Re-reading this thread and it's crazy the u-turn Ovie and the caps have had. The way Oates has handled the whole team, but Ovie in particular is really impressive. Whether it's his devotion to playing nobody on their off-wing side(on forward and D), to not addressing the team after games, and never yelling or being negative; he is definitely coaching his way.
Ovie playing RW, so now all his old RW or R Defenseman opponents he plaed against, now play on the other side. Oates promised him a 75% in production up until his new opponents start figuring him out. :shhh: