When Adam Oates took over as head coach of the Capitals two summers ago he knew that his longevity in Washington was tied directly to his success with Alex Ovechkin.
For the first time since the spring of 2007, Alex Ovechkin has no chance of winning a Stanley Cup.
Alex Ovechkin talks missing the playoffs, locker room leadership, and looking towards next season.
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Alex Ovechkin is disappointed not making the playoffs and says that the Caps missing out is a "wake-up call for everybody".