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WATCH: Niklas Kronwall lays out Boston's Reilly Smith

Detroit Red Wings defenseman Niklas Kronwall is known for his crushing hits, even having his hits being given the moniker “kronwalled.” On Sunday, Boston Bruins forward Reilly Smith came up the ice with his head down and well, he got absolutely kronwalled. The Bruins have been controlling the play for most of the game and still hold a 2-0 lead. [@MyRegularFace] The post Red Wings’...
Via Diehardsport
April 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Revisited: Why the Detroit Red Wings may not make the playoffs

At the start of the NHL season I listed 22 reasons why the Detroit Red Wings may not make the playoffs. With the Olympics putting everything on hold for a couple of weeks, now seems like a good time to review my list as the Red Wings currently occupy the 8th seed in the Eastern Conference. Looking back I’ll admit some of the reasons I wrote back then were a bit foolish, but there...
Via isportsweb.com
February 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Red Wings: 3-year outlook, defense and goalies

A week ago I analyzed what the Detroit Red Wings’ forwards situation could be like three years down the road.  So, now I’m back to finish this series by breaking down the possible defense and goalie rotation the Wings could bolster for the 2016-17 season. Defense Quincey is the biggest question mark moving for. (Photo Credit: David Guralnick / The Detroit News) Half of the job...
Via isportsweb.com
December 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Colorado announcers say Kronwall got "some of his own medicine" after dirty hit

Detroit Red Wings defenseman Niklas Kronwall has earned a reputation around the National Hockey League for being a physical player who makes bone-crushing hits on his opponents. These kinds of hits have even been given a name -- being "Kronwalled." During Thursday night's game against the Colorado Avalanche, Kronwall was playing a puck in the corner when Avalanche...
Via Puck Drunk Love
October 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Colorado Avalanche announcer: Niklas Kronwall "got a taste of his own medicine"

During Thursday night's Red Wings-Avalanche game, Detroit defenseman Niklas Kronwall was the victim of a violent hit by Colorado's Cody McLeod.  Kronwall was smashed into the boards face first on an illegal check by McLeod and lay motionless on the ice before being stretchered off.  McLeod was assessed a game misconduct and was ejected.  Kronwall was diagnosed with a concussion...
Via Awful Announcing
October 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Detroit Red Wings to the Eastern Conference, Atlantic Division preview

Will Niklas Kronwall bring enough physical presences this season to inspire the rest of the Red Wings to play tougher hockey? (AP Photo) The Red Wings have finally gotten what they have long been asking for: to be part of the geographically friendly Eastern Conference. So it’s farewell to the outrageously long road trips for the players and Hockeytown fans rejoice as we now have...
Via isportsweb.com
August 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Niklas Kronwall crushes Jamie McGinn with monster body check (Video)

Detroit Red Wings defenseman Niklas Kronwall crushed Colorado Avalanche left winger Jamie McGinn with a monster body check in the final seconds of regulation during Friday night's Western Conference NHL battle in Denver. McGinn was following the puck as it came around the boards into the neutral zone and didn't see Kronwall coming at him. Amazingly, McGinn was not hurt...
Via Holdout Sports
April 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Niklas Kronwall scores with assist from backboards (Video)

Detroit Red Wings defenseman Niklas Kronwall scored a goal in Tuesday night's game against the Colorado Avalanche with an assist from the backboards at Joe Louis Arena. Kronwall deliberately sent his slapshot from near the blue line just wide of the Avalanche net, but the puck bounced hard off the backboards towards the goal crease, then off the foot of Avalanche goalie Jean...
Via Holdout Sports
March 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Niklas Kronwall Delivers Brutal Hit to Kaspars Saulietis at IIHF World Championship (Video)

Niklas Kronwall doesn't limit the punishment he dishes out to NHL arenas. The Red Wings defenseman absolutely unleashed on Kaspars Saulietis at the IIHF World Championship in Sweden. Kronwall (playing for Sweden) crushed Saulietis (playing for Latvia) in open ice along the boards. Saulietis immediately went crashing to the ice on his back, drawing a big response from the hockey...
Via NESN.com
May 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Kronwall delivers signature hit overseas

The playing surface might be larger at the IIHF World Championships, but it would appear that "Kronwalled" sounds the same in any language. Getting "Kronwalled" also looks the same on any continent. Niklas Kronwall, who is playing for Sweden in the world championships this year, has become known for his bone-crunching checks and tooth-displacing hits across...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
May 16, 2012  |  Discuss
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