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Quick Hits: Tough Loss; 3-On-3 Overtime; Håkan Andersson

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Red Wings News

Panthers 3, Red Wings 1: Offense shows up late as Detroit loses for fifth time in seven games | MLive.com
An unfortunate and disappointing loss. There is no need to panic, we were bound to hit a rough patch eventually. But, we have been in this patch for long enough now and I would be very glad if we could win a couple of consecutive games.

Red Wings scout Hakan Andersson playoff run hero | SI.com
Great article about Håkan Andersson.

Unsung Veterans | Grand Rapids Griffins
It may be the Wings' prospects who are the most well-known Griffins players, but it is the veterans who provide the final key piece to the Griffins' success.

Red Wings favor three-on-three play for overtime, but opinions vary on how to implement it | MLive.com
Niklas Kronwall wants to keep overtime at five minutes, and Brendan Smith agrees.

NHL News

Matthew Wuest, Metro Halifax sports reporter and CapGeek founder, dies of cancer | Metro
Terrible news.

Eichel becomes first freshman Hobey Baker finalist since Parise | ProHockeyTalk
Safe to say that Jack Eichel is a very good hockey player.

3-on-3 won't keep NHL teams from wanting overtime - Sportsnet.ca
My ideal scenario would be if the NHL brought back ties, thus eliminating any possible gimmicks to force a winner. And while 3-on-3 overtime is less gimmicky than shootouts, you cannot deny the fact that it is still a fabricated way to force a winner out of every game. However, ties are not coming back, and as a result, 3-on-3 OT is by far the next best option. I am not a fan of playing the entire OT period on 3-on-3, and would rather the NHL go 4-on-4 for four minutes. After that there should be a one minute period where if a whistle blows, teams switch to 3-on-3. If no whistle has blown by the five minute mark, then a buzzer goes off, and teams go to 3-on-3. By doing this, there would be less of a risk that momentum is killed by forcing teams to drop a player.

How the Dallas Stars can turn things around next season | The Hockey News
The Stars have a strong core group of players. With a couple of offseason additions, they should be able to compete for a playoff spot next season.

Utah Grizzlies to honor military with creative specialty uniforms (Photos) | Puck Daddy
Really cool! Again, only in the ECHL.

Murray wants cancer awareness to be his legacy | TSN
Bryan Murray is a well-known man in the hockey community, and his illness will help spread awareness for colon cancer.

Canadiens form partnership with CWHL's Stars - Sportsnet.ca
The Canadiens are entering into a partnership with the Canadian Women's Hockey League's Montreal Stars. This is a good step towards helping develop the women's side of the sport.

Prospects moving up draft list as playoffs approach | USA Today
Some good information about some of the non-McDavid/Eichel players in this year's draft.

Five backup goaltenders who could find starting jobs next season | The Hockey News
By no means do I think that Jonas Gustavsson can land a starting job next season with another NHL team. However, since he joined the Wings, when he has been healthy, the monster has played really well. The problem is, he has rarely been healthy. He is only 30 years old, and if he can land a backup job next season where he is healthy and plays consistent hockey, I do not think the door for him to be a starter has shut just yet.

Jets sign D Kostalek to entry-level contract | TSN
Jan Kostalek was the Jets fourth-round draft pick in the 2013 draft.

Daly: ‘I don’t think any of the teams are actively tanking’ | ProHockeyTalk
Do you think or do you know?

Let's Go Red Wings!