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Hockey fans already know the name, but this is not the blog. From Sportsnet, 31 Thoughts: The Podcast is a weekly deep dive into the biggest hockey news in the world, featuring the frozen yogi Jeff Marek and NHL Insider Elliotte Friedman.

Hockey fans already know the name, but this is not the blog. From Sportsnet, 31 Thoughts: The Podcast is a weekly deep dive into the biggest hockey news in the world, featuring the frozen yogi Jeff Marek and NHL Insider Elliotte Friedman.
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Hockey fans already know the name, but this is not the blog. From Sportsnet, 31 Thoughts: The Podcast is a weekly deep dive into the biggest hockey news in the world, featuring the frozen yogi Jeff Marek and NHL Insider Elliotte Friedman.

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English


Episodes

Dec. 10, 2018: Andrew Ference

12/10/2018
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Andrew Ference played for Pittsburgh, Calgary, Boston and Edmonton during his 15 seasons in the NHL. He joined Jeff and Elliotte in studio to reflect on his career, differences between teams he played for, leadership and the work he's currently doing for the league. 31 Thoughts: The Podcast is presented by the GMC Terrain. GMC -- we are professional grade. www.gmccanada.ca. This episode was produced by Amil Delic. Audio Credits: CBC, ESPN, NESN and Sportsnet. The views and opinions...

Duration:01:01:28

Dec. 6, 2018: Let's Get Kraken!

12/6/2018
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Jeff and Elliotte run the gamut on the 32nd NHL team. What will Seattle do differently than other teams? Are current owners happy? How will it impact West Coast rivalries? What does it mean for Quebec City? And more. A deep dive on Seattle plus, #Ask31. 31 Thoughts: The Podcast is presented by the GMC Terrain. GMC -- we are professional grade. www.gmccanada.ca. Outro Music: Peter Bjorn and John - Up Against the Wall Listen to their latest album "Darker Days" here:...

Duration:01:01:14

Dec. 3, 2018: Brian Boyle's Journey

12/3/2018
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Jeff and Elliotte are joined by New Jersey Devils centre Brian Boyle. They discuss coaches who have impacted his career, Boyle's battle with leukaemia and his wife, Lauren's, work with Hockey Fights Cancer, improving his skating, social media and the Devils this season. 31 Thoughts: The Podcast is presented by the GMC Terrain. GMC -- we are professional grade. www.gmccanada.ca. This episode was produced by Amil Delic. Audio Credits: MSG Network, New Jersey Devils, NHL Network and...

Duration:00:34:10

Nov. 29, 2018: Two Teams Going In Different Directions

11/29/2018
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Jeff and Elliotte discuss the high-flying Sabres and the best trade of the off-season as well as the housecleaning going on in the Philadelphia Flyers organization. They are also joined by NBCSN analyst and Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia colour commentator Keith Jones to dive deeper into the changes in Philly regaining the toughness they once had, how Ron Hextall might have upset the alumni and the only bright spot in the organization right now (Gritty). All of that and much more. 31...

Duration:01:04:36

Nov. 22, 2018: Early Changes Behind Benches

11/22/2018
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Todd McLellan and Mike Yeo are out in Edmonton and St. Louis, what will that mean for those teams? Plus, the Battle of Alberta is back (Big time?) and Buffalo is good again (which makes Jeff and Elliotte happy). The guys are also joined by Stanley Cup Champion and current Blackhawks scout Colin Fraser, who rebuts Kevin Bieksa's appearance on the Nov. 8, 2018 episode "Ubergate and Hockey Pranks", and discusses studying opponents and playing on a championship team. All that plus listener...

Duration:01:10:45

Nov. 15, 2018: Shark Back In The Water

11/15/2018
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Tom Wilson is back sooner than expected and making his presence felt with his stick and his fists. The Penguins and Kings get the trade wheel going. And what else can the Kings do? Plus, much more. Player agent and former all-star Mike Liut joins Jeff and Elliotte to discuss his WHA and NHL career, his famous masks, becoming an agent and comparing William Nylander's current situation to his client, Leon Draisaitl's. 31 Thoughts: The Podcast is presented by the GMC Sierra Denali. GMC -- we...

Duration:01:54:43

Nov. 12, 2018: An Afternoon With Gary Bettman

11/12/2018
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In this special episode, Jeff and Elliotte sit down with NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman to discuss his Hall of Fame induction, the NHL's growth and future, and family. 31 Thoughts: The Podcast is presented by the GMC Sierra Denali. GMC - we are professional grade. www.gmccanada.ca. Outro Song: Mt. Joy - Sheep Mt. Joy is currently touring Europe, US and Canada: www.mtjoyband.com/tour/ This episode was produced by Amil Delic. Audio Credits: Hockey Hall of Fame and NHL Network. The views...

Duration:00:52:06

Nov. 8, 2018: Ubergate And Hockey Pranks

11/8/2018
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So. Much. News. Jeff and Elliotte discuss the stories behind coaching changes in Chicago (surprising) and Los Angeles (not so surprising) as well as how a fateful Uber ride for some Ottawa Senators was handled. And Kevin Bieksa talks about dressing-room pranks, concussions, protecting teammates and life away from the game. (But don't say he's retired!) 31 Thoughts: The Podcast is presented by the GMC Sierra Denali. GMC -- we are professional grade. www.gmccanada.ca. Outro Song: Snake River...

Duration:01:45:24

Nov. 1, 2018: From Illegal To Legal

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Jeff and Elliotte discuss the NHL's decision to jump into legal gambling and what it could mean for the sport. And Jason Spezza joins the guys in studio to talk about his years of using an illegal stick, playing 1,000 games and his time in Ottawa. That, plus much more and #Ask31. 31 Thoughts: The Podcast is presented by the GMC Sierra Denali. GMC -- we are professional grade. www.gmccanada.ca. Outro Song: Wooden Horsemen - Wish You Could Download the bands latest album "Past Lives" on...

Duration:01:28:54

Oct. 26, 2018: One Night In Winnipeg

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After a difficult couple of days, Jeff is back in the studio and Elliotte is back from Winnipeg. The guys discuss the spectacle that is Jets hockey in Winnipeg and what Patrik Laine's next contract could look like, plus the growing controversy around goalie equipment and more. Also, Ryan O'Reilly stops by the studio to talk off-season training, offer sheets and being a St. Louis Blue. This episode is dedicated to Ed Marek, Jeff's father, who passed away Oct. 23. "Ed was a great hockey fan,...

Duration:01:27:02

Oct. 18, 2018: Marijuana and sports

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Jeff and Elliotte discuss Canada's legalization of marijuana and how it might impact pro sports and larger society, as well as the NHL's stance on the subject. Former NHLer and co-founder of Athletes For CARE (athletesforcare.org) Riley Cote joins the show to talk about his advocacy for weed and his usage while playing. Also, Connor McDavid is carrying the Oilers on his back, Auston Matthews is making history and what it really means that Maple Leafs GM Kyle Dubas went to Switzerland to...

Duration:01:20:27

Oct. 11, 2018: Personality Test

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Jeff and Elliotte discuss young players showing personality and how that helps grow the game, why Brad Marchand went after Lars Eller, Elias Pettersson at No. 1 overall on one team's draft board, the Calgary Flames' arena deal, and more. Plus, #Ask31 questions and answers. Also, Daniel Briere is now the VP of Hockey Ops for the ECHL's Maine Mariners, he joins the podcast to discuss his second career in the sport. And actor Kim Coates stops by the studio to talk about his love of hockey,...

Duration:01:22:07

Oct. 3, 2018: HERE. WE. GO!

10/3/2018
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With the puck dropping on the 2018-19 season, Winnipeg Jets captain Blake Wheeler joins the show to talk about setting a high standard as a player, as well as the team and the city being a landing place. Jeff and Elliotte also remember their favourite years in hockey, discuss news around waiver claims and Tom Wilson, delve into Elliotte's John Tavares Big Read on Sportsnet.ca, and answer some #Ask31 questions. This episode was produced by Amil Delic. Audio Credit: NBC Washington and...

Duration:01:00:31

Sept. 27, 2018: The Dallas Edition

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Jeff and Elliotte are joined by Dallas Stars sniper Tyler Seguin who discusses everything from speaking out about contract negotiations to what he thinks of Jamie Benn, John Klingberg and Radek Faska. Dallas Green of City and Colour fame stops by the studio to talk about hockey fandom, his friendships with NHLers and music. All that plus the usual plethora of news and notes from around the world of hockey. This episode is produced by Amil Delic and sponsored by the GMC Sierra...

Duration:01:29:32

Sept. 20, 2018: Back In The Saddle

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In the Season 2 premiere, Jeff and Elliotte have a pre-season thought for every NHL team and are joined by Henrik Zetterberg to discuss his decision to retire. The guys also talk about steroids in hockey, discuss the situation in Ottawa and have a few notes for things to look out for with the podcast. Audio Credit: Detroit Local 4 WDIV, ESPN, FOX Sports Detroit, KTNV, NBC, Ottawa Senators, Sportsnet and WXYT. 31 Thoughts: The Podcast is presented by the GMC Sierra Denali. GMC - we are...

Duration:01:58:52

July 5, 2018: Doing Deals With Dubas

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Jeff and Elliotte recap NHL free agency and are joined by the biggest winner on July 1, Toronto Maple Leafs GM Kyle Dubas, who discusses landing John Tavares, keeping the team's core together and more. Plus, the guys answer your #Ask31 questions and wrap the 2017-18 season.

Duration:01:46:50

June 24, 2018: A (Kinda) Quiet Draft In Dallas

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In Episode 24, Jeff and Elliotte break down the first round of the 2018 NHL Draft with Nick Kypreos and Sam Cosentino. Sam discusses what surprised him most, Nick tells his "draft story." Then Jeff and Elliotte provide a few updates following Rounds 2 through 7. Music outro: Shakey Graves - Tin Man

Duration:01:08:53

June 15, 2018: The Fun Begins At No. 3

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In Episode 23, NHL Draft guru Sam Cosentino joins Jeff and Elliotte to discuss the 2018 edition and the latest on who will end up where. Plus, Erik Karlsson, Mike Hoffman and the Ottawa Senators, wrapping the Stanley Cup Final, Alex Ovechkin's well-deserved celebration, and #Ask31. Music outro: Patrick Watson - Step out for a While.

Duration:01:30:30

June 7, 2018: One. Win. Away.

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In Episode 22, Elliotte is joined by super sub David Amber ahead of Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final in Las Vegas. They discuss the series, Alex Ovechkin, Barry Trotz and Conn Smythe favourites, as well as Lou Lamoriello's Islanders and what the roster could soon look like. All that plus #Ask31 and much more.

Duration:01:00:29

24 Together: The 1993 Montreal Canadiens

6/2/2018
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In this special episode, Sportsnet.ca senior writer Ryan Dixon transports listeners back 25 years to relive Montreal's magical run to the Stanley Cup with a 13-year-old diehard Habs fan and the stars of his favourite team. 31 Thoughts is presented by GMC.

Duration:01:09:39