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Head coach Adam Oates of the Washington Capitals watches the game during the second period against the Florida Panthers at the Verizon Center on November 2, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Credit: Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Leonsis: Capitals Needed ‘Fresh Set of Eyes and a Fresh Set of Voices’

Ted Leonsis may have remained relatively mum on the future of his head basketball coach and Wizards general manager, but he was far less reserved about why he felt it was time for change in not renewing Capitals GM George McPhee, and firing coach Adam Oates.

05/01/2014

Former Caps GM George McPhee (credit: Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

McPhee: Caps Could Reach Finals In Next 3 Years

George McPhee says he could sense the Washington Capitals were going to get rid of him as general manager, but he thinks the team is set up to reach the Stanley Cup finals “sometime in the next three years.”

04/28/2014

WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 02: Head coach Adam Oates of the Washington Capitals watches the game during the second period against the Florida Panthers at the Verizon Center on November 2, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Capitals Fire Coach Adam Oates, Release GM George McPhee

The Washington Capitals have fired coach Adam Oates and will not renew the contract of general manager George McPhee after failing to make the NHL playoffs for the first time since 2007.

04/26/2014

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.

04/14/2014

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

04/09/2014

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.

01/20/2014

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.

01/02/2014

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.

10/03/2013

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.

07/11/2013

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.

05/29/2013

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