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In Red Wings Land
Niklas Kronwall knows Detroit Red Wings created their own problems at trade season - The Detroit News
I don’t want to be snarky. I really appreciate how tough it is for Kronwall to see his good friend Gustav Nyquist traded to the Sharks.
Kronwall also had this to say about his own potential trade discussed at the deadline:
“It’s flattering; I didn’t really see that happening,” said Kronwall of other teams being interested at the trade deadline. “Definitely flattering. But I had a conversation with Kenny a few weeks ago and he asked me how I felt and I told him where I stood and how I felt. “I told him this means – this is more to me than just hockey – being part of the Red Wings for all these years. It’s something few people get the chance to be part of and I’m extremely grateful for that chance.”
Around the League
Facts and Figures: Lightning win 50th game, tie NHL record - NHL.com
The 1995-96 Red Wings have to share a record with a team put together by a man who was on that squad.
Karlsson to be extra cautious following latest injury scare with Sharks | NHL.com
“Extra cautious” hasn’t been Karlsson’s M.O. throughout his career; let’s see how this plays out for the pending UFA.