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Marek Zidlicky '100% committed' to playing in NHL next season | Detroit Free Press
If Zidlicky is able to play in the NHL next season, it is highly unlikely that it will be with the Red Wings.

New Arena Leaves Promised Developments in the Dust | Curbed Detroit
The arena development is progressing as planned, but the surrounding district has not begun to be developed.

Red Wings holding special equipment and memorabilia sale on Saturday | WXYZ.com
The Wings will be having an equipment sale on June 6th between 11AM-7PM at Hockeytown Authentics in Troy.

NHL News

Zuccarello (brain contusion, skull fracture) was unable to speak after injury | ProHockeyTalk
The title alone sounds excruciatingly painful. Mats Zuccarello was hit in the head by a puck during Game 5 of the Rangers first-round playoff series against the Penguins.

Blackhawks vs. Lightning Stanley Cup Preview: Who has the better forwards? | Puck Daddy
I will give the Blackhawks a slight edge in the forwards category, but only a slight one.

NHL mock draft: Connor McDavid, Jack Eichel, and then what? | USA Today
The mock draft has the Wings picking center Joel Eriksson Ek from Färjestad in the SHL.

Poll: Should the Ducks fire Boudreau? | ProHockeyTalk
In my opinion, there is no reason whatsoever for the Ducks to fire Bruce Boudreau at this point.

Report: Devils to hire Hynes as head coach | TSN
John Hynes is the current head coach of the Penguins' AHL affiliate in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.

Sportsnet's Top 30 NHL Draft Prospects - Sportsnet.ca
Connor McDavid and Jack Eichel are your unquestionable top-two prospects with Dylan Strome, Noah Hanifin, and Mitch Marner, respectively, rounding out the top-five. The University of Michigan's Zack Werenski is ranked 10th.

Kris Letang officially cleared for workouts after suffering concussion | Puck Daddy
Letang suffered a concussion after being hit by Shane Doan in late March.

Hawks or Bolts? Stanley Cup Final Preview | TSN
Craig Button thinks that the Blackhawks will be victorious in the Stanley Cup Final.

2015 Stanley Cup Preview: Lightning or Blackhawks? We tell you who will win and why | The Hockey News
The Hockey News agrees with Button's prediction, picking the Blackhawks to win in six.

Stanley Cup Final: Sizing up Lightning vs. Blackhawks | USA Today
USA Today agrees with both TSN and The Hockey News, picking the Blackhawks to win in six games.

Three candidates to captain the Montreal Canadiens - Sportsnet.ca
Assuming that the Habs do not break custom and name Carey Price captain, it has to be P.K. Subban, right?

Is it fair to hold cap teams to old dynasty standards? | ProHockeyTalk
To an extent, yes. A minimum of three Cups are needed for dynasty consideration, and even then other factors need to be considered. In the post-lockout era, the Blackhawks are the closest thing we have come to a dynasty, but they are not there yet.

Let's Go Red Wings!