Tag Archives: Adam Oates

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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Adam Oates Is Busy During Pause In NHL Season

Adam Oates coaching the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League in 2012. Photo: Brad C. Bower for The New York Times Former Capitals centerman Adam Oates has found his niche in life after 19 years of playing and five years … Continue reading

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Adam Oates: Loving Life As A “Hired Gun”

Photo: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports Adam Oates’ exit from the Nation’s Capital in the spring of 2014 was void of fanfare, as his short stint as the Capitals Head Coach did not go well. In the end, he would last … Continue reading

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Comparing The First 20 Games Under First-Season Capitals Head Coaches: How Has Todd Reirden Faired With The Defending Champs So Far?

Photo: Sports Illustrated Washington Capitals head coach Todd Reirden entered this season under an unusual and unique circumstance: taking over the reigning Stanley Cup Champions, something only four other coaches have done. Now that 20 games of Reirden’s first taste … Continue reading

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20th Anniversary: A Look Back at the Washington Capitals’ 1997-1998 Season

Photos: Getty Images Twenty years ago, the Capitals were preparing to embark on one of the most memorable and unprecedented seasons in the history of the franchise.  However, judging from the events that occurred that offseason, very few fans and analysts would … Continue reading

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History Behind A Number: No. 77

Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports Throughout the Capitals’ 42 years in existence, they’ve issued a total of 87 different jersey numbers to the hundreds of players that have suited up in the District. In NoVa Caps’ brand new feature, History Behind … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Seasons: Looking Back at the Memorable Moments of the Adam Oates Coaching Era

Geoff Burke/USA Today Sports On June 26, 2012 Adam Oates was named the 16th head coach in Washington Capitals history. His appointment came after interim head coach Dale Hunter, who took over after Bruce Boudreau was fired, elected not to … Continue reading

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5 Caps Coaches that Never Had a Chance

Every Coach Before 1981 Sadly, every coach in this group didn’t have a chance.  The expansion draft was a joke and the Capitals had the poorest stock of players in the NHL.  In the first season the Caps went through THREE … Continue reading

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