Search Tags: adam oates
The Washington Capitals have some sort of knack for making late-season comebacks under first-time NHL coaches.
Washington Capitals prospect Tom Wilson knew the odds were stacked against him. The likelihood of an 18-year-old making a Capitals roster that general manager George McPhee recently described as "ready to go" was slim at best.
Amid all of the coverage this week of the Washington Capitals hiring Adam Oates as the 16th head coach in team history, there has been plenty of focus on Oates' playing career.
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.