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The Predators Official Podcast presented by Two Rivers Ford is hosted by Brooks Bratten of NashvillePredators.com. 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 presented by Two Rivers Ford is hosted by Brooks Bratten of NashvillePredators.com. 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.

Location:

Nashville, TN

Description:

The Predators Official Podcast presented by Two Rivers Ford is hosted by Brooks Bratten of NashvillePredators.com. 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

Trades, Drafts and Phil Myers

7/22/2021
A busy offseason continues for the Preds as Ryan Ellis is traded to Philadelphia, Philippe Myers and Cody Glass are acquired and Calle Jarnkrok departs via the Expansion Draft. Plus, the 2021 NHL Draft and free agency are on the horizon. Voice of the Preds Pete Weber joins Brooks Bratten to break everything down, interview Myers and answer listener questions.

Duration:00:51:10

Thank You, Pekka

7/16/2021
The podcast returns as the offseason schedule heats up, and there is plenty to discuss. Chris Mason joins Brooks Bratten as goaltender Pekka Rinne announces his retirement. Hear from Pekka as the show analyzes what the decision means for the team and the city. Plus, forward Viktor Arvidsson is traded and the NHL Expansion Draft and 2021 NHL Draft are on the horizon as the busiest two weeks of the summer arrive.

Duration:00:55:21

Goodbye, Thomas

6/5/2021
"Goodbye, Thomas, it's been nice." Predators players and management conduct their final press conferences of the season and share their comprehensive thoughts on the 2020-21 campaign (7:30). Will Preds goaltender Pekka Rinne retire or return (27:00)? Thomas Willis and Brooks Bratten discuss, recap and look at the future of the team (14:30). Plus, Thomas says his final goodbye to the podcast and the Predators (38:00) and is surprised with special messages to conclude his last show (71:20).

Duration:01:22:29

The End of the 2020-21 Season

5/28/2021
The Nashville Predators' season ends in Game 6 after a memorable first-round series with the Carolina Hurricanes (5:40). How should we feel? What did we learn? What's next? Brooks Bratten and Thomas Willis look back on the season and share their thoughts on the future of the Predators' roster (20:19). They also take a moment to comment on the resurgence of SMASHVILLE and the Preds' home-ice advantage (35:40). Plus, Thomas announces that the next episode will be his final show (46:17).

Duration:00:52:38

Friend of Show Ben Rector

5/20/2021
A future friend of the show no more. Singer, songwriter and Preds fan Ben Rector joins the podcast to discuss his musical creation process (22:18), his favorite moments in sports and with the Preds (32:15) and some funny stories behind his lyrics (24:40). Don't worry, there's plenty of talk about the Round 1 playoff series between the Predators and Hurricanes. Thomas Willis and Brooks Bratten recap the first two games of the playoff matchup (6:20) and share what Nashville needs to do to win...

Duration:01:04:15

Round 1 Playoff Preview: Predators vs. Hurricanes

5/14/2021
The 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs are here, and the Predators will face the Hurricanes in Round 1. All of a sudden, the series has gotten a bit more interesting after Nashville's two wins over Carolina this past weekend (4:10). Michael Smith of CarolinaHurricanes.com joins the show to give insight on the enemy (22:45) and his predictions for the playoff series (34:00). Plus, Brooks Bratten and Thomas Willis reminisce on what turned out to be a just-about-perfect night for Preds goaltender Pekka...

Duration:00:59:35

2020-21 Regular Season Concludes

5/6/2021
The Predators are on the cusp of clinching their seventh consecutive postseason berth, after one of the most dramatic, in-season comebacks in franchise history. NHL insider Pierre LeBrun joins the show (21:10) to touch on how goaltender Juuse Saros saved Nashville's season (26:51) and predict what the club's roster will look like going forward (25:35). Plus, Thomas Willis and Brooks Bratten look at the final days of the regular season (3:30) and explain how the Preds can clinch a playoff...

Duration:00:56:15

Brekky with Ekky

4/29/2021
Predators defenseman Mattias Ekholm joins the podcast to share his perspective on Nashville's turnaround this season and what lies before them with five games to go (17:15). Plus, he outlines the emotional struggles of being included in trade rumors (22:48), discusses raising two children (26:18) and reveals why his name both is and isn't Hans (33:50). Brooks Bratten and Thomas Willis recap the two games between the Preds and the Panthers (3:00) and preview a pivotal contest between...

Duration:00:55:36

The Playoff Push

4/23/2021
Eight games to go. The Predators fight the Blackhawks and the Stars for the final playoff spot in the Central Division. Preds defenseman Erik Gudbranson joins the show to describe his journey to the team after being acquired from Ottawa (18:15). He also tells the inspiring story of his brother's battle with pediatric cancer (28:45). Plus, Thomas Willis and Brooks Bratten share NHL, Winter Olympic and COVID protocol news (38:55). They also answer fan questions (46:40) and look at the stretch...

Duration:00:53:57

Preds are Vibin' Jeannot?

4/16/2021
The NHL Trade Deadline passes, and the Predators and GM David Poile decide to keep the team together and add defenseman Erik Gudbranson (3:25). Winners of 13 of their last 17 games, Nashville is in a playoff spot and vibin' (8:15). Predators rookie forward Tanner Jeannot, a fan favorite already, joins the podcast (19:01). Plus, Brooks Bratten and Thomas Willis debate what the Predators' ideal lineup could look like (46:48).

Duration:00:55:19

2021 NHL Trade Deadline Edition

4/9/2021
The NHL Trade Deadline nears. Will the Predators buy, sell or keep their same roster (38:30)? Sportsnet's David Amber joins the podcast to help lend his expertise to answering the looming questions (20:38). Plus, the Predators have won 11 of 13 games and look like a playoff team despite their many injuries. Thomas Willis and Brooks Bratten explain what led them to this point (6:10). Plus, they answer fan questions about the trade deadline (50:20).

Duration:00:57:50

Comedian Nate Bargatze

4/2/2021
The Predators use a six-game winning streak to catch up with the Blackhawks in the standings (3:45). The playoff push is on with six weeks to go in the regular season (9:10). Comedian Nate Bargatze joins the podcast to discuss growing up in Nashville, being a fan of the Preds and working in stand-up comedy (17:25). Plus, Brooks Bratten and Thomas Willis look ahead to the trade deadline (12:20) and discuss the signing of defenseman David Farrance (40:45).

Duration:00:51:55

Carrier My Wayward Son

3/26/2021
Rookie defenseman Alexandre Carrier has become an integral part of a Predators team that has won five out of its last six games. The young blueliner joins the show to discuss his journey to the NHL and answer some hilarious anything-but-hockey questions (20:05). Plus Thomas Willis and Brooks Bratten celebrate Rocco Grimaldi's four-goal game (2:30) and look at Nashville's playoff push (12:30).

Duration:00:57:38

Have Things Changed?

3/19/2021
The franchise-record, eight-game road trip is near its end and the Predators are playing better (2:05). Has the outlook on the season changed? Should it? Preds broadcaster Willy Daunic joins the podcast to debate (13:31). Plus, Brooks Bratten and Thomas Willis discuss the numerous rookies in the lineup (39:00) and answer fan questions (47:30).

Duration:00:55:34

Welcome to the Show, Jeremy Davies

3/13/2021
Defenseman Jeremy Davies makes his NHL debut and joins the podcast for an insightful interview about being recalled to the Predators, his collegiate career and living life with the same name as a famous actor (16:55). Brooks Bratten and Thomas Willis discuss the rash of Preds' injuries amongst the longest road trip in franchise history (2:30). Plus, they reflect on one year in the pandemic (37:45) and answer fan questions (57:00).

Duration:01:03:17

The Legendary Linda Cohn

3/5/2021
ESPN Sportscenter anchor and NHL Insider Linda Cohn joins the podcast to give a national perspective on the Predators' 2020-21 season and discuss her broadcasting career (17:15). Thomas Willis and Brooks Bratten take their turn at trying to explain the Preds poor starts but strong third periods (5:10). Plus, the show answers fan questions and previews a 16-day road trip for Nashville (47:00).

Duration:00:53:58

The Chosen One

2/26/2021
After years of discussion, Predators forward Eeli Tolvanen joins the podcast himself to talk about his journey to Nashville, how he's grown and what's still to come. Brooks Bratten and Thomas Willis look at a week that began with promise but ended with disappointment for the Preds, outline the 2020-21 schedule changes and recap the Predators Cup.

Duration:00:57:38

Life on the Taxi Squad

2/19/2021
A strange week amid a strange season sees the Predators have two games postponed because of a winter storm (5:37). Nashville later falls 3-0 in their contest in Columbus. Brooks Bratten and Thomas Willis discuss the state of the team past the quarter mark of the season (9:45). Predators forward Michael McCarron joins the show to talk life on the taxi squad (21:30). Plus, the Preds team up with Bridgestone and the NHL to make hockey accessible for all youth (41:25).

Duration:00:52:04

The Philip Tomasino Question

2/12/2021
The Predators fight to find their form at the 15-game mark of the 2020-21 season. After injuries to several key players, Nashville claims a victory over an old rival (7:30). Milwaukee Admirals GM & Predators Director of Player Development Scott Nichol joins the podcast to talk about the Predators' top prospects: Tomasino, Pitlick, Carrier and others (17:55). Thomas Willis and Brooks Bratten answer fan questions about the logistics of the taxi squad and the relevance of home-ice advantage...

Duration:00:56:41

The Biloxi Boy

2/5/2021
The Predators complete one of the most dramatic comebacks in franchise history to top the Panthers, 6-5, in overtime (5:00). Brooks Bratten reports from Florida as the Preds complete their four-game road trip (10:30), and Thomas Willis takes a look at special teams and the standings (17:00). Plus, Preds rookie forward Mathieu Olivier joins the podcast fresh off his first NHL goal (23:00). Finally, the show talks Reverse Retro jerseys (43:30) and a connection with Vanderbilt Health (42:00).

Duration:00:56:51