Detroit Red Wings: Niklas Kronwall's Most Jaw-Dropping Hits
Niklas Kronwall has made a name for himself by leaving more than one player of the opposing team wondering what their names are—especially in the playoffs.
Some think of Kronwall as a modern day Scott Stevens, and while he may not be as good as Stevens, Kronwall is still a very skilled defender that can leave players on opposing teams hurting.
With that, let's look at Kronwall's top bone crushing hits.
8. Anthony Stewart
If you've never heard of Anthony Stewart, don't feel bad—after this hit, neither has Anthony Stewart.
7. Teemu Selanne
This makes the list simply because Kronwall was hardly even moving when he leveled Teemu.
Selanne later complained about this hit and Kronwall's "dirty" play.
I mean, come on Teemu, I know he's a Swede and you're from Finland, but you're employed by the Anaheim Ducks. You guys might as well sign Matt Cooke and make your intentions blatantly obvious.
6. Ryan Malone
At least when he looks in the mirror, he'll remember to keep his head up for next time.
5. Alexander Radulov
At least we know why Radulov wants to stay in the KHL.
4. Radek Bonk
One word: BOOM!
Mad props to Bonk. It's not too often you see a guy get up after getting hit full speed by a bus.
Hope somebody got the license plate.
On another note, does anybody find Bonk's name a bit coincidental?
3. Dany Heatley
Dany Heatley isn't used to being hit with that much force until he's had several drinks.
Okay, I'm going to hell for saying that.
R.I.P. Dan Snyder
2. Ryane Clowe
I don't know which is better, the hit itself, or the fact that, after Kronwall leveled Dany Heatley a few games earlier, Clowe said he wanted a piece of Kronwall.
I think he got it.
The next game, Clowe was scratched due to "flu-like symptoms."
Get well soon, Ryane.
1. Martin Havlat
No description necessary.
However, for your viewing pleasure, watch Havlat's eyes during the replays.
This hit quickly generated a new name for Marty, "HavSplat."