Thread: Speculation: The Ultimate Coaching Poll
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05-17-2012, 04:10 PM
Ron Jovi
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Originally Posted by CapitalsCupFantasy View Post
Oates is someone I've had in my mind, but I'm suspicious of how he's perceived around the NHL. I've never heard of him on the short list for a head coaching gig even though he's been and assistant for a a while for multiple teams.
Well his first coaching gigs (to my knowlege) were all asst. positions with TBL & now NJD. The names I see thrown around here: McT,Hartley,WILSON for God sakes... not a step fwd for DC. I admit to being born a NYR fan who has been in DC for 14yrs now & I follow the Caps very closely. I also am a fan of theirs when they are not playing NY. I am amazed by the job Hunter did in very little time. I also had a feeling he was not staying. Too bad & good luck to the Caps. It has been wonderful seeing hockey take off here. Hopefully they can keep it rolling

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