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It’s Possible Mike Green Could Head Back To Washington

from Jesse Dougherty of the Washington Post,

While Green hung out with Holtby throughout the weekend, he said he sporadically talked with Ovechkin as well. When asked a question about catching up with Green that made no mention of a possible trade to Washington, Ovechkin ended his answer with, “All the best to him, we’ll see what’s going to happen in the future.”

It was not exactly a bid for the Capitals to bring Green back, but Ovechkin later said he would like it if that happened. In the Atlantic Division locker room Sunday night, filled with players discussing their trick shots from the All-Star Game, the upcoming second half and their team’s playoff push, Green was the only one considering which city he will be skating in as the season ends.

There is some chance it will be Washington, even if Green will only discuss a future with the Red Wings. So, when he was told that Ovechkin said he wants him back, Green again deflected the possibility.

“Oh he did?” he said, laughing and fixing his eyes on the locker room carpet. “Oh yeah … it was … like I said, it was nice to catch up with him, too. Yeah … I’ve heard a lot of comments, so it is what it is.”


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Those 2 goals in all star game were nice!

Posted by VPalmer on 01/29/18 at 05:17 PM ET


I’m probably reading too much into this but Green stays on gimp leave so there are no bidders and he can stay here til he goes back to Washington, that way Washington won’t need to engage in a bidding war with a team claiming him from Detroit. I know also has something to say where he goes but this way Detroit gets nothing for him.

Posted by stateofmifan on 03/08/18 at 04:56 PM ET

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state.. unless they trade him so the Caps have negotiating rights until the UFA period opens.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 03/08/18 at 04:58 PM ET

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