The Washington Capitals reacted decisively today to missing the playoffs for the first time since 2007. Adam Oates has been fired as head coach and long-time GM George McPhee's contract will not be renewed, majority owner Ted Leonsis said.
Alexander Ovechkin has been one of the more outspoken players during fractured negotiations between the NHL and its players' association - and his latest quote doesn't offer much in the way of optimism for fans.
It's not often that I write about teams who don't call Toronto home, but the Washington Capitals are doing something special. Only two points out of a playoff spot, the Maple Leafs can help out the Caps in a big way by beating the Ottawa Senators tonight.