What a picture from the master, David Guralnick of The Detroit News
Kronwalled: [krahn-wawld] – verb: to smash, level, waste, ravage, devastate, destroy, demolish, rase, imply reducing a thing to uselessness. To defeat completely.
Our very own heat seeking missile. What a great example of a clean hit. Was it an elbow? Nope, its tucked nice and close. (Thanks to RWBill for these stills.)
Did he jump? Nope, his feet are planted to the ice when contact is made.
While there was contact to the head, it certainly wasn’t a blindside hit. The onus is on the hittee to not lead with his head (or to have his head up.)
If you have a problem with this hit, then you have a problem with big hits in general. This one was by the book and a classic.