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After missing the playoffs for the first time since 2007, Capitals star Alex Ovechkin says the team is in the "middle of nowhere." (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Ovechkin: Capitals Are In ‘Middle Of Nowhere’

The Washington Capitals have not made any changes immediately after missing the playoffs for the first time since 2007.


Jaroslav Halak #41 of the Washington Capitals tends net against the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center on April 4, 2014 in Newark, New Jersey. The Devils defeated the Capitals 2-1. (Credit: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Halák’s Agent ‘Bewildered’ Adam Oates Broke Player-Coach Confidentiality

Allan Walsh, the agent to Capitals goalie Jaroslav Halák, issuing a statement in response to coach Adam Oates telling reporters


Adam Oates and the Washington Capitals are in serious trouble. (credit: Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Caps Skid Accelerating Fast

Maybe Capitals coach Adam Oates’ job is even in jeopardy after five straight defeats and nine in the last 11 games.


Toronto Maple Leafs v Washington Capitals

Halfway Through Oates’ First Full Season, Caps Are Solid But Too Reliant on Ovechkin

The Capitals reach the midway point of their season with tonight’s home game with Carolina. At 20-15-5, Washington is second in the Metropolitan Division and sixth in the Eastern Conference.


Washington Capitals head coach Adam Oates. (Credit: Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Adam Oates: Capitals Roster Can Play with the Best in the World

One could say the Capitals 6-4 defeat to the Stanley Cup champion Blackhawks was a disappointing way to start the 2013-14 season, but head coach Adam Oates took a more positive approach with the narrow loss, telling his players it just proves they can play with the best in the world.


Ilya Kovalchuk #17 of the New Jersey Devils skates against the Florida Panthers at the Prudential Center on April 20, 2013 in Newark, New Jersey. The Devils defeated the Panthers 6-2, (Credit: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Kovalchuk Retirement Shocks NHL, Creates Uncertainty of Russian Stars of Tomorrow

Ilya Kovalchuk’s sudden retirement from the NHL shocked the entire hockey world, along with the Devils, and if rumors prove to be true that he’ll sign with the KHL, it could create distrust in future Russian stars, especially as it relates to long-term contracts.


Former Head coach John Tortorella of the New York Rangers speaks to the media after they lost 4 to 1 to the New Jersey Devils in Game Four of the Eastern Conference Final during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Prudential Center on May 21, 2012 in Newark, New Jersey. (Credit: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

New York Rangers Part Ways with Head Coach John Tortorella

New York has relieved John Tortorella of his duties after more than four seasons as head coach of the Rangers, WFAN’s Mike Francesa says.


Philadelphia Flyers v Washington Capitals

Adam Oates Says He Would Beat John Tortorella’s A$$ … Easily

Not that he would, but John Tortorella should never challenge Adam Oates to a fight. Oates doesn’t like that Torts has been bad-mouthing the Capitals, and when he was asked what would happen if the two were in a a one-on-one fight, well … he didn’t have to think about it.


Adam Oates of the Washington Capitals. (Credit: Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Oates: Bruins Struggled Before Winning The Cup and ‘Haven’t Changed a Thing’

In an interview with the Junkies Thursday that came off more like a state-of-the-franchise, Caps head coach Adam Oates seemed to lend some wisdom as to what direction the team will go in with its once young core of Ovi, Backstrom and Green.


New York Rangers v Washington Capitals - Game One

Adam Oates: We’ve ‘Got to Keep the Pedal Down’ in Game 2

Coach Adam Oates emphasized the importance of the Caps not letting up when they get a lead, a mentality they exercised in Game 1, scoring their third goal just 46 seconds after the second Thursday. They’ll have to “keep the pedal down” to hold serve at home against the Rangers in Game 2.