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Red Wings will start Petr Mrazek in goal in Florida, go back to Jimmy Howard next night in Tampa Bay | MLive.com
Mrazek is playing well right now and the Wings need to win consecutive games to get some momentum going. I have no problem with the Wings playing him on Thursday.

Darren Helm set to return, bolster Red Wings lines | The Detroit News
The return of Darren Helm is much awaited, and much needed.

5 things to watch: GMs discuss three-on-three OT; Red Wings-Lightning a playoff preview? | MLive.com
A first-round playoff series between the Wings and the Lightning is a very strong possibility as things currently stand. I think the Wings are overall on par with them, but it will be an incredibly tough series if it becomes a reality.

Construction starts soon on new Detroit Red Wings arena | Detroit Free Press
Construction season is beginning, and the Wings' new arena is going to begin making significant progress in the next few weeks.

NHL News

NHL GMs support 3-on-3 overtime, but exact format still uncertain | ProHockeyTalk
Great news! The GMs are unsure of whether or not they want to use the AHL's format, or if they want skip 4-on-4 play and start overtime with 3-on-3 play.

Your guide to NCAA Hockey Championship Weekend | Puck Daddy
The Spartans and Wolverines are both in the tournament, with the Wolverines having to play a play-in game against Wisconsin on Thursday. If Michigan wins, they will play MSU in the semifinals.

Maple Leafs' Nazem Kadri faces suspension hearing | USA Today
Kadri checked Edmonton's Matt Fraser in the head.

NHL GMs on board with introducing coach’s challenges | ProHockeyTalk
Coaches will be able to challenge goaltender interference and puck-over-the-glass delay of game penalties.

Power Rankings: Ducks sitting pretty for now but playoff gauntlet awaits | CBSSports.com
The Red Wings stayed at #8 in CBS Sport's latest power rankings.

Five freshmen exceeding all expectations in their rookie seasons | The Hockey News
The Blackhawks failed to sign their draft pick Kevin Hayes last offseason, and the Rangers are more than happy that they were unable to. Hayes has scored 13 goals and 32 points in 65 games so far for the Rangers.

Rangers' Lundqvist cleared to practice | TSN
The Rangers will get their star goaltender back soon after being out since January 31st.

VIDEO: Police called to minor league hockey game after players, fans clash - CBSSports.com
Things can get pretty heated in minor league hockey.

Which NHL team would be the best in 3-on-3 overtime? We rank them | The Hockey News
The Wings were ranked 10th, which I can understand. The one benefit that the Wings have is that in addition to Datsyuk and Zetterberg, we have skilled depth, something which some other teams do not have.

Let's Go Red Wings!