pick6pedro wrote:Dick Rosenthal wrote:As long as Mike Green is logging significant minutes for the Caps they have major trouble in their defensive corps.
Wideman and Hamrlik have been much bigger problems, although every time Green is out there I expect even the slowest of slow forwards to skate right around him. He hasn't been rushing deep into the zone like in past seasons. Not sure if he's finally realized he is a defenseman or if it's Hunter's influence.
Either way, this iteration of the Caps is extremely different from those past teams. Not saying that will change the outcome, but the last decade of teams never blocked shots or kept opponents out of the middle like this squad.
I forget the exact numbers, but something like 2/3 of the Bruins' Even Strength goals in the series were scored when Wideman was on the ice.