Mar 11, 2014; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Washington Capitals defenseman Mike Green (52) handles the puck against the Pittsburgh Penguins during the first period at the CONSOL Energy Center. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

It's Mike Green's To Lose

We have been looking at the possibility of a trade to happen with the Capitals, Mike Green, and another team to what some think would be a good move to free up some much needed cap room.  Troy Brouwer has also been in talks of a possible trade for the Capitals as well. 

Really, for Mike Green, he has begun to fall into that injury category that seems to be a plague on any athletes name. Wherever he goes, he will always be labeled as being injury prone, and last years lack of production could even bring thoughts of inconsistency as well.

At this point, the Washington Capitals are saying that Mike Green is not on the trade block.  He is here to stay even with the addition of Matt Niskanen, who in all intensive purposes really does replace Green on the blue line.  Green has his own destiny in his hands.

This is a contract year for Green and it will determine the direction he is able to go after this year.  By this I mean that if he has a sub-par year and is plagued with injuries again, then the 6 Million that he is getting, he will never see again.  But just the opposite is true as well.  He Green has a great year and is back to where we all know he can play at, then the money and contracts could be there from not only the Capitals but also other teams, should he hit free agency.

Green needs to control his own destiny whether he is in Washington or not this year.  It only takes one year to make or break your career.  This is probably the most important year for Green and his career than any other year at this point.

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