Detroit Red Wings defenseman Niklas Kronwall has earned a reputation around the National Hockey League for being a physical player who makes bone-crushing hits on his opponents. These kinds of hits have even been given a name -- being "Kronwalled."
During Thursday night's game against the Colorado Avalanche, Kronwall was playing a puck in the corner when Avalanche left winger Cody McLeod hit Kronwall in the back between the numbers, forcing Kronwall into the boards violently. Kronwall was injured on the play and left the rink on a stretcher while McLeod was thrown out of the game. McLeod should also be facing supplementary discipline for the hit. While the hit was bad enough, it was the reaction from the Colorado Avalanche announcing team of Michael Haynes and Peter McNab that drew the ire of hockey fans throughout the continent: