and Elliotte to talk about the rebrand, why they made the change, conversations with other leagues, why they took “women” out of the league name, how does a rebrand of a league work behind the scenes, why they went with “federation”, ongoing talks with the NHL, and if they hope to attract more players by rebranding the league.  

Music Outro: Sprints - How Does The Story Go?

Listen to the full track by Sprints here

This podcast is produced and mixed 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.

Sep 5, 2021
Kot-CANE-emi

Jesperi Kotkaniemi is a member of the Caroline Hurricanes. Jeff and Elliotte break down what went wrong between Kotkaniemi and Montreal Canadiens (00:01), why it’s challenging to find a quality centre in the NHL (Christian Dvorak traded to the Canadiens), what Carolina expects from Kotkaniemi, and if teams will view offer sheets differently going forward.

They also discuss other possible offer sheet candidates like Brady Tkachuk (26:30), provide an update on a pair of contract negotiations — Elias Pettersson and Quinn Hughes (28:00) as well as Kirill Kaprizov (28:30), and the guys wrap up the podcast by saying a few words about the late Jimmy Hayes (34:00).

This podcast is produced and mixed 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.

Aug 29, 2021
Summer Offer Sheet Special

The Caroline Hurricanes strike back — two years later! On Saturday, the Canes tendered an offer sheet to restricted free agent Jesperi Kotkaniemi for one-year, $6.1-million. Jeff and Elliotte break down some of the details and possible thinking behind the offer sheet (1:30), discuss how Carolina decided to present the announcement publicly, contract extension talks between Kotkaniemi and the Canadiens, and the reaction out of Montreal.

They also touch on the Jack Eichel situation (18:30), why he chose to change his representation and the big meeting that took place a few weeks back in Buffalo.

Music Outro: Ardivan Walks - Soaked

Listen to their latest album “In Time” as well as the feature track “Soaked” in its entirety.

This podcast is produced and mixed 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.