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Grand Rapids Press Apr 29, 2015

CBC's Don Cherry says NHL has Red Wings 'afraid' to hit after Niklas Kronwall suspension

Kronwall was suspended for Game 7 because of his hit on Tampa Bay's Nikita Kucherov in Game 6.
Lighthouse Hockey Apr 29, 2015

Lightning vs. Red Wings [Game 7 Watch Thread]

For watching another Game 7, while feeling emotionally numb, we assume. After years of avoiding the law, Niklas Kronwall finally got nabbed. It's the first time in Kronwall's 11 NHL seasons he has been punished for a hit. It's really, really surreal that after all this time watching him repeatedly launch himself into predatory, careless hits -- often with his trademark turning-his-back-into-the-hit that protects him but maximizes potential damage on his victim -- the NHL finally decided to punish him this time. You wonder if he's paying for an accumulation of other dangerous but...
Habs Eyes On The Prize Apr 29, 2015

Red Wings vs. Lightning game thread, start time, TV schedule and lineups

It's the final battle for the right to face Montreal in round two of the Stanley Cup playoffs. Well, this is it folks, winner take all. Whoever wins this game will be travelling to Montreal for a game on Friday night against the Canadiens. Given the respective season series results, most Habs fans will be pulling for Detroit in this one, but one would be very safe to bet that the players themselves will be watching both sides closely in this one. Either team will be a tough match and the Tricolore had best be prepared. Detroit will be without Niklas Kronwall in this game, as he is...
Grand Rapids Press Apr 29, 2015
Niklas Kronwall disagrees with league's rationale for ban; Red Wings upset similar hits not punished

Niklas Kronwall disagrees with league's rationale for ban; Red Wings upset similar hits not punished

Kronwall doesn't believe the incident unfolded quite like the league described.

Kronwall “extremely disappointed” with one-game suspension

TAMPA — Niklas Kronwall had trouble sleeping the past two nights. One can’t imagine it will be much better on Wednesday night for the Detroit Red Wings defenceman if his teammates lose Game 7 against the Tampa Bay Lightning. Kronwall said the news on Tuesday night that the National Hockey League had suspended him for […]
Grand Rapids Press Apr 29, 2015

Red Wings defenseman Niklas Kronwall still hasn't grasped why NHL suspended him

Kronwall disagrees with the decision, saying he saw the play different from how the league viewed it.
Tampa Bay Times Apr 29, 2015

Final Lightning thoughts before Game 7 against the Detroit Red Wings

TAMPA – The Lightning went through its typical morning skate and media availability today before Game 7. A few notes: Lightning coach Jon Cooper said the absence of Detroit defenseman Niklas Kronwall won’t affect his team’s preparation or game plan. “For us, it changes nothing,” Cooper said. “Detroit’s going to dress 20 players. My job is to beat the Detroit Red Wings.” The league announced Kronwall’s suspension for Game 7 on Tuesday night. Kronwall delivered a high hit to wing Nikita Kucherov, with the “significant head contact” coming from Kronwall launching himself...
Grand Rapids Press Apr 29, 2015
5 keys for Red Wings in Game 7 include overcoming Niklas Kronwall's absence, pressuring Ben Bishop

5 keys for Red Wings in Game 7 include overcoming Niklas Kronwall's absence, pressuring Ben Bishop

The Red Wings will need to shake up their defense pairings due to Kronwall's suspension.
Winging It In Motown Apr 29, 2015

Stanley Cup Playoffs Game Seven Morning Skate: Red Wings at Lightning

Game Seven. Do or die. 7:30p ET, Amalie Arena Tampa, Florida TV: NBCS, FSDT Radio: 97.1 The Ticket Lightning Blog: Raw Charge I'm not sure what to say. This is the biggest game of the season.. Win or go home. With the recent suspension of Niklas Kronwall, the Detroit Red Wings find themselves in a very tough spot to be in for game seven. I am assuming that Jakub Kindl will take Kronwall's spot (it's just a guess), and all other pairings will stay the same. It's been a wild ride this season.. We've seen the best of this team, and we've seen the worst of this team. There's not much I can say...
Mile High Hockey Apr 29, 2015

Colorado Avalanche: News From Around the NHL April 29th, 2015

A local New York news program wasn't too sure how the playoffs work, they were talking about Game 8! [SB Nation] The NHLPA is opposing a Bill in Ottawa. [Ottawa Citizen] Want to test your hockey skills against Ian Laperriere? [Flyers] NHL suspends Detroit Red Wings defenceman Niklas Kronwall for Game 7 versus Tampa Bay Lightning. [Toronto Sun] Does the NHL's ‘let them play' attitude does disservice to playoff brilliance? [The Globe and Mail] Two Jets needed shoulder surgery. [TSN] Who are the top fifteen UFA's? [Sportsnet] {Video starts automatically}
Winging It In Motown Apr 29, 2015

Quick Hits: Game 7

Red Wings News Red Wings' Niklas Kronwall suspended for Game 7 after hit on Tampa Bay's Nikita Kucherov | MLive.comIn all honesty, Kronwall hit Kucherov in the head, and in this case he was certainly not unworthy of a suspension. I agree with others this may have not been the correct punishment given some of the Department of Player Safety's recent cases (i.e. P.K. Subban), and I do wish to see more consistency from the department in the future. But, I really cannot complain against the suspension. If the DoPS wants to punish hits to the head, then Kronwall deserved his suspension. Krupa:...

Wings didn’t expect NHL verdict on Kronwall … he’s suspended for Game 7 against Tampa Bay

DETROIT >> The worst case scenario has happened to the Detroit Red Wings. The Wings will be without defenseman Niklas Kronwall for Game 7, Wednesday night at Tampa Bay, after he was suspended for one game by the league for …
Grand Rapids Press Apr 28, 2015
Always playing on the edge, Red Wings' hard-hitting Niklas Kronwall punished at worst time

Always playing on the edge, Red Wings' hard-hitting Niklas Kronwall punished at worst time

Workhorse defenseman logs more minutes than any Red Wing, playing against top players and in all situations.
Grand Rapids Press Apr 28, 2015

Red Wings' Niklas Kronwall suspended for Game 7 after hit on Tampa Bay's Nikita Kucherov

The hard-hitting Kronwall has played on the edge during his entire career but has avoided suspension -- until now.
Raw Charge Apr 28, 2015

Niklas Kronwall suspended for Game 7

Whoa. Following his hit to the head on Tampa Bay Lightning forward Nikita Kucherov, Detroit Red Wings defenseman Niklas Kronwall has been suspended for Game 7 of this first-round series. Niklas Kronwall suspended for Game 7 of DET-TB series by @NHLPlayerSafety, following his head hit on Nikita Kucherov. — Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) April 28, 2015 This comes as a major surprise considering the fact that the play in question wasn't penalized on the ice and that the league has often shied away from suspending players both in the playoffs and especially in Game 7s. Kronwall is arguably...

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