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08-19-2013, 10:23 PM
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1.Leadership? I've never heard this about Colin before, anything to support the claim? From what I've heard about him he's very quiet and will generally not partake in many team activities opting to read in the hotel lobbies or hit the gym.

2.Defensive play? He's pretty average from what I've witnessed.

3.Grit... Ugh maybe once in about a 10 game span we'll see him try to knock someone over. I liked him in the playoffs when he scored that OT winner with the fibre glass in his face. Pretty much every pundit after words talked how it was so out of character for him.

4.PK? Here's a list of Sens forwards who played more PK time per game than Greening: Daugavins, Condra, o'Brien, Spezza, Alfredsson, Grant, Regin, Turris, Michalek, Silfverberg and Pageau. Greening played a grand total of 35:41 of SH ice time in 2013.

5.Body checks? Did you mean back rubs?
1. Intelligent. He likes to read and educate his teammates he also leads by example showing a proficiency to hit the gym with amazing work ethic.

2. He's the best kind of defender. He's so good you never notice him.

3. He has a hard time getting close to players to knock them over because he universally feared by opponents and teammates alike see reason 1.

4. The pk isnt a challenge for him anymore because he's awesome at clearing the puck.

5. He's admired far and wide for his soft hands.

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08-20-2013, 08:22 AM
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Greening is in the top 100 in the league for Goals/60 over the past three years (for players with over 1000 mins). True story.

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08-20-2013, 08:55 AM
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Too inconsistent for me, so not really excited.

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08-20-2013, 12:24 PM
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Greening is versatile and inconsistent. He shows up in spurts, but he seems to have that clutch ability as well. This is a contract year, so I am cautiously optimistic.

I really want to see him complement Spezza and Ryan on the first line. It's either that or 3rd line for him. Either way, I expect between 35 and 45 points from Greening this upcoming season. Ottawa does not have one bad forward in the Top-12. I just hope Smith finally gets it together to establish for himself a niche.

The depleted defence core (with Gonchar's departure) is my primary concern heading into this season. The team in general does excite me.

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08-20-2013, 03:22 PM
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Greening needs to become the hockey he is going to be in the future this season. He needs to come out and do something consistently that helps improve this team. He needs to play with size and make a name around the league as a guy who will hurt you if you get too close. He has some skill but needs a little more space and playing tough will do that.

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08-22-2013, 11:06 PM
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I don't see a reason to get excited over a depth player. Thing that bothers me most about him is the lack of meanness though.

With so many prospects knocking on the door, its a big season for him and smith.

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08-22-2013, 11:09 PM
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I like Greening a lot

He's fantastic in interviews and he's decent on the ice too

The kind of guy you win with on your third line

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Leadership? I've never heard this about Colin before, anything to support the claim? From what I've heard about him he's very quiet and will generally not partake in many team activities opting to read in the hotel lobbies or hit the gym.

Defensive play? He's pretty average from what I've witnessed.

Grit... Ugh maybe once in about a 10 game span we'll see him try to knock someone over. I liked him in the playoffs when he scored that OT winner with the fibre glass in his face. Pretty much every pundit after words talked how it was so out of character for him.

PK? Here's a list of Sens forwards who played more PK time per game than Greening: Daugavins, Condra, o'Brien, Spezza, Alfredsson, Grant, Regin, Turris, Michalek, Silfverberg and Pageau. Greening played a grand total of 35:41 of SH ice time in 2013.

Body checks? Did you mean back rubs?
He is actually quite known for his leadership. His time in NCAA he was a very young leader and carried the C for last 2 years I believe. He also is hardworking and was praised for his leadership in the AHL even though his production dipped in the playoffs.

Defensive play, grit and PK, for a guy playing his role he is pretty good and not a liability. He gets better every year. Remember he is just 2 years into his NHL career.

He has the potential to really expand on his intangibles that will make him a much better hockey player.

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Big, Strong, Fast. You really can't get enough guys like him on a team.

For some reason a lot of Ottawa fans think you can just plug 'prospects' into positions that guys like Condra and Greening fill and think you'll get the same result. You won't.

The Sens have been a really special team over the past 2 seasons and guys like Greening are the exact reason why.

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I feel he should be better than he is, given his abilities.

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He has that Top 9 edge that is great. He and Aflredsson were the only ones to come to play in the Pit series so I hope he rides that confidence next year.

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did someone just call greening inconsistent, guy was probably our most consistent goal scorer in the regular season, stache said so himself, he vanished for a play off round and that happens to anyone, (ovi in rangers, sidney in bruins)

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I feel he should be better than he is, given his abilities.
He's Schubert with some IQ.

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He's Schubert with some IQ.
High and wide.... Sooo many high and wide.

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He's Schubert with some IQ.
I've never heard it put that way. Beautiful in its simplicity, yet perfect. Stealing it.

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Big, Strong, Fast. You really can't get enough guys like him on a team.

For some reason a lot of Ottawa fans think you can just plug 'prospects' into positions that guys like Condra and Greening fill and think you'll get the same result. You won't.

The Sens have been a really special team over the past 2 seasons and guys like Greening are the exact reason why.
Condra has a defined role on the team. Whats greening's? He is what he is, a depth player with no special attributes and those guys are easily replaceable.

anderson/spezza/karlsson/lehner/bishop/methot/mac are why the sens have been a special team the past 2 years not because of colin greening.

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Best player in the Pittsburgh series. Nice player to have.

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Not really excited about Greening.

I like him, but I don't expect huge strides out of him.

He's best when he's playing a simple game - big in the corners, fast on the forecheck and backcheck.

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Greening's value is he's the peg that fits any hole in the lineup. He can be effective with Spezza or on the third line. Not going to be a game changer, but he makes the line up work better by being so versatile.

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If greening ends up having a big year, say 50 points, he'll probably command more money then the Sens are willing to pay him for one year of success.

This is his time to shine though.

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Getting excited about Greening is like getting excited for the buffet at a strip club.

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Greening's value is he's the peg that fits any hole in the lineup. He can be effective with Spezza or on the third line. Not going to be a game changer, but he makes the line up work better by being so versatile.
That's a good analysis. He has been best with Spezza-Michalek, and Pageau-Condra, but was also good with Zibanejad-Condra. That is a good trait to have in case of injury, or if the team is struggling and needs to shake things up.

If Greening could just learn to use his size/speed better he would still have that trait, but be even better in whichever "hole" he is pegged in.

This year I will be watching Greening to see how he plays along the boards as I feel he could improve a lot in that area. The second thing I want to see him improve in is puck races.

Would be great to see a guy that could win a race to the boards, come out with the puck, and end up contributing to a defensive or offensive line.

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Getting excited about Greening is like getting excited for the buffet at a strip club.
I've gotta admit, I'd be pretty darn excited to go to a strip club with a buffet

If they had the hockey game playing on the wall, I might never leave.

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