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Not only is it a fantastic hockey podcast, it's one of the best podcasts period. Absolutely brilliant.

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This is an amazing podcast. I would recommend it to anyone who has an interest in hockey.


Hockey fans already know the name, but this is not the blog. From Sportsnet, 32 Thoughts: The Podcast with Jeff Marek and NHL Insider Elliotte Friedman is a weekly deep dive into the biggest news and interviews from the hockey world.

Episode Date
“It’s Not Revenge?”
And the Carolina Hurricanes continue to haunt the Montreal Canadiens. Jeff and Elliotte recap Jesperi Kotkaniemi’s return to the Bell Centre (00:01), chuckle at what they saw post-game on social media and discuss Montreal’s early struggles.  They also chat about Brady Tkachuk’s return to the Senators (17:00), the goaltending situation in Calgary (20:00), Winnipeg getting […]
Oct 22, 2021
ZEE-RO CHANCE! (stay till the end of the podcast)
Jeff and Elliotte debut their new segment on Hockey Night in Canada! They talk about the experience (00:01) and some of the topics from the segment including extension talks for John Klingberg (4:30), more Eichel updates (14:30), shortened rosters (42:00) and the new standards for officials (50:00). They also touch on Colorado being in on […]
Oct 18, 2021
And Then There Were None. Everyone is Signed!
The season is underway and the 32 Thoughts podcast is back for its fifth season! Jeff and Elliotte give their thoughts on the first few days of action (37:00), break down the Nick Suzuki contract (10:15) along with Ryan Pulock’s deal with the Islanders (31:20), Senators signing Brady Tkachuk (00:01), chat about Alexander Ovechkin’s season […]
Oct 15, 2021
Western Conference Preview
Jeff and Elliotte preview the NHL’s Western Conference by division in alphabetical order.  Pacific Division Anaheim (1:20), Calgary (2:50), Oilers (4:50), Los Angles (7:35), San Jose (10:10), Seattle (13:25), Vancouver (15:15) and Vegas (17:50) Central Division Arizona (20:45), Chicago (24:10), Colorado (26:20), Dallas (27:30), Minnesota (29:10), Nashville (32:00), St. Louis (35:50) and Winnipeg (39:00) Music […]
Oct 12, 2021
Eastern Conference Preview
Jeff and Elliotte preview the NHL’s Eastern Conference by division in alphabetical order.  Metropolitan Division Carolina (3:30), Columbus (4:45), New Jersey (8:15), New York Islanders (12:10), New York Rangers (12:50), Philadelphia (20:20), Pittsburg (25:40) and Washington (28:20) Atlantic Division Boston (31:10), Buffalo (34:00), Detroit (39:00), Florida (42:10), Montreal (45:50). Ottawa (51:00), Tampa Bay (54:50) and […]
Oct 11, 2021
Seth Jones, Anders Lee & Tim Stützle
Seth Jones of the Chicago Blackhawks joins Jeff and Elliotte (7:00) to talk about his eventful off-season, playing with his brother this season, knowing your worth, the new additions to the Blackhawks and what went down in Columbus last season. The guys then chat with Anders Lee (19:00) about his love of dogs and Gordie […]
Oct 09, 2021
The In-Season Stanley Cup
Jeff and Elliotte have talked about doing the in-season Stanley Cup challenge for a couple of seasons but never had the time to coordinate it. But this season, they found the time and some friends to do it with!  The guys are joined by David Amber and Caroline Cameron of Sportsnet in the first annual […]
Oct 07, 2021
Robin Lehner Speaks Out
Over the weekend Robin Lehner went to Twitter to address the Jack Eichel situation, how the Sabres handled his ankle injury, teams giving “benzodiazepines to employees when they travel and Ambien”, and the treatment of players in Philadelphia by Alan Vigneault. Jeff and Elliotte address Lehner’s tweets (00:01) and discuss how teams, the league and […]
Oct 04, 2021
Darnell Nurse, Matthew Tkachuk & Andrew Mangiapane
Darnell Nurse (10:00) chats with Jeff and Elliotte about his new contract with the Oilers and the negotiation process, playing and living with Connor McDavid, and a book that helped him manage his emotions throughout the season. Matthew Tkachuk (21:30) joins the podcast to talk about the struggles his team had last season, managing emotions […]
Oct 01, 2021
A Proposal for the NHL’s Eichel Problem
The news pods are back! Jeff and Elliotte kick off this episode by previewing the upcoming “All or Nothing: Toronto Maple Leafs” docuseries on Amazon Prime (00:01) as they had the opportunity to screen it before its release on  October 1st. They then discuss the ongoing Jack Eichel situation in Buffalo and wonder if the […]
Sep 27, 2021
Nathan MacKinnon, Drew Doughty & Steven Stamkos
Nathan Mackinnon (15:00) addresses the Nikita Zadorov comments from the summer, the importance of Gabriel Landeskog to the Avalanche, the process in Colorado, how he overcomes the feeling of being hesitant on the ice, and he tells the guys about an interesting line he played against this summer (that we could potentially see at the […]
Sep 22, 2021
Auston Matthews, Mitch Marner, Tyler Toffoli & Nick Suzuki
Auston Matthews (11:20) talks about his eventful off-season, how he’s feeling after his wrist surgery, what he’s excited about most this season, and he reflects on last season. Mitch Marner (24:30) discusses how he plans on blocking out the noise, staying in touch with Auston Matthews throughout the summer, what he was best known for […]
Sep 21, 2021
Bill Daly, Marc-André Fleury & Jack Hughes
Bill Daly joins Jeff and Elliotte (10:00) to talk about arena capacity, salary cap, Olympics, COVID-19 protocol, Evander Kane, the Chicago Blackhawks investigation, data-tracking pucks, gambling, and the Arizona Coyotes. Marc Andre-Fleury joins the podcast (26:45) to talk about his trade to Chicago, how this could potentially be his last season, most memorable moments from […]
Sep 18, 2021
Pierre-Luc Dubois, Mark Scheifele & Jason Dickinson
Pierre-Luc Dubois chats with Jeff and Elliotte (7:20) about his skate-filled summer, focusing on his physical and mental health, watching different players around the league, and why he likes playing with Russian players. Mark Scheifele joins the podcast (27:00) to chat about his skates with Ryan O’Reilly and Adam Oates in Lucan, Ontario, how he […]
Sep 16, 2021
What’s In A Name? From the NWHL to the PHF
The National Women’s Hockey League (NWHL) is rebranding to become the Premier Hockey Federation (PHF). Tyler Tumminia, the commissioner of the PHF, joins Jeff and Elliotte to talk about the rebrand, why they made the change, conversations with other leagues, why they took “women” out of the league name, how does a rebrand of a […]
Sep 07, 2021
Jesperi Kotkaniemi is a member of the Caroline Hurricanes. Jeff and Elliotte break down what went wrong between Kotkaniemi and Montreal Canadiens (00:01), why it’s challenging to find a quality centre in the NHL (Christian Dvorak traded to the Canadiens), what Carolina expects from Kotkaniemi, and if teams will view offer sheets differently going forward. […]
Sep 05, 2021
Summer Offer Sheet Special
The Caroline Hurricanes strike back — two years later! On Saturday, the Canes tendered an offer sheet to restricted free agent Jesperi Kotkaniemi for one-year, $6.1-million. Jeff and Elliotte break down some of the details and possible thinking behind the offer sheet (1:30), discuss how Carolina decided to present the announcement publicly, contract extension talks […]
Aug 29, 2021
Braiden Epp: Ready For The Fight
Earlier this year, the former captain of the Prince George Spruce Kings turned referee was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. When 24-year-old Braiden Epp received the news, he quickly got involved in helping to find a cure for the disease.  Braiden joins Jeff and Elliotte to talk about some of the challenges he has faced since […]
Aug 06, 2021
Here’s 32 Thoughts
What a season! Jeff and Elliotte provide their thoughts on all 32 teams and what we might see from some GMs in the coming days/weeks. They also touch on the Evander Kane gambling allegations (00:00) and provide some context to the situation. Pacific: Ducks (6:00), Flames (9:00), Oilers (10:30), Kings (16:30), Sharks (19:10), Kraken (21:00), […]
Aug 02, 2021
Why Eichel Wants a Disc Replacement
Dr. Chad Prusmack is a neurosurgeon based in Colorado who has provided Jack Eichel with a recommendation to correct a herniated disc in his neck by proceeding with artificial disc replacement surgery. Jeff and Elliotte chat with Dr. Prusmack about the procedure, the recovery and the risk associated with the surgery, and why this surgery […]
Jul 31, 2021
The Good and Bad of Draft Weekend
It was almost a perfect week for the NHL. Jeff and Elliotte kick off the podcast (00:00) discussing how the first round of the draft ended, how surprised they were by Montreal picking Logan Mailloux, if this can be avoided in the future, and how Chicago decided to make their first-round selection. They also chat […]
Jul 25, 2021
Quick Expansion Chat
The Seattle Kraken has chosen their roster. Jeff and Elliotte talk about the day leading up to the expansion draft, why the Kraken didn’t pick up Carey Price (4:00), if Mark Giordano will be on the 2021-22 Seattle Kraken roster, and some thoughts on the overall team. They also discuss Adam Larrson’s time in Edmonton […]
Jul 22, 2021
The Price is Right?
The Seattle Kraken are going to have some fun this week. Jeff and Elliotte open up the podcast with a deep dive into what they have been hearing out of Montreal (00:00), Seattle’s potential interest in Carey Price, and the risks associated with picking up the Vezina winning goaltender. They also discuss the situation in […]
Jul 20, 2021
This is Luke Prokop’s podcast
Luke Prokop, Calgary Hitmen defencemen and Nashville Predators prospect. Hi everyone. While the past year and a half has been crazy, it has also given me the chance to find my true self. I am no longer scared to hide who I am. Today I am proud to publicly tell everyone that I am gay. […]
Jul 19, 2021
Avalanche Prevention
The New Jersey Devils have acquired Ryan Graves from the Colorado Avalanche for Mikhail Maltsev and a second-round pick. Jeff and Elliotte break down the deal (00:00), what this means for Colorado and how New Jersey might approach their off-season with over $30 million in cap space (3:00).  They also discuss the Gabriel Landeskog contract […]
Jul 16, 2021
Listen before everything changes!
We lead the podcast off with some breaking news! The Minnesota Wild buy out the remaining four years of Zach Parise and Ryan Suter (00:00), the Canadiens agree to a three-year extension with head coach Dominique Ducharme (10:00), and Pekka Rinne calls it a career (11:00). Duncan Keith is officially an Edmonton Oiler. Jeff and […]
Jul 13, 2021
Lightning Strikes Twice
The Tampa Bay Lightning are the 2020-21 Stanley Cup champions. Jeff and Elliotte discuss (00:00) the Conn Smythe winning performance of Andrei Vasilevskiy, the entertaining post-game press conference from Nikita Kucherov, the play of the Tampa defense, and why the team was more motivated than ever before. The guys also touch on what the Stanley […]
Jul 08, 2021
Back to Florida
The Montreal Canadiens find a way to extend the series. Jeff and Elliotte recap an exciting game 4 in Montreal (2:00), discuss the impact of Shea Weber throughout the game, wonder if there were more than 3500 fans in attendance at the Bell Centre and go over the lineup changes made by both coaches. They […]
Jul 06, 2021
Devin Buffalo: Inspiring Indigenous Youth
Jeff and Elliotte are joined by former professional goaltender and the owner of Waniska Athletics, Devin Buffalo. Devin tells the guys about his path to Dartmouth College, playing junior hockey in Flin Flon, why it’s important to him to inspire the Indigenous youth of today, who he looked up to growing up, how visualization helped […]
Jul 05, 2021
Guelph Jammies
The Lightning continue to power through the Canadiens. Jeff and Elliotte recap game 3 of the Stanley Cup final (00:00), discuss the impact of Tyler Johnson and the impressive play of (injured) Nikita Kucherov, and explain how Conn Smythe voting works. Plus, they try to figure out where to get some Guelph Gryphons pajamas. They […]
Jul 03, 2021
Two Mistakes
The Canadiens outshoot the Lightning but don’t end up on top. Jeff and Elliotte break down game 2 (00:00), the play of the goaltenders, and how each goal had an interesting path to the back of the net.  They also discuss the upcoming hire of Andre Tourigny as the new head coach in Arizona (16:20), where […]
Jul 01, 2021
Elliotte is on a patio and the Stanley Cup final is underway! The guys recap game 1 (00:00) and detail how the Lightning attacked the Canadiens. They also discuss the state of the union address by Gary Bettman and Bill Daly highlighting the sexual assault allegations within the Blackhawks organization in 2010 (9:00) and where […]
Jun 29, 2021
The Chicago Blackhawks and the Stanley Cup Final
A former Chicago Blackhawks player is suing the organization alleging sexual assault during the 2009-10 season. Jeff and Elliotte give their thoughts on the situation (00:00) and try to provide more details from what they have gathered.  They also preview the Stanley Cup final between the Canadiens and the Lightning (6:30), wonder how the Islanders […]
Jun 27, 2021
Olé, Olé, Olé, Olé!!!!
Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day, held annually on June 24, is the feast day of St John the Baptist… but today it was also the Montreal Canadiens day to break the fast and feast on the Golden Knights! Jeff and Elliotte discuss Montreal’s big win tonight (1:00) and also speculate about what this could mean for Vegas making moves for next […]
Jun 25, 2021
Endangered Zebras
In a hotly contested Stanley Cup Playoffs series, officiating has taken centre stage as Jeff and Elliotte tackle controversial calls – or lack of calls – and tackle the question of what more can be done (6:24). But first, a surprise announcement and celebration spurs talk of hockey-inspired baby names (0:13). The guys then discuss […]
Jun 22, 2021
Coming Next Season: The 32 Thoughts Arm Wrestling Challenge
Subconjunctival hemorrhage occurs when a blood vessel breaks just underneath the surface of your eye. David Amber kicks off the podcast by telling Jeff and Elliotte the story of how a blood vessel broke in one of his eyes during his university days.  The guys then chat about Carolina signing Rod Brind’Amour to a three-year […]
Jun 18, 2021
Islanders Mix Playoff Intensity With Identity
The third round of the Stanley Cup playoffs is underway! Jeff and Elliotte recap the Islanders-Lightning match-up (9:00) and the Canadiens-Golden Knights series (0:10) to kick off the podcast. They also discuss players who have been given permission to talk to other teams like Dougie Hamilton (19:30), the New York Rangers hiring Gerard Gallant as […]
Jun 15, 2021
The Final Four
The stage is set as Montreal, Tampa Bay, Las Vegas, and the New York Islanders battle it out for the Stanley Cup. Jeff and Elliotte recap the Golden Knights-Avalanche series (00:10), credit Peter DeBoer for the confidence he had in his team after going down two games, and wonder if he gets enough credit for […]
Jun 11, 2021
Scott O’Neil: CEO of the New Jersey Devils & Philadelphia 76ers
Scott O’Neil has held a number of executive positions in North American sports. He joins Jeff and Elliotte to talk about his new book “Be Where Your Feet Are”, finding stillness in your life, preparing for success as well as failure, the process with the 76ers, how his team is building out initiatives that better […]
Jun 09, 2021
Snake Eyes for the Avalanche
Quick carcast to start the week! Jeff and Elliotte recap a pair of divisional match-ups (Avalanche-Golden Knights 2:30 & Jets-Habs 7:30) to kick off the podcast, discuss the gold medal victory by Gerard Gallant and Team Canada at the world hockey championship (19:00), the return of Stanley Cup playoff games on both sides of the […]
Jun 07, 2021
Scheifele Suspension
Mark Scheifele has been suspended four games for his hit on Jake Evans in game 1 of the Canadiens-Jets series. Jeff and Elliotte break down the wide variety of opinions (00:01) they’ve heard the last 24-hours from around the hockey world regarding the hit, what was said in the phone hearing, and if some players […]
Jun 04, 2021
So You Think You’re Stressed … Here’s Steve Dangle!
The Montreal Canadiens force a game 7 against the Toronto Maple Leafs. Jeff and Elliotte discuss (25:00) the excitement around the game, fans in the stands in Montreal, and which team has the most to lose. Plus, they are joined by Steve Dangle (42:00) to talk about his frustrations, who he thinks is underperforming, and […]
May 31, 2021
31 Lies
Back by popular demand, it’s the carcast with Jeff riding shotgun! The guys break down game 5 Leafs-Habs and what we could expect as the series heads back to Montreal where we’ll see fans in the stands (3:00). They also wonder if Pittsburgh (10:20) and Florida (24:30) will make any changes this off-season (10:20), preview […]
May 28, 2021
A Stunning Sunday
A pair of recent Stanley Cup winners have been eliminated from the playoffs. Jeff and Elliotte break down what went wrong for Washington (6:40) and St. Louis (16:31) and list off some of their top priorities as they go into the off-season. They also discuss the return of Nikolaj Ehlers (0:00) and the Jets going […]
May 24, 2021
Post-Game Carcast
A late night of hockey means Elliotte joins us from the road. The guys discuss the scary incident that sent John Tavares to the hospital, the events that followed, and the type of response we might see from Toronto in game 2 on Saturday night. They also chat about the return of John Davidson to […]
May 21, 2021
Paul Stastny and Six More, Please
Paul Stastny recently played his 1000th career NHL game. He joins Jeff and Elliotte to talk about (37:30) the milestone, his Hall of Fame father, the evolution of Nikolaj Ehlers, being coached by Paul Maurice, and how to slow down Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl.  The guys also recap the first couple days of the […]
May 17, 2021
Sam the Florida Man
Sam Bennett has 15 points in 10 games with the Florida Panthers. He joins Jeff and Elliotte on the podcast (37:00) to talk about the trade that sent him to Florida, when he felt like his role was diminishing with the Flames, why he’s playing so well with the Panthers, the worldly skills of Alexander […]
May 14, 2021
Shane Wright: U18 World Champ
After winning a gold medal at the U18 World Championships with Team Canada, Shane Wright joins Jeff and Elliotte on the podcast to talk about his experience at the tournament, battling through a few minor illnesses during the tourney and what it means to represent Canada. They also chat about his favourite NHL team, players […]
May 12, 2021
The Muller Report
Kirk Muller played in the NHL for 19 seasons and has been behind the bench since 2011. He joins Jeff and Elliotte on the podcast (42:00) to talk about Montreal’s impressive play in the bubble last season, how to find success as a player in a market like Montreal, his thoughts on Nick Suzuki and […]
May 10, 2021
Backes to the Future
David Backes has played for 3 teams (St. Louis, Boston and Anaheim) during his 15-year NHL career. He joined Jeff and Elliotte on the podcast (52:30) to talk about the celebration that took place on Wednesday night in St. Louis, what it was like to learn from veterans like Bill Guerin, Dallas Drake, Doug Weight […]
May 07, 2021
Bob Hartley: A KHL Champion
He has won a championship in the NHL, AHL, NLA, QMJHL, and now the KHL. Avangard Omsk head coach, Bob Hartley, joins Jeff and Elliotte to talk about winning the Gagarin Cup, how Ilya Kovalchuk has changed since their days together in Atlanta, memories from his time with the Thrashers, if Kovalchuk wants to return […]
May 05, 2021
The Brind’Amour Flex
Rod Brind’Amour is stepping up for his staff in Carolina. Jeff and Elliotte break down (00:10) the contract talks between Canes brass and their head coach, Brind’Amour’s request to see his staff taken care of before he signs his contract and what the market might look like if Brind’Amour was available. They also discuss the […]
May 03, 2021
Nashville’s Roman Empire
Roman Josi of the Nashville Predators joins the podcast for episode #200! He chats with Jeff and Elliotte (53:00) about the conversations amongst his teammates leading up to the trade deadline, what it’s like playing in front of Pekka Rinne, how meditation has helped him on and off the ice, and what he took away […]
Apr 30, 2021
A First-Class Gesture
Players from the Toronto Maple Leafs recently extended a helping hand to their AHL teammates. Jeff and Elliotte discuss Jason Spezza’s leadership in wanting to financially help his Marlies teammates and if we could see him in a managerial role in Toronto a few years from now. They also chat about the playoff race in […]
Apr 26, 2021
If You Give Us The Runway
The Vancouver Canucks played their first game in almost a month. Jeff and Elliotte discuss (00:00) what the victory against the Maple Leafs might mean for the team, the leadership of Bo Horvat, what was said in the locker room during the 2nd intermission, and the impressive play of Braden Holtby. Debra Berman, National Stylist […]
Apr 19, 2021
Trade Deadline Wrap Up
The NHL Trade Deadline ended with a splash. Jeff and Elliotte discuss the trade between the Red Wings and Capitals (00:00), how it was structured, and why certain players (and picks) were in the mix. They also recap — Taylor Hall to Boston (17:30), the Pens picking up Jeff Carter (28:30), all the action from […]
Apr 13, 2021
Almost There
The Vancouver Canucks have re-signed Tanner Pearson. Jeff and Elliotte discuss why contract talks suddenly picked up (2:20), where things stand with Quinn Hughes and Elias Pettersson, why the Canucks might have to play out the regular season even if it means playing into the playoffs, and the general mood around the club as players […]
Apr 09, 2021
Who is Buying, Selling, or Staying ft. Chris Johnston
The Vancouver Canucks have 16 players and 3 coaches on the NHLs COVID-19 protocol list. Jeff and Elliotte provide an update on the situation in the Lower Mainland (00:01) and discuss possible outcomes from this including the potential of a playoff bubble and how it might affect the North Division for the remainder of the […]
Apr 05, 2021
Philadelphia Cheesed
The Flyers have some serious decisions to make over the coming months. Jeff and Elliotte discuss the situation in Philadelphia as the team goes through a difficult stretch (00:02), who might be available for the expansion draft, why Shayne Gostisbehere was waived, and how they might approach the trade deadline. They also chat about the […]
Apr 02, 2021
Peeling Back the Layers
Veteran referee Tim Peel “no longer will be working NHL games now or in the future” according to the NHL after his hot mic incident. Jeff and Elliotte discuss how quickly the league made their decision (00:00), if the punishment was too harsh, the impact the incident could have on the league’s business model as […]
Mar 26, 2021
The State of Women’s Hockey
The National Women’s Hockey League is set to return to play this weekend in Massachusetts to give out the Isobel Cup to one of the four remaining teams. Marisa Ingemi of NBC Sports and Sportsnet joins the podcast to talk about the leagues return to play, the relationship between the NWHL and PWHPA, the NHLs […]
Mar 25, 2021
News & Notes plus Anton Forsberg’s Amazing Odyssey
Jeff joined the Hockey Night in Canada crew for his first in-arena game in over 14 months. He tells Elliotte about his experience in Montreal (00:00) and what surprised him most about being back in an NHL rink. They also break down what they’ve heard from around the league including teams to keep an eye […]
Mar 22, 2021
“Crossroads” With Kaleb Dahlgren
The Buffalo Sabres have parted ways with head coach Ralph Krueger. Jeff and Elliotte discuss why the team made the move (00:01), question if Zoom media availabilities add to the negativity around the club, which players are untouchable going into the trade deadline, and if the new coaching staff can help Rasmus Dahlin get out […]
Mar 19, 2021
Join Elliotte On His Drive Home
Following the Maple Leafs-Senators game on Sunday night, Elliotte called Jeff on his way home from the studio to talk some hockey. Here’s their conversation. Some of the topics that were discussed — Joey Daccord’s memorable night in Ottawa (00:00), the struggles in Toronto (7:30), why Nashville will be the team to watch as the […]
Mar 15, 2021
ESPN And The Future Of The NHL
The NHL has found its (back-to-the-future) broadcast partner in the United States. Jeff and Elliotte discuss why ESPN was the league’s top choice (13:10), what it means for NHL finances and what it’s like when a broadcaster loses its rights. They also break down the Bill Daly and Gary Bettman virtual media conference (2:00), offer […]
Mar 12, 2021
Tom Wilson And A New Era For Women’s Hockey
Tom Wilson is suspended seven games for his hit on Brandon Carlo. Jeff and Elliotte break down the decision (00:00) and wonder if the number of games would have been different if Wilson wasn’t involved. They then chat about Jim Benning’s Canucks press conference (13:00), the continued struggles in Buffalo (18:00) and answer some #Ask31 […]
Mar 08, 2021
Remembering Walter
Jeff and Elliotte remember Canada’s hockey dad, Walter Gretzky, who passed away late Thursday night at the age of 82. They also touch on Calgary’s coaching change with Darryl Sutter taking charge (12:00), Trent Frederic’s sneaky toughness (29:30), the hiring of Sean Burke in Montreal (21:00), Jarmo Kekalainen’s confidence in John Tortorella (36:00), the Leafs’ […]
Mar 05, 2021
Sam Gagner: Taking Over the Marlboros with John Tavares
Detroit Red Wings forward Sam Gagner joins Jeff and Elliotte. They discuss why he and fellow Marlboros alumnus John Tavares wanted to get involved in minor hockey, where he was when Elliotte broke the news on Hockey Night in Canada, if he was surprised by the hockey community’s reaction, the types of changes he’d like […]
Mar 02, 2021
Best Game Ever Last Week
If you didn’t stay up late on Saturday night, you missed an exciting game in San Jose. Jeff and Elliotte discuss the back-and-forth contest between the Blues and Sharks (00:10), Jordan Binnnington’s tantrum and the current state of the St. Louis Blues. They also take your #Ask31 questions throughout the podcast (12:50), talk Nathan MacKinnon (14:20), […]
Mar 01, 2021
The NHL Draft: What’s Best For The Game
The Canadiens have parted way with head coach Claude Julien and assistant Kirk Muller. Jeff and Elliotte discuss the changes in Montreal (00:00) and what we know about interim head coach Dominique Ducharme. The guys also chat about the 2021 NHL Draft (19:30) and if the date should be moved, an interesting moment from the Kings-Blues game (26:00), the situation […]
Feb 26, 2021
It’s Good That You Hate Canada. Plus: Turtleneck Tales.
The turtleneck stole the show! Jeff opens the podcast asking Elliotte about his Hockey Night in Canada fashion choice (00:00), the inspiration behind it and the reaction on social media. They also talk hockey — the pair of games in Lake Tahoe (23:00), Sidney Crosby and Travis Zajac playing in their 1000th games (30:30), the […]
Feb 22, 2021
What’s Going On Off The Ice In Arizona?
Jeff and Elliotte discuss Katie Strang’s investigation into the Arizona Coyotes’ alleged business practices and internal workings (00:00) and what they have been hearing. They also touch on Connor McDavid hitting 500 points (18:00), Elliotte’s mystery player (31:20), potential moves in Nashville (35:00), Florida’s strong start (37:00), another PWHPA partnership (42:00) and much more.  Then […]
Feb 19, 2021
Tavares And Gagner: NHL Players And Minor Hockey Owners
John Tavares and Sam Gagner will operate the Toronto Marlboros minor-hockey club. Jeff and Elliotte explain why the pair were interested in the team (00:00), how it will work and why this is good for the Greater Toronto Hockey League. They also discuss the surprising Chicago Blackhawks (19:00), the struggling Predators (23:30), Francesco Aquilini’s tweet supporting his […]
Feb 15, 2021
We Texted WWE Superstar Edge… And Here We Are 
The Royal Rumble champion, Adam Copeland a.k.a. Edge, joins Jeff and Elliotte to chat about his Toronto Maple Leafs fandom, his memorabilia collection, Sidney Crosby’s golden goal in 2010, falling in love with wrestling, returning from rehab and much more.  Music Outro: The Zolas – I Feel The Transition Find more music by The Zolas here […]
Feb 12, 2021
Bye Bye, Burkie
Brian Burke is joining the Pittsburgh Penguins as their President of Hockey Operations. But before he goes, he joins Jeff and Elliotte to chat about why he decided to get back into an executive position, how the deal came together, what he likes about the organization, the message from ownership and much more.  This podcast […]
Feb 10, 2021
When You Mess Up, Fess Up And Dress Up
An offside controversy clouded Carolina’s win over the Blue Jackets Sunday. Jeff and Elliotte break down the situation (00:00), where the league went wrong and discuss if a rule change is needed. They also examine the struggling Canucks (20:30 & 38:00), McDavid and Draisaitl’s ice time (33:00), the injury to Wayne Simmonds (34:00), the talks around […]
Feb 08, 2021
Our COVID Reality
The NHL is reacting quickly to its COVID-19 outbreak. Jeff and Elliotte discuss (00:00) how the virus is impacting teams, protocols being implemented to prevent further spread and what the league might do with so many games to make up. They also check in on Pittsburgh’s GM search (20:00) and talk about Tony DeAngelo’s time […]
Feb 05, 2021
Kevin Bieksa On The Road And Tony DeAngelo On Waivers
This podcast took two hours to record as the news continued to trickle in. Jeff and Elliotte on what they were hearing throughout Sunday (00:30) as the New York Rangers placed Tony DeAngelo on waivers. They also discuss trade requests from Sam Bennett (10:30) and Victor Mete (13:45), the search for a GM in Pittsburgh […]
Feb 01, 2021
Two Shockers: Jim Rutherford And Tim & Sid
After 20 years of entertaining listeners and viewers, Tim & Sid is changing — Sid is moving on. Jeff and Elliotte are joined by Tim Micallef and Sid Seixeiro (19:00) to talk about their long-time friendship and work together. Dating back to their days as interns at Headline Sports, then cutting their chops at TheScore with […]
Jan 29, 2021
Jarmo Kekalainen on the Dubois-Laine Deal
Columbus Blue Jackets GM Jarmo Kekalainen joins Jeff and Elliotte (11:50) to discuss how and when the trade with the Winnipeg Jets came together, why Jack Roslovic was an important piece, the possible misconception about Columbus as an organization and community, and how the club tried to move up in the 2016 draft to select […]
Jan 26, 2021
What Now For Pierre-Luc Dubois?
Correction: The voice at the start of the podcast is Jody Shelley not John Forslund. Our apologies. Pierre-Luc Dubois played five shifts for a total of 3:55 during Columbus’s overtime loss to Tampa Bay Thursday night. Following the game, Jeff and Elliotte take a stab at figuring out the complex situation (00:00) between the Blue […]
Jan 22, 2021
Keith Yandle Scored While We Were Recording
Hockey is back and so is the drama. Jeff and Elliotte discuss the situation in Florida between Keith Yandle and the Panthers (00:00), if Pierre-Luc Dubois will be a Blue Jacket by season’s end (16:30), Jakub Voracek’s post-game comments on Friday (27:30), the impressive Minnesota Wild (49:30) and much more. Music Outro: Ten Kills the […]
Jan 18, 2021
31 Season Previews
The NHL season starts today and Jeff and Elliotte preview it with a thought on each team, a couple things they’ll be keeping their eyes on, Stanley Cup predictions and much more. East Division (00:00) Central Division (27:00) West Division (53:30) North Division (1:14:30) Music Outro: Scenic Route to Alaska – Call Your Friends We also […]
Jan 13, 2021
The NHL Adapts On The Fly, Plus Jordan Subban: Hockey Player And Amplifying Entrepreneur
Some NHL training camps aren’t off to a good start thanks to COVID — the Stars are dealing with an outbreak in their organization and the Blue Jackets have cancelled practice “out of an abundance of caution and in accordance with NHL Covid-19 protocols.” Jeff and Elliotte discuss how the league will handle the positive cases, if we’ll […]
Jan 08, 2021
Reporting to Training Camp
Jeff and Elliotte kick off 2021 with a conversation about how some organizations accept losing, what it takes to create a winning culture and how, sometimes, you have to lose to win. They also discuss what the North Division could mean for the NHL from a revenue standpoint, expectations for a pair of Canadian teams, […]
Jan 05, 2021
Welcome To Our Holiday Party
As 2020 comes to a close (thank goodness), Jeff and Elliotte host their first 31 Thoughts holiday party with friends from the Sportsnet hockey department. David Amber on his 15-year-old skates, an update on hunting season from Louie DeBrusk, Tara Slone reminisces about a sauna experience in Thunder Bay, Christine Simpson shares a story about […]
Dec 24, 2020
Let’s Make A Deal : The NHL And (Our Interview Guest) Anthony Duclair
Mark your calendars! The NHL season begins January 13 with a 56-game regular season that concludes May 8. Jeff and Elliotte discuss all the details, including unlimited goalies at training camp, possible locations for teams and more. The guys also chat with newly signed Florida Panther Anthony Duclair about why he chose not to have […]
Dec 21, 2020
Tyler Seguin: All Business
Tyler Seguin has had a busy off-season rehabbing a torn labrum in Dallas. But while on the couch, he’s found time to build out his lifestyle brand, NINE ONE and do a photo shoot for his new favourite fragrance.  Seguin joins the guys to discuss why he’s decided to focus on off-ice business interests, how his […]
Dec 15, 2020
The NHL Inches Closer To A Return
The league and the NHLPA are getting their pucks in a row for a return. Jeff and Elliotte discuss the long-term effects of the CBA, possible target dates, division realignment and ads on helmets. They are also joined by newly hired Florida Panthers goaltending consultant François Allaire, who talks about his role, how it came […]
Dec 12, 2020
Rick Vaive: On Hockey And Life
“Catch 22: My Battles, in Hockey and in Life” is a new book by Rick Vaive with Scott Morrison.  Rick joins Jeff and Elliotte to talk about his new book, the Birmingham Bulls, playing with Bill Derlago, being the first Leaf to score 50 goals, Harold Ballard as an owner, coaches he enjoyed playing for, […]
Dec 04, 2020
What We Could See During The 2021 Season That We’ve Never Seen Before
Jeff and Elliotte offer some updates on the NHL’s return, where the owners stand at the moment, salary deferrals and possible tweaks to the 2021 season like taxi squads, ads on jerseys, expanded playoffs and a shortened training camp/pre-season.  RIP Fred Sasakamoose This podcast is produced and sound designed by Amil Delic, and hosted by […]
Nov 27, 2020
Mark Guy: From The Hockey Industry To The Auto Industry
Mark Guy has been an NHL agent with Newport Sports Management for more than 20 years. He’s represented big names like Steven Stamkos, Alex Pieterangelo, Bo Horvat, Travis Konecny, Tom Wilson, and the Subban and Strome brothers. But now he’s getting out.  Mark joins Jeff and Elliotte to talk about why he decided to leave the […]
Nov 27, 2020
Quick Check In
Talks around the 2021 NHL season are heating up. Jeff and Elliotte break down what they’ve heard regarding start and end dates, fans in the stands, sponsorship and the negotiation between the league and its players. This episode is dedicated to the late Erin Paul. Our condolences to her family and friends. This podcast is […]
Nov 13, 2020
Stan Bowman: A Change In Approach, Not A Change In Direction
The Chicago Blackhawks GM joins Jeff and Elliotte for a wide-ranging discussion. They talk about being transparent with the fanbase, building from within rather than through free agency, playing youth over veterans, how management approached the Jonathan Toews comments, the challenges he faces as a GM during the pandemic and much more. Letter to their […]
Oct 23, 2020
Adam Oates: Get The Toys Off The Ice
The Hockey Hall of Famer and skills coach joins Jeff and Elliotte to talk about the types of drills that frustrate him and what coaches should focus on when designing practices before offering some creative pointers. They also discuss coaching during the pandemic, some of the challenges around travel and the approach he has when […]
Oct 21, 2020
Jamie Bozzo: Managing Players’ Careers
Sports Professional Management Inc. represents some big names in hockey, including William Nylander, Johnny Gaudreau, Torey Krug and Brandon Saad, and has a total value of active contracts that exceeds $222 million. Jamie Bozzo handles client relationships for SPM, dealing with players and their families on all kinds of specialized scenarios. She joins Jeff and […]
Oct 19, 2020
There Was Alcohol Involved
After the longest NHL season ever, a few drinks are deserved all around as Jeff and Elliotte run down the past week in the NHL. Vegas landed the biggest free-agency fish in Alex Pietrangelo (00:01), to the displeasure of some Golden Knights players and their agents. The Canucks added Nate Schmidt (28:30), but only after […]
Oct 13, 2020
Emptying Out The Notebook
Jeff and Elliotte look at all 31 teams and discuss what their goals should be for the off-season (Atlantic – 34:15; Metropolitan – 47:30; Central – 1:05:30; Pacific – 1:17:45). But before doing that, they kick things off with a Word Association built specifically to challenge Elliotte, discuss Tampa’s tough road to the Stanley Cup […]
Oct 02, 2020
Hart vs. Lindsay
While the Stanley Cup Final rages, Jeff and Elliotte look off the ice, starting with Word Association. The Awards have been, well, awarded. Leon Draisatl locked up the Art Ross in March and then won the Hart Trophy in September. But the Ted Lindsay means more (18:00). In Ottawa, veterans are leaving, what does it […]
Sep 25, 2020
Peter Laviolette And Moves Being Made Around The NHL
The tradition continues with Word Association before Jeff and Elliotte dive into the latest news (there’s a lot) and speak with new Capitals coach Peter Laviolette. In coaching news, Rick Bowness is getting all the love thanks to getting a shot at the Cup with the Stars, the Flames removed the interim tag from Geoff […]
Sep 17, 2020