DETROIT (WXYZ) - Following that Game 7 Western Conference semifinals overtime loss in Chicago, the Wings gathered at The Joe one last time for their annual team photo and locker clean out.
The Wings now look ahead to joining a very physical Eastern Conference for the 2013-2014 season, but are still shaking off what happened against the Blackhawks in Game 7 on Wednesday at the United Center.
"It's going to be one of those games you probably you look back on and you say you know 'what if' and everything like that," said Wings goalie Jimmy Howard. "[Especially with it] being a Game 7 and with it going to overtime. It was memorable."
"With what we lost last year in the offseason [there were] a lot of question marks [this season]," said Justin Abdelkader, a Wings forward. "But I felt like with the young guys that came in and stepped up, and played important roles on our team, were a big reason why we got into the playoffs."