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07-21-2011, 10:45 PM
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Originally Posted by tuckrr View Post
well i guess thats proof you dont read what others write.

Ok lol, that was a bit harsh...but seriously, people assume that he's awful at D b/c he is so good at offense, but thats just not the case.

sure hes Elite in the offensive side (as far as defenders go) and hes no where near elite at defense, but hes good at defense. It doesnt help that the caps play such an offensive game, b/c there will be a LOT of odd-man rushes the other way, but he is a good defense-man.
His offense has nothing to do with the criticism of his D. Do you see people ripping Lidstroms D? Niedermayer? Pronger (in his prime)? No, cuz they are/were very good defenders.

Green isn't good defensively. Very good player, and would welcome him here, but not for his D. I would agree he has gotten better, but that was starting from a low bar.

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