• No fanbase needs Last Week Tonight with John Oliver‘s #JustAddZebras campaign (to make reality more palatable) than fans of the Colorado Avalanche do. Well done, arena crew. [@steveljohnston]

• Many players go on the record to support the NHL participating in the 2018 Olympics. [ESPN]

• The NHL is open to Chinese investment as the league continues to expand its reach. [Globe and Mail]

• Rasmus Ristolainen never expected to be suspended for his hit on Jake Guentzel. [Buffalo Hockey Beat]

• The state bill to help fund the Arizona Coyotes new arena is dead on arrival. One legislator suggests the franchise needs to increase the amount of money they’d contribute. [Arizona Republic]

• Information from USA Hockey men’s national team player handbooks showcase even more inequities between the men’s and women’s programs. [CNN Money]

• NWHLPA Director Anya Battaglino on potential ‘scabs’ playing for USA Hockey at Women’s Worlds next week, “If you don’t stand with us, you stand against us.” [Vice Sports]

• The Anaheim Ducks aren’t concerned with winning another division title. That’s probably a good thing. [OC Register]

• Tanner Kero has earned himself a two-year extension with the Chicago Blackhawks. [Chicago Tribune]

• In the most crucial part of the season, the Boston Bruins need more than they’re currently getting from Tuukka Rask. [Bruins Daily]

• More on the ‘spring swoon’ hitting the Bruins. [Boston Sports Desk]

• Diving into the numbers behind Boston’s top line. [SI]

• Brent Burns isn’t changing too much in his game despite hitting a cold streak. [CSN Bay Area]

• Ed Belfour knows a thing or two about the symbiotic relationship between a goalie and his defense. [Dallas Morning News]

• How the current playoff format will like screw a good team like the Columbus Blue Jackets. [The Hockey News]

• Working through the home ice advantage tie-break scenarios for the Washington Capitals. [Nova Caps]

• Probability of Maple Leafs making the playoffs has increased. Or did they just get jinxed? [Pension Plan Puppets]

• The new generation of Leafs fans have much to look forward to. That’ll save a lot of money on therapy. [Sportsnet]

• College hockey is producing more NHL-ready talent than ever, but growing Division 1 programs is much more difficult than other collegiate sports. [NY Times]

• Now that Providence College is good at hockey, other NCAA coaches have a problem with them playing at home in the first round of the tournament. [College Hockey News]

• If you don’t think writing letters and reaching out to NHL teams in support of social causes works, that’s incorrect! Because of letters written to the Toronto Maple Leafs regarding violence against women, the team partnered with White Ribbon to raise awareness. [The Melissaverse]

• Fantasy hockey: Who to pickup during the stretch run of the season to give your team a boost. [Dobber]

• Finally, Matt Duchene makes sure this young lady has a date to the prom. Let’s hope she gets to keep the puck.