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Preds Official Podcast: Four More for Mattias

Defenseman Mattias Ekholm Joins the Show Following His New Four-Year Deal as Nashville Opens the 2021-22 Season

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Content Manager & Beat Reporter

The 2021-22 season has officially arrived, and the Predators got it started against the Seattle Kraken. Brooks Bratten and Kara Hammer look back on Opening Night and how the club fared to begin the campaign. Plus, defenseman Mattias Ekholm joins the show (18:05) after he signs a four-year contract to remain in Nashville, and the blueliner discusses how the deal came together and why he loves to play and live in the Music City.  

  • Predators begin 2021-22 season against Seattle
  • Look back on highs & lows of Opening Night
  • Interview with defenseman Mattias Ekholm
  • Answering your Twitter questions

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Preds Official Podcast: Opening Week 2021

NHL Insider Elliotte Friedman Joins the Show as the Predators Prepare for Opening Night; Listen for Your Chance to Win Preds Tickets

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Senior Communications & Content Coordinator

The 2021-22 NHL season is almost here, and Opening Night is less than one week away. The Predators have reached the conclusion of Training Camp, and there are some tough roster decisions to make. Brooks Bratten and Kara Hammer discuss, plus NHL Insider Elliotte Friedman joins the show (17:24) to talk all things Preds. Plus, listen to see how you can win tickets to see the Predators host Seattle at Bridgestone Arena on Opening Night! 

  • Predators Training Camp concludes, and Opening Night is looming
  • Who will make Nashville's 23-man roster?
  • Interview with NHL Insider Elliotte Friedman
  • Answering your Twitter questions
  • Listen for your chance to win Opening Night tickets!

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Smashville Scope: October 4

Finding Chemistry, Stadium Series Logo, Dozer Johansen and More in This Week's Smashville Scope, Presented by JOCKEY

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Senior Communications & Content Coordinator

The evaluating never stops in the midst of an NHL training camp, and who plays with who is always one of the more bantered-about topics.

The word "chemistry" is thrown around more than most nouns at this time of year, and for the Predators, finding that chemistry when it comes to on-ice personnel is high on the to-do list before Opening Night.

Preds Head Coach John Hynes and his staff have already had four preseason games to test out a number of forward lines and defensive pairings, including in Saturday's 6-1 win over Tampa Bay. Nashville got contributions from all over the ice - 13 players had at least one point on the scoresheet in the victory - but things don't always go as planned from start to finish.

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Preds Official Podcast: The Juice Box

Predators Goaltender Juuse Saros Joins the Show as Training Camp and the Preseason Continue in Nashville

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Senior Communications & Content Coordinator

October is here, and the 2021-22 regular season is inching closer. Predators goaltender Juuse Saros makes his debut appearance on the show and tells his summer engagement story and talks about his friendship with Pekka Rinne. Plus, Brooks Bratten and Kara Hammer discuss Nashville's preseason games, what's been learned at Training Camp so far and answer listener questions. 

  • Predators Training Camp continues in Nashville
  • Egor Afanasyev, Tanner Jeannot impressing in preseason
  • Interview with goaltender Juuse Saros
  • Nashville's new trainer gets the call
  • Answering your Twitter questions

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Preds Official Podcast: Preds Camp and the Captain

Predators Captain Roman Josi Joins the Show as Training Camp 2021 Begins in Nashville

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Senior Communications & Content Coordinator

The Predators have reported to Training Camp, and excitement is plentiful. Preds Captain Roman Josi joins the show to talk camp, his anticipation for the season and his expert drawing skills. Plus, Brooks Bratten and Kara Hammer look ahead to main Training Camp, look back on Preds Rookie Camp and answer listener questions. 

  • Predators Training Camp begins in Nashville
  • Training Camp storylines to watch for
  • Interview with Preds Captain Roman Josi
  • Recap of Preds Rookie Camp
  • Answering your Twitter questions

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Preds Official Podcast: Rookie Camp Extravaganza

Predators Prospect Luke Prokop and Milwaukee Admirals Head Coach Karl Taylor Join the Show as Rookie Camp Begins

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Senior Communications & Content Coordinator

Hockey is back, and Predators Rookie Camp is underway. Preds prospect Luke Prokop joins the show to discuss coming out as a gay athlete and the amazing support he's felt in Nashville and beyond. Plus, Milwaukee Admirals Head Coach Karl Taylor joins Brooks Bratten and Kara Hammer to chat about Rookie Camp and what's next for Nashville's top prospects. 

  • Predators Rookie Camp begins in Nashville before the 2021 Prospect Showcase in Tampa
  • What to expect from Philip Tomasino and David Farrance
  • Interview with Preds prospect Luke Prokop
  • Interview with Milwaukee Admirals Head Coach Karl Taylor
  • Answering your Twitter questions

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Preds Official Podcast: So Long, Summer - Hockey Is Coming

Predators General Manager David Poile Joins the Show as Nashville's Offseason Concludes

by Brooks Bratten @PredsNHL / NashvillePredators.com

The offseason has come to a close, and hockey is on the horizon. Predators General Manager David Poile discusses the team's moves over the past three months and looks ahead to the 2021-22 campaign. Guest co-host Kara Hammer joins Brooks Bratten to talk Nashville's offseason - including a new deal for Eeli Tolvanen - and answer listener questions as the Preds Official Podcast returns. 

  • Offseason concludes as Eeli Tolvanen receives a new contract
  • Looking back on the summer and what's ahead for the Predators
  • Interview with Preds GM David Poile
  • Answering your Twitter questions

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Preds Official Podcast: Future Stars, Future Starter

Juuse Saros Signs a Four-Year Contract; Philip Tomasino Joins the Show as Preds Development Camp Concludes

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Senior Communications & Content Coordinator

The final episode of the offseason is here, and Juuse Saros is signed. Nashville's goaltender agrees to a four-year, $20 million contract and looks back on Pekka Rinne's influence on his career. Also, Preds prospect Philip Tomasino joins the show as Development Camp concludes. Brooks Bratten and Chris Mason discuss it all, plus they answer some listener questions.

  • Juuse Saros signs a four-year contract and looks back on Pekka Rinne's career
  • Development Camp concludes with the Future Stars Game
  • Interview with Philip Tomasino
  • Answering your Twitter questions

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Preds Official Podcast: Prospective Preds

Predators Assistant General Manager and Director of Scouting Jeff Kealty Joins the Show as Development Camp Arrives

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Senior Communications & Content Coordinator

For the first time in two years, the Predators are set to host Development Camp once more. Brooks Bratten and Pete Weber are joined by Preds Assistant General Manager and Director of Scouting Jeff Kealty to discuss Nashville's top prospects and how the Predators were able to make two picks in the first round of the 2021 NHL Draft. Plus, offseason tidbits on Luke Prokop and Tanner Jeannot, and Pete answers your Twitter questions.

  • Development Camp arrives for first time since 2019 as top prospects set to arrive in Nashville
  • Players to watch for at Development Camp
  • Preds Assistant General Manager Jeff Kealty joins the show to talk Development Camp, 2021 NHL Draft
  • Answering your Twitter questions

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Preds Official Podcast: The Keeper of the Cup

Hockey Hall of Fame Curator Phil Pritchard Joins the Show; Hal Gill Talks Fabbro, Jeannot, Pitlick, Looks Back on Pekka Rinne's Career

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Senior Communications & Content Coordinator

The month of August is here, and Preds hockey is getting closer. Hal Gill joins Brooks Bratten to discuss the signings of Dante Fabbro, Tanner Jeannot and Rem Pitlick, plus Hal looks back on the career of his former teammate, Pekka Rinne. Also, Phil Pritchard, better known as the "Keeper of the Cup," joins the show to discuss what it's like to have one of the coolest jobs in hockey. 

  • Preds continue offseason work by signing Dante Fabbro, Tanner Jeannot, Rem Pitlick
  • Interview with Keeper of the Cup, Phil Pritchard
  • Looking Back on Pekka Rinne's career
  • Answering your Twitter questions

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