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."
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Below, watch Kronwall and Jensen before tonight's game.
added 3:25pm, Blashill below too.