Photo: Carlos Osorio
On Friday night, a player by the name of Mike Green scored his first goal with the Detroit Red Wings. He did not use an Easton Stealth CNT stick.
Early in the second period against the Pacific Division leading Kings, Green snapped a 1-1 tie by skating into the slot to collect a rebound and firing the puck past Jhonas Enroth. It was typical aggressive Mike Green hockey. After the tally, Green broke into a smile before being hugged by his teammates, who are not Washington Capitals. Green had spent his entire 10-year career with the Caps before signing a three-year, $18-million deal with the Wings this offseason. Battling an injury for part of the season, he had previously six point in 13 games for Detroit.
“I’ve been kind of concentrating on trying to shoot the puck more and, you know, at least get something created,” Green told reporters after Detroit’s 3-2 victory. “So it felt good today.”
The war of words between a pair of one-time Washington Capitals Young Guns is escalating ahead of tonight’s matchup between the Caps and the Detroit Red Wings.
Yesterday, Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin told reporters he was “probably gonna slash” former Caps and current Red Wings defenseman Mike Green‘s beloved Easton Stealth CNT sticks. During his tenure with the Caps, fans rallied to supply Green with the discontinued twigs.
On Tuesday night the Washington Capitals pro hockey club will play against the Red Wings of Detroit hockey team in a match of hockey. To get you ready for the hockey match, we at R.M.N.B. have randomly selected a hockey player to introduce to you. The player we have selected is Mike Green, a defenseman hockey player for the Detroit Red Wings hockey team. This article post will answer all the questions you were too afraid to ask about Mike Green.
Photo: Rick Osentoski
Last season, one of my favorite all-time blog moments happened when RMNB readers combined to reunite Mike Green with a fleet of his Easton CNT Stealth sticks. The twig, which Green used to score 31 goals in 2008-09, was discontinued about a decade ago. The superstitious defenseman said in interviews he’s never used a better stick.
“I don’t know if it was the manufacturing or what, but it just made for a really good stick,” Green said then. “Over the years, maybe they changed the technology or the balance and it’s just not the same. For me, these are perfect.”
Green has continued to use the bright blue relic in Detroit. On Monday, Green’s former teammate, Alex Ovechkin, promised to give the stick the respect it deserves.
You remember how exciting my photoshop of TJ Oshie in a Capitals uniform was a few days ago? Now let’s visit the opposite end of the feels spectrum.
On Thursday, the Detroit Red Wings posted a photoshop of former Capital Mike Green in his new #25 Red Wings jersey and no, I will never get used to this.
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