from Gregg Krupa of the Detroit News,
In media scrums, he is every bit as direct — although, obviously, less violent — as when he "Kronwalls" opponents on the ice.
His views, frankly stated, acknowledge truth.
In tough times, when losing, when mistakes have been made, when the Red Wings stumble and are humbled, Kronwall attests to the facts.
He has identified reality for the Wings, for many seasons. It is a source of his leadership.
And, the role is integral to rebuilding.
So, what about the club this season?
“I think it’s a mix,” he said....
If approached by Ken Holland in the coming weeks about a deal with value to the franchise, Kronwall said he would feel duty bound to at least listen.
A modified no-trade clause allows him some control.
He expressed surprise and said he had not heard about a couple of reports that the Maple Leafs are interested in him, hoping to augment their lagging defensive corps with a veteran playoff performer