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The Washington Capitals' next game is still more than three months away, but the Adam Oates era in D.C. is already off to a remarkable start.
Adam Oates will be the 16th head coach in Washington Capitals history, WTOP has learned.
Washington Capitals general manager George McPhee says that he is finished interviewing candidates for the team's vacant head coaching position. Now it's just a matter of making a decision and hiring the 16th head coach in team history.
Capitals coach Dale Hunter, who took the team to the playoffs, will not be returning as coach next season. He is stepping down from the position.
Washington Capitals forward Nicklas Backstrom is in Sweden to spend time with his family, a team spokesman confirmed to WTOP Monday.
Capitals goalie Michal Neuvirth arrived at the Verizon Center Monday afternoon prepared to start that night's game against the San Jose Sharks.
While Dale Hunter's having coached Caps defensemen Dennis Wideman and John Carlson with the Ontario Hockey League's London Knights has been well chronicled, Sunday's game against the Rangers offered Hunter the chance to see three more of his former players.
Washington Capitals head coach Dale Hunter was non-committal Wednesday morning when asked if he intends to ride goalie Tomas Vokoun for the remainder of the season.
The Capitals begin a four-game homestand tonight at Verizon Center when they meet the Pittsburgh Penguins for the third time this season.
Hershey Bears defenseman Tomas Kundratek was packing up for a nine-hour bus ride to Charlotte, N.C., Tuesday afternoon when he was informed by Bears General Manager Doug Yingst that his travel plans were changing.
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