Episodes
In this episode of 32 Thoughts, Jeff Marek and Elliotte Friedman discuss the Edmonton Oilers forcing Game 6 against the Florida Panthers in the Stanley Cup Final. They also cover Filip Hronek's extension with the Vancouver Canucks, Jaccob Slavin's contract talks with the Carolina Hurricanes, and growing interest in Patrik Laine. Other topics include Jeff Skinner's potential buyout, Barclay Goodrow on waivers, Viktor Arvidsson's trade prospects, and coaching changes in Columbus. They also...
Published 06/19/24
In this episode of the 32 Thoughts Podcast, Jeff Marek and Elliotte Friedman analyze the Edmonton Oilers' crucial Game 4 victory over the Florida Panthers in the Stanley Cup Final, highlighting Edmonton's dominance and the implications for Game 5. They also dissect the lessons for the Panthers from their tough loss. The hosts then shift to Guy Boucher's departure from the Toronto Maple Leafs. They conclude with updates from the AHL and answer listener questions before debating potential Conn...
Published 06/16/24
Published 06/16/24
In this episode of 32 Thoughts, Jeff and Elliotte analyze Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final between the Florida Panthers and Edmonton Oilers, discussing Florida's triumphs and Edmonton's missteps. They also cover recent NHL news, including Doug Armstrong's extension, Patrik Laine's desire for a trade, and coaching changes. Additionally, they mention contract extensions and future plans for players like Kaapo Kakko and Nikita Zadorov, and conclude with a preview of the AHL's Calder Cup Final.
Published 06/14/24
In this episode of 32 Thoughts, Jeff and Elliotte analyze the Florida Panthers' impressive Game 2 victory against the Edmonton Oilers and speculate on how a few days rest might affect both teams. They also cover NHL news, including Eric Tulsky becoming the Carolina Hurricanes' new GM and the decisions he faces, Jim Nill winning the Jim Gregory Award, and Bryan Crawford's appointment as OHL Commissioner. The podcast concludes with a discussion on the Washington Capitals' acquisition of...
Published 06/11/24
Jeff Marek and Elliotte Friedman discuss the Panthers' 3-0 Game 1 victory in the Stanley Cup Final against the Edmonton Oilers. They cover topics such as Gary Bettman's press conference, the Four Nations Face Off, the salary cap increase, upcoming CBA negotiations, and player contracts. They also touch on the futures of Joel Quenneville and Stan Bowman, Jonathan Marchessault's contract status, Brendan Dillon's free agency plans, and updates on goaltenders Jacob Markstrom and Juuse Saros. The...
Published 06/09/24
In this episode of 32 Thoughts, Jeff Marek and Elliotte Friedman debate whether Macklin Celebrini should return to BU or go pro with the San Jose Sharks, highlight impressive prospects from the combine and provide updates on Elias Lindholm, Nikita Zadorov, and Jeremy Colliton. They also talk about Jake Guentzel's negotiating rights, reveal that Buffalo's 11th overall pick is available, discuss the impact of Igor Shesterkin's deal on Juuse Saros, and congratulate Rick Ball on his new role with...
Published 06/07/24
In this episode of 32 Thoughts, Jeff and Elliotte discuss Game 6 between Edmonton and Dallas, where the Oilers secured their spot in the Stanley Cup Final against the Florida Panthers. They commend Kris Knoblauch's coaching efforts and dive into the depth of the Panthers roster. They also touch on the rivalry between Matthew Tkachuk, Sam Bennett, and the Oilers. Plus, news and notes from around the hockey world, including a new 3-on-3 professional league, the GM search in Carolina, Ottawa's...
Published 06/03/24
In this edition of 32 Thoughts, Jeff Marek and Elliotte Friedman get into Florida's Game 4 win against the New York Rangers, the Carolina Hurricanes' firing of Don Waddell, Dan Bylsma becoming head coach of the Seattle Kraken, Sheldon Keefe's press conference as head coach of the New Jersey Devils, Mike Yeo leaving the Vancouver Canucks, Jonathan Marchessault's frustrations with Vegas' management, Will Smith joining the San Jose Sharks, Mike Grier's future plans, Sam Gagner's desire to play...
Published 05/29/24
In this episode of 32 Thoughts, Jeff Marek and Elliotte Friedman discuss Igor Shesterkin's stellar performance in Game 3 between the New York Rangers and Florida Panthers. They also cover NHL updates, including Don Waddell's appointment as the Blue Jackets' general manager and Scott Arniel's new role as head coach for the Winnipeg Jets. The hosts speculate on coaching vacancies in Seattle and San Jose, analyze the aftermath of the Ryan McDonough trade, and consider potential player movements....
Published 05/27/24
In this episode of 32 Thoughts, Jeff Marek and Elliotte Friedman discuss a thrilling double overtime game between the Edmonton Oilers and Dallas Stars. They then cover various NHL news topics, including Carolina Hurricanes GM Don Waddell being allowed to explore other team opportunities and potential player trades within the Hurricanes roster, notably Martin Necas. They also touch on the Boston Bruins possibly targeting Elias Lindholm in the offseason, insights from the Vancouver Canucks'...
Published 05/24/24
Jeff Marek and Elliotte Friedman analyze the Canucks' season post-mortem, discuss Jim Rutherford's plans to reload, reflect on Elias Pettersson's year, cover the McDonough trade, Berube's introduction as Leafs' coach, and the possibility of Montreal missing out on hosting the Four Nations Faceoff. They answer listener questions and preview Stanley Cup semifinal series: Oilers vs Stars and Rangers vs Panthers.
Published 05/22/24
Jeff Marek and Elliotte Friedman talk about Brock Boeser missing Game 7 due to a blood clotting issue, the Edmonton Oilers' dominant win in Game 6, and the increase in embellishment in the playoffs. They preview Game 7 between the two Canadian teams, cover Rod Brind'Amour's contract extension with the Carolina Hurricanes, speculate on potential coaches for Team Canada, and address coaching vacancies for multiple NHL teams. The episode wraps up with the Toronto Maple Leafs' hiring of Craig...
Published 05/20/24
In this episode of 32 Thoughts, Jeff Marek and Elliotte Friedman begin by honoring Darren Dutchyshen and then discuss the Vancouver Canucks' impressive Game 5 victory against the Edmonton Oilers. They also analyze the New York Rangers' win over the Carolina Hurricanes, which secured their spot in the Eastern Conference Finals, and speculate on the Hurricanes' future. Additionally, they touch on various NHL news, including the Columbus Blue Jackets' GM search, potential destinations for Gerard...
Published 05/17/24
Jeff Marek and Elliotte Friedman discuss Game 4 between the Canucks and Oilers, the Bruins' win over the Panthers, changes for video coaches, and the NHL coaching carousel. They mention Gardiner MacDougall's retirement from the UNB Reds and Valeri Nichushkin entering stage three of the NHLPA Assistance Program.
Published 05/15/24
Jeff Marek and Elliotte Friedman discuss the Vancouver Canucks-Edmonton Oilers series, where Vancouver secured a 2-1 series lead on Sunday night, followed by analysis of the Florida Panthers-Boston Bruins series, which has been marred controversy. They briefly discuss the Leafs' coaching search and provide updates on Utah's leadership. The podcast concludes with a preview of Monday's action.
Published 05/13/24
In this episode of 32 Thoughts, Jeff Marek and Elliotte Friedman discuss the Rangers-Canes and Avalanche-Stars series. They analyze the Jamie Benn hit on Devon Toews and delve into Sheldon Keefe's departure from the Toronto Maple Leafs. Joel Quenneville's availability on the coaching market is also touched upon. Finally, they review the Vancouver Canucks' thrilling comeback against the Edmonton Oilers, including Leon Draisaitl's cramps, and share thoughts on the Bruins-Panther series.
Published 05/10/24
Jeff Marek and Elliotte Friedman recap recent Stanley Cup Playoff games, spotlighting the Colorado Avalanche's comeback against the Dallas Stars and the New York Rangers' win over the Carolina Hurricanes. They discuss the NHL Draft Lottery, with the San Jose Sharks securing the first overall pick. Other NHL news includes the Ottawa Senators hiring Travis Green as Head Coach, the St. Louis Blues removing the interim title from Drew Bannister, reactions to Rob Blake's press conference in LA,...
Published 05/08/24
Jeff Marek and Elliotte Friedman discuss the aftermath of the Toronto Maple Leafs' playoff exit, including potential changes in management and decisions regarding key people like Sheldon Keefe and Mitch Marner. They also analyze Game 7 between the Golden Knights and Stars, speculate on the future of Vegas, and touch on the New York Islanders' situation under Lou Lamoriello. In the latter half, they delve into the second round of the playoffs, covering Rangers vs. Hurricanes, Bruins vs....
Published 05/06/24
Jeff and Elliotte discuss the Toronto Maple Leafs' win in Game 6 against the Boston Bruins, reflecting on how the Leafs were underestimated after trailing 3-1. They also analyze the Bruins' situation and speculate on potential outcomes if they lose the series. The conversation shifts to Rod Brind'Amour's future with the Carolina Hurricanes, updates on Todd McLellan, Mike Sullivan, and Craig Berube, and a preview of Game 6 between the Vancouver Canucks and Nashville Predators. Wrapping up,...
Published 05/03/24
Jeff and Elliotte discuss pivotal Game 5 matchups in the NHL, focusing on the Leafs' and Predators' victories to stay alive. They debate coaching decisions and analyze teams that were eliminated, including the Jets, Islanders, and Lightning. Shifting gears, they discuss coaching situations across the league, including Mike Sullivan in Pittsburgh and Dave Hakstol in Seattle.
Published 05/01/24
Jeff Marek and Elliotte Friedman open with the Oilers' win over the Kings, the Canucks' comeback against the Predators, and the Maple Leafs' struggles against the Bruins. They also analyze the performances of the Jets, who trail Colorado 3-1. In the latter half, they cover American matchups, including the Stars vs. Golden Knights and Lightning vs. Panthers series. They also reflect on the Rangers' elimination of the Capitals and the Islanders' fight against the Hurricanes.
Published 04/29/24
In this episode of 32 Thoughts, Jeff Marek and Elliotte Friedman pay tribute to Bob Cole. They discuss the Florida Panthers' commanding lead over the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Carolina Hurricanes' similar dominance over the New York Islanders. They touch on William Nylander's absence, the firing of David Quinn in San Jose, and share insights on the Ottawa head coaching job, plus plenty more.
Published 04/26/24
In this episode of 32 Thoughts, Jeff Marek and Elliotte Friedman review recent NHL action, including standout plays and team performances. They discuss Thatcher Demko's injury, Sergei Bobrovsky's remarkable save, Auston Matthews' excellence, and the dominance of teams like the New York Rangers and Edmonton Oilers. They also highlight Mark Stone's return to the Vegas Golden Knights and the Carolina Hurricanes' strong start against the New York Islanders. In the final segment of the podcast,...
Published 04/24/24
In this edition of 32 Thoughts, Jeff and Elliotte chat with Ryan Smith, the NHL's newest team owner, about bringing NHL hockey to Salt Lake City, Utah and acquiring the Coyotes. Smith discusses potential branding and invites fans to help choose the team's name while sharing his initial experiences with the players and his plans to grow the game in Utah.
Published 04/23/24