Let’s just come right out and say it: What the hell is going on?!
Mike Green left Saturday’s game against San Jose about halfway through. Coach Hunter said it was precautionary, resulting from “tightness” in his groin injury. Yesterday the Caps held a practice before leaving for LA – and neither Mike nor Nicky participated. The team won’t say anything official and damned time zones mean we have to wait a few extra hours today. But it’s possible they’ll both be out tonight vs. the Kings.
The hit is right at the beginning of that video – he seems fine after, but apparently not.
“With Mike we’ve been dealing with that all season long, it sounds bad but that’s nothing new. We’re used to it almost,” Troy Brouwer said. “But Nicky is our best player, he controls the play when he’s on the ice he makes things happens. We’ve just got to find other ways around that.” [WashingtonPost.com/CapitalsInsider]
We’re staying positive, right? About the season in general? This could be a minor setback for both players, and at least they have each other (BFFs). But it’s beginning to feel like the fates are against us right now. The Penguins come to DC on Wednesday – no Crosby, Letang, Staal, Neal and maybe no Backstrom or Green? PANTSPOCALYPSE! What have I done to deserve this?!
Gator said I had a tough weekend, I can have a Snickers today. She’s such a good friend.Tags: mike green, nicklas backstrom, washington capitals