The talk begins Wednesday.

The madness of where unrestricted free agents land in the NHL hits full stride at noon Friday.

But between all the madness, questions abound, and it could make for a fascinating week.

“We have decisions to make,” Red Wings general manager Ken Holland said. “There’s a push from (Grand Rapids).”

Besides a plethora of talent the Red Wings have with their affiliate, the Griffins, there are trades, compliance buyouts — they can be uses until 5 p.m. Thursday — and re-signing to consider.

And that’s where the madness starts — or really, has started.

Forward Bryan Bickell re-signed with the Blackhawks last weekend for four years and $16 million.

■Vincent Lecavalier, bought out by the Lightning last week, has met with at least 15 teams, including the Red Wings.

Lecavalier, the biggest name on the market, likely will command a contract worth $5 million per season for about five years — length and money the Red Wings likely don’t want to approach.

But, there are players who should fall into the Red Wings plans — Panthers center Stephen Weiss, Blackhawks left wing Viktor Stalberg, Bruins right wing Nathan Horton, Devils right wing David Clarkson and Canadiens right wing Michael Ryder, to name a few.

“If there’s a fit out there, we could be interested,” Holland said.

But there are internal issues the Red Wings must deal with, too.

For example, the logjam at the forward spot.

Valtteri Filppula, Daniel Cleary and Damien Brunner are unrestricted free agents, and join restricted free agents Joakim Andersson and Gustav Nyquist in the mix of forwards.