Hosted by Jeff Marek and Elliotte Friedman, 31 Thoughts: The Podcast dives deep into the world of hockey and connects fans with the biggest news going on each week.
In the third episode, the guys open by discussing some of the greatest trades that were never made as we stand a little more than a month away from this year’s NHL trade deadline on Feb. 26. Then, Jeff and Elliotte move on to discussions about player safety, before interviewing Marc Savard, who officially retired this week seven years after a career-ending concussion.
Here is how the discussion unfolded on the show:
• Some ideas on how to improve player safety in the NHL, including Elliotte’s thought that looking at a player’s history early in the process could help. (22:45 mark)
• Ottawa Senators GM Pierre Dorion went to the locker room to have a talk with his players, but will there be long-term implications for how this season is playing out? (33:45 mark)
• Interview with Marc Savard, who discusses his health, trying to stay in hockey, his junior days in Oshawa, how to tape a stick correctly and who does it incorrectly around the league. (47:45 mark)
• In the #Ask31 mailbag, Jeff and Elliotte take questions regarding the Sens and John Klingberg’s Norris Trophy candidacy. (1:18:00 mark)