Saturday's Dump & Chase: Tre Kronor

The Preds and Filip Forsberg take on the Washington Capitals this Saturday. It's hard not to think about the potential of Forsberg pulling the ultimate Tre Kronor and putting up three hat tricks in a row, however extremely unlikely.

Nashville Predators News & Notes

Filip Forsberg powers Predators with consecutive hat tricks | The Tennessean
You keep doing you, Fil.

Rexrode: Rinne wants to hand Predators’ keys to Saros … later | The Tennessean
I feel like this was a really awkward interview for Pekka Rinne.

Around the World of Hockey

Fantasy Hockey - news, rumors and more on all 30 NHL teams | ESPN
Having Rinne and Saros on your fantasy team would be pretty deadly.

Four Canucks out with symptoms of mumps | NHL
Here we go again...

Best Villain, Best Director and more: Handing out the NHL Oscars | FOX Sports
The Best Villain has to be Brad Marchand.

NHL odds: How many players (and which ones) will be traded by the deadline? |
I'd go on the lower end with the expansion draft happening this summer.

Axed on ice: A look back at the 18 in-season NHL coaching changes over last 5 years |
It's crazy how many coaching changes actually occur in the NHL.

NHL fights subpoena for records related to Reebok deal | TSN
This could take a while but I can't imagine it not blowing over eventually..

NHL 100: Billy Coutu's lifetime ban |

PPG Teams Up With NHL | Facility Executive
PPG has formed an exclusive paint partnership with National Hockey League to become the "official paint of the NHL." WOOHOO.

Five Canadian NHL teams are in the playoff chase but cling to berths | The Globe and Mail
That's a big departure from recent years.

Even if Stadium Series game between the Philadelphia Flyers and Pittsburgh Penguins isn't a sellout, it will still be a success | ESPN
You can never go wrong with a Flyers-Penguins matchup.

Is the NHL standings format screwing up the playoffs?
The only problem I have is the two point system. I think if it was a three point system the standings would be a lot more reflective of the actual quality of the teams.

NHL trade deadline 2017: Guide to rumors, tracking the deals | USA Today
I'm fine with this Preds staying where they are. It's not like they've been the team most people expected them to be anyway.