In this Season Finale of 31 Thoughts, Jeff and Elliotte recap NHL free agency. They are joined by the biggest winner on July 1, Toronto Maple Leafs GM Kyle Dubas, who discusses landing John Tavares, keeping the team’s core together and more. Plus, the guys answer your #Ask31 questions and wrap up the 2017-18 season.
3:00 – How will the Arizona Coyotes handle Alex Galchenyuk?
7:35 – Austin Czarnik makes the Calgary Flames’ bottom six much better; James Neal makes them tougher.
19:40 – Is Erik Karlsson on his way to the Dallas Stars?
22:10 – Red Wings welcome back Mike Green and Thomas Vanek and they find a new goaltender in Jonathan Bernier.
25:00 – Edmonton Oilers add Tobias Reider on a one-year deal.
34:30 – Montreal Canadiens didn’t mortgage their future to get Ryan O’Reilly.
45:00 – Ottawa Senators should pay players who want to be there. They have more than Karlsson to deal with.
47:40 – Philadelphia Flyers pick up James van Riemsdyk, but what does this mean for Wayne Simmonds?
54:30 – Vancouver Canucks add Jay Beagle and Antoine Roussel at four years each.
58:50 – Winnipeg Jets are sticking to the plan.
1:01:00 – Kyle Dubas joins Jeff and Elliotte.
1:12:15 – Difference between the pitch to Tavares versus Stamkos.
1:17:05 – Did any of the current Leafs players help recruit Tavares?
1:24:00 – Will the team be keeping all four players … Nylander, Marner, Matthews & Tavares?