Three things: on the draft lottery, painting the ice at LCA and the Griffins’ lay-off

Of Red Wings-related note this morning:

1. The Wings posted a video in which Carley Johnston explains Saturday’s draft lottery:

2. The Detroit News’s David Guralnick posted a 12-image photo gallery and a 1:42 elapsed-time video of fans painting the ice at Little Caesars Arena on Thursday,  with donations benefiting the Detroit Red Wings Foundation:

At the end, the Wings Zambonied the ice clean, which is a bummer.

3. And in case you were wondering why the Grand Rapids Griffins won’t be able to use Van Andel Arena for their series against the Manitoba Moose, which re-starts with Monday’s 5th and deciding game, the Grand Rapids Press’s Peter J. Wallner explains the situation:

Why the long wait between games? Grand Valley State and Davenport have the arena reserved for commencement ceremonies

Update: Here’s a fourth thing, from the Detroit Free Press, regarding the distribution of the Russian Five film:

“The Russian Five” will continue its festival run through the summer and is exploring options for distribution while looking into creative ways to bring the film to fans. Sign up for email updates at the film’s website.

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My name is George Malik, and I'm the Malik Report's editor/blogger/poster. I have been blogging about the Red Wings since 2006, when MLive hired me to work their SlapShots blog, and I joined Kukla's Korner in 2011 as The Malik Report. I'm starting The Malik Report as a stand-alone site, hoping that having my readers fund the website is indeed the way to go to build a better community and create better content.