Wednesday's Dump & Chase: Headed Into The Wild

Today is the last day without the Nashville Predators on your television screens. They head into Minnesota tomorrow night to take on the Wild. But until then, there are other things going on in the hockey world.

Nashville Predators News

Filip Forsberg Producing in Face of Regression - TSS
This is the answer to Dan's link from yesterday.

NHL's Fan Fair, a Hockey Lover's Paradise, Coming to Nashville - Nashville Predators - Features
Finally everyone outside of Nashville will get to experience what we already know about this city. It's awesome!

Predators week ahead: Central Division play begins | Tennessean
Light week this week, but it will still be tough.

Henrik Zetterberg of Detroit Red Wings one goal from becoming seventh Swede with 300 - - NHL Insider
I gotta give respect, where respect is due.

Connor McDavid, Jack Eichel rookie buzz similar to Sidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin - - NHL Insider
If they become half as good as Crosby and Ovechkin, we are in for a treat. - Islanders' Tavares skates, won't play against Devils - At the Rink blog
I know this was yesterday's news, but the league is a better place when Tavares is playing.

Jagr mullet update; Tarasenko returns for Blues; life on hockey's bubble (Puck Headlines) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports

What’s the worst decision ever made by NHL coach? (Roundtable) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
I would definitely say benching Tretiak in U.S. game was the worst non-NHL coaching move, FWIW.

Babcock to coach Team Canada at World Cup - Article - TSN
Is this really a shock to anyone? I didn't think so.

3-on-3 OT hasn't produced more penalty shots - Article - TSN
But it has produced more exciting overtime hockey.

NHL Power Rankings: Bruins starting to pick it up thanks to Krejci - NHL -
The Preds are ranked 6th in these rankings in case you were wondering.

7 Keys to the Los Angeles Kings' 7-Game Winning Streak | TheHockeyWriters
There is only one key, and that is they are really good.

Splitting Gaudreau and Monahan Gives Flames Balance - TSS
We'll see how long they will stick with that decision.

Hakstol: ‘We’re not happy. These aren’t easy times’ | ProHockeyTalk
And cue your annual "Weber to Philadelphia" rumors!