Tag Archives: Adam Oates

Our Wish List Of Candidates To Fill The Capitals Vacant Assistant Coaching Position

Washington Capitals general manager Brian MacLellan stated in his media availability earlier this week that the Capitals were close to naming a replacement for assistant coach Scott Arniel, who departed for Winnipeg earlier this off-season. MacLellan said they had narrowed their list … Continue reading

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Bondra Nets Two Goals For Franchise Record: Retro Recap – Carolina Hurricanes at Washington Capitals – November 30, 2001

Photo: Washington Capitals In recent years, Washington Capitals fans have been treated to numerous career milestones by Alex Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom and others. It’s gotten to the point where fans often go to Capitals’ games expecting to see one or … Continue reading

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Retro Recap: Halloween Zed Heads – Red Wings at Capitals – October 31, 2000

Photo: NHL On October 31, 2000, Halloween Day, the Detroit Red Wings visited MCI Center to face the Capitals. The theme of the day was Zed. No, not the letter “Z”.  Not the character from the Hellblazer comic series. No, … Continue reading

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Number 12 For Two — Retro Recap: Washington Capitals vs Montreal Canadiens – November 15, 1997

NHL Under normal circumstances in most seasons, assuming no lockout, strike, or pandemic,  the NHL in mid-November would be just over a month into the regular season. This post looks at a Washington Capitals’ game against the Montreal Canadiens on … Continue reading

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Sabre Rattling – Retro Recap: Washington Capitals @ Buffalo Sabres – November 13, 1997

NHL Under normal circumstances, barring strikes, lockouts, or pandemics, the NHL would be just over a month into the season in mid-November.  This post looks at a Capitals’ game from mid-November during the 1997-98 season, specifically their game against the … Continue reading

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A Milestone And a Cloud of Controversy – Retro Recap: Washington Capitals vs Edmonton Oilers – November 8, 1997

NHL Under normal circumstances, barring strikes, lockouts, or pandemics, the NHL in early November is a month into their regular season.  This particular Retro Recap, Diane details a game from that time frame during the 1997-98 season, specifically, the Capitals’ game … Continue reading

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Looking At Alex Ovechkin’s Seasons Under First-Year Capitals’ Head Coaches

Photo: WaPo After the Washington Capitals hired Peter Laviolette to be the 19th head coach in franchise history, one of the first questions is what kind of influence he will have on captain Alex Ovechkin. NoVa Caps looks at Ovechkin’s … Continue reading

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Bench Boss Level Up: Greatest Head Coaching Upgrades in Washington Capitals History

Recently, sports media platform The Athletic released an article on the greatest upgrades in the history of each NHL team. In the case of the Washington Capitals, it was the hiring of David Poile as General Manager that made the … Continue reading

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Washington Capitals Alumni Profile: Adam Oates

Photo:Doug Pensinger/Allsport While right wing T.J. Oshie has donned the number 77 for the Washington Capitals the last five seasons, he is not the most offensively productive player to don the double-seven on a Washington sweater. That distinction belongs to … Continue reading

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Post-Lockout One-ders – 2012-13 Season One-Year Wonders

USA TODAY With the 2019-20 season on pause, NoVa Caps looks back at the lockout-shortened 2012-13 season, which consisted of only 48 games. One notable aspect of the 2012-13 season was that of several players performing better than they typically … Continue reading

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