Originally posted on Mr. Irrelevant  |  Last updated 5/2/13
Caps correspondent Brad Parker is here to provide a counterpoint to, um, Brad Parker’s 5 Reasons The Caps Will Let Us Down … Again. 1. Adam Oates — Boudreau’s porridge was to offense-y. Hunter’s porridge was too defense-y. Oates’ porridge is just right! He makes the team responsible in their own end while letting the Ovechkins of the world feel free to roam and not feel guilty for scoring goals. As players, Oates and his staff were key parts of the Caps’ only appearance in the Stanley Cup finals. Last year as an assistant Oates helped lead the Devils to the Cup Finals. He has the demeanor and the experience needed for a long playoff run. 2. Short Season— In years past the Caps have had two main themes heading into the Stanley Cup playoffs. Either they coasted for the final month and were accused of not being focused, or they had to furiously rally from around New Year’s Day on just to sneak in to the postseason. In the latter scenario, the thinking was that they used too much energy getting
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