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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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    • 4.7 • 1.9K Ratings

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.

    Coming Next Season: The 32 Thoughts Arm Wrestling Challenge

    Coming Next Season: The 32 Thoughts Arm Wrestling Challenge

    Subconjunctival hemorrhage occurs when a blood vessel breaks just underneath the surface of your eye. David Amber kicks off the podcast by telling Jeff and Elliotte the story of how a blood vessel broke in one of his eyes during his university days. 







    The guys then chat about Carolina signing Rod Brind’Amour to a three-year deal (18:00) the same day he wins the Jack Adams Award, Tampa playing the villain role the last few seasons (12:20), the search for a coach in Seattle (23:45), Jack Eichel and Sam Reinhart possibly on the move (26:30), teams to watch as we approach the Entry & Expansion Drafts (29:30), and how Elliotte evaluates the Jim Gregory General Manager of the Year Award (32:00).







    Music Outro: BROS – Never Gonna Stop







    Listen to more music by BROS here







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







    Audio Credits: 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 Sports & Media or any affiliates.

    • 39 min
    Islanders Mix Playoff Intensity With Identity

    Islanders Mix Playoff Intensity With Identity

    The third round of the Stanley Cup playoffs is underway! Jeff and Elliotte recap the Islanders-Lightning match-up (9:00) and the Canadiens-Golden Knights series (0:10) to kick off the podcast. They also discuss players who have been given permission to talk to other teams like Dougie Hamilton (19:30), the New York Rangers hiring Gerard Gallant as their new head coach (26:16), and which teams are keeping an eye on Jack Eichel (29:30).







    Music Outro: I, the Mountain – Coal Mine







    Listen to more music from I, the Mountain here







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







    Audio Credits: 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 Sports & Media or any affiliates.

    • 34 min
    The Final Four

    The Final Four

    The stage is set as Montreal, Tampa Bay, Las Vegas, and the New York Islanders battle it out for the Stanley Cup. Jeff and Elliotte recap the Golden Knights-Avalanche series (00:10), credit Peter DeBoer for the confidence he had in his team after going down two games, and wonder if he gets enough credit for what he’s done in his coaching career.







    They also breifly look at the off-season for the Avalanche (15:30), what the Bruins planning on doing with Tuukka Rask, Taylor Hall and David Krejci (24:10), why Rod Brind’Amour hasn’t signed with the Hurricanes (19:00), and talk about some of the new faces behind the bench in Columbus (28:40), Calgary (33:10) and Vancouver (31:10).







    Music Outro: IAMTHELIVING and Teon Gibbs – Where Do We Go from Here







    Listen to the full JNGL EP on Spotify







    This podcast is produced and sound designed by Amil Delic, and hosted by Jeff Marek and Elliotte Friedman. Music for this episode was coordinated by Carson Illidge. 







    Audio Credits: MSG Network 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 Sports & Media or any affiliates.

    • 40 min
    Snake Eyes for the Avalanche

    Snake Eyes for the Avalanche

    Quick carcast to start the week! Jeff and Elliotte recap a pair of divisional match-ups (Avalanche-Golden Knights 2:30 & Jets-Habs 7:30) to kick off the podcast, discuss the gold medal victory by Gerard Gallant and Team Canada at the world hockey championship (19:00), the return of Stanley Cup playoff games on both sides of the border for the semifinals as Canadian federal government grants travel exemptions (26:00), the unstoppable Tampa Bay power play and chat about some exciting news from the OHL draft.







    Music Outro: Conspirators – Fear







    Listen to their debut 3-track EP here!







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







    The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

    • 35 min
    Scheifele Suspension

    Scheifele Suspension

    Mark Scheifele has been suspended four games for his hit on Jake Evans in game 1 of the Canadiens-Jets series. Jeff and Elliotte break down the wide variety of opinions (00:01) they’ve heard the last 24-hours from around the hockey world regarding the hit, what was said in the phone hearing, and if some players don’t understand how much the game changes during the Stanley Cup playoffs.







    The guys also discuss officiating in the playoffs (19:00), recap all four divisional series (24:00), question if the conversation between Jack Eichel and the Sabres has changed now that Buffalo holds the first overall pick in the upcoming draft (35:45) and they finish the podcast off with a very open conversation about the situation in Toronto (47:40).







    Music Outro: Cubs Refrain – Never Enough







    Listen to their entire catalog of music here!







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







    Audio Credits: 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 Sports & Media or any affiliates.

    • 1 hr 17 min
    So You Think You’re Stressed … Here’s Steve Dangle!

    So You Think You’re Stressed … Here’s Steve Dangle!

    The Montreal Canadiens force a game 7 against the Toronto Maple Leafs. Jeff and Elliotte discuss (25:00) the excitement around the game, fans in the stands in Montreal, and which team has the most to lose. Plus, they are joined by Steve Dangle (42:00) to talk about his frustrations, who he thinks is underperforming, and his watch events during every Leafs-Habs game on Sportsnet’s YouTube channel. 







    They also touch on possible outcomes following the match penalty that was handed out to Ryan Reaves on Sunday night (00:01), the high flying scoring machine that is the Colorado Avalanche (2:20), Seth Jones deciding to test free agency (10:00) and PWHPA Secret Dream Gap Tour (1:02:00).







    Watch Game 7 Leafs-Habs with Steve Dangle HERE







    Music Outro: Boston Levi – Run Baby Run







    Listen to the full debut EP “Prophecies” by Boston Levi here!







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







    Audio Credits: Sportsnet and Steve Dangle [YouTube].







    The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

    • 1 hr 9 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
1.9K Ratings

1.9K Ratings

egarbugli ,

The best hockey podcast.

That's it.

Wally_Ballz08 ,

To tell the truth

I often listen to see how Elliots and Jeff’s opinions will differ from my own and it’s quite often. However it doesn’t take long to understand their points and see it their way

HC Wes ,

Gotta get off speaker phone

Love the show but I have found myself not being able to listen to the episodes that Elliotte is on speakerphone.
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