Mike Green and a Washington Rebuild

Tough choices and a tough reality likely await the Capitals in the coming weeks. (Getty) Things are not going well for the Washington Capitals right now.  Heading in to Friday night’s game with the Devils in Newark, the Capitals have lost six games in a row, four of them in regulation.  Their record stands at 22-20-8, and their figure of 14 wins in overtime and regulation is...
Via Rock the Red
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Green Still Not Ready To Play

from Chuck Gormley of CSN Washington, One day after leaving practice early Green did not participate in Tuesday’s morning skate at Kettler Capitals Iceplex and will not play tonight against the New York Islanders. Oates said Green “didn’t feel great” Monday afternoon and it appears he’ll miss the Caps’ remaining three games before the two-week Olympic break begins...
Via Kukla's Korner
February 04, 2014  |  Discuss

It’s time for the Washington Capitals to move defenseman Mike Green

Something has to change. This is no longer about patience or seeing the rough times through during that annual regular season swoon before the Washington Capitals find themselves and their games just in time for the Stanley Cup playoffs. With each recent close loss or fall-flat night against one of the NHL’s weaker franchises, it feels bigger than that. It feels like it’s...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Capitals defenseman Mike Green misses check, flies headfirst into bench (Video)

Washington Capitals defenseman Mike Green went flying headfirst into the Capitals bench after missing the check on his intended target during the first period of Monday night's game against the Edmonton Oilers. Green skated full speed towards Oilers forward Jesse Joensuu against the boards, but Joensuu sidestepped the check attempt, causing Green to fly head over heels...
Via Holdout Sports
October 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Capitals' Mike Green designs cool NHL '94-inspired t-shirt

NHL ’94 never goes out of style. Capitals high-scoring blueliner Mike Green earned the nickname “Game Over Green” during the 2007-08 season for his frequent and timely late-game heroics. Fans made their own custom jerseys with the nickname to wear at Caps’ home games, but the ever-fashionable Green has a better option. Green launched his own clothing line over the offseason...
Via NESN.com
October 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Capitials re-sign Green to 3-year contract

The Washington Capitals have re-signed defenseman Mike Green to a three-year contract. Green, who played in just 32 games because of injuries last season, will receive $6 million annually for the next two seasons and $6.25 million in the 2014-15 season. Sidelined by a groin injury and abdominal surgery, he had seven points during the regular season, but finally healthy in the playoffs...
Via AP on Fox
July 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Green declines Caps' qualifying offer

Restricted free agent defenseman Mike Green turned down the Washington Capitals' qualifying offer of a one-year contract worth $5 million on Sunday, multiple media outlets reported. The deadline to accept the deal was 5 p.m. Sunday, but Green and the Caps are expected to continue to negotiate. Caps general manager George McPhee told the Washington Post on Saturday the expiration...
Via Pro Sports Daily
July 15, 2012  |  Discuss

The Capitals showed why they don’t deserve a playoff berth

Much has been said about why the Washington Capitals have had such an unexpectedly difficult season — most of the excuses focus around long-term injuries to all-star defenseman Mike Green and prolific center Nicklas Backstrom.  Some have also opined that the Capitals have had difficulty learning the new system necessitated by the replacement of head coach Bruce Boudreau by Dale...
Via isportsweb.com
March 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Capitals D Green returns after missing 18 games

Washington Capitals defenseman Mike Green is back after missing 18 games because of an abdominal injury. Green was in the lineup Saturday night against Tampa Bay. It was just the 11th game he played in this season. Green, who had abdominal surgery last month, was sidelined early in the season by a sprained right ankle and then injured his groin in early November. Green emerged...
Via Fox Sports
February 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Green's surgery a blow to Caps

Mike Green has played in only 10 Capitals games this season with what was thought to be a groin injury, and Monday, the Capitals announced that Green would be missing even more time. He was scheduled for abdominal surgery Tuesday. Already placed on long-term injured reserve last week (with a first possible activation date of Feb. 1), Green is to miss at least four to six weeks following...
Via Red Light District Hockey
January 18, 2012  |  Discuss

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