The Predators Official Podcast presented by Two Rivers Ford 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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The NHL Trade Deadline nears. Will the Predators buy, sell or keep their same roster (38:30)? Sportsnet's David Amber joins the podcast to help lend his expertise to answering the looming questions (20:38). Plus, the Predators have won 11 of 13 games and look like a playoff team despite their many injuries. Thomas Willis and Brooks Bratten explain what led them to this point (6:10). Plus, they answer fan questions about the trade deadline (50:20).
The Predators use a six-game winning streak to catch up with the Blackhawks in the standings (3:45). The playoff push is on with six weeks to go in the regular season (9:10). Comedian Nate Bargatze joins the podcast to discuss growing up in Nashville, being a fan of the Preds and working in stand-up comedy (17:25). Plus, Brooks Bratten and Thomas Willis look ahead to the trade deadline (12:20) and discuss the signing of defenseman David Farrance (40:45).
Rookie defenseman Alexandre Carrier has become an integral part of a Predators team that has won five out of its last six games. The young blueliner joins the show to discuss his journey to the NHL and answer some hilarious anything-but-hockey questions (20:05). Plus Thomas Willis and Brooks Bratten celebrate Rocco Grimaldi's four-goal game (2:30) and look at Nashville's playoff push (12:30).
The franchise-record, eight-game road trip is near its end and the Predators are playing better (2:05). Has the outlook on the season changed? Should it? Preds broadcaster Willy Daunic joins the podcast to debate (13:31). Plus, Brooks Bratten and Thomas Willis discuss the numerous rookies in the lineup (39:00) and answer fan questions (47:30).
Defenseman Jeremy Davies makes his NHL debut and joins the podcast for an insightful interview about being recalled to the Predators, his collegiate career and living life with the same name as a famous actor (16:55). Brooks Bratten and Thomas Willis discuss the rash of Preds' injuries amongst the longest road trip in franchise history (2:30). Plus, they reflect on one year in the pandemic (37:45) and answer fan questions (57:00).
ESPN Sportscenter anchor and NHL Insider Linda Cohn joins the podcast to give a national perspective on the Predators' 2020-21 season and discuss her broadcasting career (17:15). Thomas Willis and Brooks Bratten take their turn at trying to explain the Preds poor starts but strong third periods (5:10). Plus, the show answers fan questions and previews a 16-day road trip for Nashville (47:00).
The Predators return home to Nashville and win two against the Blackhawks (6:50). What lessons are being learned by the team early in the season, and what's new about this year? Then, Brooks Bratten and Thomas Willis chat with Predators President and CEO Sean Henry on the business side of hockey (21:40). Plus, learn what life is like on the road (44:00) and hear your Twitter questions answered (51:40).
The Predators get out to a 2-1-0 start to the 2020-21 season; what have we learned so far? Brooks Bratten and Thomas Willis discuss their early-season observations (11:13), and they chat with defenseman Luca Sbisa (20:30) about joining the Preds after being claimed on Waivers from Winnipeg. Plus, the Predators deal with a postponed game (4:10), and Twitter questions are answered (45:45).
The 2020-21 NHL season is officially underway. Nashville is victorious on Opening Night (1:10) with new players making an immediate impact. Sportsnet NHL Insider Elliotte Friedman joins the show (20:55) to discuss the Preds and the "most unpredictable season" of all time. Plus, Brooks Bratten and Thomas Willis analyze Nashville's roster (7:40) and answer your Twitter questions (41:45) from the week.
Predators forward Erik Haula makes his debut on the podcast and talks about his newborn son and recently adopted puppy (21:45). Training Camp Presented by Vanderbilt Health is underway, and Brooks Bratten and Thomas Willis share what they've learned about the 2020-21 version of the Preds (4:25). Plus, hear a recap of the Preds prospects at the 2021 World Junior Championship (40:20) and an update on Nashville's AHL team affiliation (34:45).
The calendar flips to 2021 and the Predators return to the ice. Preds Head Coach John Hynes joins the show to discuss changes to his team's roster and previews training camp (22:00). The podcast breaks down the signings of forwards Mikael Granlund and Erik Haula (6:30). Plus, Thomas Willis and Brooks Bratten explain the new taxi squad addition to the roster and speculate about who could be on it. (39:30).
Hockey is back, and that calls for a bonus episode of the Preds Official Podcast. Brooks Bratten and Thomas Willis break down the NHL and NHLPA's agreement (2:16) to play a 56-game 2020-21 season, starting Jan. 13. The show reveals all the details - including a new-look Central Division (4:42) for the Predators - in this special edition of the program.
Details about the 2021 season are filtering out via reports and rumors. With a possible return to hockey coming in early January, Brooks Bratten and Thomas Willis filter through the news to explain what the Nashville Predators' season could look like. The duo also answers fan Twitter questions on the 2021 Expansion Draft, available free agents and fantasy football.
Defenseman Matt Benning has arrived in Smashville, and he joins the show to chat about signing with the Preds, road tripping across the continent and his favorite Thanksgiving cabbage rolls. Also, Thomas Willis and Brooks Bratten discuss Nashville's new Reverse Retro jersey, provide updates on the 2021 season and share how Pekka Rinne is giving back. Plus, the ever-popular Thanksgiving food debate returns!
Predators Assistant Coach Todd Richards joins the show (13:40) for his first interview since arriving in Nashville. Richards looks back on beginning his career in Milwaukee, winning the Stanley Cup with Tampa Bay and what he sees in this Preds team. Plus, Brooks Bratten and Thomas Willis have updates from the NHL on the 2021 season (1:30), a groundbreaking in Clarksville (10:15) and news from the Preds over the past week (33:00).
With Thomas Willis off for the week, Predators Radio Analyst and former NHL defenseman Hal Gill joins Brooks Bratten as a guest co-host on Episode 107 of the show. 'Skillsy' talks the current state of the Preds, his career as a player and how he became a broadcaster. Gill also tells stories about former teammates like Roman Josi and Pekka Rinne and also answers listener questions. Plus, learn how you can get involved and help the Preds in their Hockey Fights Cancer efforts.
The Predators make a number of changes to their roster as the NHL's Free Agency period opens, including the additions of Mark Borowiecki, Nick Cousins, Brad Richardson and Matt Benning. Brooks Bratten and Thomas Willis break down the moves and look at what's next for the Preds. Plus, Borowiecki makes his debut on the show to discuss his "Boro Cop" nickname in an entertaining interview.
During the 2020 NHL Draft, the Predators trade for forward Luke Kunin, draft goaltender Iaroslav Askarov and part ways with center Kyle Turris. Kunin joins the show; plus, hear analysis on the seven players drafted by the Preds. Next, the opening of free agency looms and Nashville could add a big name like Mike Hoffman and strengthen their defensive corps.
The Predators are slated to pick at No. 11 overall at the NHL Draft from Oct. 6 to 7. Nashville Chief Amateur Scout Tom Nolan joins the show to set the stage for an unprecedented, virtual draft. NHL Free Agency opens on Oct. 9, and Preds GM David Poile discusses who could be leaving or joining the team for the 2020-21 season.
The first of the offseason changes have been made, as the Predators make adjustments to their coaching staff. Additionally, forward Eeli Tolvanen is loaned to Jokerit of the KHL ahead of the 2020-21 season. Plus, former Preds defenseman Dan Hamhuis joins the show to discuss his recent retirement.
Predators GM David Poile and head coach John Hynes were clear in their end-of-season comments: the team must change in order to regain past success. What changes are coming to the roster? What's the early outlook for the 2020-21 season? Thomas Willis and Brooks Bratten discuss.
The Predators' up-and-down, wild-and-crazy 2019-20 season is at an end, as Nashville falls to the Arizona Coyotes in the Stanley Cup Qualifiers. Hear immediate reaction from forward Filip Forsberg, defenseman Ryan Ellis and head coach John Hynes. Plus, suddenly, the Preds have a shot at the No. 1 overall pick in the NHL Draft Lottery on Monday. Finally, NHL Chief Content Officer Steve Mayer joins the show.
Brooks Bratten provides the inside scoop on the Secure Zone in Edmonton and updates listeners on the last week for the Predators. He and Thomas Willis also break down the Preds' 2-0 win in their exhibition game and look ahead to the start of the Stanley Cup Qualifiers.
The Predators are a week into Training Camp, with their first game a little more than a week away. Defenseman Yannick Weber describes his involvement as the Preds player representative in the CBA extension ratification. Brooks Bratten and Thomas Willis tackle a slew of updates, including the game schedule, camp preparation for the Coyotes and the Preds' lineup.
All of a sudden, hockey is here. The Predators open training camp this week and should start the Qualifying Round on August 1. NBC Sports & MSG Analyst Joe Micheletti joins the show to look ahead to games in the hub cities and shares the implications of the CBA extension. Brooks Bratten and Thomas Willis outline what should be a busy - and sports-filled - few weeks.
Predators defenseman Dan Hamhuis opens up about some of the challenges players will face with the NHL's Return To Play Plan. Plus, he proclaims Roman Josi's season to be the best he's ever witnessed. Brooks Bratten and Thomas Willis provide Hub City updates and tell the "life-saving" way their friendship began.
Preds forward Colin Blackwell joins the show to chat quarantine life, Phase 3, facing the Coyotes and his rookie season. Nashville Head Coach John Hynes touches on the decision of picking a starting goaltender. Plus, Thomas Willis and Brooks Bratten discuss more details on potential hub cities and talk about the NHL20 Stanley Cup Final.
You want stats? Advanced analytics? Personality attributes? The podcast makes the case for why Roman Josi should win the Norris Trophy as the NHL's best defenseman. Plus, NBC analyst and former NHL player Anson Carter joins the show to discuss NHL training camps opening on July 10 and share his thoughts on racial reconciliation.
Sportsnet host David Amber joins the podcast to discuss the fight to end racism and the impact of racial inequality in hockey. Plus, he comments on the new playoff format details added to the NHL's Return To Play Plan. Thomas Willis and Brooks Bratten look at how goaltender Connor Ingram factors into the future of the Preds' net and answer fan Twitter questions.
Eleven weeks after the 2019-20 season is paused, the NHL reveals their Return To Play Plan, including playoff formatting and hub city options. Preds General Manager David Poile shares his thoughts on the developments. Brooks Bratten and Thomas Willis take a deep dive into the Predators' Qualifying Round matchup with the Coyotes, options for Nashville's 28-man roster and the timeline for hockey to resume.
On the three-year anniversary of his hat trick winning the Western Conference for the Predators, forward Colton Sissons joins the Preds Official Podcast. Brooks Bratten and Thomas Willis explain the potential for the NHL to return to a 24-team playoff format, with the Preds facing the Coyotes.
Voice of the Predators Pete Weber joins the show to discuss some of his top moments while broadcasting in Nashville. An interview with NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly is aired, and Thomas Willis and Brooks Bratten talk NHL updates and answer your Twitter questions.
Former Preds Captain Mike Fisher joins the show to talk life on his farm, reminisce about his time with the Predators and pass along some unique marriage advice. Plus, Brooks Bratten and Thomas Willis analyze some of the NHL resumption rumors, including a potential 24-team tournament.
The podcast catches up with Predators defenseman Dante Fabbro, who looks back on his first full season in the NHL and speculates on the League's return. Brooks Bratten and Thomas Willis provide updates on top prospects: Philip Tomasino, Jeremy Davies, Eeli Tolvanen and others. Plus, the show dives into hockey's potential return to specific locations and without fans.
The NHL and other sports leagues comment on the possibility of returning to empty arenas. Preds broadcaster and former NHL player and coach Terry Crisp joins the show. Plus, Thomas Willis and Brooks Bratten take a look at the Predators' pending UFAs and RFAs.
Former NHL GM and Sportsnet Analyst Brian Burke shares his expertise on how players, GMs and the NHL should be preparing for the return of hockey. Predators Head Coach John Hynes and forward Matt Duchene provide updates on their time in self quarantine. Plus, Brooks Bratten and Thomas Willis talk NHL20, potential call-ups and favorite snacks.
Predators President & CEO Sean Henry joins the show to discuss how the organization continues to impact the community despite the pause to the 2019-20 season. Plus, hear from Preds Captain Roman Josi and goaltender Pekka Rinne as they adjust to life while social distancing.
Predators broadcaster and former player Chris Mason joins the POP to explain his experience with lockouts and staying ready to play hockey again. He also shares why he believes Roman Josi should win the Norris Trophy and analyzes the progression of Juuse Saros. Plus, Brooks Bratten and Thomas Willis take a Twitter debate into the studio: What is currently the biggest goal in Preds history?
Our lives have changed for the foreseeable future, and we're only one week into the international quarantine for the coronavirus. When will hockey be back? What could a shortened season look like? Sportsnet's Jeff Marek joins the show to answer those questions. Plus, Thomas Willis and Brooks Bratten cover the two player signings by the Preds and discuss a variety of topics proposed by fans.
With the impending threat of the coronavirus, the NHL elects to pause the Predators' 2019-20 season immediately. What's next? Brooks Bratten and Thomas Willis provide some insight into one of the most unprecedented times in the history of sports. Plus, Willie O'Ree, the Hockey Hall of Famer who broke the NHL color barrier, joins the show.
The Predators win an emotional game after a tornado hits Middle Tennessee. Still, Nashville is back on the playoff line after another up-and-down week. Pierre Lebrun of TSN and The Athletic joins the show to share his insight on the Predators' strategy at the trade deadline and forecasts the final few weeks of the playoff race. Plus, Thomas Willis and Brooks Bratten answer fan questions on the construction of the team's roster, GM meetings and Nashville's upcoming schedule.
Fresh off one of the most miraculous comebacks in franchise history, the Predators are back in a playoff spot as the stretch run begins. Brooks Bratten and Thomas Willis evaluate the Preds' roster now that the NHL Trade Deadline has passed and look ahead to the race to the postseason. Plus, defenseman Korbinian Holzer joins the show to discuss his trade to the Predators and his first few days in Nashville.
The 2020 NHL Trade Deadline looms, and the Nashville Predators have more questions to answer than they've had in years. Do they sell? Do they buy? Both? Thomas Willis and Brooks Bratten explore all the possibilities and discuss what deals could be made before Monday's deadline.
Predators General Manager David Poile joins the show to provide insight into how he's evaluating both trade offers and the state of his team, as the trade deadline looms. Brooks Bratten and Thomas Willis explain what the Preds need to accomplish in a pivotal two-week span prior to the deadline. Plus, the Milwaukee Minute returns and fan questions are answered.
After a month under head coach John Hynes, have the Predators turned their season around? Brooks Bratten and Thomas Willis explain the changes for the team, including improved play for Mikael Granlund and Kyle Turris. Plus, Preds forward Colin Blackwell makes his debut on the show.
NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman sits down with the show to discuss the next premier event in Nashville, player and puck tracking and the NHL Global Series. Thomas Willis and Brooks Bratten describe where the Predators sit three weeks out from the Trade Deadline and what might happen to their roster next.
NHL All-Stars Roman Josi, Shea Weber and Seth Jones discuss their time at the 2020 NHL All-Star Weekend in St. Louis. Meanwhile, Colton Sissons heads to Milwaukee (AHL) on a conditioning assignment. Plus, Brooks Bratten and Thomas Willis evaluate the Predators' standing under head coach John Hynes, as the stretch run begins.Preds enter the bye week with a win over Buffalo.
Predators Head Coach John Hynes sits down with the Predators Official Podcast for the first time. His interview delves into how he's trying to turn the team around and how he balances hockey with his interests away from the rink. Plus, Thomas Willis and Brooks Bratten take a look at the Preds' positioning, as the All-Star Break looms and chat lacrosse-style goals.
The Preds Official Podcast begins with all the Pekka Rinne goalie goal coverage you could ever want. Next, the show takes a deep dive into the end of Peter Laviolette's tenure and the naming of John Hynes as Predators head coach. Thomas Willis and Brooks Bratten explain the systematic and identity changes fans should expect from the team's new coach.
The Predators take center stage at the 2020 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic. NHL.com columnist Nick Cotsonika joins the show to recap the event. Brooks Bratten and Thomas Willis discuss how the Preds will try to replace Ryan Ellis, as they try to end their losing streak.
Predators Captain Roman Josi has his team heating up as 2019 comes to a close. The show analyzes Nashville's recent play. Thomas Willis and Brooks Bratten unveil the top Preds moments from the 2010s and reminiscence on the rise of the franchise over the past decade. Plus, they preview the 2020 NHL Winter Classic and answer fan questions.
Following a frustrating loss, the Predators have claimed some big wins to start a potentially season-defining road trip. What's next? Nick Bonino shares his experience as one of the only Preds players to skate in an outdoor game. Plus, Brooks Bratten and Thomas Willis tell the behind-the-scenes story of Mattias Ekholm's flu game and introduce The Milwaukee Minute.
Predators Team Photographer John Russell takes listeners behind the lens of the most iconic shots in the franchise's history. Thomas Willis and Brooks Bratten talk about the Preds fighting back into the Wild Card race. Plus, an update on the Milwaukee Admirals and the Preds work in the community.
The Predators Official Podcast welcomes a special guest to the show as NHL referee Wes McCauley stops by for a two-segment interview on officiating Stanley Cup Finals, his personal flare on the ice and why he chose one of hockey's toughest jobs. Plus, Brooks Bratten and Thomas Willis dissect the Preds' play over the last two weeks and debate whether the team has turned the corner.
Brooks Bratten and Thomas Willis try to answer some of the questions surrounding the Predators' losing streak in November. Craig Custance of The Athletic joins the show to look around the Central Division and analyze where the Predators sit within it. Plus, the podcast reviews the recent GM meetings and ranks Thanksgiving side dishes.
Predators forward Austin Watson joins the Preds Official Podcast to chat about fatherhood, golf, the NHL Winter Classic and signing a new contract. Thomas Willis and Brooks Bratten recap the Preds recent four-game road trip and reveal more details about the 2020 NHL Global Series.
The Predators get another premier NHL event with a spot in the 2020 NHL Global Series. The club also reveals their 2020 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic jersey. Plus, Preds Head Equipment Manager Peter Rogers joins the show to talk broken sticks, sharpening skates and long road trips.
Preds Captain Roman Josi signs an eight-year, $72.472 million contract that will likely keep him in Nashville for the rest of his career. He joins the show to discuss how the deal was struck. Plus, Brooks Bratten and Thomas Willis talk about Austin Watson's new contract, the Predators' point streak and the unveiling of the 2020 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic jersey.
The fans demanded it, and Preds forward Calle Jarnkrok makes his debut appearance on the show. Thomas Willis and Brooks Bratten take a look at the Predators' improved results on defense. Plus, they share their observations with the team at the 10-game mark.
With close to 10 games under their belts, the Nashville Predators are starting to compile significant data for the 2019-20 season. Is the No. 1 offense here to stay? What needs to improve on defense? Should something change in front of Juuse Saros? Brooks Bratten and Thomas Willis answer these questions and interview Preds forward Mikael Granlund.
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.