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Now What Washington?

from Greg Wyshynski of Puck Daddy,

What kind of contract would you give a defenseman who scored 149 points in 143 games over two seasons, with a plus/minus of plus-63?

Now, what kind of contract would you give a defenseman who scored 31 points in 81 games over two injury-plagued seasons, with a plus/minus of plus-11?

Herein lies the problem for the Washington Capitals and Mike Green, who rejected a 1-year, $5-million qualifying offer on Sunday in favor of further negotiations on a long-term deal. He’s an above-average defenseman, and an elite puck-mover. But he signed his 4-year, $21 million contract back when he was the first example above, and at 26 years old he’s now Exhibit B.

So what do you do with Mike Green if you’re GM George McPhee?

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Ducksworth's avatar

Trade him to the Red Wings grin

Posted by Ducksworth from Brownstown, MI on 07/16/12 at 12:27 PM ET

Primis's avatar

For the rights to Robert Lang?  DONE!

Seriously though I dunno’ about Green.  He hits and shoots… and that’s about it.  Even in a defensive-oriented system he did not peform so well.

Posted by Primis on 07/16/12 at 02:04 PM ET

Nathan's avatar

Washington should sign him to a 3 year deal… worth… $18.25 million total. :p

Posted by Nathan from the scoresheet! on 07/16/12 at 02:07 PM ET

Ducksworth's avatar

Washington should sign him to a 3 year deal… worth… $18.25 million total. :p

You were right on the spot lol

Posted by Ducksworth from Brownstown, MI on 07/16/12 at 02:23 PM ET

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Wow, this story certainly blew up into…nothing…

Posted by Garth on 07/16/12 at 03:28 PM ET

Nathan's avatar

Wow, this story certainly blew up into…nothing…

Posted by Garth on 07/16/12 at 02:28 PM ET

Yeah, hard to blame Puck Daddy though, it has been sloooowwwww…

Posted by Nathan from the scoresheet! on 07/16/12 at 03:43 PM ET

Paul's avatar

I hesitated posting any Green news when it broke yesterday, but thought Greg did a good job breaking down the story.

All indications were Green was close to signing but still thought the PD piece was worth noting.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 07/16/12 at 03:48 PM ET

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