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Former Washington Capitals captain Adam Oates is now in his third year as an assistant coach, and the Caps may be interested in bringing him aboard to be their head coach, though general manager George McPhee is in no rush to hire a new one. (Associated Press)
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Former Washington Capitals captain Adam Oates is now in his third year as an assistant coach, and the Caps may be interested in bringing him aboard to be their head coach, though general manager George McPhee is in no rush to hire a new one. (Associated Press)

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