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
Oct 14, 2019
Star Series: Sean Couturier, Tomas Hertl, Jaccob Slavin

The final installment of our 2019 Star Series is the family-men episode. Jeff and Elliotte talk to Couturier, Hertl and Slavin about how their lives changed during the off-season (and hockey, too).

Couturier and Hertl both got married and answer the question everyone wants to know: Which NHLer indulged the most at the wedding? Slavin adopted a daughter and discusses how it’s changed his life.

All three also discuss their games and teams, including: Couturier on his 200-foot game and Carter Hart; Hertl on the Sharks-Golden Knights rivalry and Joe Thornton’s leadership; Slavin on being an analytics darling and the Storm Surge.

31 Thoughts: The Podcast is presented by the 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 New Pornographers - Falling Down The Stairs Of Your Smile

Their latest album “In The Morse Code of Brake Lights” is out now + upcoming tour dates can be found here: https://www.thenewpornographers.com/

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

Audio Credits: Fox Sports Carolinas, KUFX, NBC SN, WCMC-FM and WPEN.

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 10, 2019
Oct. 10, 2019: The new season (of the pod) officially begins with Nicklas Lidstrom

Season 3 officially begins with a whopper of an episode. Discussion topics include: Tkachuk vs. Doughty, that’s just plain fun; the (so far) lopsided Neal-Lucic trade; ongoing contract talks for big-name D-men; whether the Penguins should hit the reset button; how the Senators could be setting up to be the stars of the 2020 draft; and much more.

Then Hall of Famer Nick Lidstrom joins the show to talk about his career and life after the NHL, the many beer league offers he’s had and his new book, “The Pursuit of Perfection.”

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: Stuck On Planet Earth - Rising

Check out more music from Stuck On Planet Earth + concert dates here: https://www.stuckonplanetearth.com/

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

Audio Credits: Fox Sports West, MSG, NBC Sports California, NBC SN 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 7, 2019
Star Series: Bo Horvat, Tyson Barrie, Sam Bennett

Jeff and Elliotte are joined by three players from Canadian-based teams.

Horvat discusses optimism around the Canucks this season, Elias Pettersson’s otherworldly skills and his memories of the Sedins’ final game. Barrie talks about the differences, on and off the ice, between Colorado and Toronto, his influences and the Jerry Curl mullet he wore as a teen. Finally, Bennett explains how he reinvented his game, annoying opponents and provides a moustache update.

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.

Music Outro: Jeremie Albino - Hard Time [Sleepless Records]

Find Jeremie’s debut album + upcoming tour dates here: http://jeremiealbino.com/

This episode is produced and sound engineered by Amil Delic, and hosted by Jeff Marek and Elliotte Friedman. Thanks to Carson Illidge for providing support around our outro music.

Audio Credits: 99.9FM The Fan, Altitude Sports Radio, Sportsnet, Sportsnet 650, Sportsnet 960, and WEPN-FM.

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 3, 2019
Oct. 2, 2019: Season Preview Live from Sportsnet Grill

Recorded in front of a live studio audience at Sportsnet Grill, Jeff and Elliotte preview the Eastern and Western Conferences, offer a couple predictions and take questions from the audience.

31 Thoughts: The Podcast is presented by the 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 engineered 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 Media Inc. or any affiliate.

Sep 28, 2019
Star Series: Alex DeBrincat, Patrick Kane, Jonathan Toews

Jeff and Elliotte have a co-host this week, super Blackhawks fan Phil Brooks (a.k.a., CM Punk) of WWE and MMA fame. Together they take turns talking to the Hawks stars.

DeBrincat discusses having to prove himself at every level and his deadly release. Kane talks about being part of an older team, but not being old. And Toews and CM Punk talk the upcoming season and new additions.

All of that plus much more with all the guys.

31 Thoughts: The Podcast is presented by the GMC Sierra Trucks, complete with the World’s-First Six-function Multi-Pro Tailgate. GMC — we are professional grade. www.gmccanada.ca.

Music Outro: Nic Clay - Let’s Be 

Find more of Nic’s music here: https://soundcloud.com/nicclay

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

Audio Credits: CBC, Sportsnet and WGN Radio 720.

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.