Thread: John Carlson?
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06-01-2011, 03:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Dirtbag59 View Post
Carlson is the total package. However Green on the other hand is highly specialized on offense. (Sometimes I wish we'd just play him at winger, just to see what would happen lol)

Carlson is certainly a better defender then Green right now and only seems to be getting better. He'll never check like Charra or even Erskine but he does use the body. He's still developing his instincts but they're already amazing for someone his age. He also seems to thrive in high pressure situations. I already feel like he's our best defenseman.
Green at wing would neuter his best asset. I think Mike Green is the best player at the league in the neutral zone. He is a one-man breakout pass, and I don't remember seeing a player as good as him in over a decade at getting the puck from behind his goal line to the other team's offensive zone. That to me has always been Mike Green's biggest talent, not his offense, not his defense, his ability to move the puck.

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