Adam Oates doesn't like shootouts

Adam Oates doesn't like shootouts
December 26, 2013, 11:30 pm
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Highlights: Ducks 3, Caps 2

The Washington Capitals have had a great deal of success with shootout wins this season, but that doesn't mean Caps coach Adam Oates likes the setup.

I don’t believe in them. I know the fans like it, but that’s because it has kind of a carnival effect. I mean, I get it. It’s in the rules, but maybe because I never played with it, I don’t really like it very much.

Oates take on shootouts comes from a Washington Post story, but begs the question if the coach should be a bit happier about the outcome of many of the team's wins? Hockey purists will likely never embrace shootout wins, but the fans certainly enjoy the outcome.