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Hamrlik was more of an offensive player earlier in his career, something Hunter said helps those two skating together. Now, the former No. 1 overall pick is something of a safety valve for Green.

“I think he can enjoy the rush more and offense and I’m more steady guy, the defense,” Hamrlik said.

Green wants his all-around game to be more consistent, too, but that could take time.

“He talks and he’s been in the league long enough to know the game. He knows what it takes and how to help the team win more games,” Hamrlik said. “It looks like he’s played with lots of confidence the last game, so that’s good to see.”