Episode #2 – Way-too-early Central Division standings, Mark and Nathan bring you a PREDATORS WEEK IN REVIEW of the first two games of the season; versus Boston and Pittsburgh. Nathan urges caution and patience to Preds nation with the slow start, and they discuss changes in the lines. Finally they guys look ahead to prepare you for games against Philadelphia, Dallas, and Chicago.
Episode #1 – HOCKEY IS BACK! David and Nathan discuss the Predators leadership group, opening roster surprises, rule changes, and cover the upcoming games versus Boston and Pittsburgh. It’s also time for their favorite prediction– NHL Central Division rankings. The guys might tease Mark for his outlandish prediction that the Wild and Jets will be Central Division dumpster fires.
Pre-Season Episode #1 – The guys are back together for season two! Dave has gone through the stages of grief only to rewatch the final episode of All Access, while Mark and Nathan have started playing ice hockey. In this episode we cover the expansion draft, off-season trades, signings, coaching changes, and predict line combinations for the Nashville Predators!
Season 1 Finale – David, Mark, and Nathan take a look back at Stanley Cup Finals game 6; the Sissions disallowed goal (How/why you review this), the inconsistency of calls throughout the playoffs, injuries, and final thoughts on the regular and postseason experiences.
Stanley Cup Finals Game 5– The guys recap the 0-6 loss at the hands of the Penguins at PPG Paints. Pekka is pulled after the first period, PK Subban is assaulted by Sidney Crosby.. who uses appropriate force according to Mike Milbury– Crosby can do no wrong, apparently. Nathan and Mark are cautiously optimistic while David says everything we’re thinking right now.
Stanley Cup Finals Game 4– David is back to balance Mark and Nathan’s bromance, and recap the Predators 4-1 victory over the Penguins. Pekka stands on his head, Gaudreau scores his 3rd of the playoffs, and we discuss a bedazzled catfish with Negative Nancy. Everyone needs a Nancy?
Stanley Cup Finals Game 3– Mark and Nathan recount Smashville’s first ever Stanley Cup Finals game– a 5-1 beat down of the Pittsburgh Penguins by the Nashville Predators. Pekka found his mojo, PK has bad breath, a 129 decibel ‘Stone, and 50,000 fans shut down Lower Broadway for a Stanley Cup Experience like no other!
Stanley Cup Finals Game 2– David is still at sea leaving Mark and Nathan to recap a game that started well for the Predators, minus 3:28 in the third period. The guys answer the tough question, what can the Preds do to get back in this series?
Stanley Cup Finals Game 1– Mark, and Nathan have marooned David for picking against the Predators again! Together, Mark and Nathan break down the breakdown by the referees in the first period and recap the comeback that almost was. This episode is so good it could be considered an instrument of crime!
Stanley Cup Finals Preview – David, Mark, and Nathan welcome special guest the Ultimate Predator to the podcast. The guys break down the regular and post season statistics for the Finals matchup against the Pittsburgh Penguins, and give their predictions on who will take The Stanley Cup. Warning: the Ultimate Predator will have you ready to lace up skates against the Penguins when you hear his prediction!
Playoff Edition – THE NASHVILLE PREDATORS ARE WESTERN CONFERENCE CHAMPIONS! David, Mark, and Nathan cover a harrowing game six as the Nashville Predators/Admirals send the Anaheim Ducks quacking 6-3! Colton Sissons scores a hat trick on a historic night as Nashville advances to the Stanley Cup Finals for the first time ever.
Playoff Edition – Mark and Nathan cover game five of the Western Conference Finals as the Nashville Predators/Admirals overcome injuries to Fisher and Johansen to defeat the Anaheim Ducks 3-1. The Predators travel back to Nashville for a crucial game six Monday Night!
Playoff Edition – David is out of the penalty box to recapitulate the Preds slow start in game four, tying effort in the third period, and heartbreaking overtime loss to the Anaheim Ducks in Nashville. David has three big thoughts as the Predators travel back to Anaheim for game five on Saturday.
Playoff Edition – Mark and Nathan discuss the Preds come-back win in game three against Ducks in Nashville, and discuss the generally raucous atmosphere in and around Bridgestone Arena… A new concept for the Ducks.
Playoff Edition – David, Mark, and Nathan discuss the Preds hot start but eventual 5-3 loss in game two against Ducks in Anaheim, the importance of corsi numbers as part of the whole statistical picture, and our thoughts on the game two as the series returns to Nashville.
Playoff Edition – Nathan is left unsupervised to recap game one of the Nashville Predators versus the Anaheim Ducks in Anaheim. He recaps the OT win, goes over statistics, and asks the very important question, “What’s with all the empty seats…” All by himself.
Playoff Edition – The Preds beat the Blues 3-1 in Nashville to advance to their first ever Western Conference Finals match against the Anaheim Ducks. Mark recaps game six, then Nathan and David dive deeper into regular season & playoff stats for the Ducks.
Playoff Edition – Mark, David, and Nathan recap a disappointing loss for the Predators against the Blues in Saint Louis. The guys recap the game which really came down to a couple crucial mistakes by the Preds defense. We dive into the numbers and give our thoughts on possible changes game six in Nashville.
Playoff Edition – Mark and Nathan recap a physical game four against the Saint Louis Blues in Nashville. It takes a while, but the Preds win thanks to two third period goals. The guys recap the game, try to figure out what game Mike Yeo is watching, and debate the finer points of diving/embellishment.
Playoff Edition – David and Nathan recap game three against the Saint Louis Blues as the series returns to Nashville. The Preds win 3-1 thanks to the scoring of the defense and a goal by Vernon Fiddler. The guys recap the game and add a few thoughts of their own on the exciting win.
David covers the Preds Game 2 loss in Saint Louis by himself. What will he say?!? Tune in to find out!
Playoff Edition – David, Mark, and Nathan are back at Tailgate Beer in Bellevue, Tennessee (Preds Approved) to watch the first game of the second round against the Saint Louis Blues. The Preds win 4-3 on the heroic goal from Vern Fiddler. The guys recap the game and add their thoughts after the big win.
Round Two Playoff Preview – David apologizes for predicting the Blackhawks would beat the Predators, and breakdown of regular and post-season statistics for the second round Stanley Cup Playoffs match up against the Saint Louis Blues.
Playoff Edition – NASHVILLE PREDATORS SWEEP THE CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS! Mark and Nathan recap the record-setting game, reflect on the series, and identify their MVP of the series while David pens his apology… in Ohio.
Playoff Edition – David, Mark, and Nathan recap the third game against the Chicago Blackhawks. The Predators claw back from a 0-2 hole to win in overtime! The guys break down the game, add their own thoughts and Dave begins writing his apology as the Predators are now up 3-0 on Chicago.