|Posted by Landon Ewaniuk on July 17, 2012 at 2:30 AM|
As it turns out, Mike Green did not accept the Washington Capitals' qualifying offer of $5 million for one year. But the Caps weren't going to let him get away. According to Katie Carrera of the Washington Post, the two sides have agreed to a three-year deal worth $18.25 million.
I was a bit surprised to hear that Green had turned down the original offer, considering he only managed to register seven points and only 32 games played a season ago. Having said this, I'm sure the Washington Capitals are excited to have Mike Green in the fold for three more seasons. This is the type of player that has the ability to be the very best at his position in the entire National Hockey League when is that 100%. Green has posted a remarkable 149 pointsover the last couple seasons that he was health.
If Green ever commits to learning tricks that improve his defense in combination with his dynamic offense from the "D" position he will no doubt win multiple Norris trophies. Ultimately, for this deal to pay dividends Green must avoid future encounters with the injury bug.