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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

Oct. 18, 2018: Marijuana and sports

10/18/2018
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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

10/11/2018
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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

9/27/2018
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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

9/20/2018
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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

7/5/2018
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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

6/24/2018
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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

6/15/2018
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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.

6/7/2018
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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

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

5/29/2018
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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.

Duration:00:53:26

May 24th, 2018: Put Your Money On Vegas

5/24/2018
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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. Music outro: Band of Rascals - Holler

Duration:01:34:25

May 24, 2018: Put Your Money On Vegas

5/24/2018
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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.

Duration:01:34:30

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

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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

Duration:01:15:51

May 10, 2018: Capital(s) Punishment

5/10/2018
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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. Music outro: Shakey Graves - Excuses

Duration:01:12:49

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

5/3/2018
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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

Duration:01:52:31

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

4/27/2018
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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.

Duration:01:36:48

April 21, 2018: New Coach On The Block

4/21/2018
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In Episode 15, Jeff and Elliotte discuss where former Hurricanes coach Bill Peters might go next, how the Kings and Ducks 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.

Duration:01:14:53

April 11, 2018: #PutYourSticksOut

4/11/2018
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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.

Duration:01:07:36

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

4/5/2018
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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.

Duration:01:49:01