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02-16-2013, 12:03 PM
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Originally Posted by Dreakmur View Post
Nothing wrong with dropping your gloves. He was a much better offensive player before the injury, and he was also much more intimidating. Maybe he was a steadier defensively after the injury, but that doesn't mitigate the loss of offense and intimidation.

He was one of the best NHL defensemen for the 5 years before the injury. He played one decent season after the injury, and then he went to become a good, but not elite, defenseman in the WHA. Basically, Green's ATD resume was built from 1965-69. The rest is just "longevity", since he doesn't really add much to that previous resume.
Oh I don't doubt the impact he had, let's just say he became a more well-rounded player and keep it at that. Believe me, you're talking to a fan of his.

Boyo do I remember those front-page newspaper headlines and photos though....created another woulda, coulda, shoulda scenario.

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