It's been one of the more touchy subjects in Detroit over the course of the past season, but the question remains, what should the Red Wings do with aging defenseman Niklas Kronwall?
Kronwall has been one of the core members of this Red Wings line up for as long as many modern fans of the National Hockey League can remember, but he's coming off arguably his worst career season, and has admitted himself that he feels he will never be 100% again. If the Red Wings organization was hoping Kronwall would do them the favor of walking off into the sunset, they are likely in for some disappointment.
On Tuesday, Kronwall confirmed his intent to return for at least one more NHL season with Red Wings insider Ansar Khan reporting that "Kronwall said he is 100 percent committed to returning next season."
This will now force the Red Wings to face some very difficult decisions regarding the future of the veteran defenseman who has spent his entire career with the organization. One has to wonder if generals manager Ken Holland will consider options to move on from Kronwall or will once again look to Jeff Blashill to find creative ways to get the most out of Kronwall.