Thread: Confirmed Signing with Link: [WAS] Capitals re-sign Karl Alzner (4 years, $2.8M per)
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07-11-2013, 09:47 AM
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Originally Posted by Extra Texture View Post
Alzner's contract is a steal like no other. The fact that he's gonna make less than half of what Green does is insane.
um...not at all. the capitals have $17m in annual salary cap tied up in two offensive forwards. they have a player who is arguably the best goal scorer in hockey. mike green, when healthy, is an elite defenseman of the kind required to start that offense from the defensive zone and to keep the the opposition from collapsing on the forwards when the caps are in the offensive zone.

in other words the caps are severely restricted without green and are turned loose with him. the reality of that is in the numbers when green is out of the lineup and Carlson, widely considered a pretty good offensive defenseman, is getting his minutes.

or...i could simply say that mike green has lead the nhl in goals by a defenseman three times in a short career. as his defense has improved with maturity which is normal for defensemen, he is also a far more well rounded player than in the past.

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