By: Jeff Riger
It was a hot topic on Detroit radio: Should Wings defenseman Nik Kronwall play in tonight’s game 4 while his girlfriend is in labor with their first child?
As you might imagine, the debate got pretty heated as some felt the father being there for the birth is much more important than playing in a game — while others believe the exact opposite. Wings head coach Mike Babcock was asked on Wednesday if Kronwall would play and delivered one of the more humorous responses I have heard in quite some time.
“Why wouldn’t you? Babcock said. “They’re not giving birth.”