Niklas Kronwall officially announced his retirement today. I’m actually glad, I think. Not that we won’t miss his leadership. We will to a degree. But I think this completes the transition from the Pav/Z era to the Larkin era. With Kronner gone, this is now clearly Larkin’s team. It will now surprise me if Larkin doesn’t have the C on opening night.
What will I miss most? That’s easy: Kronwalling! The league won’t say it officially, but I think that Kronwall’s hit portfolio helped th
Sigh. Sad to see him go but it was clearly past time, playing on one leg for several years, although truth is he was a solid player last year, easily his best season in years. Nemeth being signed as a rugged hard hitting responsible defenseman on a two year deal was a sure sign to me that Kronner was calling it a career.
Yeah the Voracek hit was a favorite, Jake skating up the boards with his head down admiring the puck on his stick oblivious to the situation