Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 04/15/12 at 04:22 PM ET
from Katie Carrera of Capitals Insider,
Ever since Mike Green returned to the Capitals’ lineup in mid-February following sports hernia surgery, he’s fielded questions about when he would return to his previous form.
But that ignores the reality that the defenseman’s game has changed, partly in his natural evolution as a player but also because of Coach Dale Hunter’s system.
A day after he led Washington in ice time (33:28) in its 2-1 double overtime win in Game 2 against the Bruins, Green said this is the best he’s felt since before the injuries began piling up in the past two seasons.
“I feel great, yeah. A lot of energy. Probably the best I’ve felt in two years,” Green said. “My body and my state of mind. I think kind of, over the last couple years it’s been tough with injuries and stuff. I finally feel good. Not only that, I think it’s all about feel, too, and I have a good feel right now. I don’t know how to explain it.”
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