ADAM OATES RUMORS & GOSSIP
It's rare that a playoff series gets more intense after the series has been completed and one team has advanced to the next round. Such has been the case between the New York Rangers and the Washington Capitals, two teams which battled in the first round and continue to argue despite New York moving on and Washington hitting the golf course. New York emerged victorious after...
Adam Oates told reporters he could beat John Tortorella in a fight (photo made using Fotor.com)
Cue Justin Moore’s “I Could Kick Your Ass”. That’s what Capitals coach Adam Oates said to reporters after Tortorella criticized the Capitals for complaining about everything except beer prices at Verizon Center after Washington lost to the Rangers in seven games.
Over at the Daily News, Christian Red reports that in a bit of a shocking development, Sean Avery, the man who just a month ago tweeted that John Tortorella was a clown and that his players hated him, had only nice things to say about his former coach...
"(Tortorella) actually probably was one of the best things that ever happened to me. A month after I was done playing...
John Tortorella has a reputation of rubbing people the wrong way. Add Capitals’ Head Coach Adam Oates to that ever growing list. After Tortorella’s Rangers eliminated Oates’ Capitals in 7 games, Tortorella accused the Caps of whining too much. The Capitals were upset with the officiating, especially in game 6 which took place at Madison Square Garden. The Rangers were not penalized...
The Capitals’ first season under Coach Adam Oates has come to a close, and it’s fascinating to see the storyline that took this team from ugly beginning to ugly end—with a lot of magnificent moments in between, and some positive takeaways and question marks for the future.
Actually, this season’s story began even earlier, according to Brooks Laich’s chronology, with the...
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...
The Washington Capitals, a team breaking hearts every year in the playoffs.
Along comes Adam Oates, and they go farther than ever before in his first full season.
That was 1997-98, when the Capitals advanced to the Stanley Cup finals for the first time, when Oates the player had six goals and 11 assists in the postseason.
Washington didn't win the title, but it was a historic...
Via AP on Fox
22 days ago
Adam Oates says he never doubted his system, even when the Washington Capitals were struggling mightily at the start of the season.
He knew others would be doubting him, though, because he was a first-year NHL coach. He just didn't want that doubt spreading among his players.
Oates said Wednesday he thinks he's proven his system does work now that the Capitals have turned...
Via AP on Fox
27 days ago
The Bruins dealt away a legend in Adam Oates when they shipped him to the Capitals in 1997.
In what was one of the biggest blockbuster deals of the late-1990s, the Bruins received a trio of players in addition to two draft picks for the package they sent to the nation’s capital.
Can you name the goalie that the Bruins received from the Capitals for Adam Oates in 1997?
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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.
Via AP on Fox
June 26, 2012