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31 Thoughts: The Podcast

31 Thoughts: The Podcast

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Jeff Marek and Elliotte Friedman talk to a lot of people around the hockey world, and then they tell listeners all about what they’ve heard and what they think about it. Plus, look for bonus episodes featuring interviews with personalities in the game or famous fans.

Latest Episodes

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 produced and sound designed by Amil Delic, and hosted by Jeff Marek and Elliotte Friedman. Audio Credits:Sportsnet 590 The FAN Theviews and opinions expressed in this podcast are those ofthehosts and guests and do not necessarily reflecttheposition of Rogers Media Inc. or any affiliate.

19 min1 w ago
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Quick Check In

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 fans:https://www.sportsnet.ca/nhl/article/blackhawks-publish-letter-fans-confirming-team-rebuilding/ Music Outro: Sam Roberts Band – I Like the Way You Talk About the Future Check out their latest album “All of Us” on Apple, Spotify, Google Play, Amazon Music or wherever you get your music:https://samrobertsband.lnk.to/allofus Listen to all our Season 3 music onSpotify. This podcast is produced and sound designed by Amil Delic, and hosted by Jeff Marek and Elliotte Friedman. Thanks to Carson Illidge for coordinating the music for this episode. Theviews and opinions expressed in this podcast are those ofthehosts and guests and do not...

53 minOCT 24
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Stan Bowman: A Change In Approach, Not A Change In Direction

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 working with professionals versus youth players. Music Outro:Satellite & the Harpoonist – Ballet in a Phone Booth Listen to their EP “Satellite Man” here:https://www.satelliteandtheharpoonist.com/ Listen to all our Season 3 music onSpotify. This podcast is produced and sound designed by Amil Delic, and hosted by Jeff Marek and Elliotte Friedman. Audio Credits:NBC Sports and Sportsnet. Theviews and opinions expressed in this podcast are those ofthehosts and guests and do not necessarily reflecttheposition of Rogers Media Inc. or any affiliate.

44 minOCT 22
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Adam Oates: Get The Toys Off The Ice

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 Elliotte for a wide-ranging discussion about prepping clients for free agency, working with players and organizations around trades, financial advice and much more, including detailing the work put in on Nylander’s down-to-the-wire extension with the Maple Leafs in late 2018. Music Outro: Cayley Thomas – Midnight Hours Check out Cayley’s EP“How Else Can I Tell You?” here:http://www.cayleythomas.com/ Listen to all our Season 3 music onSpotify. This podcast is produced and sound designed by Amil Delic, and hosted by Jeff Marek and Elliotte Friedman.Archival support for this episode was provided by Daniel Centeno. Audio Cre...

53 minOCT 20
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Jamie Bozzo: Managing Players’ Careers

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 they lost some key contributors. Taylor Hall bet on himself in Buffalo (19:00), Torey Krug took his talents to St. Louis (42:30), Toronto got tougher and better on the blue line (55:00) while the Blackhawks (36:30) got worse (Jonathan Toews isn’t happy about it), and the goalie carousel stopped with a number of stoppers in new homes.All of that and more. Plus, new Maple Leafs defencemen and 2020 Stanley Cup Champion Zach Bogosian (1:12:00) talks about Tampa’s Cup run, why this past season was his most challenging yet, signing in Toronto and playing an old school game Watch “Zach Bogosian showsoff is car” HERE Music Outro: Julian Brown – on an august day You also...

114 minOCT 14
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There Was Alcohol Involved

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 (21:00) and how a flat cap will impact player salaries next season (31:00). Check out the HNIC closing montage here. Music Outro: Logan Ledger – Starlight We also featured “Electric Fantasy” by Logan Ledger before talking about the Pacific. You can catch Logan’s cover series every Thursday on his YouTube and social channels:https://loganledgermusic.com/ Listen to all our Season 3 music onSpotify. This podcast is produced and sound designed by Amil Delic, and hosted by Jeff Marek and Elliotte Friedman. Audio Credits: AM 970 WFLA, Fox Sports, MSG and Sportsnet. Theviews and opinions expressed in this podcast are those ofthehosts and guests and do no...

96 minOCT 2
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Emptying Out The Notebook

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 mean? (41:00) And how do the Senators handle the draft? Also, Bob Boughner will run San Jose’s bench (29:00), Bill Armstrong’s first order of duty in Arizona (48:00) and more. Then, Kyle Wellwood played eight NHL seasons as an undersized centre in a league of oversized players (1:02:00). He discusses his career in junior and the pros, some of his least favourite coaches, changing teams in a weird way, the KHL and his role inHeadCheck Health. Music Outro: Hawksley Workman – Dwindling Beauty Catch Hawksley’s live show“Hawksley Night in Canada” here:https://hawksleyworkman.com/hawksley-night-in-canada/ Listen to all our Season 3 music onSpotify. This podcast is produced ...

90 minSEP 26
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Hart vs. Lindsay

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 Ward and Jim Montgomery joins the Blues. In front offices, Bill Zito is making all kinds of changes in Florida, Bill Guerin is keeping busy in Minnesota, Arizona names Bill Armstrong GM and Vegas is going all-in on its blue line. Our interview with Rick Bowness from early 2020 can be watched here. Laviolette, the 19thhead coach in Washington’s history discusses why he wanted the job, his philosophy around coaching Alex Ovechkin, building relationships with the entire roster and his time in Nashville. Music Outro: Ron Hawkins and The Do Good Assassins – Baby Fell Hard Check out Ron’s latest album “246” here or where ever you get your music. Listen to all our Season ...

153 minSEP 18
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Peter Laviolette And Moves Being Made Around The NHL

So, You Lost. What Now?

Jeff and Elliotte take a look at the off-seasons for the four teams that lost in Round 2 of the playoffs. Will the Bruins add scoring? What will they do with their blue line? Did the Flyers run out of gas? Will Jake Virtanen be back in Vancouver? Why is Colorado the team to watch? They also look at possible coaching candidates in Washington, Bill Zito’s coaching staff in Florida, the GM search in Arizona and much more. Plus, EA Sports Executive Producer Sean Ramjagsingh on NHL 21, why they chose Alexander Ovechkin for the cover, new features, which NHLer is the best gamer and how gaming could have an impact on what we see on the ice in the future. Music Outro: Yves Jarvis – For Props (watch the music video) Check out more music by Yves Jarvis here Listen to all our Season 3 music onSpotify. This podcast is produced and sound designed by Amil Delic, and hosted by Jeff Marek and Elliotte Friedman. Audio Credits: Boston Bruins, Fox Sports, NHL, Sportsnet 650 and WGN. Theviews and opi...

123 minSEP 11
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So, You Lost. What Now?

A Lot Going On

The sports world stopped last weekwith many teamschoosingnot to play in protest of racial inequality. Jeff and Elliotte discuss how August 26th played out from the NHL’s perspective, the players coming together the following day in unity, the impact of the Hockey Diversity Alliance and the emotional message Ryan Reaves shared with theHockey Night in Canadaaudienceduring his interview withlong-time family friend Scott Oake. The guys also chat about the extensive GM search in Florida, Pittsburgh trading for Kasperi Kapanen, what’s next for theMapleLeafs,theCoyotes losingdraft picks, Montreal’s off-season and much more. Music Outro: Jeremie Albino – Klondike Man (Sleepless Records) Watch Jeremie on his YouTube channel where he hosts live performances and releases new tracks. Listen to all our Season 3 music onSpotify. This episode is produced and sound designed by Amil Delic, and hosted by Jeff Marek and Elliotte Friedman. Audio Credits: ABC, Calgary Flames, CBC, NBC, NHL, NLL and ...

78 minSEP 1
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A Lot Going On

Latest Episodes

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 produced and sound designed by Amil Delic, and hosted by Jeff Marek and Elliotte Friedman. Audio Credits:Sportsnet 590 The FAN Theviews and opinions expressed in this podcast are those ofthehosts and guests and do not necessarily reflecttheposition of Rogers Media Inc. or any affiliate.

19 min1 w ago
Comments
Quick Check In

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 fans:https://www.sportsnet.ca/nhl/article/blackhawks-publish-letter-fans-confirming-team-rebuilding/ Music Outro: Sam Roberts Band – I Like the Way You Talk About the Future Check out their latest album “All of Us” on Apple, Spotify, Google Play, Amazon Music or wherever you get your music:https://samrobertsband.lnk.to/allofus Listen to all our Season 3 music onSpotify. This podcast is produced and sound designed by Amil Delic, and hosted by Jeff Marek and Elliotte Friedman. Thanks to Carson Illidge for coordinating the music for this episode. Theviews and opinions expressed in this podcast are those ofthehosts and guests and do not...

53 minOCT 24
Comments
Stan Bowman: A Change In Approach, Not A Change In Direction

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 working with professionals versus youth players. Music Outro:Satellite & the Harpoonist – Ballet in a Phone Booth Listen to their EP “Satellite Man” here:https://www.satelliteandtheharpoonist.com/ Listen to all our Season 3 music onSpotify. This podcast is produced and sound designed by Amil Delic, and hosted by Jeff Marek and Elliotte Friedman. Audio Credits:NBC Sports and Sportsnet. Theviews and opinions expressed in this podcast are those ofthehosts and guests and do not necessarily reflecttheposition of Rogers Media Inc. or any affiliate.

44 minOCT 22
Comments
Adam Oates: Get The Toys Off The Ice

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 Elliotte for a wide-ranging discussion about prepping clients for free agency, working with players and organizations around trades, financial advice and much more, including detailing the work put in on Nylander’s down-to-the-wire extension with the Maple Leafs in late 2018. Music Outro: Cayley Thomas – Midnight Hours Check out Cayley’s EP“How Else Can I Tell You?” here:http://www.cayleythomas.com/ Listen to all our Season 3 music onSpotify. This podcast is produced and sound designed by Amil Delic, and hosted by Jeff Marek and Elliotte Friedman.Archival support for this episode was provided by Daniel Centeno. Audio Cre...

53 minOCT 20
Comments
Jamie Bozzo: Managing Players’ Careers

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 they lost some key contributors. Taylor Hall bet on himself in Buffalo (19:00), Torey Krug took his talents to St. Louis (42:30), Toronto got tougher and better on the blue line (55:00) while the Blackhawks (36:30) got worse (Jonathan Toews isn’t happy about it), and the goalie carousel stopped with a number of stoppers in new homes.All of that and more. Plus, new Maple Leafs defencemen and 2020 Stanley Cup Champion Zach Bogosian (1:12:00) talks about Tampa’s Cup run, why this past season was his most challenging yet, signing in Toronto and playing an old school game Watch “Zach Bogosian showsoff is car” HERE Music Outro: Julian Brown – on an august day You also...

114 minOCT 14
Comments
There Was Alcohol Involved

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 (21:00) and how a flat cap will impact player salaries next season (31:00). Check out the HNIC closing montage here. Music Outro: Logan Ledger – Starlight We also featured “Electric Fantasy” by Logan Ledger before talking about the Pacific. You can catch Logan’s cover series every Thursday on his YouTube and social channels:https://loganledgermusic.com/ Listen to all our Season 3 music onSpotify. This podcast is produced and sound designed by Amil Delic, and hosted by Jeff Marek and Elliotte Friedman. Audio Credits: AM 970 WFLA, Fox Sports, MSG and Sportsnet. Theviews and opinions expressed in this podcast are those ofthehosts and guests and do no...

96 minOCT 2
Comments
Emptying Out The Notebook

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 mean? (41:00) And how do the Senators handle the draft? Also, Bob Boughner will run San Jose’s bench (29:00), Bill Armstrong’s first order of duty in Arizona (48:00) and more. Then, Kyle Wellwood played eight NHL seasons as an undersized centre in a league of oversized players (1:02:00). He discusses his career in junior and the pros, some of his least favourite coaches, changing teams in a weird way, the KHL and his role inHeadCheck Health. Music Outro: Hawksley Workman – Dwindling Beauty Catch Hawksley’s live show“Hawksley Night in Canada” here:https://hawksleyworkman.com/hawksley-night-in-canada/ Listen to all our Season 3 music onSpotify. This podcast is produced ...

90 minSEP 26
Comments
Hart vs. Lindsay

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 Ward and Jim Montgomery joins the Blues. In front offices, Bill Zito is making all kinds of changes in Florida, Bill Guerin is keeping busy in Minnesota, Arizona names Bill Armstrong GM and Vegas is going all-in on its blue line. Our interview with Rick Bowness from early 2020 can be watched here. Laviolette, the 19thhead coach in Washington’s history discusses why he wanted the job, his philosophy around coaching Alex Ovechkin, building relationships with the entire roster and his time in Nashville. Music Outro: Ron Hawkins and The Do Good Assassins – Baby Fell Hard Check out Ron’s latest album “246” here or where ever you get your music. Listen to all our Season ...

153 minSEP 18
Comments
Peter Laviolette And Moves Being Made Around The NHL

So, You Lost. What Now?

Jeff and Elliotte take a look at the off-seasons for the four teams that lost in Round 2 of the playoffs. Will the Bruins add scoring? What will they do with their blue line? Did the Flyers run out of gas? Will Jake Virtanen be back in Vancouver? Why is Colorado the team to watch? They also look at possible coaching candidates in Washington, Bill Zito’s coaching staff in Florida, the GM search in Arizona and much more. Plus, EA Sports Executive Producer Sean Ramjagsingh on NHL 21, why they chose Alexander Ovechkin for the cover, new features, which NHLer is the best gamer and how gaming could have an impact on what we see on the ice in the future. Music Outro: Yves Jarvis – For Props (watch the music video) Check out more music by Yves Jarvis here Listen to all our Season 3 music onSpotify. This podcast is produced and sound designed by Amil Delic, and hosted by Jeff Marek and Elliotte Friedman. Audio Credits: Boston Bruins, Fox Sports, NHL, Sportsnet 650 and WGN. Theviews and opi...

123 minSEP 11
Comments
So, You Lost. What Now?

A Lot Going On

The sports world stopped last weekwith many teamschoosingnot to play in protest of racial inequality. Jeff and Elliotte discuss how August 26th played out from the NHL’s perspective, the players coming together the following day in unity, the impact of the Hockey Diversity Alliance and the emotional message Ryan Reaves shared with theHockey Night in Canadaaudienceduring his interview withlong-time family friend Scott Oake. The guys also chat about the extensive GM search in Florida, Pittsburgh trading for Kasperi Kapanen, what’s next for theMapleLeafs,theCoyotes losingdraft picks, Montreal’s off-season and much more. Music Outro: Jeremie Albino – Klondike Man (Sleepless Records) Watch Jeremie on his YouTube channel where he hosts live performances and releases new tracks. Listen to all our Season 3 music onSpotify. This episode is produced and sound designed by Amil Delic, and hosted by Jeff Marek and Elliotte Friedman. Audio Credits: ABC, Calgary Flames, CBC, NBC, NHL, NLL and ...

78 minSEP 1
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A Lot Going On
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