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Before The Puck Drops Tonight

01/12/2019 at 3:17pm EST

from Dana Wakiji of DetroitRedWings.com,

When Red Wings defenseman Niklas Kronwall first came into the league, he had to keep his head on a swivel when Jan. 12 rolled around.

That's because then-teammate Kris Draper would be lurking, waiting to catch the birthday boy off guard so he could deliver a shaving cream pie to the face.

With so many younger teammates now, they wouldn't dare do such a thing to a respected player like Kronwall.

"Times are changing in a lot of ways," Kronwall laughed after the team's optional morning skate at Xcel Energy Center. "No, but after Drapes, Big E (Jonathan Ericsson) took over, but got rid of the shaving cream because of the effect to the eyes. Whipped cream was the next thing, but we haven't had that happening. I think he's losing his touch a little. He's losing it."

continued plus more topics...

Below, watch Kronwall and Jensen before tonight's game.

added 3:25pm, Blashill below too.

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