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
Dec. 5, 2019: Would You Walk Away From $13 Million?
Dec 5, 2019
Dec 5, 2019
Dec. 5, 2019: Would You Walk Away From $13 Million?

Jeff and Elliotte discuss the latest out of New Jersey, teams that might be in on Taylor Hall and which other Devils could be on the market. They also address needs in Arizona and Buffalo, how the Canadiens can capitalize on their schedule, the best team in the NHL and much more. Plus #Ask31.

Chris Johnston also joins the show to discuss his Hockey Night in Canada Feature, “ExPat: The Patrik Berglund Story.” Produced by Jeremy McElhanney, it details why Berglund left the NHL in the middle of a $19.25-million contract and how he’s worked his way back onto the ice. You can watch ExPat here.

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: Scenic Route to Alaska - Give a Little

All the music (instrumentals) heard on this podcast were provided by Scenic Route to Alaska from their record “Tough Luck”. Listen to all their music here: https://www.scenicroutetoalaska.com/

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

Audio Credits: Fox Sports Midwest, 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.

Nov 29, 2019
UPDATE: Bill Peters resigns

Jeff’s in Toronto and Elliotte is in Buffalo, but the news never stops. They connect for a quick update on the Bill Peters resignation announced earlier today and what could be next for the NHL, NHLPA and hockey.

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. 

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 Media Inc. or any affiliate.

Nov 29, 2019
Nov. 29, 2019: The End Of A Long Week

Jeff and Elliotte discuss the Bill Peters situation, what the NHL can do to avoid these scenarios in the future and if the Flames will bounce back.

Plus, the guys recap the Bruins locking up a couple key pieces, the Canadiens’ struggles and how the Jets have been able to stick around in the Central. 

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: Nic Clay - Are You Man Enough?

Listen to more music by Nic Clay here: https://music.apple.com/us/artist/nic-clay/1308922051

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

Audio Credits: Montreal Canadiens Radio Network 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.

Nov 25, 2019
Nov. 25, 2019: Ron Francis

Jeff and Elliotte talk with the GM of Seattle’s NHL franchise about his role in the organization, embracing the city’s hockey history, the tech community’s involvement in building the arena, mock drafts, analytics, working with Jerry Bruckheimer and hiring a coach.

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.

Audio Credits: NHL Network, Q13 News 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.

Nov 21, 2019
Nov. 21, 2019: Supernova In The Centre Of The Hockey Universe

Mike Babcock is out and Sheldon Keefe is in for the Maple Leafs. Jeff and Elliotte are joined by former Toronto president and GM Brian Burke to talk about how the day played out, the good side of Babcock, how hard it is to win in Toronto and more.

But it’s not all about the Leafs. Jeff and Elliotte also discuss the Garnet Hathaway suspension, what’s next for the Calgary Flames, news from the GM Meetings, are joined by Scottie Upshall from Switzerland and much more. All of that plus #Ask31.

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: Fade Awaays - As They Do

Find more music by Fade Awaays and upcoming tour dates here: https://www.fadeawaays.com/

This episode is produced and sound designed by Amil Delic, and hosted by Jeff Marek and Elliotte Friedman. Thanks to Zack Hajas and Maria St. Aubin for providing archival support for this episode. 

Audio Credits: Altitude Sports Network, CBC, CityNews, NBC Sports Philadelphia, Sportsnet and WWOR.

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.