Adam Oates said he felt a few butterflies when he stepped onto the ice Monday wearing his new Capitals warmups and baseball cap, but quickly settled into his role as a first-time head coach.
When the Capitals took Tom Wilson with the 16th overall pick in last months NHL entry draft, they were sending a memo to the rest of the league that they were willing to get bigger and meaner.
The Shane Doan watch is on, but dont expect the Capitals to be on the short list of NHL teams the Coyotes free-agent captain would be willing to sign with if he chooses not to return to Phoenix.
For Jay Beagle, its never been about the money. Its about the opportunity to be an integral part of an NHL team.
New Capitals head coach Adam Oates will throw out the Ceremonial First Pitch at the Washington Nationals game tonight.