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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.

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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United States

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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.

Twitter:

@PredsNHL

Language:

English


Episodes

At Least 31 Thoughts On The Preds

1/16/2021
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.

Duration:00:50:52

Hockey, REAL HOCKEY!

1/8/2021
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).

Duration:00:50:33

Happy New Year, Happy Hockey!

12/31/2020
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).

Duration:00:53:10

Bonus Episode: Preds Hockey Is Back

12/21/2020
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.

Duration:00:31:53

Merry Christmas and World Juniors

12/18/2020
A 2021 NHL season inches closer, but unanswered questions remain. Thomas Willis and Brooks Bratten pass along details on what hockey could look like in the new year (6:00). Plus, Preds forward Philip Tomasino joins the show (28:45) to discuss his impending play for Team Canada at the 2021 IIHF World Juniors Championship.

Duration:00:51:17

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Hockey

12/11/2020
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.

Duration:00:47:57

J-P Dumont and Christmas Music

12/3/2020
Former Preds forward J-P Dumont explains what free agents are going through prior to the 2021 season and discusses his involvement in high school hockey (12:45). Brooks Bratten and Thomas Willis recap Hockey Fights Cancer month and share the story of cancer survivor Marshall Billingsley (32:30). Plus, the show returns from Thanksgiving break to provide updates on Preds prospects and the World Junior Championships (9:10).

Duration:00:51:03

Meeting Matt Benning and Happy Thanksgiving

11/20/2020
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!

Duration:00:52:29

Assistant Coaches in Cars

11/14/2020
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).

Duration:00:49:43

Storytime with Skillsy

11/6/2020
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.

Duration:00:52:53

New Assistant Coach; Cousins Joins

10/29/2020
For no other reason than being the episode closest to Halloween, the show schedule is flipped on its head! Brooks Bratten and Thomas Willis answer listener questions about the Predators' second line and the potential of forwards Eeli Tolvanen and Philip Tomasino (21:20). Plus, Nashville hires Todd Richards as an assistant coach (3:45). Finally, Preds forward Nick Cousins chats about his recent wedding and raising a puppy with his wife (29:12).

Duration:00:52:28

Meeting Brad Richardson

10/23/2020
Veteran forward Brad Richardson introduces himself to Preds fans with his debut on the podcast. The forward discusses his connections to the Nashville coaching staff and talks penalty killing and locker room leadership. Plus, Thomas Willis and Brooks Bratten chat about the new jersey numbers selected by several Preds players and say thank you to broadcaster Mike "Doc" Emrick.

Duration:00:48:13

Welcome to Nashville, Boro Cop

10/15/2020
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.

Duration:00:49:56

2020 NHL Free Agency

10/8/2020
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 Taylor Hall and strengthen their defensive corps.

Duration:00:51:29

2020 NHL Draft Preview

10/2/2020
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.

Duration:00:47:37

Roman Josi Wins the Norris Trophy

9/25/2020
Preds Captain Roman Josi wins the Norris Trophy as the NHL's best defenseman. His wife, Ellie, joins the show to discuss the surprise party for Roman Josi Day and reveals the gender of their baby due in February. Plus, Thomas Willis and Brooks Bratten discuss the new contracts for forwards Yakov Trenin and Michael McCarron.

Duration:00:51:01

Episode 100

9/18/2020
The Preds Official Podcast celebrates 100 episodes with giveaways of Mattias Ekholm and Calle Jarnkrok hockey sticks and Matt Duchene bobbleheads. Dan Hinote joins the show after being hired as a Preds assistant coach. Brooks Bratten and Thomas Willis look ahead to the 2020-21 season and answer listener-submitted audio questions.

Early Signs of New Direction

8/28/2020
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.

Duration:00:54:37

What's the Solution?

8/14/2020
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.

Duration:00:52:23

The Season Ends; Draft Lottery Primer

8/7/2020
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.

Duration:00:50:38