Hours after getting his first head coaching job in the NHL, Adam Oates learned he's heading to the Hockey Hall of Fame.
Peter Bondra played parts of six seasons with Adam Oates in Washington and believes the 49-year-old future Hall of Famer is the perfect fit at the clubs next head coach.
The Capitals are expected to schedule a news conference later this afternoon announcing the hiring of Adam Oates as their next head coach, CSNWashington.com has learned.
CSNWashington.com Capitals Insider Chuck Gormley will evaluate the 2011-12 performance of each player on the Caps roster. One breakdown will occur every weekday in alphabetical order.
When the Capitals took Thomas Di Pauli with the 100th pick overall of the NHL draft on Saturday in Pittsburgh, they knew they were getting a two-way center with a tireless work ethic.