Apparently, Leonsis and Patrick didn't like what they heard in those exit interviews, which culminated on Thursday when first, Adam Oates, and then George McPhee, had their final say as coach and general manager, respectively.
"I would like to take this opportunity to thank Ted Leonsis, Dick Patrick, George McPhee, our coaching staff, the players and everyone involved with the Washington Capitals organization," Oates said in a statement released by the team later in the day. "It was a tremendous honor to coach the Capitals these past two seasons. It is a great franchise with a wonderful fan base that will always be close to my heart. I'm grateful for the opportunity they provided me and wish them nothing but the best in the future."