This is what the team looked like right before Bruce was fired. He had lost the team and they had stopped playing for him. Now I'm not saying Oates has somehow 'lost' the team, I mean the guy is just getting started as the head coach, but they are not playing for him right now.
Tom Poti was on the radio yesterday saying how guys told him they weren't a fan of Hunter 'coz Hunter never talked to anyone. Perhaps this team needs a coach who they don't like. Hunter certainly managed to get them to play hard, even if they supposedly didn't like him.
There is more going on with this team than just learning a new system. They are completely out of sorts. They aren't mentally in it. Not sure how to get that changed. Oates has a huge undertaking in front of him for this season.
Probably the worst game in the past couple years I've seen from these Capitals. Just down right disgusting. I don't get it. Guys like no skating...Ovechkin looking like a regular bum. JUst shocking..who stole thier dog?