Hockey fans already know the name, but this is not the blog. From Sportsnet, 31 Thoughts: The Podcast is a weekly deep dive into the biggest hockey news in the world, featuring Jeff Marek and NHL Insider Elliotte Friedman.
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,
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,
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.
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.
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,
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 Canadien...
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 ...
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.
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.
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.