Originally written on Kukla's Korner  |  Last updated 11/9/14

NEW YORK - APRIL 22: Mike Green #52 of the Washington Capitals skates against the New York Rangers during Game Four of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinal Round of the 2009 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs on April 22, 2008 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The Rangers defeated the Capitals 2-1 and lead the series 3 games to 1. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
Last Tuesday, Capitals fans everywhere were delighted with the return of Mike Green, after missing 23 consecutive games with a groin injury.  An injury that, supposedly, might never fully heal.  Midway through Green second game back (@SJ 1/7/12), Hunter shut him down again.  Hunter said it was because of tightness, and not a hit he took, but it does little to dispel my worries.  Green did not practice with the team on Sunday. It might only be January, but it is worth reminding that Green is currently in the last year of his deal.  A deal that sees him make 5.25 million.  Given some of the current contracts, that number was expected to increase dramatically.  Since 2008, when Green signed his current deal, we have seen many comparable blueliners sign contracts worth North of 7 million annually.  Most recently, Buffalo gave Christian Ehrhoff a deal that gave him 10 mil for the first season.  Most fans would have been more than happy to give Green this raise.  He is one of the most po...
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