Hockey fans already know the name, but this is not the blog. From Sportsnet, 32 Thoughts: The Podcast with Jeff Marek and NHL Insider Elliotte Friedman is a weekly deep dive into the biggest news and interviews from the hockey world.
The Leafs Wanted Both Zadorov and Tanev
Jeff and Elliotte discuss what they believe will be on the table at this week's NHL BOG meetings in Seattle. Elliotte highlights the Toronto Maple Leafs interest in both Nikita Zadorov and Chris Tanev before Zadorov was traded to Vancouver. The guys also talk about the Oilers commitment to goaltender Jack Campbell and they dive into the extension for Sam Montembeault in Montreal.
Perry's Statement, Kane's Decision and Trade Buzz
Jeff and Elliotte react to the statement released by Corey Perry regarding the incident that led to his contract termination. They also dive into the Nikita Zadorov trade that sees the coveted defensemen land in Vancouver. They also lay out the latest details regarding Patrick Kane's decision to sign with Detroit andJeff and Elliotte discuss the vibe around the Toronto Maple Leafs and what moves could be on the horizon.
Where are the Patrick Kane Winds Blowing?
Jeff and Elliotte discuss the latest news regarding free agent forward Patrick Kane's future as the Detroit Red Wings emerge as the new favourite to sign him. They also talk about what happened with the NHL's handling of players who support causes such as Pride or Native American Heritage and what the NHL is worried about big picture. Jeff and Elliotte close out the podcast by talking about pro wrestler and friend of the show, CM Punk.
This Season Has Been Drama Filled
Jeff and Elliotte examine the latest surrounding the Edmonton Oilers and how the team is inclined to weather the storm. They also dive into the Columbus Blue Jackets and highlight their biggest takeaways following their win over Chicago. Elliotte provides an update on Patrick Kane's future and the fellas get conspiratorial when discussing the Winter Classic jersey leaks.
Does Something Need to Give in Columbus?
Patrik Laine has been healthy scratched in Columbus by Pascal Vincent. Jeff and Elliotte debate whether this was the right decision to make or if it could've been handled differently. They also discuss the potential impact of this down season from Columbus on star prospect Adam Fantilli. The guys also provide some updates on the World Cup of Hockey and this season's All Star Game in Toronto and Jeff tells an amazing story that will knock your socks off in this edition of the Montana's Thought Line.
All Eyes are on Sweden
Jeff and Elliotte key in on the 2023 NHL Global Series in Sweden as the Senators and Red Wings drop the puck. They discuss the importance of international best-on-best hockey for a country like Sweden and when we might see those tournaments return. Jeff and Elliotte also talk about the struggling New York Islanders who have lost 7 straight and Elliotte provides an update on Elias Pettersson's future with the Canucks as well as Patrick Kane's future in the league. He also sits down with Calgary Flames defensemen Chris Tanev,
Too far left
No big surprise being in woke Toronto but I find it really hard to get past their far left political views to enjoy the show.
I’m not sure where to ask questions. Can you please answer for me if a player goes for a “Michigan” and is unsuccessful and makes contact with the goalie with his stick is that not an automatic penalty? High sticking?