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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). 
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). 
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).
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). 
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). 
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). 
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).
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.
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).
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 (45:45). 
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).
The Predators return home to Nashville and win two against the Blackhawks (6:50). What lessons are being learned by the team early in the season, and what's new about this year? Then, Brooks Bratten and Thomas Willis chat with Predators President and CEO Sean Henry on the business side of hockey (21:40). Plus, learn what life is like on the road (44:00) and hear your Twitter questions answered (51:40).
The Predators get out to a 2-1-0 start to the 2020-21 season; what have we learned so far? Brooks Bratten and Thomas Willis discuss their early-season observations (11:13), and they chat with defenseman Luca Sbisa (20:30) about joining the Preds after being claimed on Waivers from Winnipeg. Plus, the Predators deal with a postponed game (4:10), and Twitter questions are answered (45:45). 
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. 
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). 
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). 
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. 
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. 
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. 
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). 
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! 
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).
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. 
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). 
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.
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Created by
Thomas Willis
Podcast Status
Sep 14th, 2018
Latest Episode
Apr 16th, 2021
Release Period
Avg. Episode Length
About 1 hour

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