Predators Official Podcast


The Predators Official Podcast is hosted by the 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.


  • Assistant Coaches in Cars

    Assistant Coaches in Cars

    14/11/2020 Duração: 49min

    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).

  • Storytime with Skillsy

    Storytime with Skillsy

    06/11/2020 Duração: 52min

    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. 

  • New Assistant Coach Cousins Joins

    New Assistant Coach; Cousins Joins

    29/10/2020 Duração: 52min

    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). 

  • Meeting Brad Richardson

    Meeting Brad Richardson

    23/10/2020 Duração: 48min

    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.

  • Welcome to Nashville, Boro Cop

    Welcome to Nashville, Boro Cop

    15/10/2020 Duração: 49min

    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. 

  • 2020 NHL Free Agency

    2020 NHL Free Agency

    08/10/2020 Duração: 51min

    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. 

  • 2020 NHL Draft Preview

    2020 NHL Draft Preview

    02/10/2020 Duração: 47min

    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.

  • Roman Josi Wins the Norris Trophy

    Roman Josi Wins the Norris Trophy

    25/09/2020 Duração: 51min

    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. 

  • Episode 100

    Episode 100

    18/09/2020 Duração: 49min

    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

    Early Signs of New Direction

    28/08/2020 Duração: 54min

    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. 

  • Whats the Solution?

    What's the Solution?

    14/08/2020 Duração: 52min

    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.

  • The Season Ends Draft Lottery Primer

    The Season Ends; Draft Lottery Primer

    08/08/2020 Duração: 50min

    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. 

  • Stanley Cup Qualifier Preview from the Bubble

    Stanley Cup Qualifier Preview from the Bubble

    01/08/2020 Duração: 56min

    Brooks Bratten provides the inside scoop on the Secure Zone in Edmonton and updates listeners on the last week for the Predators. He and Thomas Willis also break down the Preds' 2-0 win in their exhibition game and look ahead to the start of the Stanley Cup Qualifiers. 

  • Lessons From Training Camp

    Lessons From Training Camp

    24/07/2020 Duração: 55min

    Thomas Willis and Brooks Bratten explain what they've gleaned from Training Camp, evaluate the Preds' expected roster and chat Roman Josi's Norris Trophy nomination. Predators winger Rocco Grimaldi joins the show to share what he's expecting in Edmonton and in the postseason. 

  • Really, Truly, Back on the Ice

    Really, Truly, Back on the Ice

    17/07/2020 Duração: 54min

    The Predators are a week into Training Camp, with their first game a little more than a week away. Defenseman Yannick Weber describes his involvement as the Preds player representative in the CBA extension ratification. Brooks Bratten and Thomas Willis tackle a slew of updates, including the game schedule, camp preparation for the Coyotes and the Preds' lineup. 

  • The Biggest Day Yet

    The Biggest Day Yet

    10/07/2020 Duração: 46min

    All of a sudden, hockey is here. The Predators open training camp this week and should start the Qualifying Round on August 1. NBC Sports & MSG Analyst Joe Micheletti joins the show to look ahead to games in the hub cities and shares the implications of the CBA extension. Brooks Bratten and Thomas Willis outline what should be a busy - and sports-filled - few weeks. 

  • Hammer Time

    Hammer Time

    26/06/2020 Duração: 50min

    Predators defenseman Dan Hamhuis opens up about some of the challenges players will face with the NHL's Return To Play Plan. Plus, he proclaims Roman Josi's season to be the best he's ever witnessed. Brooks Bratten and Thomas Willis provide Hub City updates and tell the "life-saving" way their friendship began. 

  • Colin Blackwells Rookie Season

    Colin Blackwell's Rookie Season

    19/06/2020 Duração: 49min

    Preds forward Colin Blackwell joins the show to chat quarantine life, Phase 3, facing the Coyotes and his rookie season. Nashville Head Coach John Hynes touches on the decision of picking a starting goaltender. Plus, Thomas Willis and Brooks Bratten discuss more details on potential hub cities and talk about the NHL20 Stanley Cup Final. 

  • Why Roman Josi Should Win the Norris

    Why Roman Josi Should Win the Norris

    12/06/2020 Duração: 52min

    You want stats? Advanced analytics? Personality attributes? The podcast makes the case for why Roman Josi should win the Norris Trophy as the NHL's best defenseman. Plus, NBC analyst and former NHL player Anson Carter joins the show to discuss NHL training camps opening on July 10 and share his thoughts on racial reconciliation. 

  • Seeking Racial Equality in Hockey and the World

    Seeking Racial Equality in Hockey and the World

    06/06/2020 Duração: 50min

    Sportsnet host David Amber joins the podcast to discuss the fight to end racism and the impact of racial inequality in hockey. Plus, he comments on the new playoff format details added to the NHL's Return To Play Plan. Thomas Willis and Brooks Bratten look at how goaltender Connor Ingram factors into the future of the Preds' net and answer fan Twitter questions. 

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