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Ads GM Scott Nichol Talks Developing Next Generation of Preds Players

Preds Assistant GM, Milwaukee Admirals GM Discusses Playing Career, Player Development on Latest Predators Official Podcast Episode

by Rachel Boorse @Rachel_Boorse / Nashville Predators

One of the most important people in the Predators organization is Assistant General Manager, Director of Player Development and Milwaukee Admirals GM Scott Nichol. 

"There's a lot of juggling," Nichol said. "A lot of moving parts, but credit to our organization. David Poile has fantastic communication with all the players and staff and so far it's been fun."

Speaking on Episode 183 of the Predators Official Podcast, Nichol spoke about his own experiences playing in the League and how they shaped his future in the front office.

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Terry Crisp Still 'Bringing the Passion' After Retirement from Hockey

Former Preds Broadcaster Discusses His Career and Life After Retirement on Latest Predators Official Podcast Episode

by Rachel Boorse @Rachel_Boorse / Nashville Predators

Hockey player. Hockey coach. Radio and TV broadcaster. 

All these descriptions represent the one and only Terry Crisp. 

Speaking on Episode 182 of the Predators Official Podcast, the former Preds broadcaster discusses his experiences in hockey and gives listeners an update about his life post-retirement.

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Hamilton Reflects on Storied Career, Continuing Efforts Against Cancer

Olympic Gold Medalist Discusses His Figure Skating Career, Charitable Work on Latest Predators Official Podcast Episode

by Zach Gilchriest @ZachGilchriest / Digital Media & Content Producer

Scott Hamilton couldn't wait to get rid of his gold medal.

As the world champion figure skater discussed on the latest episode of the Predators Official Podcast, the reminder of his towering 1984 Winter Olympics achievement was only standing in the way of what was truly important.

"I realized in my faith journey that those things can become idols and prevent you from really living a full life," Hamilton said. "I saw a lot of Olympians getting stuck in that moment to the point where they could never get past it… But I didn't want to get stuck in that moment. I wanted to launch and build a professional career and do really cool, innovative things on the ice and I was able to do that and just keep going this way. So I'm just ripping the rearview mirror off and I'm throwing it in the backseat and I'm going that way. And it's been really cool to do that because it's liberating, and as much as I love to talk about those days, I'm not beholden to them."

Hamilton's hardware is now sitting behind glass - along with other trinkets and memorabilia pointing to his decorated career - at the World Figure Skating Hall of Fame in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Hamilton, now residing hundreds of miles away from his medal in Franklin, Tenn., would much rather focus on his family, his Learn to Skate program at Ford Ice Center or his work raising money for cancer research - a topic dear to the Olympian's heart.

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Don't Fear the Reaper: Stu Grimson Reflects on Time in Nashville

Former Predators Winger, Broadcaster Discusses His Career on Latest Predators Official Podcast Episode

by Rachel Boorse @Rachel_Boorse / Nashville Predators

Athlete. Attorney. Analyst. Author. Animated. 

All these characteristics describe Stu "The Grim Reaper" Grimson and the many different aspects of his life, and on Episode 180 of the Predators Official Podcast, the former Nashville Predators player and broadcaster spoke about each in depth.

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Paul McCann Talks Working Behind the Mic at Nashville Predators Games

Preds Public Address Announcer Discusses How He Became the Voice of Smashville and More on Latest Predators Official Podcast Episode

by Rachel Boorse @Rachel_Boorse / Nashville Predators

"Thanks, Paul!"

When attending a Nashville Predators game, you can expect to hear more than 17,000 fans chant this phrase at the 19-minute mark of each period. 

Speaking on Episode 179 of the Predators Official Podcast, Preds Public Address Announcer Paul McCann - the recipient of the now-famous chant - provided some insight into how the tradition came about. 

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David Poile Reflects on 3,000 Games as NHL General Manager

Nashville's General Manager and President of Hockey Operations Discusses the Historic Milestone on Episode 178 of the Predators Official Podcast

by Rachel Boorse @Rachel_Boorse / Nashville Predators

Saturday was a banner evening for Nashville Predators General Manager & President of Hockey Operations David Poile. 

As the Predators hosted the Philadelphia Flyers for a Saturday Night in Smashville, Poile became the first GM in NHL history to reach 3,000 regular-season games, after serving as the lead decision maker for the Preds and the Washington Capitals over a 40-year span.

Speaking on Episode 178 of the Predators Official Podcast, Poile reflected on the historic milestone. 

"It was amazing," he said. "I don't have exactly the correct word to use for it, but it's a big wow. Obviously, when you've gone through 3,000 games, [you meet] a lot of people in this game and everybody says [my achievement] is incredible."

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Preds Official Podcast: Thank You, Smashville

Brooks Bratten Says Farewell on Episode 174 of the PoP

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Content Manager & Beat Reporter

All good things must come to an end. Brooks Bratten hosts his 174th and final episode of the Preds Official Podcast and says goodbye to the loyal listeners. Take a listen at what's to come for the Preds this offseason and hear from Predators President Sean Henry on the future of the franchise. Then, venture back to some favorite interview moments from the past four years and enjoy some bloopers before Brooks says farewell for the last time. 

Visit NashvillePredators.com/Podcast to subscribe through iTunes, Google Play, iHeartRadio, Spotify and others.

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Preds Official Podcast: Unpacking the 2021-22 Campaign

Hear from David Poile, Juuse Saros, Filip Forsberg, Mattias Ekholm and Roman Josi Following the Conclusion of Nashville's Season

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Content Manager & Beat Reporter

The 2021-22 season has come to a close, and the time has come to unpack the campaign that was. Brooks Bratten and Kara Hammer air and discuss thoughts from Predators General Manager David Poile, as well as players Juuse Saros, Filip Forsberg, Mattias Ekholm and Roman Josi following the conclusion of Nashville's postseason run. Plus, Josi and Saros are nominated for NHL Awards and the offseason calendar is revealed with the summertime ahead. 

Visit NashvillePredators.com/Podcast to subscribe through iTunes, Google Play, iHeartRadio, Spotify and others.

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Preds Official Podcast: Connor Ingram and Heading Home

The Podcast Checks In as the Predators Drop the First Two Games of their Series Against Colorado

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Content Manager & Beat Reporter

The Stanley Cup Playoffs are underway, and the Predators are headed home as the series shifts to Nashville. Brooks Bratten and Kara Hammer check in for a quick episode to discuss the first two games between the Preds and the Colorado Avalanche, including Connor Ingram's epic performance in Game 2. Hear from Ingram following the contest and learn what the Predators need to do as they head back to Tennessee for Games 3 and 4.

Visit NashvillePredators.com/Podcast to subscribe through iTunes, Google Play, iHeartRadio, Spotify and others.

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Preds Official Podcast: Round One Preview - Predators vs. Avalanche

Nashville Prepares to Face Colorado in First Round of 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs; Podcast Preview Postseason Meeting

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Content Manager & Beat Reporter

The 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs have arrived. The Predators are set to face the Colorado Avalanche in Round One of the postseason. Brooks Bratten and Kara Hammer preview the series from the Nashville perspective, and Avalanche broadcaster Conor McGahey joins the show to give some insight on the Avalanche. Plus, Brooks and Kara look back on the 2021-22 regular season and answer your Twitter questions ahead of the playoffs.

Visit NashvillePredators.com/Podcast to subscribe through iTunes, Google Play, iHeartRadio, Spotify and others.

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