Niklas Kronwall Gets a New Deal with the Detroit Red Wings: His Best Hits so Far

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Niklas Kronwall Gets a New Deal with the Detroit Red Wings: His Best Hits so Far
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Niklas Kronwall of the Detroit Red Wings has been given a seven-year contract extension worth $33.25 million according to several sources. While his positional play continues to improve, we all love Kronwall for his hits.

So what better way to celebrate a seven-year extension than by taking a look at No. 55's biggest, most bonecrushing hits?

Quite frankly, there isn't one.

Kronwall has evolved from a one-trick pony to a dependable blue-line presence in Detroit. With the impending (doom) departure of Nicklas Lidstrom, Kronwall has seemingly realized his top-end potential.

He no longer pinches just to make the big hit—but he has still flattened plenty of foes while patrolling the defensive zone for the Red Wings.

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