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Former Detroit Red Wings defenseman Niklas Kronwall talks retirement and wonders where he’ll park in his new job on Sept. 4, 2019, in Detroit. Helene St. James, Detroit Free Press

When prospective Detroit Red Wings gathered at development camp, a common topic was that Steve Yzerman was watching. It amplified the motivation to impress.

Now Yzerman will be watching prospects and veterans as training camp commences next week in Traverse City, his first since taking over as general manager in April. Players young and old would do well to remember what Yzerman said this summer: Nobody is getting handed a position. Spots must be earned.

There are spots up for grabs for

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