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 this week’s episode, Jeff and Elliotte open with a conversation about Jaromir Jagr and how much general opinions changed about him throughout his career, how much better he could have been early on in his career with today’s coaching methods, and how he could still get a proper send-off.
The guys also touch on all-star weekend and are joined in studio by Doug MacLean.
Here’s how the conversation unfolded:
• Jagr leaves to where it all started and the guys reflect on his career (3:00 mark)
• How do you liven up the All-Star festivities? Every player should want to be there and take part in the event. Bring in alumni and specialists to be part of the skills competition (Chara in hardest shot and Larkin in fastest skater). Can we have players judge some of the events? Change the colour of the ice? (11:37 mark)
24:48.00 – Doug MacLean interview: Doug vs the refs; how did his family take the NHL life; finding a job in the NHL; A Fedorov-Forsberg-Lindros deal that never happened; and how the no-move clause came about thanks to Doug (24:48 mark)
• Interviewing players and how to go about it: Gene Principe chats with Patrick Maroon (54:28 mark)
• #Ask31: the guys take your questions (1:04:23 mark)