Thursday, February 15, 2007

Wow... I mean... WOW

Mike Green just booked a bus ride to Hershey. I don't even know what to say. The deuce rubs salt in the wound:

"Your boy Mike Green just got sent down to Hershey.


I don't think that happened to Scott Neidermeyer, did it?

Of course, we all know its just because Nycholat could get snatched up on waivers. "

Good point. But all the same, this is just strange. Maybe the organization is sending Greener a message about his sloppy puck possession in the defensive end. Maybe they want him to get some confidence back. Maybe he was in need of an attitude adjustment.

I don't know about this one, folks.

I just don't know.

Late Update: Hanlon wants Green to work more on his offense, which is odd, since I think that's the best part of his game. I can see how he'd be able to push forward more in Hershey, since he'll have capable minor-league defensemen that can cover for him. (I've already written about how we're missing that at the NHL level.) So the move does make some sense in that it gets Greener back into attack mode.

I still don't like it. If Hanlon wanted to do this, he could have sent Green down for a reconditioning stint after his ankle injury. Doing it now shows that we're waving the white flag on this season by putting Nycholat's contract ahead of having the best players available with the big club. Not exactly the message you want to send a young team.


Capital Fanatic said...

He has definitely been outplayed by Schultz since his last call up. Plus, this allows Green to be eligible for the Bears playoff run again this year.

3 Grumpy Caps fans said...

That depends on your point of view... Schultz and Green play very different games. Perhaps the Caps are looking for more defensive stalwarts and aren't looking for a guy that pushes into the offensive end as much. And Green's play lately has been indicative of confidence issues. Still, quite a shock.