The Detroit Red Wings will be without their top defenseman Niklas Kronwall for Game 7 on Wednesday night against the Tampa Bay Lightning. Kronwall was suspended for 1 game for “Charging” after he laid one of his patented “Kronwalled” hits on Tampa F Nikita Kucherov. As hard as it is to admit, the suspension was justified. What’s a little more difficult to admit, is that the NHL is treating this case just like any other questionable hit in the playoffs.
The Detroit Red Wings met up with the Nashville Predators in the first round of the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs, a series that would unfortunately not end up going Detroit’s way. The tone was set at the end of Game 1 when Nashville defenseman Shea Weber pounded Henrik Zetterberg‘s head into the glass WWE-style. Forward … Read more