"He's just a natural goal-scorer, that guy. His release is just incredible. He competes and he can make plays, too, but he's just a goal scorer. The way he shoots the puck and his vision toward the net is incredible." -- Mike Green on Steven Stamkos
never had to worry about being one of the last kids picked on the schoolyard in any competition.
If Green is selected for the 2011 NHL All-Star Game presented by Discover, the talented offensive defenseman probably won't have to wait very long to have his name called, either.
This year's game has a new wrinkle with the introduction of a fantasy draft to decide how the players will be divided into teams, and Green's skill set probably makes him a desired commodity in the offensive-minded contest.
"I think it is interesting. I think it throws a little bit of a curveball into it and it will be exciting," said Green, who has yet to appear in an All-Star Game. "I was a bit of a freak when I was young. I was really tall and big and now I'm just kind of average. When I was young I didn't grow after I was 13 or 14. Yeah, I was always picked. I was lucky."