'Your papers, please' must never be heard in America
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No one knows exactly how to prepare or what will happen in a lockout-shortened season with shootouts and three-point games. No one knows whether the teams that are supposed to be great, like the Los Angeles Kings and New York Rangers, will live up to it with everything thrown out of whack.
Mike Green made a mistake in the Washington Capitals' season opener on Saturday that led to a power-play goal. He owned up to it.
While the NFL and NBA are facing labor uncertainty, the NHL is taking a moment to puff out its chest as it heads into an All-Star weekend unlike any other.
Olczyk pointed out that his production suffered - in large part because of concussion problems.
"I didn't see a defensive man that improved more defensively than Mike Green [last season]," NBC sports analyst Eddie Olczyk said recently. "Yes, his points suffered by it severely. But I thought he became a better defenseman. And I think he committed to be that way."