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Niklas Kronwall On His Game

from Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News,

For many, Kronwall’s ability to keep going and overlooking the pain has been rather impressive and surprising.

Kronwall, though, isn’t all that impressed with his durability.

“To be honest with you I haven’t really thought too much about it,” Kronwall said. “To me, it’s all about trying to play better. I haven’t been good enough.

“There’s been ups and down, no doubt about that.”

Kronwall has appeared in 66 games with 19 points (three goals, 16 assists) and a team-worst minus-17 plus-minus rating, while averaging 18 minutes 30 seconds per game

“At the end of the day I might look back and say it was fun that I got to play, but right now, when you’re in it, I (have to) make the most of it and I have to be be better than I have,” Kronwall said. “To stay in the lineup, yes, I’m happy about that.

“The play could have been a little bit better, no doubt.”


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Kronwall is the embodiment of the toughness that characterizes this game, but I would not even want to think about the long term cost.  He’ll be lucky if he can walk when he’s 60.

Posted by WingDingy on 03/13/18 at 06:02 PM ET


But you ain’t got no legs Lieutenant Dan

Posted by benzanato on 03/14/18 at 08:48 AM ET

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