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  1. GM changes make for uncertain offseason

    Craig Custance

    From a pure hockey fan's perspective, it was about as good as it gets. The Chicago Blackhawks and Los Angeles Kings in the Western Conference final was two powerhouses exchanging punches until just one was left standing. It was great hockey that e...

    Blog | June 02, 2014
  2. Trotz preparing for the next step

    Craig Custance

    It all changes so fast in the coaching world. One moment you're marveling at the job Adam Oates is doing in reviving the career of Alex Ovechkin, whose production showed signs of slipping. The next, he's fired. One moment you're wondering if Dan...

    Blog | April 29, 2014
  3. Links from around the rink: April 28

    Doug Mittler

    The ax finally fell in the nation's capital over the weekend when general manager George McPhee and coach Adam Oates lost their jobs with the Washington Capitals, who failed to make the playoffs for the first time since 2007. While team president...

    Blog | April 28, 2014
  4. Next steps for Leonsis, Capitals

    Craig Custance

    The timing of the move showed that firing Adam Oates and deciding not to renew George McPhee's contract was not a rash decision by Washington Capitals owner Ted Leonsis. You don't keep a respected general manager like McPhee in the organization for 1...

    Blog | April 26, 2014
  5. Links from around the rink: April 18

    Mike Hume

    For the embattled coaches of the NHL, there was no real "Black Monday" mass firing, as many expected. Despite horribly disappointing seasons for a number of teams -- including the Toronto Maple Leafs, Vancouver Canucks, Washington Capitals and New Yo...

    Blog | April 18, 2014
  6. Links from around the rink: April 11

    Mike Hume

    For six months, the St. Louis Blues cruised through the NHL season, never once losing three consecutive games and surpassing the Chicago Blackhawks atop the Central Division standings. Come the trade deadline, the Blues shored up their lone perceived...

    Blog | April 11, 2014
  7. Refinement and Grabovski key to growth for Capitals

    Craig Custance

    ESPN Insider Craig Custance examines how the Washington Capitals can continue to improve in Adam Oates' first full season as coach, including the play of Mikhail Grabovski.

    Blog | Conversation | October 09, 2013
  8. Oates key to Capitals' future growth

    Craig Custance

    For as much discussion and dissection as there was this season on Adam Oates' new system in Washington, that's not his biggest focus as a coach moving forward. Rather, it's trying to figure out a way to keep the players listening to ...

    Blog | June 11, 2013
  9. 2013 NHL Offseason - Adam Oates key to Washington Capitals' growt...

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance writes that, with the Washington Capitals unlikely to make major roster changes this offseason, the team's growth likely will be tied to coach Adam Oates' ability to get more out of his players.

    Blog | Conversation | June 11, 2013
  10. 2013 NHL Playoffs - What's next for upstart Islanders, other East...

    Craig Custance

    Eliminated from the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs, the Islanders, Maple Leafs, Capitals and Canadiens begin their offseasons seeking solutions and fixes for better results in 2013-14. But where do the answers lie? Craig Custance examines.

    Blog | Conversation | May 15, 2013
  11. 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs - Rivals scout the Washington Capitals ...

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance talks to Washington's rivals to scout out how to beat the Capitals in the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs.

    Story | Conversation | April 28, 2013
  12. Capitals face uncertain path forward

    Craig Custance

    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- It was another loss in a season that's already been too full of them. This time on Tuesday night, the Capitals were defeated by an average Toronto team, one that had played the night before. New coach Adam Oates had the unple...

    Blog | February 07, 2013
  13. NHL - Where do Washington Capitals turn now?

    Craig Custance

    Caught between an owner's belief that the Caps can win now and a reality in which early losses have made the playoffs a long shot, GM George McPhee must decide which direction to turn for the rest of this season: Deal to win now? Or play the long game?

    Blog | Conversation | February 07, 2013
  14. Capitals making steady progress

    Craig Custance

    WASHINGTON -- There was a moment during the Washington Capitals' 3-2 win over the Philadelphia Flyers on Friday night when Adam Oates could stop coaching. Behind the Capitals bench, he didn't need to remind his players what they had to do n...

    Blog | February 03, 2013
  15. NHL - Washington Capitals making progress with new system

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance explains why the Washington Capitals are taking a while to adjust to a new system, which is partially responsible for their slow start this season.

    Blog | Conversation | February 03, 2013
  16. NHL - Why Guy Boucher will win the Jack Adams award

    Neil Greenberg

    Neil Greenberg looks back at past Jack Adams award recipients and finds a strong correlation with a significant jump in save percentage, meaning Tampa Bay bench boss Guy Boucher should feel pretty good about his chances this season.

    Story | Conversation | January 21, 2013