Canucks forward Ryan Kesler called out Red Wings defenseman Niklas Kronwall after a bone-crushing hit. Kesler -- whose Canucks took the game, 4-2, at Rogers Arena -- was furious after getting slammed into the boards early in the third period of a 3-2 game. Kesler was near the puck and had his head down, and Kronwall wasn't called for a penalty on the play. "I saw that he's backing up, put my head down for a second, he hits me," Kesler said. "That's obviously his go-to move. My only problem with the hit is that he doesn't stand up for himself afterwards. I think if you're going to hit guys like that, you're going to have to drop the gloves."
Canucks' Ryan Kesler objects to hit by Red Wings' Niklas Kronwall
Detroit Free Press | Dec 22