You can't really compare the two players. But yes, 12M per/3 years for Green is a pipe dream. But it won't be 6.5M at 6 or 7 either.
I say Green signs for 5.5 for 6 or 7, or 6M for 3 or 4.
I think it will be more like 6 mil for 5 the more I think about it. Would you guys/gals do it at that price?
FTR, i wasn't trying to compare a third line center and a defenseman, it was more a comment about the state of free agency.