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Welcome to Center Ice Chat’s irregular series, Top 5, in which we look at the top 5 performances of players throughout the league. In this edition, we look at the top 5 players among the NHL who are leading the way on the front line and in harms way by blocking shots. Niklas Kronwall rounds the top five in blocked shots with 83 so far this season. 5. Niklas Kronwall, Detroit Red Wings With 83 blocked shots, Kronwall rounds out the top five in blocked shots, but is passive on the hitting aspect of his defence. He has 42 hits registered. The Red Wings are obviously known for its great defensively minded game, and need not to leave Jimmy Howard worrying about stealing a game here or there. Having Kronwall on this list isn’t much of a surprise, either. He blocked 31 shots in just 11 games during the playoffs this past season. 4. Dan Girardi, New York Rangers Girardi has 85 blocked shots to his name, and just as many hits. When he’s not laying down in front of his boy Henri...
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