31 Thoughts: The Podcast

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Episode Date
June 15, 2018: The Fun Begins At No. 3
In Episode 23, NHL Draft guru Sam Cosentino joins Jeff and Elliotte to discuss the 2018 edition and the latest on who will end up where. Plus, Erik Karlsson, Mike Hoffman and the Ottawa Senators, wrapping the Stanley Cup Final, Alex Ovechkin's well-deserved celebration, and #Ask31. Music outro: Patrick Watson - Step out for a While.
Jun 15, 2018
June 7, 2018: One. Win. Away.
In Episode 22, Elliotte is joined by super sub David Amber ahead of Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final in Las Vegas. They discuss the series, Alex Ovechkin, Barry Trotz and Conn Smythe favourites, as well as Lou Lamoriello's Islanders and what the roster could soon look like. All that plus #Ask31 and much more.
Jun 07, 2018
24 Together: The 1993 Montreal Canadiens
In this special episode, Sportsnet.ca senior writer Ryan Dixon transports listeners back 25 years to relive Montreal's magical run to the Stanley Cup with a 13-year-old diehard Habs fan and the stars of his favourite team. 31 Thoughts is presented by GMC.
Jun 02, 2018
May 29, 2018: What Happens In Vegas...
In Episode 21, Elliotte is live from the Stanley Cup Final in Sin City, where the show has been great on and off the ice. But the Golden Knights and the Capitals aren't the only teams making news, trade rumours are swirling and the drama continues in Ottawa. Plus, as always, #Ask31.
May 29, 2018
May 24th, 2018: Put Your Money On Vegas
In Episode 20, Jeff and Elliotte make their picks for the Stanley Cup Final, discuss the front-office machinations of the Maple Leafs, Islanders and Wild, and are joined by Hamilton Bulldogs star and St. Louis Blues first-rounder Robert Thomas from the Mastercard Memorial Cup. Music outro: Band of Rascals - Holler
May 24, 2018
May 17, 2018: Kyle Dubas And The Hardest Trophy To Win In Hockey
In Episode 19, Jeff and Elliotte discuss the newest GM of the Maple Leafs and the franchise’s future in the executive suite, preview the 100th Memorial Cup, and highlight junior coaches ready for the NHL. They are also joined by Martin St. Louis, who talks about why teams are better on the road in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Music outro: Shakey Graves - Kids These Days
May 17, 2018
May 10, 2018: Capital(s) Punishment
Episode 18 starts with Capitals play-by-play man John Walton and an ode to the Washington sports scene, which finally has something to get excited about. Then it�s: What now for the Penguins? Why Vegas is winning? And where the Sharks go from here? Plus, hockey licks, the Babcock-Matthews drama and your #Ask31 answers. Music outro: Shakey Graves - Excuses
May 10, 2018
May 3, 2018: The Pugnacity, Testosterone, Truculence and Belligerence Edition
In Episode 17, Brian Burke joins Jeff and Elliotte for a wide-ranging discussion that includes everything from fighting Kevin Lowe to confirming department of player safety stories, to a mock disciplinary hearing for Washington Capitals winger Tom Wilson to receiving death threats. OUTRO Music: The Wooden Sky - Swimming in Strange Waters
May 03, 2018
April 27, 2018: Changes Are Coming For The Maple Leafs
In Episode 16, Jeff and Elliotte ponder what the Maple Leafs lineup will look like next season, including in the executive suite. The guys also discuss Paul Fenton, who looks like he'll finally get his chance at a GM job with the Wild. Plus, Vancouver Canucks prospect Michael DiPietro is heading to the World Championships to play goal for Team Canada. He joins the show to talk about that and much more.
Apr 27, 2018
April 21, 2018: New Coach On The Block
In Episode 15, Jeff and Elliotte discuss where former Hurricanes coach Bill Peters might go next, how the Kings and Ducks will approach their off-seasons, and their thoughts on the NHL Awards nominees. Plus, NESN's Bruins play-by-play man Jack Edwards joins the show to talk game sheets, Tim Thomas and more.
Apr 21, 2018
April 11, 2018: #PutYourSticksOut
In Episode 14, Jeff and Elliotte share their thoughts on the Humboldt Broncos tragedy, visit a few dressing-room clean outs (Sabres, Islanders and Senators), break down a Rangers rebuild and discuss a second team in Toronto.
Apr 12, 2018
April 4, 2018: Goodbye, franchise faces. Hello, cap space.
In Episode 13, Jeff and Elliotte tip their hats to Daniel and Henrik Sedin, and discuss what the Canucks will do with their newfound cap room. They also examine the evolution of refereeing and are joined by Judd Moldaver of CAA Sports, who breaks down the plan that landed Auston Matthews in Switzerland for his draft year.
Apr 05, 2018
March 28, 2018: On The Hot Seat
In Episode 12, Jeff and Elliotte discuss why April 9 could be Black Monday for some specific coaches. Also, the ageless Zdeno Chara has a new contract, there's a really interesting idea around healthy scratches actually playing, and Florida Panthers GM Dale Tallon stops by.
Mar 29, 2018
March 22, 2018: Inside the GM Meetings (there's more than you might think)
In Episode 11, Jeff and Elliotte recap the GM meetings with takeaways including video review and goaltender embellishment. Then Elliotte introduces us to Steve Greeley (who's in the mix for the GM position in Carolina), former NHLer Jason York guests and the guys take your #Ask31 questions.
Mar 23, 2018
March 14, 2018: The All Ask 31 Edition, Vol. 1
Episode 10 is dedicated to listeners and their #Ask31 questions sent in via Twitter. Topics for Jeff and Elliotte include best all-time hockey names, an NHL luxury tax, Tyler Seguin, what’s best for the Flyers this off-season, and more.
Mar 15, 2018
March 8, 2018: When A Promotion Isn't A Promotion
In Episode 9, Jeff and Elliotte dissect the reshuffling in Carolina and what it might mean for the Canes, and the NHL. Brian Spear (Hockey Night in Canada) and Matt Marstrom (Hometown Hockey) discuss the future of hockey broadcasts. Also, where should the Oilers go from here?
Mar 09, 2018
Feb. 28, 2018: The Calm After The Deadline Storm
<p>In Episode 8, Jeff and Elliotte recap the NHL trade deadline, discuss a fanbase out west with an "Us vs. Everybody" mentality and Roberto Luongo's pre-game speech about the mass-shooting at Marjory Douglas Stoneman high school. They are also joined by former NHLer and current player agent Jeff Jackson, who tells the story of discovering Connor McDavid and describes what he would change about the CBA.</p><p>31 Thoughts: The Podcast is brought to you by the 2018 GMC Terrain.</p>
Mar 01, 2018
Feb. 21, 2018: 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.
Feb 22, 2018
Feb. 14, 2018: Trade Deadline on the Horizon
In Episode 6, Jeff and Elliotte discuss Ottawa’s Phaneuf deal (and the possibility of more Sens moves), a destination for Rick Nash, chat with the Director of Hockey Administration for the Columbus Blue Jackets Josh Flynn, and take your #Ask31 questions.
Feb 15, 2018
Feb. 7, 2018: The (latest) Great Goalie Debate
In Episode 5, Jeff and Elliotte debate better ways 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.
Feb 08, 2018
Jan. 31: How To Make the All-Star Game Great Again
In Episode 4, Jeff and Elliotte discuss ways to liven up the all-star festivities, chat with Sportsnet hockey analyst Doug Maclean about his managerial career, and reflect on Jaromir Jagr�s departure from the NHL.
Feb 01, 2018
Jan. 23, 2018
In Episode 3, Jeff and Elliotte discuss different ways of handling player safety, chat with Marc Savard, who officially retired this week seven years after a career-ending concussion, and dig into the turmoil in Ottawa.
Jan 24, 2018
Jan. 17, 2018
In Episode 2, Jeff and Elliotte discuss the new majority owner of the Carolina Hurricanes, the Andrew Cogliano suspension, teams in the market for defencemen, and answer your #Ask31 questions.
Jan 18, 2018
Jan. 10, 2018
In the debut episode, Jeff and Elliotte discuss whether Robin Lehner is a fit for the Islanders, Alex Kovalev's comments about the evolution of hockey and how to improve the All-Star Game.
Jan 10, 2018
Jan. 5, 2018: Introducing the show
Sportsnet's newest hockey podcast drops Wednesdays beginning January 10. Jeff Marek and Elliotte Friedman offer up info and insight found nowhere else. In fact, Elliotte might already be in trouble. Give the teaser a listen to find out why.
Jan 05, 2018