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In Red Wings Land

Kronwall says this season with Red Wings could be last in NHL | NHL.com

“I know where I’m at right now. A year from now I don’t know where I’ll be at. I’d love to sign [for] another year but let’s face it. The team’s getting younger. I’m getting older. The game’s getting faster. I’m not the same player I was 10 years ago. But I’m going to do what I can this year both on the ice and off the ice. And just try to be as efficient as I possibly can.”

If this seasons ends up being the last for Niklas Kronwall, then he’s had a great Red Wings career. He was such a good 2nd pair anchor behind Nicklas Lidstrom during Detroit’s strong run in the mid-to-late 2000s. If the Wings weren’t so bloated already with old veterans, I wouldn’t mind if Kronwall stuck around on some cheap one year deals and mentored the youth while playing on the third pair.

Around the League

THE GREAT GOALIE DEBATE: RANKING THE NHL’S 31 STARTING NETMINDERS IN 2018-19 | The Hockey News

Jimmy Howard is not very high on this list. Plus, who knows if he’s still the starting goalie come mid-season?