DETROIT -- While the Detroit Red Wings performed the arduous task of cleaning out their lockers and coming to grips with another season of not being in the playoffs, a couple veteran players feel the Wings are building toward something good.
"I think a lot of our younger guys took big steps in the right direction. Now let's have a good summer and do it again and keep getting better," defenseman Niklas Kronwall said Monday at Little Caesars Arena. "We have a great group of guys. It was great to see the steps that most of our young guys took, both on the back end but also up front, with Bert (Tyler Bertuzzi), Double-A (Andreas Athanasiou), Moe (Anthony Mantha), (Dylan) Larkin, they all had really good years. Now it's a matter of staying with that and keep pushing yourself to get even better and not just be satisfied with where you're at."