Thursday's Dump & Chase: Wildfire

The Flames come into Nashville tonight for a battle of Western Conference Wild Card teams.

Nashville Predators News

Weber Fulfilling Role Perfectly with Preds - Nashville Predators
I'd love to file a petition for any article title referring to the name of this current Predator to include "Yannick."

Playoff Preview: Potential First Round Matchups - On the Forecheck
One Minnesota, please and thank you.

Around Hockey

Zach Werenski breaks through rookie wall -
While Matthews and Laine receive more recognition being forwards, Werenski has improved his team more than any other rookie this season.

Leafs' Matthews, Jackets' Werenski develop bond as star rookies - The Columbus Dispatch - Columbus, OH
The future of American hockey is bright.

Keller Named CHN Rookie of the Year : College Hockey News
Boston University freshman Clayton Keller, selected No. 7 overall in last June's NHL Draft, has been named College Hockey News' Rookie of the Year for 2016-17.

Former NHL coach Mike Keenan embraces new challenge of China's 'untapped hockey frontier'
Mike Keenan is taking on the most extraordinary challenge of his hockey career -- coaching China's KHL club and developing the country's national program in advance of the 2022 Beijing Olympics.

'Stupid' NHL divisional playoff format is drawing criticism - AP News
Personally, I love the divisional format. It encourages rivalries within each division and properly rewards teams for beating the teams they play most often.

Canadiens' Max Pacioretty expects NHLers to go to 2018 Olympics -
Montreal Canadiens captain Max Pacioretty has joined the chorus of players speaking out about the possibility that the NHL won’t participate in the 2018 Olympics.

Train ride saves Flames, Oilers on a roll - Article - TSN
Insight into the Flames' turnaround the second half of this season.

Canadiens shuffle Alex Galchenyuk to wing | Montreal Gazette
He moves from center on the top line to playing left wing on the third line with Andrew Shaw and Artturi Lehkonen. Does Galchenyuk know that there's no income tax in Tennessee?