Niklas Kronwall is one of the hardest hitting players in the NHL, something that Charlie Coyle learned firsthand on Wednesday. Terms such as "Kronwalled" and "Kronwallian" are commonly used by Detroit Red Wings fans and others around the NHL to describe ferocious open-ice body checks.
Standing 6'0" and weighing just 190 pounds, Kronwall certainly isn't one of the NHL’s biggest blueliners, yet he delivers bone-crushing hits that, for the most part, are clean.
He is a prime example of why hockey players at all levels need to keep their heads up and be aware of where they are on the ice.
With that said, here are Kronwall's top 10 hits thus far as a member of the Detroit Red Wings.