Tag Archives: Adam Oates

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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