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Wings Finish On A Losing Note And The Future Of Niklas Kronwall

04/07/2019 at 8:25am EDT

from Ansar Khan of Mlive,

In the grand scheme, losing the season finale Saturday gave the Detroit Red Wings a slightly better chance, however small, to win the draft lottery, or at least draw into the top three.

But this isn’t how they envisioned the season ending, getting blown out 7-1 by the Buffalo Sabres at Little Caesars Arena, given how hard they have competed in recent weeks.

They didn’t want this kind of performance as their lasting memory heading into a long off-season. But they prefer to think they are closer to the team that had won six in a row and seven-of-eight down the stretch, not the one that ended it this way.

“It’s disappointing,” Dylan Larkin said. “It was like a pond hockey game. They wanted it more. It was a pretty forgettable night. It’s tough, especially with the way we’ve been playing in the past couple of weeks, to finish like this.”

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from Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News,

Niklas Kronwall wasn’t giving any sort of clue or indication.

If Saturday was his last ever game at Little Caesars Arena, Kronwall wasn’t saying, as the Red Wings’ season came to an end.

Was it the end to Kronwall’s long and successful career, too?

“I don’t really have a time table,” said Kronwall after the morning skate. “We (Kronwall and general manager Ken Holland) talked in January, or whenever it was, and (agreed) to sit down after the season. Everything is going to figure itself out over the next few weeks or months, or whenever that’ll be.

“I’ll spend some time with the family now and be a full-time dad and that’s something I’m looking forward to now.”

At the beginning of the season, it appeared to be a foregone conclusion that Kronwall, 38, was going to call it a career after this season.

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