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Hit on Martin Havlat a Hockey Hit Or Cheap Shot?

Published by on May 26, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NHL

The eyes of Chicago Blackhawks' forward Martin Havlat were glazed over and distant.

Havlat, tied for the team lead in points, was the latest victim of a vicious hit, compliments of Red Wings' defenseman Niklas Kronwall.

Kronwall has done this before. He has built quite the reputation around the National Hockey League for being an open-ice, head-hunting predator in the mold of former New Jersey Devils' captain Scott Stevens.

Havlat was along the boards in the defensive zone just before the blue line. The puck was coming along the boards and went between his skates. Havlat was looking for the puck in his feet, head down and helpless.

And then it happened. Kronwall delivered the most devastating hit...

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