The Predators Official Podcast is hosted by the NashvillePredators.com duo of Thomas Willis and Brooks Bratten. The 45-minute long program offers inside access to the team, the best interviews with players and analysts and hockey talk in a new and fun way.
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Brooks Bratten and Thomas Willis discuss Matt Duchene's three-assist debut and the start of the Predators' 2019-20 season. Viktor Arvidsson joins the show for his first "anything but hockey" interview. Plus, the podcast takes a look at how the Preds chose the 22 players on their final roster.
The opening week of the 2019-20 season has arrived. Predators General Manager David Poile joins the show to discuss final roster cuts, Eeli Tolvanen, Rem Pitlick, the power play and Matt Duchene. Plus, Thomas Willis and Brooks Bratten debate the new offensive lines and look at the changes to this year's team.
The midpoint of Predators Training Camp arrives quickly. Preds forward Daniel Carr joins the show to tell some funny stories and talks about wanting to make the Opening Night roster. Plus, Brooks Bratten and Thomas Willis review the new food offerings at Bridgestone Arena and sort out the lessons learned at camp.
Predators Captain Roman Josi joins the Preds Official Podcast to chat about his wedding this summer and shares why he believes the 2019-20 season can be the Preds' year to win it all. Plus, Thomas Willis and Brooks Bratten outline the roster battles to watch as training camp begins. They also recap the 2019 NHL Prospects Showcase at Ford Ice Center Antioch.
The Predators host the four-team NHL Prospects Showcase at Ford Ice Center Antioch. Preds defenseman Dante Fabbro joins the show to reflect on what has become an eventful summer. Plus, Brooks Bratten and Thomas Willis outline what to look for during rookie camp.
You'll be surprised just how much happened during the 2019 offseason. Thomas Willis and Brooks Bratten provide a full summer recap and look ahead to the 2019-20 season, which starts next week. They also answer Twitter questions on the Opening Night lineup, the Preds' goaltending split and provide prospects to keep an eye on.
Former Predators goaltender - and current Predators broadcaster - Chris Mason joins the Preds Official Podcast to discuss his playing career, his broadcasting career and his favorite memories in hockey from the past three decades. He also answers your Twitter questions before the show concludes with some PoP bloopers from Season One.
Singer/songwriter and country music star Ryan Hurd joins the show to share his favorite Preds' memories, including befriending Preds forward Matt Duchene and watching his wife and fellow country artist, Maren Morris, sing the national anthem in the playoffs. Plus, Brooks Bratten and Thomas Willis share the latest news on Ford Ice Center Bellevue and answer your Twitter questions.
Winger Rocco Grimaldi signs a one-year, $1 million contract with the Preds, asks interview questions of himself and joins the Preds Official Podcast. With the Preds' lineup "finalized," what lines do we see on Opening Night? Plus, the Predators will appear on national TV 12 times during the 2019-20 season.
RFA Rocco Grimaldi's arbitration date draws closer. Preds President & CEO Sean Henry joins the show to reveal details on Bridgestone Arena's new scoreboard and several other updates you may not know about. Plus, Thomas Willis and Brooks Bratten recap the Preds' picks at the 2019 NHL Draft and tell a story on visiting Dante Fabbro in Vancouver.
Forward Colton Sissons signs a seven-year, $20 million contract with the Predators. He celebrates by joining the Predators Official Podcast, of course. Plus, Thomas Willis and Brooks Bratten - finally - go over the roster changes to the teams in the Central Division.
Brooks Bratten and Thomas Willis take a moment to address the state of the Nashville Predators following the NHL Draft, development camp, free agency and a new 30-year lease. Plus, Preds Assistant GM Brian Poile joins the show to recap the offseason.
Thomas Willis and Brooks Bratten peel back the curtain on the RFA and arbitration process. They also take an in-depth look at where Matt Duchene slots in the Preds' lineup. Plus, Voice of the Predators Pete Weber stops by to remember Greg Johnson and analyze the recent roster moves in the Central Division.
The Predators and Matt Duchene finally unite in Nashville as the center signs a seven-year, $56 million contract. He also joins the podcast for his first "anything but hockey" interview. Brooks Bratten and Thomas Willis recap the destinations of the NHL's top free agents and preview the new look to the Preds' 2019-20 lineup.
Do the Predators sign center Matt Duchene in free agency? Someone else? Thomas Willis and Brooks Bratten preview the top players available with July 1 and the free-agent signing day looming. Plus, Preds 2019 first-round pick Philip Tomasino joins the show.
Brooks Bratten and Thomas Willis sift through the plethora of trade and free agency rumors leading up to the 2019 NHL Draft. Plus, the show goes on the road to visit Preds defenseman Matt Irwin in his hometown of Victoria, B.C.
The Predators announce their 2019 preseason and development camp schedules. The Athletic's Scott Burnside joins the show to discuss video review changes for next season and how the Preds could improve their roster in the next two weeks. Plus, Thomas Willis and Brooks Bratten debate the merits of proposed rule changes on offense and for player safety.
Newly hired Preds Assistant Coach Dan Lambert shares his power play philosophy and explains why he wanted to join the Predators. Brooks Bratten and Thomas Willis discuss free agency and trade rumors with the 2019 NHL Draft only a couple weeks away.
Nate Zuercher of Judah & The Lion joins the show to discuss his band's new album Pep Talks, performing at the NHL Winter Classic and being a Predators fan. Plus, the IIHF World Championship concludes and Thomas Willis and Brooks Bratten answer fan questions on free agents, prospects and offseason training.
Senior NHL Columnist for The Athletic Pierre Lebrun provides his perspective on Preds GM David Poile's next roster move and frames the conversation on Roman Josi's next contract. Dante Fabbro and Kyle Turris advance at the IIHF World Championship. Plus, what lessons should the Preds learn from the 2019 Stanley Cup Finalists?
What would it take for the Predators to land a big free agent like Matt Duchene? Preds Chief Amateur Scout Tom Nolan explains the process of researching and scouting a prospect. Plus, is an overhaul needed for NHL video review?
The Predators scouting team assembles in Nashville to prepare their prospect board for the NHL Draft. Preds Assistant GM Jeff Kealty provides updates on Eeli Tolvanen, Dante Fabbro, Anthony Richard and more. Thomas Willis and Brooks Bratten discuss the conference finals and Preds at the World Championships.
The show takes an in-depth look at the conclusion of the Nashville Predators' 2018-19 season, following a six-game, first round loss to the Dallas Stars. Brooks Bratten and Thomas Willis talk about the team's power-play struggles, look at upcoming roster moves and interview players and management on locker clean-out day.
The Predators and Stars Round One series races to the finish. Nashville defenseman Dan Hamhuis chats playoffs and mentoring Dante Fabbro and Rocco Grimaldi. Plus, Thomas Willis and Brooks Bratten dive deep into the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs.
The Predators open their Round One playoff series with the Stars. TV Analyst Chris Mason joins the show to chat perspective, team speed and the Preds' power play. Plus, Brooks Bratten and Thomas Willis analyze what we've learned from the series so far.
Enjoy a bonus episode of the Predators Official Podcast to get you set for the Dallas Stars and Preds Round One playoff series. Sean Shapiro of The Athletic Dallas joins to provide insight into the Stars, and Thomas Willis and Brooks Bratten break down the postseason matchup as a whole.
The Predators have a shot to win the Central Division on the final day of the regular season. Defenseman Ryan Ellis talks about the significance of game No. 82 and the drama of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Plus, Preds rookies Dante Fabbro and Rem Pitlick share the fun things they're learning about Nashville and the NHL.
Brooks Bratten and Thomas Willis discuss the significance of the Predators clinching their fifth consecutive playoff berth. Predators Director of Player Development and Admirals GM Scott Nichol explains why the club signed Rem Pitlick and Dante Fabbro. Plus, hear from Fabbro prior to his NHL debut.
No one can help themselves from talking playoff berths and seeding with the Stanley Cup Playoffs less than three weeks away. Mikael Granlund joins the show to talk about welcoming his son into the world in the midst of being traded, and chats about his dog and love for soccer. Rem Pitlick shares why he turned pro and signed a contract with the Predators. Plus, more playoff chatter as the Preds close in on locking up their spot in the dance.
With only a handful of games to go in the regular season, the Nashville Predators are concerned with playing the right way and picking up points. Thomas Willis and Brooks Bratten discuss how they can get there. Plus, Preds defenseman Matt Irwin joins the show to recall his path to the NHL, becoming a father and finding a home in Nashville.
Predators fan favorite Scott Hartnell makes his return to Nashville and talks about the early days of the franchise and joining the media. New Preds winger Wayne Simmonds relates the emotions and craziness of being traded, shares his top music picks and explains how he's settling into Music City. Plus, Brooks Bratten and Thomas Willis answer lineup, playoff and warmup questions.
After the Preds acquired them at the NHL Trade Deadline, Mikael Granlund and Wayne Simmonds discuss their roles on the team and the emotional week they've been through. Predators Assistant General Manager Brian Poile takes us inside the Preds War Room for the final hour before the trade deadline. Plus, Thomas Willis and Brooks Bratten preview the Predators' challenging March schedule.
The eyes of the hockey world are on Monday's NHL Trade Deadline. Sportsnet's NHL Insider Chris Johnston joins the show to provide the latest chatter on all the upcoming moves and shares what trades he thinks the Preds could make. Plus, Brooks Bratten and Thomas Willis analyze the Predators' standing after 60-plus games.
Former Predators Captain Mike Fisher speaks on his new life in retirement, the upcoming Mike Fisher Night (Feb. 25) and the birth of his second son with his wife, Carrie Underwood. Plus, Preds General Manager David Poile joins the show to share the very latest on the trade market during the final days before the 2019 NHL Trade Deadline.
Forward Brian Boyle sits down for his first interview since being traded from New Jersey to Nashville and discusses his battle with cancer. Predators Head Coach Peter Laviolette joins the show to provide behind-the-scenes access into coaching an NHL team. Plus, Brooks Bratten and Thomas Willis dissect the Preds recent trades and look ahead to possible roster moves.
All-time Predators fan favorite Jordin Tootoo joins the show for a touching interview about his struggle with alcoholism and how the Preds helped saved his life. Thomas Willis and Brooks Bratten preview the stretch run of the 2018-19 season and debate whether Nashville needs to make a splash at the trade deadline. Plus, a look at the Predators' roster with Austin Watson suspended.
Brooks Bratten and Thomas Willis discuss the huge news that the Predators will face the Stars in the 2020 Winter Classic at the Cotton Bowl Stadium. Preds President and CEO Sean Henry talks about Nashville heading to the outdoor event, hosting their own someday and a new jersey for the Preds. Plus, Nashville Captain Roman Josi joins the show from San Jose to discuss his second-ever appearance at an NHL All-Star Weekend.
It's an all-ladies edition of the show as Julie Turris and Ida Bjornstad discuss the hidden side of the NHL as significant others of Kyle Turris and Mattias Ekholm and their new show. NWHL Deputy Commissioner Hayley Moore talks about the upcoming NWHL All-Star Weekend in Nashville. Plus, Brooks Bratten and Thomas Willis debate what's in store for the Predators and Jets.
It's a two-guest show as the Nashville Predators are completing their longest road trip of the season. NHL Network Analyst Kevin Weekes joins the show to provide perspective on the Predators' season and Pekka Rinne's Vezina Trophy chances. Plus, Predators President and CEO Sean Henry talks about the team's chairman transition and future upgrades for fans.
Preds forward Rocco Grimaldi talks about #PredsMoms Trip star, Susie Grimaldi, his music artist wife and naming his hockey sticks. Plus, Thomas Willis and Brooks Bratten look at the Predators' turnaround and what the roster could look like after their injury issues dissipate.
Preds forward Kyle Turris shares how the holidays operate in the Turris home, explains why he loves the Batman trilogy and picks out his top Christmas dessert. Plus, Preds TV Play-by-Play Announcer Willy Daunic joins the show to provide perspective on the Predators' struggles on the road.
Predators defenseman Mattias Ekholm stops by to reveal the unique Swedish traditions surrounding Christmas, discuss parenting and tell his favorite things about Nashville. Thomas Willis and Brooks Bratten discuss the Predators' improved play and Nashville General Manager David Poile being inducted into the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame.
Prior to being inducted into the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame, Nashville Predators General Manager David Poile joins the show. Brooks Bratten and Thomas Willis look at Seattle joining the NHL as the 32nd franchise and answer fan questions on practice, lineup chemistry and travel. Plus, the episode looks at how the Predators are trying to play a tighter, more defensive game in light of their rash of injuries.
Predators forward Nick Bonino opens up about raising two daughters, playing tricks on his teammates and eating pasta from the Stanley Cup. Thomas Willis and Brooks Bratten share some of the activities the Predators have planned for the holidays, discuss the hit the Preds' roster has taken and look back on Thomas officially becoming a first-time father.
Nashville Predators forward Craig Smith reveals his musical talents, recaps his summer wedding and outlines the lessons learned after adding a Miniature Golden Retriever to the family. Plus, Brooks Bratten and Thomas Willis discuss the Preds' homestand and Ryan Johansen's impact on a youth hockey player suffering from a similar injury.
After losing Viktor Arvidsson and P.K. Subban to injury, the Predators are challenged with staying in the upper echelon of the NHL and getting their power play on track. Preds Assistant GM Jeff Kealty joins the show to talk Eeli Tolvanen, scouting and what's next for the team. Plus, Thomas Willis and Brooks Bratten share their Thanksgiving side dish power rankings.
Fresh off a hat trick, Colton Sissons joins the show to describe playing the saxophone as a child, his favorite music venues and his staples for long road trips. Plus, Brooks Bratten and Thomas Willis take a look at the status of the Central Division and speak with SVP of Entertainment & Marketing David Kells on booking the NHL schedule and arena shows.
Fan-favorite and Preds goaltender Pekka Rinne joins the show to talk about his twin sister, Hockey Fights Cancer and helping to "raise" Juuse Saros. Plus, Preds Manager of Hockey Operations Brandon Walker provides an inside look at the team's travel schedule.
Thomas Willis and Brooks Bratten discuss what it takes to get a top forward scoring, look at the Preds' red-hot start and offer their sincere Hockey Halloween wishes. Plus, Predators forward Ryan Hartman talks growing up in Chicago and South Carolina, learning from head coach Peter Laviolette and shares his favorite kinds of candy.
Predators winger Filip Forsberg joins the POP to talk video games, Harry Potter and his crazy story of being traded to Nashville. Brooks Bratten and Thomas Willis pick their defining moments of the Predators' strong start to the season and evaluate the club's goaltending tandem.
The NashvillePredators.com duo of Brooks Bratten and Thomas Willis look at the next chapter in the Predators and Jets' rivalry. Preds forward Ryan Johansen joins the show to talk about his bulldogs, Doug and Dozer, his brother, Lucas, and playing in Smashville.
Thomas Willis and Brooks Bratten react to the official start of the 2018-19 season and discuss who will challenge the Nashville Predators in the Western Conference. They're also joined by Preds defenseman Yannick Weber to talk dogs, charity and a little hockey.
Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman talks Eeli Tolvanen and forecasts the Predators' chance to win the Stanley Cup, and the Preds Director of Event Presentation Brian Campbell shares what it's like to man the goal horn. Plus, a preview of Nashville's potential Opening Night roster.
Brooks Bratten and Thomas Willis describe the new cuisine coming to Bridgestone Arena this season and debate what the ceiling is for Preds winger Kevin Fiala. They're also joined by defenseman Anthony Bitetto, who shares his engagement story and recaps his summer wedding.
The debut episode of the Preds Official Podcast arrives with Thomas Willis and Brooks Bratten recapping the preseason and outlining roster battles. They're also joined by All-Star defenseman P.K. Subban, who talks about his relationship with Olympian Lindsey Vonn and the release of EA Sports' NHL 19 video game.