Found June 25, 2012 on Nightmare on Helm Street:
Take what you will from this Tweet from Alex Semin.  (Stick tap to Malik for finding this.)Remember Detroit press: if I'm Datsyuk's teammate in 1 week, plz use headline "Alex Seminem, aka Slim Sashady, signs with #RedWings." K? Thx— Alexander Semin (@alexsemin) June 25, 2012 I both like his excitement for possibily being a Wing, but also scared at what Mike Babcock is going to do to this kid if he does sign with the Red and White.   

Is Alexander Semin is irreplaceable?

For some of us Caps fans who were around prior the Ovechkin era the wait for Alexander Semin to become the player envisioned and have been teased by is a long wait for a ship that never showed up. Everyone agrees that Semin is a unique talent but he is also the longest tenured Cap and there are four things we know about Alexander Semin:1. He is not a physical player2. He is inconsistent3...

2012 Free Agent Wish List

Photo by Getty North America With free agency beginning Sunday in the NHL, the Washington Capitals will look to address some needs to help the team once again attempt to challenge for their first Stanley Cup championship. As such, below are some players who George McPhee should (and perhaps could) sign starting next week to help his team make that run. NEED: Top-six forward...

Ex-captain Adam Oates hired as Capitals coach

Adam Oates is the new coach of the Washington Capitals. The team announced Tuesday that the 49-year-old Oates will be the replacement for Dale Hunter, who resigned at the end of the season. Oates played 19 seasons in the NHL, including parts of six seasons with the Capitals. Ironically, he replaced Hunter as captain after Hunter was traded during the 1998-99 season. Oates'...

Oates hired as new Capitals coach

Adam Oates is the new coach of the Washington Capitals. The team announced Tuesday that the 49-year-old Oates will be the replacement for Dale Hunter, who resigned at the end of the season. "We are very pleased to name Adam Oates as the new head coach of the Washington Capitals," Capitals general manager George McPhee said in a statement. "Adam was a highly intelligent...

Adam Oates Named Head Coach of Washington Capitals

The Washington Capitals' coaching search is over. The Caps announced on Tuesday that they have hired Adam Oates as their 16th head coach in franchise history. Oates, who played 19 seasons in the NHL, has served as an assistant coach for the past three seasons. He was behind Tampa Bay's bench in 2009-10 before moving to New Jersey, where served as an assistant for this season...

The Tree of ’98 Bears More Leadership Fruit: Adam Oates Now Coaches the Caps

A new leader in Washington Outside of his winning the Stanley Cup, it’s difficult to fathom a figure in hockey ever enjoying a day a rival to Adam Oates’ yesterday. The “lesser” of his feats Tuesday was earning his first-ever head coaching job, for the team he once captained, in Washington. That word arrived around mid-day yesterday, and a couple of hours later Adam Oates...

Capitals Name Adam Oates Head Coach

As first reported by TSN's Darren Dreger, the Washington Capitals have named Adam Oates to replace the resigned Dale Hunter as head coach.  Oates played for the Capitals from 1997-2002, and was a team captain under George McPhee.  He takes this job after being an assistaint in New Jersey and being behind the bench for the Devils' Stanley Cup Final run this spring. Andy...

Alexander Ovechkin voted worst athlete

One year ago, the debate in the NHL surrounding the best player always came down to two names among fans; Sidney Crosby and the Washington Capitals’ Alexander Ovechkin. What Crosby always had over Ovechkin was a Stanley Cup title, while Alex was apart of several disappointing postseason runs. Well, Ovechkin isn’t even liked in his [...]

Oates hired as Capitals coach

Former All-Star center Adam Oates is returning to Washington, this time as coach of the Capitals. Oates, an assistant the past two seasons with the New Jersey Devils, was announced as the replacement for former teammate Dale Hunter. "We are very pleased to name Adam Oates as the new head coach of the Washington Capitals," GM George McPhee said in a statement released...

The Next Few Weeks Will Be Interesting

from Dan Rosen of, The next couple of weeks could be extraordinary as GMs look to reshape their rosters. There are no definitive answers yet, but there are plenty of lingering questions how this will play out and what the ramifications of each move will be. Here are 12 biggies, because, well it’s 2012 and the number 12 makes sense: 12. Will a team gamble on Alexander Semin...

Todd Cordell: Oates a Favorite in Washington, Potential UFA Targets + Other Notes

With NHL free agency just a handful of days away, rumors of who will land where are really starting to pick up. Today, I examine some of those said rumors, provide an update on some New Jersey Devils who could soon become unrestricted free agents and more. - I'll start off with Adam Oates, who is reportedly being seriously considered for the Washington Capitals vacant position...

Former Caps Captain Adam Oates Named New Capitals Coach

Its been quite a day for former Boston Bruin and Washington Capitals captain Adam Oates. First he was elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame and now he was named the newest head coach was the Washington Capitals. Oates has been an assistant coach for the past three seasons with the Tampa Bay Lightning and more recently, the Eastern Conference champion New Jersey Devils. "We are...

The Search Ends

The Washington Capitals have chosen former player, Adam Oates, as their replacement for Dale Hunter as head coach.  Oates will join the Capitals fresh off of a Stanley Cup finals appearance as an assistant coach with the New Jersey Devils.  He spent the last two years with the Devils, after being an assistant for the Tampa Bay Lightning.  Aside from those assistant gigs, Oates...

Afternoon Line

“It’s not blocking the shots and it’s not dump and chase.  Any system that I play I learn a lot. I’m an offensive guy, it’s not a secret to anybody, and I’m pretty excited and very happy to hear the Caps signed that kind of guy who likes offence.” -Alex Ovechkin on the hiring of Adam Oates as head coach of the Washington Capitals.  More from Ovechkin by Chris Johnston...
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