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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

The Season In Sound, 2019

6/15/2019
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From the first-overall pick last June to the final whistle of the Stanley Cup Final, the 2018-19 NHL season was one of big events, big moves and big news. This special episode of the Tape to Tape podcast relives it all. Subscribe to Tape to Tape for free at Sportsnet.ca/Podcasts. The Season in Sound was produced and mixed by Amil Delic. Associate producer Maria St. Aubin gathered the lion's share of the clips. John Grigg and Rory Boylen provided storytelling support. A big thanks to all the...

June 4, 2019: Extra! Extra! The coaching carousel continues

6/4/2019
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Update podcast! Jeff and Elliotte discuss Philadelphia making a move for Kevin Hayes, what this means for the Flyers, and Florida, Chicago and Nashville add to their coaching staffs. Plus, the guys give their thoughts on Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final. 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. This episode is produced by Amil Delic, and hosted by Jeff...

Duration:00:25:47

June 4, 2019: Things Look Different Now For The Maple Leafs

6/4/2019
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Mid-way through a sneaky-good Stanley Cup Final Jeff and Elliotte discuss what it all means for the city of St. Louis and the Blues franchise. Then they get into off-ice news with a discussion of Toronto's potential salary situation and which Leafs centre has been floated as a trade candidate, the latest on Erik Karlsson, Vancouver as the off-season's most intriguing team, video review, the cap floor and more. All of that plus Word Association, 3+1 and #Ask31. This episode is produced and...

Duration:01:19:23

May 30, 2019: David Andrews (The AHL's Grand Poohbah)

5/30/2019
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Dave Andrews has been running the second-best hockey league in the world for a quarter century. Now, he's stepping down as Commissioner of the American Hockey League. He joins Jeff and Elliotte to spin some yarns, discuss how the league has changed over the years, its relationship with the NHL and what advice he has for the AHL's next commish. 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...

Duration:00:59:20

May 23, 2019: Extra! Extra! Senators and Leafs hire coaches.

5/23/2019
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Jeff and Elliotte re-group for a quickie episode on the heels of the Senators hiring D.J. Smith from the Maple Leafs to be their head coach and Toronto filling its vacant bench spot with Paul McFarland from Florida. 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: Business of Dreams - Keep The Blues Away Check out their latest album “Ripe For...

Duration:00:18:14

May 23, 2019: And then there were two

5/23/2019
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What's next for the Sharks? Why the Blues story are so amazing. The biggest battle of the Stanley Cup Final. And the Oilers, John Davidson, and off-season rules changes. All of that, plus Scott Morrison on the 30th anniversary of the Calgary Flames' 1989 Cup win and #Ask31. You can find Scott Morrison's Big Read on the 1989 Flames here: www.sportsnet.ca/flames89 31 Thoughts: The Podcast is presented by the GMC Sierra Denali, complete with the World's-First Six-function Multi-Pro Tailgate....

Duration:01:07:54

May 16, 2019: Connecting the dots between Krueger and Buffalo

5/16/2019
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The Sabres' new head coach has spent more time with a big-time soccer club than he has with a big-time hockey club. But Ralph Krueger is less of a risk than many might think. Jeff and Elliotte discuss Buffalo's hire, the final four in both the NHL and the AHL, offer updates on Ottawa and Seattle, and debut a new game. All of that plus #Ask31. 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...

Duration:01:08:48

May 10, 2019: What does Ken Holland mean for the Oilers?

5/10/2019
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Jeff and Elliotte discuss Ken Holland's hiring: Why he wanted to get back into the game, his contract, the Oilers' goaltending and whether they can contend for the playoffs next season. They also off their thoughts on Colorado's season, Ben Bishop's phenomenal playoffs, some off-season trade targets, why Carolina will be a tough out and more. All of that plus #Ask31. 31 Thoughts: The Podcast is presented by the GMC Sierra Denali, complete with the World's-First Six-function Multi-Pro...

Duration:01:16:21

May 2, 2019: Will The Penguins Really Move Malkin?

5/2/2019
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There's no doubt that GM Jim Rutherford doesn't like to stand pat, especially after being swept in Round 1. But could the Penguins really be looking at trading Evgeni Malkin? Jeff and Elliotte dive into that possibility, plus the latest out of Leaf Nation, the GM search in Edmonton, P.K. Subban's future and much more. 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....

Duration:01:22:10

April 22, 2019: Paul Bissonnette

4/22/2019
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He's a lover, fighter, hockey player and now a member of the media. Paul Bissonnette joins Jeff and Elliotte in-studio to discuss his transition into media, memories from his playing career, toughest/funniest players around the league and finding the Fountain of Youth at Wayne Gretzky's house. [ - This episode contains expletive language - ] 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...

Duration:00:56:19

April 18, 2019: Shocking Sweeps

4/18/2019
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The Columbus Blue Jackets sweep the Presidents' Trophy winning Tampa Bay Lightning in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Is it the biggest upset in professional hockey history? Is this good for the NHL? What do the Lightning do this off-season? Jeff and Elliotte unpack all this and more from the series that caught all of us off guard. They also discuss how the Pittsburgh Penguins can bounce back after getting swept by the Islanders, the hiring of Alain Vigneault and Todd McLellan,...

Duration:01:08:40

April 15, 2019: Roster Building With Jason Farris

4/15/2019
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Whether you're putting together an NHL team or a fantasy squad- or in Jason Farris' case, writing a book- constructing a roster is a fascinating exercise. The author, former Dallas Stars Executive VP and self-described hockey nerd, joins Jeff and Elliotte to discuss the making of "It Takes 23 To Win" which details the building of 24 historical teams by a group that includes four Hockey Hall of Famers and 12 Stanley Cup winners. The trio also discuss Farris' first book, "Behind The Moves"...

Duration:00:30:20

April 10, 2019: Luck Of The Devils

4/10/2019
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Jeff and Elliotte set up shop at the NHL Draft Lottery to talk to some of the GMs on site and discuss the latest news around the league. They kick things off with Florida's hiring of Joel Quenneville and what it means for the Panthers, look at coaching vacancies in Buffalo, L.A., Philadelphia and Edmonton, and address other league-wide news. Then Panthers President of Hockey Ops, Dale Tallon, sits down to discuss Florida's future; Sabres GM Jason Botterill talks about his head-coaching...

Duration:01:43:53

April 4, 2019: The McDavid Fallout

4/6/2019
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With Edmonton failing to clinch the playoffs (again), Connor McDavid didn't hold back: "I'm not happy about it. It's going to be a long summer." Did the Oilers' GMs search just become a little more complicated? The CWHL has folded, leaving the NWHL as the lone women's pro league in North America. But the intrigue continues around the future of the women's game. Will CWHL players head south of the border? What's next for the NWHL? Will the NHL start a league of its own? And when will any of...

Duration:01:14:00

April 4, 2019: The McDavid Fallout

4/4/2019
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With Edmonton failing to clinch the playoffs (again), Connor McDavid didn't hold back: "I'm not happy about it. It's going to be a long summer." Did the Oilers' GMs search just become a little more complicated? The CWHL has folded, leaving the NWHL as the lone women's pro league in North America. But the intrigue continues around the future of the women's game. Will CWHL players head south of the border? What's next for the NWHL? Will the NHL start a league of its own? And when will any...

Duration:01:14:58

April 1, 2019: Ryan Strome

4/1/2019
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The New York Rangers forward is the eldest of three hockey-playing brothers, two of whom are in the NHL now with the youngest about to debut in the AHL. Strome discusses all kinds of things, including playing with and against Connor McDavid, emceeing John Tavares's wedding, dressing-room gossip and why things have worked out so well for brother Dylan in Chicago. 31 Thoughts: The Podcast is presented by the GMC Sierra Denali, complete with the World's-First Six-function Multi-Pro Tailgate....

Duration:00:40:24

March 28, 2019: Fishing For A GM In Edmonton (And More Stuff)

3/28/2019
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As the season winds down, Jeff and Elliotte take stock of a number of items from around the NHL, including a topic that garnered a lot of feedback for Elliotte this week - the Oilers' search for a GM and the possibility of Mike Gillis filling the position. Would he be a good fit? That discussion plus: debating the Lightning's second-best player; Ilya Kovalchuk's situation, candidates for Ottawa's President of Hockey Ops, Zdeno Chara back for at least one more season and #Ask31. Then,...

Duration:01:22:09

March 21, 2019: Cracks In The Maple Leafs Armour

3/21/2019
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With losses piling up and the goals against ballooning recently, Jeff and Elliotte take a look at what's been going on with the Maple Leafs. Why the downturn? Do they have the roster to win? And are the coach and GM butting heads? The guys also discuss the Canucks' rebuild, whether to be patient or not with the Sabres, NHLPA player poll results and more. They also debut a new segment and answer some #Ask31 questions. 31 Thoughts: The Podcast is presented by the GMC Sierra Denali, complete...

Duration:00:58:04

March 15, 2019: Recorded In Front Of A Live Studio Audience

3/15/2019
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Jeff and Elliotte are at the Sportsnet Grill in downtown Toronto for the podcast's first live event. They start the evening as always by covering all the latest news around the NHL - and then a whole bunch of people just start . . . popping by. First it's Mikhail Grabovski, who spins some yarns, talks about his hockey challenge with Jeff and how he's staying in the game. Then his former Maple Leafs GM, Brian Burke, and teammate, Colby Armstrong, join the show for something of a...

Duration:02:21:49

March 8, 2019: Cassie Campbell-Pascall On The State Of Women's Hockey

3/8/2019
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Jeff and Elliotte are joined by Cassie Campbell-Pascall to talk about her life in the game, including being on the Hockey Hall of Fame selection committee and the state of women's pro hockey in North America. Jeff and Elliotte also discuss news from around the NHL - Guy Boucher out, the Oilers GM search, and more - and the GM Meetings, including ideas around speed of play and supplementary discipline. As well, they pay tribute to pay tribute to three men from the hockey world who died...

Duration:01:38:01