With the Detroit Red Wings' season ending abruptly Saturday in Game 5, now is the time to start looking at promising signs for the future of the organization.
Do not be mistaken: It is important to recap and discuss this current season, but the bottom line is that this season is over, and it is time to turn the corner.
Here are four promising signs for the Red Wings' future.
"Promising" in this case, means having the greatest impact on the Red Wings winning games and playoff series down the road. These "signs" will come from what can be taken from the 2013-14 season, as well as what is expected from next season as a whole.