Over the course of last season, it became abundantly clear that the Detroit Red Wings were not the elite Red Wings of old.
Sure, the skill level was still high, and they had star players on the ice in Pavel Datsyuk and Henrik Zetterberg. But the work ethic stalled at some points, and the team began to develop some bad habits.
These habits haunted the team all the way down the home stretch of the regular season, as the Red Wings qualified for the playoffs in their final regular-season game.
Since the Wings proved that they can still give the eventual Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks a run for their money, it is worth cleaning up these bad habits so that Detroit will be even more poised to dominate in the playoffs next year.
Here are four bad habits that simply must go this season.