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32 Thoughts: The Podcast

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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. read less
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Aaron Sorkin Couldn't Have Written a Better Ending
Yesterday
Aaron Sorkin Couldn't Have Written a Better Ending
In this edition of 32 Thoughts, Jeff Marek and Elliotte Friedman revisit an incredible double overtime game between the Edmonton Oilers and Dallas Stars. Afterwards, the fellas delve into the latest NHL news. They begin by talking about 'Canes GM Don Waddell being given permission to speak to other teams (13:17). Then, they park some time to chat about some of Carolina's players that could be on the move, including Martin Necas (19:06).  Jeff and Elliotte talk about the Boston Bruins potentially targeting Elias Lindholm this offseason (23:28), and they unpack what was said at the Canucks' end of season media conference (25:09). The fellas discuss Rick Tocchet winning the Jack Adams (32:05), before weighing in on the nominees for the Jim Gregory Award (34:25). That makes way for a conversation about Sheldon Keefe being announced as the New Jersey Devils next head coach (36:00). They also talk about Jim Hiller getting the interim tag removed in LA (41:13). The guys wrap A block by talking about Gabriel Landeskog's future (45:24). Jeff and Elliotte wrap the podcast by previewing Friday's Eastern Conference Final tilt between the Panthers and Rangers (50:32). Email the podcast at 32thoughts@sportsnet.ca or call the Montana's Thought Line at 1-833-311-3232 and leave us a voicemailThis podcast was produced and mixed by Dominic Sramaty and hosted by Jeff Marek and Elliotte Friedman.The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
Overtimes. Overtimes Everywhere.
08-05-2024
Overtimes. Overtimes Everywhere.
Jeff Marek and Elliotte Friedman open this edition of 32 Thoughts by looking back at the two Stanley Cup Playoff games from Tuesday night. First they focus on the incredible comeback by the Colorado Avalanche over the Dallas Stars. Then they delve into the Rangers win over the Hurricanes (9:21). The playoff talk is parked when Jeff and Elliotte shift focus to the NHL Draft Lottery that saw San Jose land the first overall pick and the opportunity to draft Macklin Celebrini (20:02). Then, the fellas dive into the latest news across the NHL, including the Ottawa Senators hiring Travis Green as Head Coach (26:40), the Blues removing the interim title from Drew Bannister (35:11), reactions to the Rob Blake presser in LA (41:00), and they talk about the career of Rick Bowness, who announced his retirement from the NHL this week (46:36). They wrap the first segment by talking about the latest regarding the Toronto Maple Leafs (52:32). The guys answer your questions in the Montana’s Thought Line (1:02:58).The fellas wrap the pod by previewing the Bruins-Panthers and Canucks-Oilers series (1:13:49).Email the podcast at 32thoughts@sportsnet.ca or call the Montana's Thought Line at 1-833-311-3232 and leave us a voicemailThis podcast was produced and mixed by Dominic Sramaty and hosted by Jeff Marek and Elliotte Friedman.The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
Staving Season
01-05-2024
Staving Season
Jeff and Elliotte open this edition of 32 Thoughts by diving into Game 5 in Boston that saw the Toronto Maple Leafs stave off elimination with a 2-1 overtime win. Next up, the fellas take a look at Game 5 between the Canucks and Predators, where Nashville survived with a 2-1 win (8:34). The guys debate whether head coach Rick Tocchet should have challenged the Roman Josi goal for goaltender interference (13:45). Jeff and Elliotte turn their attention to the teams that couldn't stave, beginning with the Winnipeg Jets who crash out with a loss to the Colorado Avalanche (18:07). They also highlight the New York Islanders, who couldn't force Game 6 back home (26:26). Finally, they touch on the Tampa Bay Lighting bowing out to their in-state rivals in the Florida Panthers (31:25). The guys talk about whether Steven Stamkos' days might be done in Tampa (32:38). Jeff and Elliotte park the playoff talk for a moment to talk about coaching across the league. They touch on Mike Sullivan's status in Pittsburgh (38:56) and Dave Hakstol losing his job in Seattle (43:34). The guys answer your questions in the Montana’s Thought Line (50:18).They wrap the podcast by talking about the Edmonton Oilers, who have a change to send the Kings packing on Wednesday (1:03:56). They also delve into the tight Golden Knights-Stars series (1:05:58).Email the podcast at 32thoughts@sportsnet.ca or call the Montana's Thought Line at 1-833-311-3232 and leave us a voicemailThis podcast was produced and mixed by Dominic Sramaty and hosted by Jeff Marek and Elliotte Friedman.The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
The First Round Grind Is Setting In
29-04-2024
The First Round Grind Is Setting In
Jeff Marek and Elliotte Friedman open this edition of the 32 Thoughts podcast by talking about the Oilers gritty win over the Kings in Game 4 to take a 3-1 series lead. They also explore what might happen with the LA Kings if they bow out to the Oilers for a third straight season. Then, they talk about the Vancouver Canucks' epic late game comeback to defeat the Nashville Predators and also take a 3-1 series lead (6:45). That makes way for a conversation around the Toronto Maple Leafs, who find themselves trailing the Boston Bruins 3-1 as tempers flared on the bench in Game 4 (16:34). Will this be the end of an era in Toronto? Finally, they touch on the last Canadian team, the Winnipeg Jets, who after winning their series opener against the Colorado Avalanche are in a 3-1 hole (23:32). In the back half of the show, Jeff and Elliotte key in on the American matchups. First, they highlight the Dallas Stars-Vegas Golden Knights series (35:48). Then, the fellas talk about how the Tampa Bay Lighting staved off elimination against the Florida Panthers (39:50). That makes way for the Rangers-Capitals series that saw New York eliminate Alex Ovechkin's team from the playoffs. Jeff and Elliotte ponder if this will be Ovi's final appearance in the Stanley Cup Playoffs (43:26). They wrap the podcast by diving into the Islanders-Hurricanes series where New York has staved off elimination as well (52:07).Email the podcast at 32thoughts@sportsnet.ca or call the Montana's Thought Line at 1-833-311-3232 and leave us a voicemailThis podcast was produced and mixed by Dominic Sramaty and hosted by Jeff Marek and Elliotte Friedman.The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
Everything is Happening
26-04-2024
Everything is Happening
This edition of 32 Thoughts is dedicated to the late, great Bob Cole.Jeff Marek and Elliotte Friedman delve into the Florida Panthers taking a 3-0 chokehold on the Tampa Bay Lighting (11:26). That makes way for conversation about the Islanders-Hurricanes series where Carolina has also taken a 3-0 lead (19:26). The fellas park the game-talk for a moment to focus on William Nylander's absence (23:28) and the firing of David Quinn in San Jose (26:35). Elliotte reveals some information about the Ottawa head coaching job (31:38). Jeff and Elliotte talk about Patrick Kane and his good-bye tweet (32:45) and they also highlight the Utah NHL fan event where they introduced some of the players (37:08). The guys answer your questions in the Montana’s Thought Line (40:46).Jeff and Elliotte dive into the Bruins-Leafs series (51:45) and the Oilers-Kings series (56:04). They also talk about how dominant the Vegas Golden Knights have looked against the Dallas Stars (58:04). The fellas ponder over what's up with Alex Ovechkin's play (1:02:14), and they wrap the podcast with a look at Jets-Avs (1:04:30) and Canucks-Preds (1:06:12). Email the podcast at 32thoughts@sportsnet.ca or call the Montana's Thought Line at 1-833-311-3232 and leave us a voicemailThis podcast was produced and mixed by Dominic Sramaty and hosted by Jeff Marek and Elliotte Friedman.The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
Block Party
24-04-2024
Block Party
In this edition of 32 Thoughts the Car Cast, Jeff Marek and Elliotte Friedman look back at an entertaining Game 2 between the Vancouver Canucks and Nashville Predators. Friedman expands on the Thatcher Demko injury (2:55) and they delve into the Avs 5-2 win over the Jets in Game 2 (8:30). The fellas also break down a crazy game between the Panthers and Lighting (13:22), highlight an amazing save from Sergei Bobrovsky, and ponder whether he's headed for the Hockey Hall of Fame (16:07). They also talk about the Rangers taking a 2-0 series lead over the Washington Capitals with a close 4-3 win in Game 2 (19:04). Next, Auston Matthews' excellent play in Game 2 against the Bruins (21:18) and a discussion about the heat Mitch Marner is getting. That makes way for a conversation about the Edmonton Oilers and their domination of the LA Kings (27:29), and they talk about Mark Stone's return to the Golden Knights as they take Game 1 against the Stars (31:00). Finally, Jeff and Elliotte reflect on the Hurricanes taking a 2-0 lead over the Islanders (33:15).The guys answer your questions in the Montana’s Thought Line (39:38).The guys wrap the podcast by talking about the Sabres hiring Lindy Ruff as their new bench boss (47:29) and Ron Francis thinking about Dave Hakstol's future (56:02). They also discuss Pat Verbeek outlining his acquisition priorities for this offseason (58:08). Email the podcast at 32thoughts@sportsnet.ca or call the Montana's Thought Line at 1-833-311-3232 and leave us a voicemailThis podcast was produced and mixed by Dominic Sramaty and hosted by Jeff Marek and Elliotte Friedman.The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
Utah's Here and Ready to Go
19-04-2024
Utah's Here and Ready to Go
In this edition of 32 Thoughts, Jeff and Elliotte dive into the official sale and relocation of the Arizona Coyotes to Utah. They also talk about what has to happen for the Coyotes to return to the desert (10:14) and Alex Meruelo’s absence from the final game in Arizona (13:54). Jeff and Elliotte also discuss how attractive the Coyotes’ roster is now with a cavalcade of young talent (18:08). Afterwards, the fellas delve into the Buffalo Sabres coaching vacancy and the return of hard-nose coaches (29:08). Jeff and Elliotte talk about the job Marty St. Louis has done in Montreal (37:59). They give Jeff Carter his flowers now that he is retired from the NHL (44:27) and talk about where Patrick Kane will land following this stint with the Detroit Red Wings (52:01). They also highlight Nikita Kucherov reaching 100 assists on the season (53:58). Finally, Jeff and Elliotte discuss Jack Edwards and Jeff Rimer, who are both stepping away from the mic after this season (59:15). The guys answer your questions in the Montana’s Thought Line (1:06:19). Jeff and Elliotte run through and preview every first round matchup in the Stanley Cup Playoffs:Rangers vs Capitals (1:11:46)Islanders vs Hurricanes (1:16:12)Leafs vs Bruins (1:19:02)Panthers vs Lightning (1:24:39)Jets vs Avalanche (1:27:24)Canucks vs Predators (1:31:30)Stars vs Golden Knights (1:35:25)Oilers vs Kings (1:39:00)Email the podcast at 32thoughts@sportsnet.ca or call the Montana's Thought Line at 1-833-311-3232 and leave us a voicemailThis podcast was produced and mixed by Dominic Sramaty and hosted by Jeff Marek and Elliotte Friedman.The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
How Did We Get Here and Where Are We Going
15-04-2024
How Did We Get Here and Where Are We Going
In this edition of 32 Thoughts, Jeff Marek and Elliotte Friedman have the latest developments on the Arizona Coyotes' potential move to Salt Lake City. Elliotte lays out how the entire plan was meant to unfurl and outlines how Alex Meruelo will be allowed to bring an NHL club back to Arizona (18:50). The fellas talk about Elliotte's trip down to Florida which turns into a conversation about Auston Matthews' quest for goal 70 (26:48). Jeff and Elliotte debate whether Jared Bednar and the Colorado Avalanche should start Alexandar Georgiev in their final game of the regular season (31:30) and the guys touch on the Eastern Conference playoff race as things begin to crystallize (36:38). Elliotte weighs in on Mark Stone's comeback from LTIR, and takes a stance on the Vegas Golden Knights' use of LTIR (43:00). They wrap the A block by revisiting the NCAA Men's Hockey National Championship and the IIHF Women's World Hockey Championship Games (54:00). The guys answer your questions in the Montana’s Thought Line (1:01:05). Jeff and Elliotte also sit down with Executive Producer Charlie Lyons to promote his upcoming documentary Saving Sakic (1:15:30).Email the podcast at 32thoughts@sportsnet.ca or call the Montana's Thought Line at 1-833-311-3232 and leave us a voicemailThis podcast was produced and mixed by Dominic Sramaty and hosted by Jeff Marek and Elliotte Friedman.The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
U-Tah Tah Arizona
12-04-2024
U-Tah Tah Arizona
In this edition of 32 Thoughts, Jeff Marek and Elliotte Friedman delve into the Arizona Coyotes potential relocation to Salt Lake City. Why the players aren't speaking, the emotions in the aftermath, and the dealings behind the scenes. That bleeds into a conversation about how people around the league felt snookered and played by Coyotes ownership and how NHL hockey will potentially return to Arizona down the line (17:00). Jeff and Elliotte also discuss the league's interest in having Ryan Smith as an owner in the league (21:30) and banter about how they expect the Utah franchise to be aggressive in adding players (25:45). The fellas then delve into an exciting night of hockey in the Eastern Conference playoff race (29:48). They talk about the tight Hart Trophy race (32:35) and dive into the Noah Hanifin extension in Vegas (39:25). Jeff and Elliotte talk about Jakob Silfverberg announcing his retirement from the NHL, and Elliotte has a note on the Ducks who got into some hot water (46:14).The guys answer your questions in the Montana’s Thought Line (52:52). Jeff wraps the podcast with an anecdote on Anaheim Ducks prospect Sam Colangelo (1:08:31). Email the podcast at 32thoughts@sportsnet.ca or call the Montana's Thought Line at 1-833-311-3232 and leave us a voicemailThis podcast was produced and mixed by Dominic Sramaty and hosted by Jeff Marek and Elliotte Friedman.The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
Porky Palmer Eclipsed This Podcast
08-04-2024
Porky Palmer Eclipsed This Podcast
In this total eclipse of a podcast, Jeff and Elliotte kick things off by shining a light on Yegor Sharangovich breaking the record for most goals in a season by a Belarusian player. That makes way for a conversation about the Penguins gaining ground in the playoff race (5:00). Jeff and Elliotte also delve into Jake Guentzel's future in Carolina (12:15) and discuss Detroit sneaking into a WC spot for the time being and Patrick Kane contributing to the scoresheet (20:41).  Speaking of sunlight and the eclipse, Jeff and Elliotte make time to mention Joonas Korpisalo getting blinded by sunlight mid-game in Washington (23:55). Next, Jeff and Elliotte discuss the Oilers' need for Evander Kane to find his game if they want to go on a long playoff run (34:52), and Elliotte also mentions that Artemi Panarin deserves love for MVP (38:24). The guys then find the irony in Brady Tkachuk taking issue with Nico Hischier's empty net goal (39:42). Afterward, the guys talk about how the St. Louis Blues have been swept by the San Jose Sharks this season (47:00) and  debate which team they'd want to face in the Pacific division playoffs (50:50).  They wrap the first segment by discussing the future of MLSE (1:01:07). The guys answer your questions in the Montana’s Thought Line (1:09:09). They wrap this edition of the podcast by commenting on the state of officiating in the NHL. Email the podcast at 32thoughts@sportsnet.ca or call the Montana's Thought Line at 1-833-311-3232 and leave us a voicemailThis podcast was produced and mixed by Dominic Sramaty and hosted by Jeff Marek and Elliotte Friedman.The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.