Originally written on Kukla's Korner  |  Last updated 11/17/14
While I may have thought this day would never come, the Capitals are less than a week from opening the season down in Tampa Bay.  What begins that night is a sprint of 48 games to attempt to make the postseason.  There will be no time for elongated losing streaks or periods of uncertainty.  Any team looking for a shot to lift the cup will have to come out firing on all cylinders.  Those who stutter, will more than likely fall to the wayside.  This could spell disaster for a Capitals team that has more questions than answers at this point. Who is Adam Oates, the coach? Any fan who has been around since the 90’s can easily recall the incredible talent that was Adam Oates.  He was one of the most gifted playmakers of his time.  He is now a hall of famer.  That’s Adam Oates, the player.  We honestly don’t know what he is like as a coach.  This is his first shot to lead a team solo.  Given his offensive successes with the Devils and Lightning, he figures to be more offensive than Dal...
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