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
High Performers… Off And On The Ice
Apr 1, 2020
Apr 1, 2020
High Performers… Off And On The Ice

High-performance psychologist and 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.

Presumptive No. 1 OHL pick Adam Fantilli is a topic with both of their next guests. First with Sam Cosentino, who talks all things junior hockey and teases his next NHL Draft list, and then with USHL commissioner Tom Garrity, who discusses his league’s progression, European players using it as a transition to Div. I and Fantilli signing with the Chicago Steel. 

All of that plus much more.

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.

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

Music Outro: Tommy James and the Shondells - Sweet Cherry Wine

Listen to all our Season 3 music on Spotify.

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 30, 2020
Hal Gill

The former NHL defenceman turned broadcaster has played in over 1,000 NHL games and won a Stanley Cup with the Pittsburgh Penguins. 

Gill joined Jeff and Elliotte (on March 11) 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, and why he turned to broadcasting.

Plus, a surprise visit from Providence alumnus, Brian Burke.

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: St. John Green - Devil And The Sea

Listen to our Season 3 outro music on Spoitfy.

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

Audio Credits: NBC, NHL Network, Sportsnet and Universal Pictures.

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 25, 2020
What NHL GMs Are Talking About

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. All of that plus more.

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 Credits: The Haunted - Montreal Blues

Listen to all our Season 3 music on Spotify.

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

Audio Credits: Caroline Cameron (Twitter), Sportsnet 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.

Mar 18, 2020
Welcome To Our New World

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: 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: The Del-Vikings - Come Go With Me

Listen to all our Season 3 music on Spotify.

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

Audio Credits: CBC, CityNews, ESPN 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 13, 2020
What Happened? What Now? What’s Next?

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 former Stars coach Jim Montgomery and talk to Predators colour analyst, Hal Gill, about how the franchise has worked with the community following the tornado in Nashville. That and much more.

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: Mute Choir - Shadowboxing

We also featured “Fences” and “This House” by Mute Choir from their debut record, Silent Conversation.

You can find out more about the band here: https://www.mutechoir.com/

Listen to all our Season 3 music on Spotify.

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

Audio Credits: ESPN, MSNBC, NBA TV and NESN.

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.