Thread: Value of: Colin Greening to NYR
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01-23-2013, 01:54 AM
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Originally Posted by Manked View Post
I honestly think Greening-Smith-Neil will be one of the top shutdown 3rd lines in the NHL relatively soon.
It's not a shutdown line. It's just a very good "energy line". Think a fourth line on steroids.

Shutdown lines are expected to play against other teams' top offensive players and prevent them from scoring. GSN is expected to play against 2nd and 3rd lines, but demolish them physically and create some momentum for whoever is on next.

as for greening being available, yes. He probably is. Hoffman and DD can come up and replace him, obviously they wont be as good, but they can fill his role. For now, he is being kept around as insurance if silfverberg or latendresse dont perform. In order to trade him, ottawa would need a defensive upgrade, given that they only have 4 experienced NHL dmen right now and two of them are really old. Looking at the NYR roster realistically, that means greening+ for MDZ or Sauer (is he healthy yet?). If you want to go futures, it's greening+ for skjei or mcilrath, which is obviously prohibitive to the rangers.

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