Mike Green Would Have Been a Liability for Team Canada in 2010

January 1st, 2010 by Andrew Echevarria Leave a reply »

With team Canada’s men's ice hockey roster for the 2010 Winter Olympics announced Dec. 30, one of the biggest surprises was probably the exclusion of Mike green.

The Calgary native has not only assisted in bringing depth to the blue line in Washington, but also adds an offensive force. Holding the longest consecutive scoring streak (eight games) by a defenseman, it’s pretty clear he isn’t scared to shoot the puck when he has the chance. He can move the puck up through the neutral zone with no problem and can take good shots from the point.

Drafted first round, 29th overall in the 2004 NHL Entry draft, the 24-year-old has brought great potential to a strengthening Washington team. Finishing the season with 31 goals in 2009, Green’s been turning heads with his offensive talent.

Having a defenseman who can take shots when necessary and has no problems moving the puck up is a valuable asset no team would pass on, so it’s not much of a surprise fans were shocked when Mike Green didn’t make the Canadian Olympic team.

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