Former Capitals star Peter Bondra believes Adam Oates will provide a blend between Bruce Boudreau's offensive system and Dale Hunter's defensive structure.
According to a report from TSN in Canada, Washington has tabbed New Jersey Devils assistant and former Capital Adam Oates as its new head coach.
Now a member of the Pittsburgh Penguins, Tomas Vokoun's chance to prove himself in the playoffs ended when he injured his groin twice in the final month of the season.
Devils assistant coach Adam Oates has been credited with the revival of Ilya Kovalchuk and improving New Jersey's power play.
Comcast SportsNet will air encore presentations of eight Washington Capitals games as part of Capitals Best of 2011-12 between June 25 July 5.