31 Thoughts Podcast: Deadline trades that could happen, and deals that never did

In Episode 7, Jeff and Elliotte look at trade deadline options for all 31 teams, are joined by GMs from years gone by to discuss big deals that never came together, the pressure on front offices to make moves, and answer your #Ask31 questions.

Here’s how the conversation unfolded:

• Breaking down the Metro Division ahead of the trade deadline (00:25)

• Breaking down the Atlantic Division ahead of the trade deadline (4:05)

• Breaking down the Central Division ahead of the trade deadline (13:45)

• Breaking down the Pacific Division ahead of the trade deadline (17:50)

• List of guests joining the show today: Brian Lawton (former Tampa GM), Scott Howson (former GM), Laurence Gilman (former assistant GM of the Canucks) and Sherry Bassin (Hockey executive) (26:38)

• Explanation of the trade pending official call to the league (29:00)

• The Eric Lindros deal to Philly with Sherry Bassin (30:25)

• What if Patrick Roy went to the Quebec Nordiques and Eric Lindros to the Montreal Canadiens? (38:30)

• Before the Colorado deal, it was Ed Belfour for Patrick Roy, one for one. (39:30)

• Alex Burrows and Vancouver with Laurence Gilman (41:00)

• The greatest team to never win the Stanley Cup in the salary cap era (45:18)

• Scott Howson explains the pressure of trade deadline day and making moves you might not feel are best for your fan base, but best for your club. (49:58)

• Elliotte explains how executives and GMs watch what they say around this time of year because the media around deadline day has ramped up. Rumours could really hurt your team’s season. (55:56)

• Vincent Lecavalier to Montreal with Brain Lawton (1:01:11)

• #Ask31: Best GM candidate who hasn’t been one yet, who gets credit in Boston, favourite officials, who is the Caps’ GM next season and will Barry Trotz be back? (1:07:57)

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