Defenseman Mike Green might not be rocking the Capitals red anymore, but on Black Friday he returned to Washington, DC as a member of the Detroit Red Wings.
Green, along with Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom, and Alexander Semin, was part of the “Young Guns” era in Washington from 2007 through 2012. Green was excited to see two of his teammates finally realize the dream they’d all been reaching for.
“As a guy who played with them for 10 years and became very close with them, I felt the excitement,” Green said according to Capitals Radio’s Ben Raby. “I thought of all the hard times that they went through to get to that point and I was beyond happy for those two.”