A full 45 minutes of hockey talk looking at the upcoming opponents for the Nashville Predators and talking about a pro athlete’s transition from the game to life after hockey. We open the show looking at the new All Star Game format that was formally announced on Wednesday.

Mark Scheig of The Hockey Writers joined us to discuss John Tortorella’s takeover in Columbus, what Predators fans can expect Friday and Alex Debrincat of the Erie Otters. (12:40)

NHL.com’s Joe Yerdon breaks down the Buffalo Sabres along with Jack Eichel, Cody Franson and David Legwand. (23:30)

We close the show by speaking with former college hockey standout for Boston College & Hobey Baker Finalist Chris Collins who wrote an article on The Player’s Tribune on the difficulty of transitioning from hockey to life after hockey. (35:00)