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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.

    Paul Stastny and Six More, Please

    Paul Stastny and Six More, Please

    Paul Stastny recently played his 1000th career NHL game. He joins Jeff and Elliotte to talk about (37:30) the milestone, his Hall of Fame father, the evolution of Nikolaj Ehlers, being coached by Paul Maurice, and how to slow down Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl. 







    The guys also recap the first couple days of the Stanley Cup playoffs (00:00), why Zach Parise was a healthy scratch (19:30), Colby Armstrong’s interview with Sidney Crosby (29:10), the performance by Craig Anderson and the Caps (32:25), the situation in Vancouver (59:30) and the unbelievable start to the Florida-Tampa series (01:00).







    Lastly, Eric Engels of Sportsnet joins the podcast (1:09:00) to preview the Toronto-Montreal series.







    Watch Colby’s interview with Sidney Crosby here







    Music Outro: Bill and The Devil – Even It It Kills Me”







    Listen to the full single here!







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







    Audio Credits: KKGK 98.9 FM, NBC Sports, Sportsnet, WQAM-AM and WXDX-FM.







    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.

    Sam the Florida Man

    Sam the Florida Man

    Sam Bennett has 15 points in 10 games with the Florida Panthers. He joins Jeff and Elliotte on the podcast (37:00) to talk about the trade that sent him to Florida, when he felt like his role was diminishing with the Flames, why he’s playing so well with the Panthers, the worldly skills of Alexander Barkov, how he prepares for the playoffs and what it’s like to play for Joel Quenneville.







    The guys also discuss who the Rangers might be looking at to fill their head coaching vacancy (00:00), the severity of Jack Eichel’s injury (12:30) plus all the drama in Buffalo, why Ottawa should be aiming for a playoff spot next season (28:30), Elliotte’s game day ritual (34:10) and they make their first-round predictions (25:00).







    Music BROS – Theme From Bros







    Watch the animated music video by BROS here!







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







    Audio Credits: Medtronic Spinal [YouTube], NHL Network, Sportsnet and WGRZ-TV.







    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.

    Shane Wright: U18 World Champ

    Shane Wright: U18 World Champ

    After winning a gold medal at the U18 World Championships with Team Canada, Shane Wright joins Jeff and Elliotte on the podcast to talk about his experience at the tournament, battling through a few minor illnesses during the tourney and what it means to represent Canada. They also chat about his favourite NHL team, players that impress him, and what he’d like to work on in the off-season.







    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.

    The Muller Report

    The Muller Report

    Kirk Muller played in the NHL for 19 seasons and has been behind the bench since 2011. He joins Jeff and Elliotte on the podcast (42:00) to talk about Montreal’s impressive play in the bubble last season, how to find success as a player in a market like Montreal, his thoughts on Nick Suzuki and Jesperi Kotkaniemi, coaches that had an impact on his career, memories of Rendez-vous ’87, and his interest in finding a coaching job in the NHL.







    Also discussed on the podcast: what might be next for John Tortorella as he and the Blue Jackets parted ways (00:10), if we’ll see Gerard Gallant’s name linked to any teams (28:15), talks of a contract extension for Marc Bergevin (29:30), what would be a good fit for Rick Tocchet as Arizona looks to change things up (21:45), and 100 points in 53 games for Connor McDavid (32:45). 







    Music Outro: daysormay – The Trend







    Listen to the full single 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.

    Backes to the Future

    Backes to the Future

    David Backes has played for 3 teams (St. Louis, Boston and Anaheim) during his 15-year NHL career. He joined Jeff and Elliotte on the podcast (52:30) to talk about the celebration that took place on Wednesday night in St. Louis, what it was like to learn from veterans like Bill Guerin, Dallas Drake, Doug Weight and Keith Tkachuk when he joined the league, his rookie dinner, fighting Team Canada players ahead of the 2010 Olympics, being a buffer between the players and Ken Hitchcock, his work with dogs in the St. Louis community, and the player that brought the most out of him. 







    The guys also chat about the changes in the New York with Jeff Gorton and John Davidson being fired (25:20), James Dolan’s involvement in the entire situation, what’s on Chris Drury’s to-do-list this summer, the Tom Wilson fine, and the response by the New York Rangers on Wednesday night (00:10).







    Music Outro: River Jensen – Passion Ride







    Listen to the full single here!







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







    Audio Credits: 104.5 The Team ESPN Radio, Bally Sports Midwest, Comcast SportsNet, Fox Sports Midwest and NBC Sports.







    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.

    Bob Hartley: A KHL Champion

    Bob Hartley: A KHL Champion

    He has won a championship in the NHL, AHL, NLA, QMJHL, and now the KHL. Avangard Omsk head coach, Bob Hartley, joins Jeff and Elliotte to talk about winning the Gagarin Cup, how Ilya Kovalchuk has changed since their days together in Atlanta, memories from his time with the Thrashers, if Kovalchuk wants to return to the NHL, coaches that he looked up to over the years, and he gives the guys a scouting report on Blue Jackets 21st overall draft pick, Yegor Chinakhov







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







    Audio Credits: MSG 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.

    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
1.9K Ratings

1.9K Ratings

JPS_9 ,

This is a hockey podcast

If your looking for a true hockey podcast with a couple of good guys, this is it.

force ghurst ,

Best hockey talk

My heart fluttered for Jeff when Adam Oates said call me privately lol

Cnov ,

Awesome , but please increase the NHL conversations

Needs more consistent daily NHL news and coverage . Too much grey area in interviewing personalities that people don’t really care about. We want NHL talk !!!
4/5*

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