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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 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 Jeff Marek and NHL Insider Elliotte Friedman.

    It’s Good To Be A Pens Fan

    It’s Good To Be A Pens Fan

    Jim Rutherford has done it again — one of the first in on deadline targets. Jeff and Elliotte break down the move for Jason Zucker and discuss what the trade means for Minnesota. They also talk about the conundrum in the Big Apple around goalies and how the Rangers move forward, Paul Maurice’s extension, the Oilers, the Sedins and 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: Heaps – Softly







    Catch Heaps on tour now: https://www.whatisheaps.com/







    Listen to our Season 3 outro music on Spoitfy.







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







    Audio Credits: Fox Sports Midwest, KARE 11, NBC Sports 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.

    • 51 min
    Maple Leafs Make A Trade

    Maple Leafs Make A Trade

    Jeff and Elliotte kick things off by breaking down the Maple Leafs’ late-night trade with the Los Angeles Kings. Then they discuss the NHL’s investigation into the Arizona Coyotes tampering with draft-eligible players, what’s next for Dustin Byfuglien and the Jets, and Alex Ovechkin’s chase of Wayne Gretzky’s all-time goal record.







    They also talk about the Battle of Alberta and look at the Canadian teams ahead of the deadline. All of that plus much more and… #Ask31.







    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: Plainview – David James Allen







    Check out David’s music: http://www.davidjamesallen.ca/







    Listen to all our Season 3

    music on Spotify.







    This episode is produced and sound designed by Shoaib Alli, with help from Josh Santos, and hosted by Jeff Marek and Elliotte Friedman.







    Audio Credits: Sportsnet, CBC, NHL.com, Memorial Cup







    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.

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Eddie Olczyk

    Eddie Olczyk

    He played 1,031 NHL games over 16 years and coached for two more before being inducted in the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame in 2012. He’s now an analyst for Chicago Blackhawks games and has occasionally called thoroughbred racing for NBC as well. But Eddie Olczyk’s story isn’t all sports, he’s also a family man and a cancer survivor. He talks life in the game and beyond with Jeff and Elliotte.







    You can find Olczyk’s book Beating the Odds in Hockey and in Life here.







    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: KRAZ – Stay Still (instrumental)







    Find more music by KRAZ here: www.krazmusic.com/







    Listen to our Season 3 outro music on Spotify.







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







    Audio Credits: WXON.







    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.

    • 39 min
    Hockey Day, St. Louis And The Blues

    Hockey Day, St. Louis And The Blues

    Jeff and Elliotte discuss the Battle of Alberta and everything from All-Star Weekend in St. Louis, including tweaks they’d like to see. Then they make an easy segue into discussing the Blues as a strong candidate to repeat, what they need to add to get there and Alex Pietrangelo’s future. 







    Then they are joined by Darcy Tucker. He talks about Hockey Day in Canada, still being so involved in the game, his path to the NHL and when it all started feeling like a job. All of that plus much more and #Ask31. 







    If you’d like to watch the Tucker interview, you can do that here.







    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: Mute Choir – Familiar Ways







    Check out Mute Choir now on tour: https://www.mutechoir.com/







    Listen to our Season 3 outro music on Spotify.







    This episode is produced and sound designed by Amil Delic, and hosted by Jeff Marek and Elliotte Friedman. Special thanks to Tom Reid from Media Archives at Sportsnet.







    Audio Credits: AHL TV, CBC, Leafs TV, Sportsnet and The Score 







    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.

    • 1 hr 34 min
    Brad Treliving

    Brad Treliving

    Calgary’s GM sits down with Elliotte to discuss all things Flames, including his handling of the Bill Peters situation, Matthew Tkachuk vs. Zack Kassian, what he likes about the team this season and assistant GM Chris Snow’s battle with ALS.







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







    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: Kraz – Recovery (instrumental)







    Listen to their record here: https://www.krazmusic.com/







    Listen to our Season 3 outro music on Spoitfy.







    Audio Credits: CityNews, Global News 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.

    • 33 min
    Inside Connor McDavid’s rehab program

    Inside Connor McDavid’s rehab program

    Jeff and Elliotte kick things off with the Blackhawks. After 1,000 points, where does Pat Kane fit in the Hawks hierarchy and what will Chicago do following the All-Star break? Then they look around the league at Montreal’s future moves, the big plans in the Big Apple and more, and talk some stick tech.







    Then guys are then joined by Gary Roberts, noted trainer-to-the-stars, who spearheaded the plan to get McDavid back on the ice in time for the start of the season after he went down at the end of 2018–19. That documentary, Whatever It Takes, airs Friday on Sportsnet following the NHL All-Star Skills Contest. Watch the trailer here. 







    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: Hembree – Culture







    This months feature artist is Hembree. We also featured “Symmetry Lines” and “Right Time” on this episode.







    Check out more of their music here and their upcoming tour dates: https://www.hembreemusic.com/







    Listen to our Season 3 outro music on Spoitfy.







    This episode is produced and sound designed by Amil Delic, and hosted by Jeff Marek and Elliotte Friedman. Archival support by Jim Whyte and J.R. Manatad.







    Audio Credits: CBC, Chicago Blackhawks, NBC Sports Chicago, NESN, PBS, Sportsnet and WTTW.







    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.

    • 1 hr 7 min

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