31 Thoughts: The Podcast Logo Image

31 Thoughts: The Podcast

With Jeff Marek and Elliotte Friedman

New episodes every Thursday

31 Thoughts: The Podcast
May 10, 2018: Capital(s) Punishment
May 10 2018
March 15, 2019: Recorded In Front Of A Live Studio Audience
March 15 2019

Jeff and Elliotte are at the Sportsnet Grill in downtown Toronto for the podcast’s first live event. They start the evening as always by covering all the latest news around the NHL — and then a whole bunch of people just start… popping by.

First it’s Mikhail Grabovski, who spins some yarns, talks about his hockey challenge with Jeff and how he’s staying in the game. Then his former Maple Leafs GM, Brian Burke, and teammate, Colby Armstrong, join the show for something of a reunion.

Long-time broadcast executive John Shannon is next up. He discusses the future of hockey on TV and lets listeners into his world of owning an extensive collection of game programs. Caroline Cameron then takes the stage to reflect on her career going from intern to national host, as well as what it’s like working alongside noted contrarian Doug MacLean.

Finally, Jeff and Elliotte answer some #Ask31 questions from the crowd with… Doug MacLean. The former NHL GM and coach also reminisces about his big break, coaching Steve Yzerman and more.

31 Thoughts: The Podcast is presented by the GMC Sierra Denali, complete with the World’s-First Six-function Multi-Pro Tailgate. GMC — we are professional grade. www.gmccanada.ca

Music Outro: Skye Wallace - Coal in Your Window

Check out her upcoming concert dates here: www.skyewallace.com

This episode is produced and sound engineered by Amil Delic, and hosted by Jeff Marek and Elliotte Friedman. Thanks to Ryan Fabro and Annie Lewis for coordinating the event, and Steven Coyle for the technical support.

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Media Inc. or any affiliate.

Listen
March 8, 2019: Cassie Campbell-Pascall On The State Of Women's Hockey
March 08 2019

Jeff and Elliotte are joined by Cassie Campbell-Pascall to talk about her life in the game, including being on the Hockey Hall of Fame selection committee and the state of women’s pro hockey in North America.

Jeff and Elliotte also discuss news from around the NHL — Guy Boucher out, the Oilers GM search, and more — and the GM Meetings, including ideas around speed of play and supplementary discipline. As well, they pay tribute to pay tribute to three men from the hockey world who died within days of each other over the past week: Ted Lindsay, David Kelly and Colton Kuepfer.

31 Thoughts: The Podcast is presented by the GMC Sierra Denali, complete with the World’s-First Six-function Multi-Pro Tailgate. GMC — we are professional grade. www.gmccanada.ca.

This episode was produced and sound engineered by Amil Delic, and hosted by Jeff Marek and Elliotte Friedman. [Special thanks to Kirt Berry from SN Features, Jeff Azzopardi of Sportsnet and Maria St. Aubin from The FAN 590 for their assistance on this podcast]

Audio Credits: NESN, NHL Network, Sportsnet and The FAN 590.

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Media Inc. or any affiliate.

Listen
Feb. 28, 2019: The Trade Deadline With John Tortorella
February 28 2019

Jeff and Elliotte have a had a few days to gather their thoughts and talk to their contacts following the 2019 NHL Trade Deadline, and they drop the knowledge. Then they get to a slew of #Ask31 deadline questions covering topics like deals that fell through, sneaky winners, names who didn’t move that were surprising and much more.

Columbus head coach John Tortorella joins the pod to discuss the all-in Blue Jackets, how GMs and coaches work together at the deadline, off-ice distractions, mixing in new players and taking phone calls during press conferences.

(There’s also a special announcement about the pod, so stick around to the end.)

31 Thoughts: The Podcast is presented by the GMC Sierra Denali, complete with the World’s-First Six-function Multi-Pro Tailgate. GMC — we are professional grade. www.gmccanada.ca.

Music Outro: Grizfolk - Spoonful

Check out more of their music and upcoming concert dates here: www.grizfolk.com

This episode was produced and sound engineered by Amil Delic, and hosted by Jeff Marek and Elliotte Friedman.

Audio Credits: Fox Sports Ohio, Philadelphia Flyers, Sportsnet 650 and Sportsnet.

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Media Inc. or any affiliate.

Listen
Feb. 21, 2019: 31 Thoughts For 31 Teams Ahead Of The Trade Deadline
February 21 2019

Jeff and Elliotte run through the entire league ahead of the 2019 NHL Trade Deadline.

Highlights include: the Senators, Islanders, Mike Hoffman, the Stanley Cup champs, the Columbus conundrum, stars in Dallas, Wayne Simmonds, Winnipeg, the hottest team in the league, the Leafs, rumours out west and at least 19 more discussion points.

31 Thoughts: The Podcast is presented by the GMC Sierra Denali, complete with the World’s-First Six-function Multi-Pro Tailgate. GMC — we are professional grade. www.gmccanada.ca.

Music Outro: Sam Weber - I’ll Let You Know (feat. Terra Lightfoot)

Find more music by Sam Weber here (plus concert dates): www.samweber.me

Listen to Terra Lightfoot’s music here: www.terralightfoot.com

This episode was produced and sound engineered by Amil Delic, and hosted by Jeff Marek and Elliotte Friedman.

Audio Credits: AM 970, Buffalo Sabres, Sportsnet 650 and WFAN.

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Media Inc. or any affiliate.

Listen

Top Podcasts

The Lede with Jeff Blair and Stephen Brunt

Entrepreneur, billionaire, owner of the Hurricanes and chairman of the upstart AAF. Dundon joins Brunt and Blair to discuss his life in sports.  

Listen

At The Letters

Ben Nicholson-Smith and Arden Zwelling discuss the implications of the Devon Travis injury before breaking down the Blue Jays’ decision to give minor leaguers a significant raise.  

Listen

Free Association

Donnovan Bennett and Tyler Ennis discuss the Toronto Raptors rotation, the NCAA tournament selection process and Canada’s tough FIBA World Cup draw.  

Listen