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12-09-2007, 10:21 PM
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Tie for the lead in goals by a defenseman
is he playing good ?

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12-09-2007, 10:57 PM
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Tie for the lead in goals by a defenseman
is he playing good ?
I'd assume so..

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12-09-2007, 11:03 PM
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I predicted 15 goals for the season and many doubted it....come on Greenie!

Honestly he's got incredible offensive talent and the Caps are turning him loose. He's got some confidence right now and isn't making a ton of mistakes in his own end.

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12-09-2007, 11:18 PM
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He's only going to get better with Boudreau behind the bench now.

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12-09-2007, 11:24 PM
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He was playing pretty confidently under hanlon and is only going to get more ice and more confidence under gabby.

I believe he mentioned when the change was made that he wasn't worried about making a mistake and then being benched...implying that is what happened under hanlon.

I'm hoping he breaks the 20 goal mark. It would really help the team to have some production from the back line. They haven't had much since Gonchar left.

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12-09-2007, 11:25 PM
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I predicted 15 goals for the season and many doubted it....come on Greenie!
Who exactly doubted it?

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12-09-2007, 11:28 PM
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Who exactly doubted it?
Dunno...but there were some...I would have to look up the thread. I was really going for dramatic effect.

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12-10-2007, 12:08 AM
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Tie for the lead in goals by a defenseman
is he playing good ?
He's beyond sick. Very very few Dmen have his speed, agility, shot, and stick handling ability. Watch him rush the puck, beat the winger at the red line, deke the center at the blue, curl and drag past the last Dman at the dot, then roof a snapper past the short glove side.

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12-10-2007, 06:16 AM
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Green has been playing great. He is on pace for 20 goals, i don't think he will reach that number but he might. He is getting 1st unit pp time, and his minutes should increase as the year goes on.

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12-10-2007, 07:11 AM
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He's only going to get better with Boudreau behind the bench now.
I think being paired with Morrisonn has really helped. Those two are a perfect compliment for each other. A player like Green wants to get forward, Mo allows him to do that without having to worry as he will know his partner will stay back.

Playing him with Poti was an interesting idea, but one that failed.

Now if the Caps can find another Morrisonn to play with Poti, maybe we can start getting some more value out of that 3.5 per we are paying him.

ps. Jason Smith would be perfect for this Caps team, he is a vet, a leader, has played with Poti in the past and is a pending UFA.

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12-10-2007, 07:19 AM
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And to think there was a debate as to whether he'd make the team this year...

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12-10-2007, 07:29 AM
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"I think being paired with Morrisonn has really helped. " ....Morrisonn seems to make everyone he plays with do better. Milan isn't half as good without him.


But this is about Green.......dude is incredibly gifted.




......and some day we will have Green AND Alzner.

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12-10-2007, 08:55 AM
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Who exactly doubted it?
I for one did. 9 defensemen last season scored 15 goals, and Green didn't exactly take major strides last year. I knew he had it in him, but I really doubted he'd hit 15 this year.

I said 8-20 in that thread, and I'm happy to be wrong.

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12-10-2007, 08:59 AM
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Who exactly doubted it?
I was prob one.

I love Green by expecting him to score 15 goals would not have been in my expectations this season. This kid could one day score 20 from the blueline.

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12-10-2007, 09:16 AM
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I think Green is playing more assertively with Boudreau than Hanlon. Green has four goals in Brucey's(Jay Leach calls him Brucey, which is a hoot) eight games. He also had the misfortune of making great rushes with dishes to Pettinger and Gordon and Steckel which, of course, don't end up on the score sheet.

I still can't believe that so many GM's let him fall all the way to GMGM purely because his WHL team sucked so bad. Dumb.

There was a lot of question whether he would make the team out of camp. He basically had to play Boumedienne and Eminger off the team with Poti and Pothier already there.

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12-10-2007, 09:16 AM
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Heh, I wanted Green and Schultz to start the year in hershey. I was wrong about Green

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12-10-2007, 09:22 AM
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Dunno...but there were some...I would have to look up the thread. I was really going for dramatic effect.
I did, I thought 10 would be a decent season for him


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I think Green is playing more assertively with Boudreau than Hanlon. Green has four goals in Brucey's(Jay Leach calls him Brucey, which is a hoot) eight games. He also had the misfortune of making great rushes with dishes to Pettinger and Gordon and Steckel which, of course, don't end up on the score sheet.

I still can't believe that so many GM's let him fall all the way to GMGM purely because his WHL team sucked so bad. Dumb.

There was a lot of question whether he would make the team out of camp. He basically had to play Boumedienne and Eminger off the team with Poti and Pothier already there.
scary that McPhee drafted Schultz before Green though

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12-10-2007, 09:41 AM
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I think if they only had one pick they would have taken green, but since they had the two picks, they went with strategy. I mean Dallas took a huge guy right after Schultz was gone, so maybe dallas was after schultz and they knew that so they took him first, then, when Dallas took their huge guy, the caps took Green.

Thats my theory anyway lol. Either way, Green is playing awesomely right now.

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12-10-2007, 09:46 AM
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I think if they only had one pick they would have taken green, but since they had the two picks, they went with strategy. I mean Dallas took a huge guy right after Schultz was gone, so maybe dallas was after schultz and they knew that so they took him first, then, when Dallas took their huge guy, the caps took Green.
haha hopefully...seems like a big gamble as of now

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12-10-2007, 09:50 AM
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its kind of a convoluted explanation, or its possible that they had Schultz rated higher than Green.

I'm so glad that the caps got green now though, because you know we as fans would never hear the end of it if some other team (say... Anaheim ) beat the caps and the GWG was scored by Green pinching down and blowing by Schultz.

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12-10-2007, 10:13 AM
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scary that McPhee drafted Schultz before Green though
I'm sure Green and Schultz went right where they were predicted to go, with Green "slipping" as the draft drew near (only) because of his team's rather poor record.

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12-10-2007, 10:23 AM
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I'm sure Green and Schultz went right where they were predicted to go, with Green "slipping" as the draft drew near (only) because of his team's rather poor record.
I honestly don't think that was the only factor.

Green was undersized at the time (compared to what was at the time...the prototypical defenseman. 6'3 215/220). He was 6'1 195 and playing for a crappy team.

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He's only going to get better with Boudreau behind the bench now.
I love the way all the Dmen are now under BB. And no that not soley because Pothier is on the bench though it helps.

BB has them more active at both blue lines. He allows his D more freedom in the offensive zone while relying on the opposite Dman to slide to the top (kind of cover 1 style) and the off wing to rotate high. This risky play allows for more keeps at the blue line while at times, you put yourself in situations where you have Shultz and Flash rushing back to defend against White, Kovy, and Hossa.

Personally I love the philosophy that BB is preaching to his guys: Blueline Hockey. Defend both blue lines (ie step up to deny entry on D and step up to keep the puck in on offense) and minimize turnovers at both blue lines (those who don't, ie Flash and Pots, ride the pine for a bit)

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12-10-2007, 10:30 AM
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Central Scouting had Green at 9 for NA skaters and Schultz at 12.

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I'm sure Green and Schultz went right where they were predicted to go, with Green "slipping" as the draft drew near (only) because of his team's rather poor record.
From USA Today's recap.
Jeff Schultz, 18, D, Calgary (WHL): 6-6, 212 ... 11 goals, 24 assists

Has gotten better on his defensive pivots, yet needs a few strides to get going on his skates. ... Is able to get passes off quickly and likes to send long outlet pass in search of down-the-middle breakaways. ... Plays while team is short-handed and get most of his points on power plays. ... Likes to jump into play to create odd-man rushes. ... Relies on hockey sense rather than physical style, but is not intimidated if play gets tougher.

From ESPN:
http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/draft/...er?playerId=41


From ESPN on Green being dealt a bad hand:
http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/draft/...er?playerId=38

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