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 Good and Bad of Draft Weekend
Jul 25, 2021
Jul 25, 2021
The Good and Bad of Draft Weekend

It was almost a perfect week for the NHL. Jeff and Elliotte kick off the podcast (00:00) discussing how the first round of the draft ended, how surprised they were by Montreal picking Logan Mailloux, if this can be avoided in the future, and how Chicago decided to make their first-round selection.

They also chat about the Seth Jones trade to Chicago (12:00), the rebuild in Columbus (20:50), a busy week for the Flyers (22:40), Buffalo trading Sam Reinhart (28:00), the latest on Jack Eichel (29:45), Vancouver trading for Oliver Ekman-Larsson and Conor Garland (34:00), Colorado gets one deal done but still have another with Gabriel Landeskog (43:00), where might we see Dougie Hamilton next season (49:30) and things to watch for this week (52:30).

Music Outro: Yukon Blonde - It’s What You Are

Writers: Jeffrey Carlton Innes, James Michael Bull, Brandon Wolfe Scott 

By courtesy of CCS Rights Management Corp.

Listen to their album “Vindicator” here!

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

Audio Credits: 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 Sports & Media or any affiliates.

Jul 22, 2021
Quick Expansion Chat

The Seattle Kraken has chosen their roster. Jeff and Elliotte talk about the day leading up to the expansion draft, why the Kraken didn't pick up Carey Price (4:00), if Mark Giordano will be on the 2021-22 Seattle Kraken roster, and some thoughts on the overall team.

They also discuss Adam Larrson's time in Edmonton (15:20), the high demand for Jamie Oleksiak, the Taylor Hall contract, and much more.

Music Outro: Michael Wilford & Chelsea Johnson - Scotch

Listen to the full single here!

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

Audio Credits: ESPN.

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.

Jul 20, 2021
The Price is Right?

The Seattle Kraken are going to have some fun this week. Jeff and Elliotte open up the podcast with a deep dive into what they have been hearing out of Montreal (00:00), Seattle’s potential interest in Carey Price, and the risks associated with picking up the Vezina winning goaltender.

They also discuss the situation in Colorado between the Avalanche and Gabriel Landeskog (15:00), the Rangers signing Barclay Goodrow (20:00), what they are hearing around Jack Eichel (22:50) and Jaden Schwartz (24:30), if Yanni Gourde is more than just a third line centre (28:30), what a contract for Zach Hyman might look like (32:00), much more.

Make sure to check out Sportsnet's Expansion Draft Live with Steve Dangle & Jesse Blake: https://youtu.be/pHZ0L26aocA

Music Outro: Arthur Russell - This How We Walk On The Moon

Listen to Arthur Russell's full discography 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.

Jul 19, 2021
This is Luke Prokop’s podcast

Luke Prokop, Calgary Hitmen defencemen and Nashville Predators prospect.

Hi everyone. While the past year and a half has been crazy, it has also given me the chance to find my true self. I am no longer scared to hide who I am.

Today I am proud to publicly tell everyone that I am gay.

It has been quite the journey to get to this point in my life, but I could not be happier with my decision to come out. From a young age I have dreamed of being an NHL player, and I believe that living my authentic life will allow me to bring my whole shelf to the rink and improve my chances of fulfilling my dreams.

I wouldn’t be able to do this without my amazing family, friends, and agents - who have known this about me and met me with love and support every step of the way. I hope that in sharing who I am I can help other people see that gay people are welcome in the hockey community, as we work to make sure that hockey truly is for everyone. 

I may be new to the community, but I am eager to learn about the strong and resilient people who came before me and paved the way so I could be more comfortable today.

Thank you!

Jul 16, 2021
Avalanche Prevention

The New Jersey Devils have acquired Ryan Graves from the Colorado Avalanche for Mikhail Maltsev and a second-round pick. Jeff and Elliotte break down the deal (00:00), what this means for Colorado and how New Jersey might approach their off-season with over $30 million in cap space (3:00). 

They also discuss the Gabriel Landeskog contract negotiation (6:00), Zach Hyman (15:00), the goaltending situation in Toronto (20:00), some news out of Vancouver (18:00), and what Montreal might do with Shea Weber (27:00).

Music Outro: Spector- Half Life

Listen to the full track 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.