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Quick Hits: The Perseverance, Sportsmanship and Dedication Edition

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In Red Wings Land

Perseverance of Red Wings’ Kronwall key to Masterton nomination | Detroit News

The Masterton Trophy is awarded each year to the NHL player who “best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to ice hockey.”

All 31 chapters nominate one player, with the winner announced in June at the NHL Awards Show.

Kronwall, 38, has played in 73 of the 76 Wings’ games this season – somewhat surprising considering his bothersome left knee.

I don’t think Niklas Kronwall is going to win or even be a finalist for the Masterton Trophy, but he’s a solid nominee from the Red Wings.

Around the League

NHL Power Rankings: 31 Lousy Dad Jokes Edition | Sportsnet

All these jokes would be so much better if J.J. had written them.