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Washington Capitals former general manager George McPhee walks away from the podium after a news conference in Arlington, Va., Monday, April 28, 2014. McPhee and coach Adam Oates lost their jobs with the Washington Capitals after the team failed to make the playoffs for the first time since 2007. (AP Photo)

Washington Capitals former general manager George McPhee walks away from the podium after a news conference in Arlington, Va., Monday, April 28, 2014. McPhee and coach Adam Oates lost their jobs with the Washington Capitals after the team failed to make the playoffs for the first time since 2007. (AP Photo)

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