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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.




July 5, 2018: Doing Deals With Dubas

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.


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

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


June 15, 2018: The fun begins at no. 3

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.


June 7, 2018: One. Win. Away.

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.


24 Together: The 1993 Montreal Canadiens

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.


May 29, 2018: What Happens In Vegas...

In Episode 21, Elliotte is live from the Stanley Cup Final in Sin City, where the show has been great on and off the ice. But the Golden Knights and the Capitals aren't the only teams making news, trade rumours are swirling and the drama continues in Ottawa. Plus, as always, #Ask31.


May 24, 2018: Put Your Money On Vegas

In Episode 20, Jeff and Elliotte make their picks for the Stanley Cup Final, discuss the front-office machinations of the Maple Leafs, Islanders and Wild, and are joined by Hamilton Bulldogs star and St. Louis Blues first-rounder Robert Thomas from the Mastercard Memorial Cup.


May 17, 2018: Kyle Dubas And The Hardest Trophy To Win In Hockey

In Episode 19, Jeff and Elliotte discuss the newest GM of the Maple Leafs and the franchise’s future in the executive suite, preview the 100th Memorial Cup, and highlight junior coaches ready for the NHL. They are also joined by Martin St. Louis, who talks about why teams are better on the road in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Music outro: Shakey Graves - Kids These Days


May 10, 2018: Capital(s) Punishment

Episode 18 starts with Capitals play-by-play man John Walton and an ode to the Washington sports scene, which finally has something to get excited about. Then it’s: What now for the Penguins? Why Vegas is winning? And where the Sharks go from here? Plus, hockey licks, the Babcock-Matthews drama and your #Ask31 answers.


May 3, 2018: The Pugnacity, Testosterone, Truculence and Belligerence Edition

In Episode 17, Brian Burke joins Jeff and Elliotte for a wide-ranging discussion that includes everything from fighting Kevin Lowe to confirming department of player safety stories, to a mock disciplinary hearing for Washington Capitals winger Tom Wilson to receiving death threats. OUTRO Music: The Wooden Sky - Swimming in Strange Waters


April 27, 2018: Changes Are Coming For The Maple Leafs

In Episode 16, Jeff and Elliotte ponder what the Maple Leafs lineup will look like next season, including in the executive suite. The guys also discuss Paul Fenton, who looks like he’ll finally get his chance at a GM job with the Wild. Plus, Vancouver Canucks prospect Michael DiPietro is heading to the World Championships to play goal for Team Canada. He joins the show to talk about that and much more.


April 21: New Coach On The Block

In Episode 15, Jeff and Elliotte discuss where former Hurricanes coach Bill Peters might go next, how the Kings and Sharks will approach their off-seasons, and their thoughts on the NHL Awards nominees. Plus, NESN's Bruins play-by-play man Jack Edwards joins the show to talk game sheets, Tim Thomas and more.


April 11, 2018: #PutYourSticksOut

In Episode 14, Jeff and Elliotte share their thoughts on the Humboldt Broncos tragedy, visit a few dressing-room clean outs (Sabres, Islanders and Senators), break down a Rangers rebuild and discuss a second team in Toronto.


April 4, 2018: Goodbye, franchise faces. Hello, cap space.

In Episode 13, Jeff and Elliotte tip their hats to Daniel and Henrik Sedin, and discuss what the Canucks will do with their newfound cap room. They also examine the evolution of refereeing and are joined by Judd Moldaver of CAA Sports, who breaks down the plan that landed Auston Matthews in Switzerland for his draft year.


March 28, 2018: On The Hot Seat

In Episode 12, Jeff and Elliotte discuss why April 9 could be Black Monday for some specific coaches. Also, the ageless Zdeno Chara has a new contract, there's a really interesting idea around healthy scratches actually playing, and Florida Panthers GM Dale Tallon stops by.


March 22, 2018: Inside the GM Meetings (there's more than you might think)

In Episode 11, Jeff and Elliotte recap the GM meetings with takeaways including video review and goaltender embellishment. Then Elliotte introduces us to Steve Greeley (who's in the mix for the GM position in Carolina), former NHLer Jason York guests and the guys take your #Ask31 questions.


March 14, 2018: The All Ask 31 Edition, Vol. 1

Episode 10 is dedicated to listeners and their #Ask31 questions sent in via Twitter. Topics for Jeff and Elliotte include best all-time hockey names, an NHL luxury tax, Tyler Seguin, what’s best for the Flyers this off-season, and more.


March 8, 2018: When A Promotion Isn't A Promotion

In Episode 9, Jeff and Elliotte dissect the reshuffling in Carolina and what it might mean for the Canes, and the NHL. Brian Spear (Hockey Night in Canada) and Matt Marstrom (Hometown Hockey) discuss the future of hockey broadcasts. Also, where should the Oilers go from here?


Feb. 28, 2018: The Calm After The Deadline Storm

In Episode 8, Jeff and Elliotte recap the NHL trade deadline, discuss a fanbase out west with an "Us vs. Everybody" mentality and Roberto Luongo's pre-game speech about the mass-shooting at Marjory Douglas Stoneman high school. They are also joined by former NHLer and current player agent Jeff Jackson, who tells the story of discovering Connor McDavid and describes what he would change about the CBA. 31 Thoughts: The Podcast is brought to you by the 2018 GMC Terrain.


Feb. 21, 2018: Deadline trades that could happen, and deals that never did

In Episode 7, Jeff and Elliotte look at trade deadline options for all 31 teams, are joined by GMs from years gone by to discuss big deals that never came together, the pressure on front offices to make moves and answer your #Ask31 questions.