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Rangers-Capitals: The Invisible Men, Playoffs Edition

Published by on April 23, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NHL

By now everyone knows who Alexander Ovechkin is. Same goes for Alex Semin, Niklas Backstrom, and even young Simeon Varlamov. The Capitals find themselves on the brink of elimination against the Rangers because many "key" guys have not shown up in this series, not because of Ovie, Semin, and Varly.

Oh where, oh where has Mike Green gone? The Norris finalist, power-play anchor, and puck-rushing defenseman had (arguably) the best season by a defenseman since the days of Raymond Bourque and Paul Coffey. Green was magic with the puck, on the power play, and controlling end-to-end rushes at even strength.

In this series, Green has been slow, sloppy, and careless. He has (at times) left his defensive position to throw a poo...

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