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11-14-2012, 05:47 PM
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Originally Posted by vadim sharifijanov View Post
disappointed that adam oates was the only guy that specifically named teammates (well, mats thanked the guys who showed up, joe mentioned the three hall of famers who showed him the way early on). every year i look forward to hearing about which teammates made an impact on the greats, which unheralded veterans took them under their wing, who their favourite linemates/d partner was, etc.
I look forward to that too, though I understand that the "you can't name everybody, so just make general remarks" approach. I was more surprised that Oates didn't have much of anything to say about his time in Washington. He talked Blues and Bruins, a little Wings, and even mentioned some particular Ducks. He made a comment or two about WAS, but that was it. Didn't call any Caps out by name, as far as I remember.

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