Predators Official Podcast

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The Predators Official Podcast is hosted by Darren McFarland and Kara Hammer. The 45-minute long program offers inside access to the team, the best interviews with players and analysts, plus the Preds hockey talk you crave.

Location:

Nashville, TN

Description:

The Predators Official Podcast is hosted by Darren McFarland and Kara Hammer. The 45-minute long program offers inside access to the team, the best interviews with players and analysts, plus the Preds hockey talk you crave.

Twitter:

@PredsNHL

Language:

English


Episodes

Longtime Hockey Writer Kevin Allen & Preds Reporter Emma Lingan at All-Star Weekend

2/4/2023
Darren McFarland and Kara Hammer catch up with longtime hockey writer Kevin Allen. Kevin has been covering the NHL for over 35 years and discusses All-Star Weekend, the health of the League and an article he wrote in USA Today on then Predators player Jordin Tootoo in his hometown of Nunavut. Darren and Kara also catch up with Preds Reporter Emma Lingan in Sunrise, Florida covering All-Star Weekend about what players around the League are saying about Nashville goaltender Juuse Saros.

Duration:00:55:20

Head Coach John Hynes at the Break

1/28/2023
Darren McFarland and Kara Hammer catch up with Nashville Predators Head Coach John Hynes as the team heads into the All-Star break. He talks about beating Los Angeles, Winnipeg and New Jersey before the break and weighs in on an important team meeting after the loss in St. Louis. Hynes also discusses Alexandre Carrier defending one of his teammates and how it will now cost him some time. He even shares his thoughts on goaltender Yaroslav Askarov making his first NHL start. Darren and Kara...

Duration:00:54:04

In-Game with Wayne D

1/21/2023
Darren McFarland and Kara Hammer catch up with Nashville Predators In-Game Host Wayne D. He talks about how he ended up in Smashville getting Preds fans fired up at Bridgestone Arena. Wayne D shares some in game memories that will certainly have you laughing. He also talks about his time in Vegas as the first ever In-Game Host of the Golden Knights. Darren and Kara also discuss the current state of the Preds, the return of Michael McCarron to the team after completing the NHL Player...

Duration:00:51:12

A Chat With PREDSident Sean Henry

1/13/2023
Darren McFarland and Kara Hammer catch up with Nashville Predators President and CEO Sean Henry. He talks about that Friday morning November 25, 2022 when he learned Bridgestone Arena was flooding due to a water main break. Sean discusses having to cancel two regular season home games and moving other events around to different locations. Sean talks about the P.K. Subban trade in 2016 that brought him to Nashville. He also talks about a new area in the Arena that will have fans wanting to...

Duration:00:57:21

Chris Mason, EJ Hradek and Emma Lingan All Weigh In

1/7/2023
In the first episode of 2023, Darren McFarland and Kara Hammer get reaction from former Predators goaltender and now team television color commentator Chris Mason. He discusses Juuse Saros' franchise record 64 saves in a single game in Carolina. Saros is just the second goaltender in NHL history to make at least 64 saves in a win. Darren and Kara also discuss the Predators division and the Western Conference as a whole with E.J. Hradek of NHL Network, as teams approach the midway point of...

Duration:00:56:03

The VOP on the POP

12/30/2022
In the final POP episode of 2022, Darren McFarland and Kara Hammer sit down Radio Play-by-Play Host Pete Weber. Among the many stories Pete has from his 23+ years with the Predators, he shares some current personal news that you will want to hear. Darren and Kara also catch up with Emma Lingan from Anaheim ahead of the Preds match-up with the Ducks. Emma shares a conversation she had with Preds defenseman Alex Carrier as he gets settled back in after his return from a stint on IR.

Duration:00:57:53

Former Preds Head Coach Barry Trotz

12/17/2022
Darren McFarland and Kara Hammer have a great time talking with former Predators' head coach Barry Trotz. Barry spent 15 seasons behind the bench in Smashville. He talks about that first year in franchise history. How the 'Dads Trip' came about. What it meant to the Predators organization and the Nashville market when Paul Kariya chose them in free agency. Coach also discusses his time in Washington and winning it all with the Capitals. He talks about what it was like coaching Alex...

Duration:00:55:45

Hal Gill aka Skillsy

12/9/2022
Darren McFarland and Kara Hammer have a lot of fun talking with former Predator player and now broadcaster Hal Gill. Skillsy discusses his 16 year playing career which included winning and losing in the Stanley Cup Final with the Pittsburgh Penguins. He chronicles his day with the Cup. Hal weighs in on how the game has changed over the years and the current state of this Predators team.

Duration:00:50:58

Assistant General Manager Scott Nichol

12/3/2022
Darren McFarland and Kara Hammer have a great discussion with Scott Nichol who is the Predators Assistant General Manager and the GM of the Milwaukee Admirals. Scott talks about the young talent the Preds have in the pipeline and on the current roster. He also talks about beating Barry Trotz in a Game 7 of the finals when he was playing minor league hockey. Darren and Kara also check in with Preds Beat Reporter Emma Lingan up in Long Island before the Islanders game and discuss the...

Duration:00:54:27

Bring the Passion - Terry Crisp

11/25/2022
Darren McFarland and Kara Hammer have a great discussion with Terry Crisp. He talks about winning two Stanley Cups as a player and winning the Cup as a head coach. He also talks about being the first ever head coach of the Tampa Bay Lightning franchise and his role with Team Canada in the 1992 Winter Olympics. Terry also talks about what Smashville and the Predators organization has meant to him and his family over the years. Darren and Kara also check with Preds Beat Reporter Emma Lingan...

Duration:00:54:27

Scott Hamilton & Friends

11/18/2022
Darren McFarland and Kara Hammer have a great discussion with 1984 Olympic Gold Medalist Scott Hamilton. He covers a lot of ground in this interview from his childhood, his battle with cancer, his relationship with the Predators and putting together Scott Hamilton & Friends. Be prepared to laugh, while being motivated. Darren and Kara also discuss the recent play of the Preds, including this winning streak at home.

Duration:00:53:52

The Grim Reaper

11/12/2022
Darren McFarland and Kara Hammer chat with former Predators player and broadcaster and current NHL Network analyst Stu Grimson. He reveals to them his latest role in the longest running American animated series, The Simpsons. Darren and Kara also catch up with Preds Beat Reporter Emma Lingan in Colorado after Nashville's tough loss in Seattle and discuss wrapping up their five-game road trip and coming home.

Duration:00:53:41

The Guy Behind The P.A. Microphone

11/4/2022
Darren McFarland and Kara Hammer find out how Paul McCann became the Public Address Announcer for the Nashville Predators in 2005. He takes them behind the curtain on all the goings-on that job entails. He'll leave you wanting to hear more stories. Darren and Kara also catch up with Preds Beat Reporter Emma Lingan in Vancouver and discuss Thursday night's win in Calgary and what's ahead on this long road trip. You'll also hear Emma talk with defenseman Jeremy Lauzon.

Duration:00:56:00

David Poile's 3,000 Regular Season Games

10/29/2022
Darren McFarland sits down with Nashville Predators General Manager David Poile to discuss his 3,000 regular season games milestone, the relationship he had with his father Bud and his current relationship with son Brian. They also talk about the NHL Draft and Awards show coming to town in June 2023. Also, Darren and Kara Hammer talk about what Preds players Cody Glass and Cole Smith said on the Smashville Live radio show including the scary incident that took place behind the net in the...

Duration:00:53:11

Chris Mason & Getting Back on Track

10/24/2022
Darren McFarland and Kara Hammer discuss David Poile's BIG NIGHT in Smashville celebrating 3,000 regular season games and becoming the first GM in NHL history to reach that milestone. They also weigh in on the Reverse Retro jersey. Also, Darren and Kara chat with former Preds goalie and now Broadcaster Chris Mason about the start to the season, back up goaltender Kevin Lankinen and Preds number one prospect Yaroslav Askarov. Preds Beat Reporter Emma Lingan sits down and chats with...

Duration:00:53:07

Hello, 2022-23

10/15/2022
Darren McFarland and Kara Hammer discuss the Predators home opener against the Dallas Stars and look ahead to Saturday evening's rematch at the American Airlines Center. Predators President & CEO Sean Henry joins the show to discuss the new season and the 2023 NHL Awards and Draft, which will both come to Nashville this spring. Then, hear from forward Michael McCarron and defenseman Dante Fabbro about the improvements to the team over the offseason and the mindset of the locker room at the...

Duration:00:52:46

A New Voice in Smashville

10/12/2022
Darren McFarland joins Kara Hammer in his Predators Official Podcast hosting debut to discuss the upcoming 2022-23 campaign, Nashville's Global Series trip and the new faces in Smashville this season. Plus, Preds Broadcaster Willy Daunic joins the show to talk Global Series and Preds Senior Manager & Beat Reporter Emma Lingan interviews Nashville's new forward acquisition Nino Niederreiter.

Duration:00:55:44

Thank You, Smashville

5/26/2022
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.

Duration:00:58:38

Unpacking the 2021-22 Campaign

5/20/2022
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.

Duration:00:48:04

Connor Ingram and Heading Home

5/6/2022
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.

Duration:00:21:34