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The Predators Official Podcast is hosted by Max Herz 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 Max Herz 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

On The Road With EGOAT: Egor Afanasyev, Preds Winger on the POP

2/23/2024
Predators rookie winger Egor Afanasyev joins the podcast (17:00) to discuss his hockey life, moving from Russia to Detroit as a teenager and take a wide variety of your fan questions! Kara Hammer & Max Herz recap three straight Preds wins to start the five game road trip, Alex Carrier translates for Jeremy Lauzon, and we get your ready for a five game homestand starting next week in Smashville.

Duration:00:47:35

The First Ice Tiger: TSU Hockey's Xavier Abel on the POP

2/17/2024
Xavier Abel, the first enrolled hockey player on Tennessee State University's new HBCU hockey team, joins the Preds Official Podcast (12:20). Interview topics include his hockey journey, why he wanted to be the first player at TSU, and why you shouldn't judge him off his EliteProspects page. Kara Hammer & Max Herz recap a 1-2 homestand and Captains' Night at Bridgestone Arena! As always, use #PredsPodcast to send in your questions and comments on Twitter. And visit NashvillePredators.com/Podcast to listen to the latest episode & subscribe through iTunes, Google Play, iHeartRadio, Spotify and more.

Duration:00:44:59

Captain Kimmo: Longtime Preds D Kimmo Timonen on the POP!

2/9/2024
Longtime Nashville Predators defenseman and 2006-07 team captain Kimmo Timonen joins the podcast (10:30) to preview Captain's Night at Bridgestone Arena this Tuesday as the Preds host the Devils. Timonen, Tom Fitzgerald, Mike Fisher and Shea Weber will all return to Smashville as we honor former captains in the 25th Anniversary season! Interview topics with Timonen include being named Preds captain by his teammates in 2006, what it meant to be the first European captain in franchise history and how Roman Josi carries that legacy, and his immeasurably impressive five Olympic games and four Olympic medals playing for Finland. Kara Hammer & Max Herz get you ready for a huge three game homestand coming out of All Star week. As always, use #PredsPodcast to send in your questions and comments on Twitter. And visit NashvillePredators.com/Podcast to listen to the latest episode & subscribe through iTunes, Google Play, iHeartRadio, Spotify and more.

Duration:00:29:08

Fil & J-Biebs: Filip Forsberg Takes All-Star Weekend!

2/2/2024
Nashville Predators All-Star Filip Forsberg joins the POP from Toronto (7:35) to discuss his selection to Team Bieber/Matthews and the official announcement that NHL players are headed back to the Olympics in 2026! Max Herz & Kara Hammer get you ready for the 2024 NHL All-Star weekend and more. As always, use #PredsPodcast to send in your questions and comments on Twitter. And visit NashvillePredators.com/Podcast to listen to the latest episode & subscribe through iTunes, Google Play, iHeartRadio, Spotify and more.

Duration:00:25:47

Team One: David Legwand & The Inaugural Preds on the POP

1/26/2024
The Predators welcomed back members of the 1998-99 inaugural team in franchise history this week as part of our 25th anniversary season! Franchise cornerstone David Legwand made his NHL debut in the final game of that season, and he joined the podcast (16:30) to talk about the early Preds, his NHL debut in April 1999, iconic moments in franchise history and to answer your fan questions. Hear from inaugural Preds Andrew Brunette, Jay More, JJ Daigneault, Dan Keczmer, Cliff Ronning and Denny Lambert (26:35) as well! Max Herz and Kara Hammer recap a big Preds win in Minnesota, preview HBCU Night at Bridgestone Arena this coming Wednesday and look back at Denny Lambert's fight with Hal Gill from 2000 for our interview of the week. As always, use #PredsPodcast to send in your questions and comments on Twitter. And visit NashvillePredators.com/Podcast to listen to the latest episode & subscribe through iTunes, Google Play, iHeartRadio, Spotify and more.

Duration:01:00:25

Down On The Farm: Milwaukee Admirals Head Coach Karl Taylor on the POP

1/19/2024
Milwaukee Admirals Head Coach Karl Taylor joins the Preds Official Podcast (8:25) to discuss the five first round picks in Milwaukee this season, the team's great season so far and Cody Hodgson's comeback. Original Preds defenseman Jay More also joins the show (30:30) to preview inaugural team night this Monday, Jan. 22 at Bridgestone Arena as the Preds host the Panthers! As always, use #PredsPodcast to send in your questions and comments on Twitter. And visit NashvillePredators.com/Podcast to listen to the latest episode & subscribe through iTunes, Google Play, iHeartRadio, Spotify and more.

Duration:00:44:17

Scream & Scout: Preds Chief Amateur Scout Tom Nolan on the POP

1/12/2024
Nashville Predators Chief Amateur Scout Tom Nolan joins the Preds Official Podcast during the team's scouting meetings (15:00). Topics include what this week's goals are, how he became an NHL scout and his brief but interesting playing tenure with the Austin Ice Bats in the WPHL. Kara Hammer & Max Herz recap the last week of Preds hockey and look ahead to a road-heavy rest of the month. As always, use #PredsPodcast to send in your questions and comments on Twitter. And visit NashvillePredators.com/Podcast to listen to the latest episode & subscribe through iTunes, Google Play, iHeartRadio, Spotify and more.

Duration:00:40:51

Kiefer Sure Would: Preds Winger Kiefer Sherwood on the POP

1/5/2024
Nashville Predators winger Kiefer Sherwood joins the podcast (16:50) to discuss why Nashville has been such a perfect place for the past two years of his career, his amateur hockey journey across three Ohioan stops and his athletic family, including his younger brother & former Pred Kole Sherwood. Plus Kara Hammer and Max Herz recap a fun week of Preds hockey, Filip Forsberg's All-Star nomination, and 90s Night at Bridgestone Arena! As always, use #PredsPodcast to send in your questions and comments on Twitter. And visit NashvillePredators.com/Podcast to listen to the latest episode & subscribe through iTunes, Google Play, iHeartRadio, Spotify and more.

Duration:00:44:17

New Years Preds-olutions & World Juniors: Jeff Kealty, Preds Assistant GM, Joins the POP from Gothenburg

12/29/2023
Predators Assistant General Manager & Director of Scouting Jeff Kealty joins the POP (16:10) from the World Junior Championship in Sweden! He discusses the two Predators prospects playing in the tournament - Canada's Matthew Wood & Finland's Kasper Kulonummi - Tanner Molendyk's injury that prevented him from playing in the tournament and more. Kara Hammer & Max Herz recap two losses sandwiching Christmas, including Roman Josi's incredible goalie-style save against the Stars. Plus, Andrew Brunette's New Year's Resolution and Yaroslav Askarov's Russian Christmas! As always, use #PredsPodcast to send in your questions and comments on Twitter. And visit NashvillePredators.com/Podcast to listen to the latest episode & subscribe through iTunes, Google Play, iHeartRadio, Spotify and more.

Duration:00:52:20

Merry Christmas POP! With Preds Defenseman Luke Schenn

12/22/2023
Nashville Predators defenseman Luke Schenn joins the Preds Official Podcast (16:10). Kara Hammer & Max Herz recap three Preds wins this week including the Fathers Trip! Plus, Michael McCarron gives us a feel good Christmas story and Luke Evangelista unearths an old nickname of his. As always, use #PredsPodcast to send in your questions and comments on Twitter. And visit NashvillePredators.com/Podcast to listen to the latest episode & subscribe through iTunes, Google Play, iHeartRadio, Spotify and more.

Duration:00:45:26

Going Back With The Yak: Yakov Trenin on the POP

12/14/2023
Preds winger Yakov Trenin joins the podcast (14:45) to discuss his hockey journey from Chelyabinsk, Russia to the NHL, his game-winning goal in the final minute against the Avs last month, his signature celebrations, and more! Kara Hammer & Max Herz recap two big Preds wins over Montreal and Philly, let you know how you can help those affected by the tornadoes in Tennessee last weekend with the Predators Foundation, and our interviews of the week. As always, use #PredsPodcast to send in your questions and comments on Twitter. And visit NashvillePredators.com/Podcast to listen to the latest episode & subscribe through iTunes, Google Play, iHeartRadio, Spotify and more.

Duration:00:49:50

The BoroCop & Backhanded Compliments: Mark Borowiecki, Preds Pro Development Coach, on the POP

12/8/2023
Recently-retired former Preds defenseman Mark Borowiecki joins the show (15:20) to discuss his new role with the team as professional player development coach. Borowiecki tells us what his role entails, why it's a good fit for him, and how he helps Preds players "find their superpower." Kara Hammer & Max Herz recap three straight Preds wins including a fun night for Ryan McDonagh against his former team in a 5-1 win over the Lightning at Bridgestone Arena. Plus, Cole Smith has trouble with his landlord, Darth Nyquist needs acting lessons, Yakov Trenin takes you Christmas shopping, and plenty of holiday celebrations coming up in Smashville!

Duration:00:51:08

A Streak & A Shrink: Vickie Woosley on the POP, Preds Director of Performance Psychology

12/1/2023
Vickie Woosley, the Predators Director of Performance Psychology & Team Behavioral Health Clinician, joins the podcast (14:00) to discuss her role with the team, helping players like Mark Borowiecki & Connor Ingram, how psychologists help sports teams perform, her two decades in the FBI, and mental health advocacy. Kara Hammer & Max Herz recap the Preds six game winning streak, including wins over the Blackhawks, Avs, Jets and Pens. Plus, we tell you our favorite pictures from the Predators 2024 team dog calendar and which teammate the players would unanimously take on a deserted island.

Duration:00:46:44

A Poile Family Thanksgiving: Longtime Preds GM David Poile on the POP

11/17/2023
Longtime Predators general manager David Poile joins the POP (9:20) before he's honored in Smashville this week. Interview topics include watching games as a fan in retirement with his family, the Tanner Jeannot trade, and retroactive trade advice from his eight-year-old grandson. Kara Hammer & Max Herz recap Preds losses to the Coyotes and Ducks, look ahead to the Women's Collegiate Hockey Showcase in Smashville, and get you set for Pickleball Night at Bridgestone Arena! In our interview of the week, Preds goalies Juuse Saros and Kevin Lankinen tell us which tendies did the splits at their respective weddings in Finland this summer and who ripped their pants on the dance floor. Plus, Kara gets a shoutout from her hero Mason Ramsey.

Duration:00:48:27

Marc New Guy-Zo: Preds Defenseman Marc Del Gaizo on the POP

11/10/2023
Predators defenseman Marc Del Gaizo joins the POP (13:40) after making his NHL debut this week. Interview topics include his hockey playing family, working with Mark Borowiecki this offseason and how that led to his NHL debut, and his college hockey national championship at UMass. Kara Hammer & Max Herz recap the Predators' road trip, finishing with a 1-4 record, and look ahead to a five-game homestand and nine of the next 10 games at home in Smashville. Plus, Jeremy Lauzon signs an autograph for a fan in the penalty box and we dip back into Luke Evangelista's hockey dictionary.

Duration:00:48:32

Jaw Dropping & World Traveling: Preds Winger Sammy Fagemo & Oral Surgeon Dr. Spencer Haley on the POP

11/3/2023
Nashville Predators winger Sammy Fagemo concludes his first month with the team by joining the Predators Official Podcast (24:00). Nashville claimed Fagemo, a 23-year-old Swedish winger, off waivers from the Los Angeles Kings at the end of the preseason, and he scored a goal in his Preds debut on October 21 against the San Jose Sharks. Interview topics include Fagemo living in four different countries during his father Linus Fagemo's pro hockey career, having his mom Lenda & brother William in Nashville seeing him play in the NHL in person for the first time, his experience playing for his hometown Swedish team Frolunda, and joining the Predators from the Kings a week before opening night in Smashville. BONUS GUEST Dr. Spencer Haley, the Predators' team oral surgeon, joins the show (8:50) to discuss Gus Nyquist's "detoothification" in Seattle, his role with the team and some incredible stories from his time operating on Preds' mouths. Kara Hammer & Max Herz recap the Predators' overtime win over the Leafs and Ryan O'Reilly's 1000th NHL game in Vancouver. Plus, we get you ready for two big Predators Foundation events this month: Bruno & Friends Bowling on Wednesday, Nov. 15, and David Poile's Retirement Luncheon on Tuesday, Nov. 21. And, as always, our interviews of the week! Use #PredsPodcast to send in your questions and comments on Twitter.

Duration:00:53:12

The Sudbury Mafia & Shoresy: Preds Assistant Coach Derek MacKenzie

10/27/2023
Predators assistant coach Derek MacKenzie joins the POP (13:20) as he concludes his first month on the Nashville coaching staff. MacKenzie discusses his longstanding relationship with fellow Sudbury, Ontario native Andrew Brunette, playing junior hockey with former Preds captain Mike Fisher on his hometown Sudbury Wolves, coaching the Wolves last season and being part of their 'Shoresy' night, his coaching role & philosophies and more! Kara Hammer and Max Herz recap the many highlights of the Preds' 5-1 win over the Sharks including equipment manager Pete Rogers' broken stick heroics and Kiefer Sherwood's Gordie Howe hat trick. Predators team reporter Emma Lingan joins the show to discuss her new article about Smashville's 'Department of Goaltending Excellence.' Plus, Kara discovers the identity of her mysterious Wyoming gunslinger and defenseman Alex Carrier vows to pick on someone his own size.

Duration:00:52:20

Horse Hockey & A Hockey Horse: Gus Nyquist on the POP

10/20/2023
New Predators winger Gus Nyquist joins the podcast (17:30) to discuss the Kentucky Derby-winning horse named after him and answer your fan questions. Kara Hammer & Max Herz recap Mattias Ekholm's return to Smashville with the Oilers and the Preds' 4-1 win over the Rangers. We also highlight many of the upcoming Preds Foundation charity initiatives and events you can be a part of, and have some fun with celebrity Preds fan Mason Ramsey.

Duration:00:45:17

Backbone & Smiles: New Preds GM Barry Trotz on the POP

10/13/2023
Kara Hammer & Max Herz recap the first two regular season games, including a 3-0 shutout win in the home opener against the Kraken. New Predators general manager Barry Trotz joins the podcast as he begins his first season in management (12:15). Interview topics with Trotz include his return to Nashville after 10 years coaching other NHL teams, his expectations for his first season as GM, how Luke Evangelista & Phil Tomasino took the path he gave them to make the opening night roster, and Garth Brooks. Max spent a period in the Predators' newly-renovated video room with video coach Lawrence Feloney & video coordinator Andrew Meloche, getting an inside look at an integral part of the team's coaching staff. Plus, Juuse Saros' TV commercial with Ryan O'Reilly is a smash hit, shutout machine #NoGoals, and Hal Gill goofs around. Tweet us anytime with your questions, comments, and/or Zamboni popcorn tubs with #PredsPodcast for your chance to win autographed Preds gear!

Duration:00:49:22

ROR on the POP! New Preds Forward Ryan O'Reilly

10/5/2023
Former Conn Smythe & Selke winner Ryan O'Reilly signed a four year deal with the Predators this summer, and he joins the POP during his first preseason with the team (10:10), discussing living with his brother Cal O'Reilly and his family during training camp, his love of music as he arrives in Smashville and playing with Filip Forsberg & Juuso Parssinen. Kara Hammer and Max Herz discuss the final week of preseason camp and the addition of winger Samuel Fagemo off waivers from the Kings. Plus, opening weekend watch party and Gold Walk plans and your Twitter questions!

Duration:00:48:10