Originally Posted by habs83
I think that Green and Markov are pretty good comparaisons in both cases. Both, if healthy, are #1 on their teams, but both weren't healthy at all in the last two seasons.
That is why both young Dmen were given added responsibilities faster than their respective teams would have like. But both of them were up to the task.
Agreed about the added responsibility. Both players have proven themselves as a result.
But comparing Green to Markov? Green put elite numbers up that haven't been seen in a long time. Green is much younger, and should be around for 5-8 more years at least.
Markov missed a ton of time, is much older, and has been unreliable due to injury. Two years from now, Markov won't be a factor, Green could be and should be a factor if he lives up to the contract he just got from the Caps.