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02-16-2013, 12:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Dreakmur View Post
His best years were definitely before his injury. All of his best voting results were before, and all of his best scoring seasons were before as well.

Green's offensive game is very, very under-rated. 2nd, 2nd, and 3rd in scoring among defensemen. Both 2nds came before Orr exploded, and the 3rd was behind Orr.

Either he was very poor defensively or his reputation severely reduced his voting results.
The 2nd in '68 may be before Orr became WTF good, but Orr was by far the best d-man in the league and Green was his partner. '65, I don't know. He did fall behind superior defensive defensemen like Horton, Laperriere, Brewer and Howell. So we can safely say he wasn't in their league defensively.

But the original comment was that he became a high end defensive defenceman latter in his career, which I would stand beside.

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