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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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.