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06-26-2012, 12:40 PM
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This was my least favorite of the three options. So I'm back to "go **** yourself GMGM" camp.

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06-26-2012, 12:41 PM
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Ok thanks, but digging a little deeper, do we know why he demanded a trade?

Hopefully he was smarter than his coach
Cant blame him for wanting to jump ship after Jagr came in.

If i remember right Oates didnt like giving his spot on the PP1 halfboard to Jagr when JJ wasnt even trying out there

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And his attitude towards Linden didn't help.
I'll never forget him grabbing Linden when Linden was going after Mario.........it was embarrassing.

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06-26-2012, 12:42 PM
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Super excited about this. Hopefully he can click with Ovechkin.

As an aside, I hope this hiring persuades Semin to stick around.

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FWIW, Oates had a history as a player of not so nice break-ups going back to STL and the contract stuff from what I recall.

Looking for some positives, he also has a reputation as a good teacher in terms of face-offs (specifically recall some comments made by Horcoff,) and more, etc., in later parts of his playing career, even before the asst. coaching stuff. It's going to be pretty interesting to watch him make the transition to being a head coach.

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Hopefully Oates doesn't suck as a coach...

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Hopefully Oates doesn't suck as a coach...
He'll quit once things aren't going his way

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Well, Parise is calling it a big loss for the Devils, ......so that's Zubrus and Parise who seem upset about it.....good sign I suppose

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Meh. He'll do. As long as they abandon the "let's score one and try to hold on for 60 minutes" policy I'm fine with whatever.

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Wait so Oates is beloved by his players in New Jersey, helped Kovalchuck turn his career around, created the St. Louis/Stamkos connection AND takes the Caps closer to the top of the list to ink Parise...but he was a terrible hire?

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Are you ****ing ******** me.

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06-26-2012, 12:49 PM
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Wait so Oates is beloved by his players in New Jersey, helped Kovalchuck turn his career around, created the St. Louis/Stamkos connection AND takes the Caps closer to the top of the list to ink Parise...but he was a terrible hire?
Welcome to the caps board

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If he can get Ovi playing like the old Ovi then I'm okay with this. That should be his #1 priority, IMO.

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I actually like Oates. He is intense and knows the game. He is actually right there with Hunter in intensity, desire to win.

It'll be interesting.

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I dont think this has any infulence on our FA i dont think we get praise with or with out oates

Haha maybe Oates promissed GMGM he would sign praise to get the job

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Please Sweet Baby Jesus let this not suck. That is all.

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Just when I thought there was nothing interesting going on in DC Sportsland...

...but seriously, sign Parise and ditch Semin.

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I like it. At least we know no prevent in the third period like hunter. Maybe the caps have the inside track to parise

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I actually like Oates. He is intense and knows the game. He is actually right there with Hunter in intensity, desire to win.

It'll be interesting.
He is intense. I remember our lady byng candidate getting downright nasty when the playoffs started. Pissed we presumably low balled him - he said F you. I think its good for a coach to have some fire in reserve.

I loved hearing Tocchet saying that he never stated the obvious. Hockey is such a simple sport, I think a coach risks losing the room stating the obvious, or with other dumb statements.

Werk harder! Just out werk em!


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06-26-2012, 01:07 PM
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Calle Johansson and Steve Konowalchuk as assistants. You heard it here first.

I kid, I kid. I think.
Funny I was just looking at the Oates/Caps rosters back when he played and those were two names that I thought of immediately.

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06-26-2012, 01:08 PM
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Super excited about this. Hopefully he can click with Ovechkin.

As an aside, I hope this hiring persuades Semin to stick around.
Oates + a 5 year $32.5 mil contract should get it done...

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Sorry, I highly doubt Parise will sign with the Caps.
Only rumors I'm hearing is Flyers, Rangers,Stars, Wings, Wild.

If he doesn't stay with the devils that is.

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I'm hearing rumors they're about to announce Bondra as one of Oates' assistants.
Oh please please please....just to see Foy have a stroke or mental breakdown...

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He is intense. I remember our lady byng candidate getting downright nasty when the playoffs started. Pissed we presumably low balled him - he said F you. I think its good for a coach to some fire in reserve.

I loved hearing Tocchet saying that he never stated the obvious. Hockey is such a simple sport, I think a coach risks losing the room stating the obvious, or with other dumb statements.

Werk harder! Just out werk em!

Personally, when I need a good judge of character in the hockey world, the first name I dial is Rick Tochett.

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Sorry, I highly doubt Parise will sign with the Caps.
Only rumors I'm hearing is Flyers, Rangers,Stars, Wings, Wild.

If he doesn't stay with the devils that is.
Thanks BobbyMcK.

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