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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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    • 4.8 • 882 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.

    Hart vs. Lindsay

    Hart vs. Lindsay

    While the Stanley Cup Final rages, Jeff and Elliotte look off the ice, starting with Word Association. The Awards have been, well, awarded. Leon Draisatl locked up the Art Ross in March and then won the Hart Trophy in September. But the Ted Lindsay means more (18:00). In Ottawa, veterans are leaving, what does it mean? (41:00) And how do the Senators handle the draft? Also, Bob Boughner will run San Jose’s bench (29:00), Bill Armstrong’s first order of duty in Arizona (48:00) and more.







    Then, Kyle Wellwood played eight NHL seasons as an undersized centre in a league of oversized players (1:02:00). He discusses his career in junior and the pros, some of his least favourite coaches, changing teams in a weird way, the KHL and his role in HeadCheck Health.







    Music Outro:  Hawksley Workman – Dwindling Beauty







    Catch Hawksley’s live show “Hawksley Night in Canada” here: https://hawksleyworkman.com/hawksley-night-in-canada/







    Listen to all our Season 3 music on Spotify.







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







    Audio Credits: KTLA, Sportsnet and Sportsnet 590 The FAN.







    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 30 min
    Peter Laviolette And Moves Being Made Around The NHL

    Peter Laviolette And Moves Being Made Around The NHL

    The tradition continues with Word Association before Jeff and Elliotte dive into the latest news (there’s a lot) and speak with new Capitals coach Peter Laviolette.







    In coaching news, Rick Bowness is getting all the love thanks to getting a shot at the Cup with the Stars, the Flames removed the interim tag from Geoff Ward and Jim Montgomery joins the Blues. In front offices, Bill Zito is making all kinds of changes in Florida, Bill Guerin is keeping busy in Minnesota, Arizona names Bill Armstrong GM and Vegas is going all-in on its blue line.







    Our interview with Rick Bowness from early 2020 can be watched here.







    Laviolette, the 19th head coach in Washington’s history discusses why he wanted the job, his philosophy around coaching Alex Ovechkin, building relationships with the entire roster and his time in Nashville.







    Music Outro: Ron Hawkins and The Do Good Assassins – Baby Fell Hard







    Check out Ron’s latest album “246” here or where ever you get your music.







    Listen to all our Season 3 music on Spotify.







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







    Audio Credits: CBC, NFL Network, Sportsnet, Sportsnet Radio Network and Sportsnet 590 The FAN.







    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.

    • 2 hr 34 min
    So, You Lost. What Now?

    So, You Lost. What Now?

    Jeff and Elliotte take a look at the off-seasons for the four teams that lost in Round 2 of the playoffs. Will the Bruins add scoring? What will they do with their blue line? Did the Flyers run out of gas? Will Jake Virtanen be back in Vancouver? Why is Colorado the team to watch? They also look at possible coaching candidates in Washington, Bill Zito’s coaching staff in Florida, the GM search in Arizona and much more. 







    Plus, EA Sports Executive Producer Sean Ramjagsingh on NHL 21, why they chose Alexander Ovechkin for the cover, new features, which NHLer is the best gamer and how gaming could have an impact on what we see on the ice in the future.







    Music Outro: Yves Jarvis – For Props (watch the music video)







    Check out more music by Yves Jarvis here







    Listen to all our Season 3 music on Spotify.







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







    Audio Credits: Boston Bruins, Fox Sports, NHL, Sportsnet 650 and WGN.







    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.

    • 2 hr 3 min
    A Lot Going On

    A Lot Going On

    The sports world stopped last week with many teams choosing not to play in protest of racial inequality. Jeff and Elliotte discuss how August 26th played out from the NHL’s perspective, the players coming together the following day in unity, the impact of the Hockey Diversity Alliance and the emotional message Ryan Reaves shared with the Hockey Night in Canada audience during his interview with long-time family friend Scott Oake. 







    The guys also chat about the extensive GM search in Florida, Pittsburgh trading for Kasperi Kapanen, what’s next for the Maple Leafs, the Coyotes losing draft picks, Montreal’s off-season and much more. 







    Music Outro: Jeremie Albino – Klondike Man (Sleepless Records)







    Watch Jeremie on his YouTube channel where he hosts live performances and releases new tracks.







    Listen to all our Season 3 music on Spotify.







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







    Audio Credits: ABC, Calgary Flames, CBC, NBC, NHL, NLL 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.

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Dale Hawerchuk Through The Eyes Of His Sons

    Dale Hawerchuk Through The Eyes Of His Sons

    Eric and Ben Hawerchuk join Jeff and Elliotte to reminisce about their late father, Dale. They discuss the impact he had on them, his family and the game of hockey, and discuss the work he did off the ice to help others through his charity, Hawerchuk Strong, which continues to raise awareness and support for causes important to Dale and his family.







    Visit https://hawerchukstrong.com/ to find out how you can help.







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







    Audio Credits: CBC, Hockey Hall of Fame 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.

    • 52 min
    Brendan Morrison

    Brendan Morrison

    The former NHLer talks quarantine beards, playing with Daniel and Henrik Sedin, favourite West Coast Express memory, his connection to Happy Gilmore and shares a couple of contract dispute stories about two well-known general managers.







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







    Audio Credits: NBC







    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

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
882 Ratings

882 Ratings

Rich Krisciunas ,

31 Thoughts

I can’t get enough of this podcast. It is great every week. Informative guests and lots of inside info. Keep up the good work.

jtml41834 ,

Better than others, but where are the hard questions?

In the most recent podcast as of this writing (1 Sep 2020), you go on to praise the players for taking a pause and for standing up for what they believe. At what point will sports journalists, as you fashion yourselves, ask the players the tough questions, such as:
-Jason Blake had an open warrant first his arrest for sexual assault, trespassing, and theft, all connected to domestic abuse. You postponed the postseason 2 days for him?
-Should police be allowed to defend themselves if an accused domestic abuser resists arrest, fights through being tased twice, and threatens cops with a knife?

When you “journalists” start asking the ignorant players questions like that, I’ll start listening to your podcast again.

bwodarek ,

More politics than hockey

This show pushes Marxism rather reporting on hockey 👎👎👎

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