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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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.