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 of the week.
In Episode 5, Jeff and Elliotte debate how best to review goaltender interference, talk to Predators centre Kyle Turris and have a discussion with Nashville director of communications Kevin Wilson about the challenges of his role.
Here’s how the conversation unfolded:
• How to improve goaltender interference review.
• Rick Nash and the direction the Rangers are going in — rebuild or stay the course. (14:30)
• Analytics in baseball are making all the teams play the same… could we be seeing that in hockey soon? (20:40)
• How sports science will impact the game and player contracts. (24:10)
• Kyle Turris discusses the trade to Nashville, moving his family players to watch in Nashville and the legendary the Erik Karlsson pass in last year’s playoffs. (27:00)
• Kevin Wilson talks about how NHL execs handle trades, his relationship with the GM, allowing new media to be part of old media and more. (51:15)
• Jim Benning and the Sedins. (1:13:50)
• Are the Leafs going to make any trades? (1:15:55)
• #Ask31: The Islanders defence, best and worst exits in the NHL, who the L.A. Kings will target at the deadline and more. (1:20:00)