Mike Green is a very smart player in his own end of the ice and does his job pretty efficiently. Washington is hoping he is the next Brian Leetch on the power play and to some extent he may well be just that. Green has good vision and distributes the puck quickly and evenly, which is the essence of a good power play quarterback. Green is not shy when the opportunity is there to pinch or aggressively take a lane for a better shot on net.
Green is not as big as some of his peers who went through the WHL in his era i.e Phaneuf and Seabrook, but he does play a great physical game. Green throws punishing hits that one would expect from a much bigger player.He doesn't look that physically menacing, but his hits are effective and deadly. Green is well suited for today's NHL with an invisible centre line. He is like 5'11" and a quick skater. Back in 1999, those types of D-men didn't make the NHL cut. Today teams can't find enough D men like that.
Among recent WHL defense men grads he would be considered a notch below both Phaneuf and Seabrook, but he is still an excellent player. 40 points shouldn't be a problem.