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Thoughts on Kronwall's Hit

I was going to do a typical recap of Friday's loss to the Blackhawks but I realized that I care surprisingly little about it.

Maybe it's because I wrote the game off early in the second period, after Chicago had been awarded the first eleven minutes of power play time. Five of those minutes were from the Niklas Kronwall interference major / ejection, which is what everyone will be talking about.

I don't agree with the five-minute major call on the hit, not do I agree with the ejection. I think it differed from Mike Brown's hit on Jiri Hudler in the Anaheim series in two small but important ways.

#1 - Kronwall kept his arm down and Brown led with his forearm.

#2 - Brown came in late while Kronwall made his hit with the puck right in Havlat's feet.

Like Mike Babcock, I'd be surprised if any supplementary discipline were handed out in this case. A precedent has been set, whether right or wrong.

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Officially announced that Datsyuk is out. Leino is in.

Edit: More specifically, Leino comes on to the fourth line. It's Filppula jumping up to the first line in Datsyuk's place.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 5/22/2009 at 8:02 PM

 

I heard something today on NHL live about Cheli and Coach Babcock however, I did not hear the full story. Anyone else have any comments?

Posted by SYfanSD on 5/22/2009 at 8:17 PM

 

Big save there....

Posted by SYfanSD on 5/22/2009 at 8:18 PM

 

Ozzie comes up pretty big on the odd-man rush by Chicago.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 5/22/2009 at 8:18 PM

 

I heard something today on NHL live about Cheli and Coach Babcock however, I did not hear the full story. Anyone else have any comments?


Jeremy Roenick said Babcock doesn't like Chelios or Americans. Babcock said his kids are American so that's a load of bull. Cheli said JR is just talking sh*t.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 5/22/2009 at 8:19 PM

 

Chicago with the first power play. What a surprise.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 5/22/2009 at 8:20 PM

 

Of f*cking course.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 5/22/2009 at 8:25 PM

 

f*ck. Sharp tips it.

Posted by Britishwingsfan on 5/22/2009 at 8:26 PM

 

Two feet in the crease. Just saying.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 5/22/2009 at 8:27 PM

 

Oh god.

Posted by Britishwingsfan on 5/22/2009 at 8:28 PM

 

Wings need to sustain some pressure.....

Posted by Datsukian on 5/22/2009 at 8:32 PM

 

Holy christ.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 5/22/2009 at 8:35 PM

 

Kronner kept his elbow down. That's supposedly clean.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 5/22/2009 at 8:36 PM

 

Wow I thought, Anaheim were good actors. If hes that hurt why is he still on the bench???

Posted by Datsukian on 5/22/2009 at 8:38 PM

 

f*cking hell. Havlat got hit by a number 55 freight train. Clean hit. No way a misconduct. The puck was right there. f*ck off.

Posted by Britishwingsfan on 5/22/2009 at 8:38 PM

 

Bullsh*t call. I'm close to turning this off.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 5/22/2009 at 8:39 PM

 

That was a clean hit, no elbows, thats why you keep your head up. 5 minutes....Jeez...

Posted by Datsukian on 5/22/2009 at 8:42 PM

 

Phew. Thought that was game over for sure. But still could be.

Posted by Britishwingsfan on 5/22/2009 at 8:42 PM

 

are we back in ANAHEIM!? WTF REFS

Posted by pattonbordin on 5/22/2009 at 8:43 PM

 

And another penalty coming. That makes 11 power play minutes for Chicago called, none for Detroit.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 5/22/2009 at 8:45 PM

 

Another penalty, I quess the Wings are going to the entire game down a man......

Posted by Datsukian on 5/22/2009 at 8:46 PM

 

Just when you thought it was safe to go even strength................

Posted by Britishwingsfan on 5/22/2009 at 8:46 PM

 

can someone make a gif out of that hit?

Posted by pattonbordin on 5/22/2009 at 8:50 PM

 

At least they're only 2 down.

Posted by Britishwingsfan on 5/22/2009 at 8:50 PM

 

can someone make a gif out of that hit?


No gif but video coming up

Posted by YzerFan19 on 5/22/2009 at 8:52 PM

 


can someone make a gif out of that hit?


No gif but video coming up

sweet, i can do the rest

Posted by pattonbordin on 5/22/2009 at 8:56 PM

 

are you f**king kidding me they kicked Kronner for that hit?? that's ridiculous sorry just got home and saw that

Posted by bigred4478 on 5/22/2009 at 8:57 PM

 

the vs guy was saying...."give the ref the benefit of the doubt", "maybe he couldn't SEE the puck".......im tired of these blind refs refereeing games

Posted by pattonbordin on 5/22/2009 at 9:02 PM

 

Well, this game could definitely be better. I still have hope.

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 5/22/2009 at 9:04 PM

 

Well... The first period was bullsh*t. Let's get it back in the second!

Posted by SYfanSD on 5/22/2009 at 9:06 PM

 

I stand corrected. Well, there's still hope, it's just on the backburner right now. Hahaha.

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 5/22/2009 at 9:08 PM

 

Well, this game wasn't going to be a win anyway.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 5/22/2009 at 9:08 PM

 

f*ck

Posted by SYfanSD on 5/22/2009 at 9:09 PM

 

Game over.

Posted by Britishwingsfan on 5/22/2009 at 9:10 PM

 

Is that true, is Kromwell gone for the game??? So many things wrong with that.

Posted by Datsukian on 5/22/2009 at 9:11 PM

 

If any team in the NHL can win a game like this, it is the Wings.

Posted by Datsukian on 5/22/2009 at 9:12 PM

 

I agree they can come back. I just don't think they will. Not tonight.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 5/22/2009 at 9:17 PM

 

Holy sh*t, a call against Chicago.

Score here and it's a game.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 5/22/2009 at 9:18 PM

 

So much for that.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 5/22/2009 at 9:21 PM

 

Wow, another powerplay! I don't believe it.

Posted by Britishwingsfan on 5/22/2009 at 9:24 PM

 

Well, they picked it up a little bit.

From my sister's friend:

" A game misconduct? Jeeze - at least it's good to know you're going to lose this series. Why not call a "I know we can't win and we're little babies" penalty. Stupid Chicago."

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 5/22/2009 at 9:27 PM

 

Had to score on that powerplay to have any chance.

Posted by Britishwingsfan on 5/22/2009 at 9:29 PM

 

There's my hope! <3

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 5/22/2009 at 9:35 PM

 

Thank god, there's one.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 5/22/2009 at 9:35 PM

 

Finally. Here we go!

Posted by Britishwingsfan on 5/22/2009 at 9:37 PM

 

For those who missed it, here's the hit...

http://www.detroitho...ut_chicagos.php

Posted by YzerFan19 on 5/22/2009 at 9:40 PM

 

Still alive, mother bitches!

Posted by YzerFan19 on 5/22/2009 at 9:42 PM

 

MORE HOPE! HAHAHA YES.

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 5/22/2009 at 9:42 PM

 

f*ck yeah!

Posted by Britishwingsfan on 5/22/2009 at 9:43 PM

 

The Blackhawks have been on their heels the last several minutes.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 5/22/2009 at 9:44 PM

 

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Niklas Kronwall

Niklas Kronwall
Credit: Chris Creamer

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