Thursday's Dump & Chase: Sweden Seems Awesome

Victor Hedman, the Florida Viking himself, wrote an awesome piece on growing up in Sweden and how that translated into the NHL. That's the required reading for today.

Nashville Predators News & Notes

Next 9 games could dictate Predators at trade deadline | Tennessean
The attitude from Ribeiro and Jackman seems like "I hope they do something".

30 Thoughts: What's behind Crosby's scoring surge -
Elliott asks the $64,000 question about the Preds goaltending situation.

Line Continuity Will Bring Productivity | The Predatorial
Let's Hope So

How We Play Hockey in Sweden | The Players' Tribune
This is a wonderful picture of Swedish hockey, and the family atmosphere that exists over there.

Is Nazem Kadri part of Toronto's plans, or a trade option? -
I thought Babcock was going to make him a star?

Reading the trade market tea leaves | TSN
Dan Hamhuis, remember him?

Yeo was ‘disappointed’ to see Hoppy the rabbit holding a ‘YEO MUST GO’ sign – ProHockeyTalk
If you can't trust two entities named Zenon and Hoppy when it comes to the Wild, who can you trust?

Minnesota Wild, angry coaches and Maple Leafs (Puck Daddy Countdown) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
For as iffy as Dubnyk has been this year, he's at least been more consistent than Rinne.

Dennis Wideman appeal hearing concludes; decision could take few days | ESPN
Yeezus. That's a long long hearing.

Dion Phaneuf is having a horrible debut with the Ottawa Senators -
Rough night for Mr. Cuthbert.

EspnW Pulls Back the Curtain on NWHL Investors - TSS
Good. Glad to know who some of these folks are, and know the earmarks that were set. And that's also vital information, since the Whale....

NWHL COO Speirs out after allegedly trying to 'discredit' women's league | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
....the Whale's former GM isn't looking so good. Hopefully the Whale's fourth GM (this year) will be better suited for the role.

Sabres' Evander Kane gets some love from Evander Holyfield after fights -
And if anyone can work a track suit, it's a boxer who was on top of the game in the 1990s.

Should the Red Wings claim Christian Ehrhoff? - Winging It In Motown
Why would they do such a thing? The Kings waived the German defenseman yesterday.

Detroit Red Wings defenseman Danny DeKeyser day-to-day with bruised leg |

Ilitches trademark 'Baddest Bowl in Hockey' for new Red Wings arena | Detroit Free Press

Schwartz's return gives Blues a boost | STLToday
If the Blues were looking for balance and scoring, Schwartz brings that.

Not Hockey

Columbus Crew Unveil New Kit, And...Hmmm. | Deadspin
Right after the Preds unveiled their new uniforms, we had Legwand and Suter in my store for an hour signing autographs. They did their best to sound excited about their new jerseys... much better than these guys did.

Have a Look Around Bastion, Wedgewood-Houston's New Favorite Watering Hole - Eater Nashville
This looks like the coolest place I've seen in a while. No joke.

The best.