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
Sep 16, 2019
Star Series: Sidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin

Jeff and Elliotte’s NHL Media Tour interviews continue with the two greatest players of their generation.

Ovechkin discusses becoming a father, how “goalies are liars” when it comes to his visor and breaking Wayne Gretzky’s all-time goals record. Crosby talks about being idolized by current players, his thoughts on Evgeni Malkin trade rumours and being rough on refs early in his career. 

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: Eamon McGrath - City of Glass

Find Eamon’s latest record “Guts” here: https://eamonmcgrath.ca/

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

Audio Credits: CBC 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.

Sep 14, 2019
Star Series: Torey Krug, Jack Eichel, Mathew Barzal plus Mitch Marner signs

Jeff and Elliotte are back with more from the NHL’s Media Tour in Chicago.

Among the topics discussed are: Krug’s career as an undersized defenceman, Eichel’s expectations for the Sabres, Barzal’s thoughts on people not taking the Islanders seriously last season and much more. 

Plus, Jeff and Elliotte go over some news and notes from around the league and break down the Mitch Marner deal.  

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

Audio Credits: 630 CHED, AM 970, Maple Leafs Radio Network, NESN, Sportsnet, WBZ and WGR.

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

Music Outro: Jane’s Party ft. Skye Wallace - Straight from the Heart

Find upcoming tour dates for Jane’s Party here: http://www.janesparty.com/

Tour and music for Skye Wallce can be found here: https://www.skyewallace.com/

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 9, 2019
Star Series: Henrik Lundqvist, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Nikolaj Ehlers

In the first installment of our Star Series segments, Jeff and Elliotte sit down with Henrik Lundqvist, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Nikolaj Ehlers in Chicago as part of the NHL Media Tour.

They discuss a number of items, including: The Rangers' rebuild, what RNH would like to see from the Oilers and what Ehlers thinks when he hears his name in trade rumours.

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

Music Outro: Billy Wild - The Waves

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

Audio Credits: CHED 630, Fox Sports, MSG Network, NBC (Jimmy Fallon) 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.

Aug 22, 2019
Aug. 22, 2019: Steve Mayer
Steve Mayer is the NHL's Chief Content Officer, in charge of everything from the look and feel of awards shows to programming to future media ventures. Mayer sits down with Jeff and Elliotte for a candid conversation about the past, present and future of the NHL as an off-ice entertainment entity. This episode is produced and sound engineered by Amil Delic, and hosted by Jeff Marek and Elliotte Friedman. 31 Thoughts: The Podcast is presented by the GMC Sierra Denali, complete with the World's-First Six-function Multi-Pro Tailgate. GMC -- we are professional grade. www.gmccanada.ca. Audio Credits: Sportsnet Music Outro: Omega - Petroleum Lampa [Qualiton] 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.
Aug 8, 2019
Aug. 8, 2019: George Parros

He's the Head of the NHL's Player Safety Department, a former big-time enforcer and a Princeton graduate. Parros joins Jeff and Elliotte to reminisce about his senior thesis and playing days, discuss the ins-and-outs of his current role and answer questions like: "Will cowbells ever become a suspendable offence?"

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

Music Outro: Sampling of "Once in a Lifetime" by Talking Heads -- Instrumental master by Brain Eno and lyrics by David Byrne [Sire Records]

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

Audio Credits: CBC, Comcast Sportsnet, Fox Sports, NBC, NHL, NHL 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.