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The Athletic's Adam Vingan and Braden Gall talk about the Nashville Predators. There is no better show in Smashville. In fact, one might even go so far as to call it The Gold Standard of Preds podcasts.

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    Latest episodes from The Gold Standard

    PK Subban's Smashville Legacy

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2022 59:30


    NashvilleScene.com and NashvillePost.com reporter Michael Gallagher and Braden Gall talk Nashville Predators hockey. What did we learn at the Rookie Showcase Will any of these guys make the roster? What is happening to Preds coverage in Nashville? Adam Vingan will be be back... sort of... PK Subban's impact on Nashville His work on and off the ice Why he's so polarizing? His private and public personas Bally Sports charging $19.99 a month? Hiring a female scout Behind the Glass documentary It's All Your Fault announcement The Gold Standard is BTYB Jasper's on West End. Check out their free game room but please don't put your drinks on the air hockey table and don't trap the puck, thanks! The Gold Standard is also brought to you by Weiss Liquors To get booze sent right to your door, search "Weiss Liquors" on UberEats and say "Four Forty" when you make any in-store purchases for 10% off. Subscribe to the 440 YouTube page.

    Hal Gill and Chris Mason

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2022 33:06


    NashvilleScene.com and NashvillePost.com reporter Michael Gallagher and Braden Gall talk Nashville Predators hockey. Special guests, former NHLers and current Preds broadcasters Chris Mason and Hal Gill join the show TOGETHER! Rookie training camp emotions Veterans coming back to town Some broadcasting news from Hal Gill What was Roman Josi like as a 22-year old? Barry Trotz stories you've never heard How can a coach impact a playoff series? Which players will take next step this winter? Rapid Fire: Chugging beer, travel, social media The Gold Standard is BTYB Jasper's on West End. Check out their free game room but please don't put your drinks on the air hockey table and don't trap the puck, thanks! The Gold Standard is also brought to you by Weiss Liquors To get booze sent right to your door, search "Weiss Liquors" on UberEats and say "Four Forty" when you make any in-store purchases for 10% off. Subscribe to the 440 YouTube page.

    History of David Poile's Offseason Strategy

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2022 47:34


    NashvilleScene.com and NashvillePost.com reporter Michael Gallagher and Braden Gall talk Nashville Predators hockey. A deep dive into David Poile's off-season strategy The Preds never let their guys walk Poile knows when to cut a player a loose From 2017 until 2022, what has he done well? Poorly? Which off-season moves were failures? Which off-season was his best? Which off-season defines the direction of the franchise? Is 2022 possibly his best since the Cup Final? The Gold Standard is BTYB Jasper's on West End. Check out their free game room but please don't put your drinks on the air hockey table and don't trap the puck, thanks! The Gold Standard is also brought to you by Weiss Liquors To get booze sent right to your door, search "Weiss Liquors" on UberEats and say "Four Forty" when you make any in-store purchases for 10% off. Family owned and operated for almost 100 years. Subscribe to the 440 YouTube page.

    Greatest Preds Starting Line-up of All-Time

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2022 57:30


    NashvilleScene.com and NashvillePost.com reporter Michael Gallagher and Braden Gall talk Nashville Predators hockey. What's the greatest Preds starting line-up of all-time? How should we define "greatest?" Which players were the most talented? What to do with Peter Forsberg? How does team success factor in? Who is the best center in franchise history? Statistical production vs. pure talent vs. team success Goalie and Defense first-team are no brainers Who is on the third and fourth line? Forget all objectivity: Who are your favorite Starting 5? The Gold Standard is BTYB Jasper's on West End. Check out their free game room but please don't put your drinks on the air hockey table and don't trap the puck, thanks! The Gold Standard is also brought to you by Weiss Liquors To get booze sent right to your door, search "Weiss Liquors" on UberEats and say "Four Forty" when you make any in-store purchases for 10% off. Family owned and operated for almost 100 years. Subscribe to the 440 YouTube page.

    Which Preds are under the most pressure?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2022 56:56


    NashvilleScene.com and NashvillePost.com reporter Michael Gallagher and Braden Gall talk Nashville Predators hockey. NHL Draft, Awards are coming back to Nashville Prospect Ranking Spicy Beef Which Preds have the most to prove? Which Preds are under the most pressure? Tolvanen, Fabbro fighting for their jobs? More pressure: Duchene or Johansen? Which high-priced star must repeat? The Gold Standard is BTYB Jasper's on West End. Check out their free game room but please don't put your drinks on the air hockey table and don't trap the puck, thanks! The Gold Standard is also brought to you by Weiss Liquors To get booze sent right to your door, search "Weiss Liquors" on UberEats and say "Four Forty" when you make any in-store purchases for 10% off. Family owned and operated for almost 100 years. Subscribe to the 440 YouTube page.

    What do the Preds look like in five years?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2022 54:51


    NashvilleScene.com and NashvillePost.com reporter Michael Gallagher and Braden Gall talk Nashville Predators hockey. What does the Nashville Predators organization look like in five years going into the 2026-27 season? Do we believe in championship windows? How will we define this era of Preds hockey? Who will be gone by 2026 (almost all of them)? Who could be the head coach or General Manager? Who will be retained? Who will develop into a starter? What happens to Juuse Saros? How do the Preds answer their three biggest questions? The Gold Standard is BTYB Jasper's on West End. Check out their free game room but please don't put your drinks on the air hockey table and don't trap the puck, mmmkay? Weiss Liquors is now a sponsor of the show! To get booze sent right to your door, search "Weiss Liquors" on UberEats and say "Four Forty" when you make any in-store purchases for 10% off. Family owned and operated for almost 100 years. Subscribe to the 440 YouTube page.

    Alex Carrier vs. Dante Fabbro

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2022 40:00


    NashvilleScene.com and NashvillePost.com reporter Michael Gallagher and Braden Gall talk Nashville Predators hockey. Yakov Trenin is back... finally Who is better: Alex Carrier or Dante Fabbro? John Hynes defensive decisions Joakim Kemell hyperbole Preds Stanley Cup odds Who had the best offseason in the Central Division? The Gold Standard is BTYB Jasper's on West End. Check out their free game room but please don't put your drinks on the air hockey table and don't trap the puck, mmmkay? Weiss Liquors is now a sponsor of the show! To get booze sent right to your door, search "Weiss Liquors" on UberEats and say "Four Forty" when you make any in-store purchases for 10% off. Family owned and operated for almost 100 years. Subscribe to the 440 YouTube page.

    Special Announcement!

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022 20:50


    NashvilleScene.com and NashvillePost.com reporter Michael Gallagher and Braden Gall are joined by a special guest for a special announcement that we think Predators fans will enjoy. The Gold Standard is BTYB Jasper's on West End. Check out their free game room but please don't put your drinks on the air hockey table and don't trap the puck, mmmkay? Weiss Liquors is now a sponsor of the show! To get booze sent right to your door, search "Weiss Liquors" on UberEats and say "Four Forty" when you make any in-store purchases for 10% off. Family owned and operated for almost 100 years. Subscribe to the 440 YouTube page.

    Projecting Preds starting line-up

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2022 51:26


    NashvilleScene.com and NashvillePost.com reporter Michael Gallagher and Braden Gall talk Nashville Predators hockey. The guys go line-by-line and project the Predators starting line-up and explain which lines have gotten better, which will regress and which are still a concern? Cool announcement for you listeners... Weiss Liquors is now a sponsor of the show! To get booze sent right to your door, search "Weiss Liquors" on UberEats and say "Four Forty" when you make any in-store purchases for 10% off. Family owned and operated for almost 100 years. The Gold Standard is BTYB Jasper's on West End. Check out their free game room but please don't put your drinks on the air hockey table and don't trap the puck, mmmkay? Subscribe to the 440 YouTube page.

    Are the Preds now a championship contender?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2022 42:19


    NashvilleScene.com and NashvillePost.com reporter Michael Gallagher and Braden Gall talk Nashville Predators hockey. Let's get to know new Nashville forward Nino Niederreiter. Why is he a good fit for this team? What line will be play on? The job David Poile has done this offseason? Where do the Preds rank in the Central Division and Western Conference. Is Pekka Rinne on a path back to Nashville? Are we getting the NHL Draft? The Gold Standard is BTYB Jasper's on West End. Check out their free game room but please don't put your drinks on the air hockey table and don't trap the puck, mmmkay? Subscribe to the 440 YouTube page.

    Filip Forsberg is back!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 13, 2022 48:51


    NashvilleScene.com and NashvillePost.com reporter Michael Gallagher and Braden Gall talk Nashville Predators hockey. Filip Forbserg has been resigned by the Nashville Predators to an 8-year, $68-million contract. How did it happen and what does it mean for the Preds? Is David Poile now giving out No Movement Clauses? What are the strategies for the next steps in free agency? What do we know about the Preds draft last week? Who has stood out at development camp? A wild story about a Russian goalie and what the hell is Chicago doing? The Gold Standard is BTYB Jasper's on West End. Check out their free game room but please don't put your drinks on the air hockey table and don't trap the puck, mmmkay? Subscribe to the 440 YouTube page.

    David Poile sends a clear message

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 7, 2022 46:56


    NashvilleScene.com and NashvillePost.com reporter Michael Gallagher and Braden Gall talk Nashville Predators hockey. Complete analysis of the Ryan McDonagh trade: A leverage play by David Poile to solve a major issue on his roster with little risk while sending a bright signal to Filip Forsberg. What will the Preds defense pairings look like next year? What's the latest in the Forsberg contract? Who else could the Preds target? What should the NHL Draft strategy by for Nashville? And WTF, Russia? The Gold Standard is BTYB Jasper's on West End. Check out their free game room but please don't put your drinks on the air hockey table and don't trap the puck, mmmkay? Subscribe to the 440 YouTube page.

    Filip Forbserg contract leakage

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 31:24


    AP.com Jeremy Gover and Braden Gall talk Nashville Predators hockey. What does the new Filip Forsberg contract leak mean for the Preds and the future? Who leaked it and what are they trying to gain? What does it mean about negotiations? And does this mean there is another move coming for Nashville? Additionally, what did we learn about Colorado winning the Cup? The Gold Standard is BTYB Jasper's on West End. Check out their free game room but please don't put your drinks on the air hockey table and don't trap the puck, mmmkay? Subscribe to the 440 YouTube page.

    Adam Vingan's Announcement

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022 67:14


    Adam Vingan and Braden Gall talk Nashville Predators hockey. Adam has a major announcement to make and many important words to say to you all. We also discuss the NHL Awards voting, the sale of the franchise to Bill Haslem and Adam's favorite and dumbest memories from the Predators beat. The Gold Standard is BTYB Jasper's on West End. Check out their free game room but please don't put your drinks on the air hockey table and don't trap the puck, mmmkay? Subscribe to the 440 YouTube page.

    Karl Taylor: Who is the next Tanner Jeannot?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2022 34:02


    TheAthletic.com Adam Vingan and Braden Gall talk Nashville Predators hockey. In a special edition of the show, Braden sits down with Milwaukee Admirals head coach Karl Taylor to discuss the Preds farm system and future stars. How have Cody Glass and Connor Ingram developed? Who along the blueline could help this team? Who is the next Tanner Jeannot? The grind of bouncing between the NHL and AHL. What did he see from Philip Tomasino in his first year? What are his first opinions of Iaroslav Askarov? Luke Evangelista? And what is his future in the NHL? The Gold Standard is BTYB Jasper's on West End. Check out their free game room but please don't put your drinks on the air hockey table and don't trap the puck, mmmkay? Subscribe to the 440 YouTube page.

    The anatomy of a total teardown

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2022 64:51


    TheAthletic.com Adam Vingan and Braden Gall talk Nashville Predators hockey. What would a complete teardown of the Nashville Predators look like? What are the moving pieces? What can you learn from other rebuilds around the NHL? Which players are traded and which are untouchable? Should the Preds decide to rebuild, how exactly would they go about doing that? The Gold Standard is BTYB Jasper's on West End. Check out their free game room but please don't put your drinks on the air hockey table, mmmkay? Subscribe to the 440 YouTube page.

    Fan Survey: Ownership, Forsberg and the future

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 1, 2022 64:12


    TheAthletic.com Adam Vingan and Braden Gall talk Nashville Predators hockey. After 1,200 fans filled out Adam's survey, the guys break down the results. How much do you trust David Poile? Should Nashville resign Filip Forsberg? Where should this team focus this offseason? How should the in-game presentation change? And where WE think the fans might be lying to themselves. The Gold Standard is BTYB Jasper's on West End. Check out their free game room but please don't put your drinks on the air hockey table, mmmkay? Subscribe to the 440 YouTube page.

    Mailbag: Fans deserve to know what's happening

    Play Episode Listen Later May 26, 2022 57:09


    TheAthletic.com Adam Vingan and Braden Gall talk Nashville Predators hockey. The guys answer all of your mailbag questions. Ranging from what to do with Filip Forbserg and Ryan Johansen, should the team target big free agents and how does the farm system look to where does this organization rank in the NHL over the last decade. We also preview the fan survey Adam is conducting at TheAthletic.com The Gold Standard is BTYB Jasper's on West End. Check out their free game room but please don't put your drinks on the air hockey table, mmmkay?

    Is it time for David Poile to slide over?

    Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 54:46


    TheAthletic.com Adam Vingan and Braden Gall talk Nashville Predators hockey. Preds finally answer questions Striking the right tone Why it didn't work John Hynes' contract extention Hynes postseason record leads to critical year Can David Poile evolve his strategies? Do we trust Poile to make this team better? Is it time for Poile to move aside? Biggest looming roster decisions The Gold Standard is BTYB Jasper's on West End. Check out their free game room and killer drink specials during Preds games!

    Sweep leads to questions for ownership

    Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2022 49:30


    TheAthletic.com Adam Vingan and Braden Gall talk Nashville Predators hockey. Preds swept for first time in history No Saros, no chance Colorado totally dominated Bridgestone Arena has lost luster 2017 changed this fanbase Ownership needs to have a voice Adam's questions for ownership Preds organizational goals The future of David Poile The future of John Hynes The Gold Standard is BTYB Jasper's on West End. Check out their free game room and killer drink specials during Preds games!

    Game 2: Preds miss their chance

    Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2022 29:04


    TheAthletic.com Adam Vingan and Braden Gall talk Nashville Predators hockey. Late start turns into late night Connor Ingram's historic evening Incredibly lop-sided metrics Preds had their chances in the third period How his parents watched the game Lying to his parents about starting Which young pieces are proving it? What happens in Game 3 and 4? The Gold Standard is BTYB Jasper's on West End. Check out their free game room and killer drink specials during Preds games!

    Game 1: We tried to tell you

    Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2022 28:21


    TheAthletic.com Adam Vingan and Braden Gall talk Nashville Predators hockey. Denver media comes off top rope What did you expect from David Rittich? The best 30 seconds of the game Adjustments for Game 2: No Kunin Avs can win whole thing (w/ goaltending) Coaching vs. Players: Credit and blame Re-thinking how to define "rebuild" success The Gold Standard is BTYB Jasper's on West End. Check out their free game room and killer drink specials during Preds games!

    Stanley Cup Playoffs: Predators vs. Avalanche

    Play Episode Listen Later May 2, 2022 72:45


    TheAthletic.com Adam Vingan and Braden Gall talk Nashville Predators hockey. Predators vs. Avalanche in the first round Juuse Saros is out Connor Ingram vs. David Rittich? How both ended the season The Preds 3-1 regular season series The stars have been stars in these games The 2018 series Inverted Get to know Avs coach Jared Bednar All of the pressure is on Colorado Why the Preds are a good underdog Multiple areas the Preds can take advantage Make it dirty, make if physical, muck up the game Defining success or failure on the rebuild? Stanley Cup playoff predictions The Gold Standard is BTYB Jasper's on West End, complete with free parking and elite happy hour specials for all Nashville Predators games.

    Without Juuse Saros, Preds are F***KED

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2022 45:24


    TheAthletic.com Adam Vingan and Braden Gall talk Nashville Predators hockey. One period of hockey changes everything Eight straight trips to the playoffs We were wrong about this Preds team Juuse Saros is out and Preds are FU***ED Is his injury tied to usage rate? Asking the right question about Saros' injury Who starts: Connor Ingram or David Rittich? Why Tuesday's game means more than one game Who you want in a series: Colorado or Calgary? Best scoring, power play year in team history Competitive Rebuild: Success or failure? Auston Matthews gets to 60

    Optimism and realism can coexist

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2022 53:34


    TheAthletic.com Adam Vingan and Braden Gall talk Nashville Predators hockey. Why hockey nicknames are stupid What did we learn against Calgary Positional match-up with the Flames Could make for a great series St. Louis disaster Why has this team been treading water? Optimism vs. realism Matt Duchene's growth How John Hynes has developed this team The latest from Filip Forsberg's contract A zamboni urination incident Players who could step into bigger roles The Gold Standard is BTYB Jasper's on West End.

    Preds: A pretty good but not great team

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 14, 2022 59:27


    TheAthletic.com Adam Vingan and Braden Gall talk Nashville Predators hockey. The Preds are what they are... Pretty good but not great wildcard team Setting records is fun but not elite Is Juuse Saros rounding into form? Theories on why Nashville isn't better Secondary scoring holding them back? Youth, defense, divisional strength? Wide open Stanley Cup playoffs Good playoff matchups: MIN, EDM, LAK, DAL Bad playoff matchups: COL, CAL, STL, VGS Bizarro Eastern Conference Austin Matthews chasing history The Gold Standard is BTYB Jasper's on West End.

    A series with Calgary and Philip Tomasino

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 7, 2022 54:56


    TheAthletic.com Adam Vingan and Braden Gall talk Nashville Predators hockey. What does the win over Minnesota mean? Line changes across the board Does Tomasino belong on the top line? Moving Duchene down to the second line Who is the odd man out in new line-up? Johansen, Josi, Duchene, Forsberg, Saros These boxscores are ridiculous Does this team play up to the competition? Does this team play down to the competition? A potential match-up with Calgary Can a team lose focus after clinching? Goals for the weekend The Gold Standard is BTYB Jasper's on West End.

    Preds need more Big Defense Energy

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 31, 2022 60:47


    TheAthletic.com Adam Vingan and Braden Gall talk Nashville Predators hockey. Two huge wins wraps up solid March How many wins do Preds need to make playoffs? Did Kara Hammer steal Adam's BDE material?

    Can Roman Josi carry Preds to a Cup?

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 24, 2022 60:58


    TheAthletic.com Adam Vingan and Braden Gall talk Nashville Predators hockey. A moratorium on Filip Forsberg contract talk Biggest surprise about the last six weeks The stars are maintaining their absurd pace Roman Josi is the best defenseman on the planet Josi's Norris Trophy canidacy Can Josi carry this team to a championship David Poile's year-long strategy is working The definition of a competitive rebuild Being well ahead of schedule Learning how to win may require losing Growth next year requires... Filip Forsberg Trades around the Western Conference The Gold Standard is BTYB Jasper's on West End.

    Trade Deadline Special: The Return of Adam Vingan

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 22, 2022 39:14


    Adam Vingan of TheAthletic.com makes his triumphant return to the pod to talk Nashville Predators hockey with Braden Gall in this Trade Deadline Special edition. The MOST important thing Nashville did Everything important thing David Poile said The PR full court press from Poile It's not really that different from Ryan Suter Was Poile covering his hindquarters? Damned if you do, damned if you don't Are they still too far apart? What's next? Leaving this team intact is a risk (but could be fun) Revisiting Adam's predictions Who is Jeremy Lauzon? The final month of the season The Gold Standard is BTYB Jasper's on West End.

    Final Forsberg predictions with Greg Wyshynski

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 17, 2022 62:46


    Jeremy K. Gover of AP.com and Braden Gall talk Nashville Predators hockey. More gloating (we are the assignment desk now) Next: San Jose was the turning point Did the Preds pick the right time to suck? Is it too early to "flip the switch?" How concerned are we about St. Louis? David Poile gives us one last deadline update Chasing records update ESPN.com Greg Wyshynski talks trade deadline and Playoffs Should the Preds be looking to buy at the deadline? What should they do with Filip Forsberg? Why Greg is so bullish on this Preds team (But NOT on John Hynes) Why has this team turned things around? Will national media vote for any Preds Final Forsberg trade deadline prediction Gover and Braden react to Greg's thoughts on how the Preds can make a deep run and make their final Filip Forsberg trade deadline predictions (hopefully EVER). The Gold Standard is BTYB Jasper's on West End.

    Most important weekend of the season

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 10, 2022 61:11


    Jeremy K. Gover fills in for TheAthletic.com Adam Vingan talking Nashville Predators hockey with Braden Gall of 440 Sports. Ben Harpur does something amazing Being way ahead of the curve Tracking all of the records Explosion against San Jose Are Sharks fans insane? Come from behind win over Dallas Late game line deployment Scheduling has finally evened out Divisional, Wildcard, Conference races Not buying Calgary at all Mandatory Forsberg words Negotiating the contract after the deadline How this weekend impacts trade strategy NHL cuts off KHL, impact on Askarov? Ovechkin and other Russian players The Gold Standard is BTYB Jasper's on West End.

    The time is now for the Predators

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 3, 2022 51:10


    Jeremy K. Gover fills in for Adam Vingan talking Nashville Predators hockey with Braden Gall. Negative stuff first: Five weeks of bad hockey: Why? Regression to the mean? A young team is learning how to win Juuse Saros' production Eight more games before deadline This is the time for the Preds to win Positive stuff next: Stadium Series was a massive success Preds game ops was brililant Sight lines, uniforms, crowd, weather Options for more outdoor games? Single-season records could be broken Josi, Fosberg, Duchene chasing The Gold Standard is BTYB Jasper's on West End.

    Forsberg rumors, Stadium Series, Pekka Rinne

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 25, 2022 55:15


    Jeremy K. Gover of AP.com Radio and Braden Gall talk Nashville Predators hockey. Defining success for the Stadium Series What the national media cares about Preds get huge two points over Dallas Booing Ryan Suter, Radulov Pekka's jersey retirement Pekka gets a statue How Pekka, Preds are viewed in Finland Lots of scouts at the game Thursday Filip Forsberg trade rumors David Poile is just doing his job Can't make trade decisions in the moment Ideal scenario for the Preds w/ Forsberg The Gold Standard is BTYB Jasper's on West End.

    Pekka Rinne stories

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 23, 2022 38:15


    Jeremy K. Gover and Braden Gall talk Nashville Predators hockey. Biggest non-playoff week in Smashville... ever? The importance of the comeback against Florida Tanner Jeannot, David Rittich come up big Big night in Nashville, big game v. Dallas Stories that exlpain Pekka's character Is Pekka Rinne a Hall of Famer? Who else could be retired? Can Preds keep energy level up for game? The Gold Standard is BTYB Jasper's on West End.

    Rantings and Ravings

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 17, 2022 67:40


    Jeremy K. Gover from AP.com and Braden Gall talk Nashville Predators hockey. Adam Vingan is on paternity leave. How was the Super Bowl? Did halftime, atmosphere live up to the hype? Peter Laviolette returns to Bridgestone Tribute videos have gotten out of control Yet another losing streak... why? Taking entirely too many penalties Can a young team grow out of its mistakes? Trade Deadline Rantings and Ravings This team is not one piece away David Poile says they're "closer" to signing Forsberg But Forsberg is not a No. 1 (but he's our No. 1) A smoldering Great One hot take? Nick Cousins injury and weather forecast The Gold Standard is BTYB Jasper's on West End.

    Best, Worst potential playoff matchups

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 10, 2022 60:32


    Jeremy K. Gover of AP.com and Braden Gall talk Nashville Predators hockey. (Jeremy is filling in for Adam Vingan, who is on paternity leave). Jeremy is LIVE FROM THE SUPER BOWL! Did we learn anything in the loss to Dallas? Which playoff matchup would be most concerning? Which teams present the best matchup for the Preds? TNT, Kenny Albert's greatness, the power play clock Is the All-Star still a viable event nationally? Second half predictions from Gover Mandatory Forsberg trade deadline segment Central Division rapid fire Next Week: Peter Laviolette's return Super Bowl Predictions The Gold Standard is BTYB Jasper's on West End.

    Adam Vingan's spring predictions (and news)

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 3, 2022 68:22


    TheAthletic.com Adam Vingan and Braden Gall talk Nashville Predators hockey. Adam has some news for all of you Predictions for the next month from Adam Is Forsberg on this team next month? Will the Stadium Series be considered a success? Where will the Preds be in the standings? Preds when leading after two, trailing after two Penalty killing vs. short-handed scoring Juuse Saros weekly adoration segment Vegas Odds to win Cup have changed dramatically Is there value in betting in Nashville? Individual award odds: Saros, Josi, Jeannot, Hynes Who has best chance to snag a trophy? Braden's twisted bet on the Predators Two new All-Star game features The Gold Standard is BYTB Jasper's on West End.

    Not a lot to complain about

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 27, 2022 52:05


    TheAthletic.com Adam Vingan and Braden Gall talk Nashville Predators hockey. A total coarse corrections took place Starting games well on offense Seattle's arena, uniforms, multiple jumbotrons No. 2 in the NHL in 10+ goal scorers Why Preds are so good at finishing games? Obligatory Juuse Saros segment of words ESPN+ broadcast over-delivered on nuance Cup team was best on ice and in record books Forsberg, Josi milestones Alex Carrier grading out like a superstar Every young player is grading out well Western vs. Eastern Conference Colorado and Vegas taking control? Team stats looking good too The Gold Standard is BTYB Jasper's on West End.

    A Juuse Saros dependency

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2022 54:38


    TheAthletic.com Adam Vingan and Braden Gall talk Nashville Predators hockey. A losing streak Let's not overreact to one bad week Why some fans are celebrating a losing streak? Third place is probably about right Using a larger sample size Best case, worst case deadline scenario The Juuse Saros dependency NHL All-Star game rosters, format Goal-scoring historical context Is this the best goal-scoring Preds team ever? Finding, developing scoring forwards Spicy press conference in Canada Adam word-vomited on Brian Boyle one time John Hynes contract clarification The Gold Standard is BTYB Jasper's on West End.

    Do you want the fancy stats?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2022 60:24


    TheAthletic.com Adam Vingan and Braden Gall talk Nashville Predators hockey. Redefining the term "Smashville" What we learned from win over Avs Eye test and metrics agree Records with leads, finishing games Fastest Preds teams to reach 50 points Actually tweaking expectations finally More ways to praise Juuse Saros Congrats to Max Herz Being annoyed by Jared Stillman Tanner Jeannot's Calder candidacy Rookie history books Big weekend of action The Gold Standard is BTYB Jasper's on West End.

    This Predators team has no passengers

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2022 61:41


    TheAthletic.com Adam Vingan and Braden Gall talk Nashville Predators hockey. Preds win two more, are 15-0-1 after two periods There are no passengers on this team John Hynes Coach of the Year candidacy Tanner Jeannot's Calder Trophy candidacy The Ryan Ellis trade finally delivered a point! Staying level-headed about Filip Forsberg's future Has Adam changed his opinion about resigning Forsberg? Did Adam Vingan give John Hynes covid? How Hynes learned about his players, about himself Main Preds hurdles: Entitlement and Fragility Getting Ryan Johansen to talk about his own failings Players response to Hynes vs. growing up with Lavy Braden dominates Adam's Preds quiz! The Gold Standard is BTYB Jasper's on West End.

    The Airing of Grievances: Preds vs. Titans

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 31, 2021 69:16


    TheAthletic.com Adam Vingan and Braden Gall talk Nashville Predators hockey. One point out of four on the road Maintaining identity even in defeat John Hynes communication is good for fans How to interpret his in-game coaching style Angry Face Lavy What you need to know about new protocols Fan sensitivity: Titans vs. Preds Why Titans fans actively seek out grievance Why Preds fans are different How Nashville as a city impacts fan perception New Year's Intentions: Don't take the bait Winter Classic could be coldest on record Have outdoor games lost their luster? The Gold Standard is BTYB Jasper's on West End.

    Stats, Success, Sustainability and Scheduling

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2021 53:54


    TheAthleti.com Adam Vingan and Braden Gall talk Nashville Predators hockey. The Preds find a way to win two more games Can we give the wins to Karl Taylor? Should we have seen this success coming? Time to start giving John Hynes the credit he deserves What do the numbers say about sustainability? Advanced metrics define the Preds core identity Can the NHL reset after Christmas? Why Covid is such a concern for players NHL punts on the Olympics: Right move? The Gold Standard is BTYB Jasper's on West End.

    Magic Grits with a side of Covid

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2021 80:27


    TheAthletic.com Adam Vingan and Braden Gall talk Nashville Predators hockey. Covid has hit the Preds hard What does it mean for the schedule, protocols? The key to the five-game winning streak Expectations for Tolvanen, young scorers Juuse Saros is still amazing Baby Arlo's influence on the team Have expectations changed? Should they? When is it okay to change expectations? Double-edge sword: One-goal wins NHL covid outbreaks are getting worse Should the league go to the Olympics? Rooting for the Preds vs. the USA What will players do? Adam took his wife's first class upgrade Brigid tells the whole story The Gold Standard is BTYB Jasper's on West End.

    Way ahead of last year (and uniforms)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2021 60:18


    TheAthletic.com Adam Vingan and Braden Gall talk Nashville Predators hockey. Adam is on a road trip too Back to back wins kick off road trip Comparing this team to last year Line combination success: Metrics Secondary scoring finally comes A big three-game weekend Stadium Series uniform analysis Evaluating the Ryan Ellis trade The Admirals struggles How many Arlo photos is too many? The Gold Standard is BTYB Jasper's on West End.

    Relationship Status: It's complicated

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 51:58


    TheAthletic.com Adam Vingan and Braden Gall talk Nashville Predators hockey. Filip Forsberg scores four goals Crazy Mikael Granlund stat Historic context of Forsberg's production How does it impact contract talks? Why would anyone throw their hat on the ice? What happens to the hats? Good tradition? Bad? Are we concerned about Juuse Saros' work rate? Stats update: Still good on the power play Stats update: Still not good on the penalty kill Fang Fingers: Love it or hate it? Preds are perfect at holding leads What we learned against Colorado, Vegas? The Gold Standard is BTYB Jasper's on West End.

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