Washington Capitals: 4 Reasons the Caps Should Hire Adam Oates as Head Coach

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Washington Capitals: 4 Reasons the Caps Should Hire Adam Oates as Head Coach
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When the Washington Capitals hired Dale Hunter to replace Bruce Boudreau in November 2011, it was hoped the organization would get a long-term coach to led the team to the Stanley Cup.

However, a mere 14 playoff games later, in May, Hunter informed the team he would not return, and so, general manager George McPhee is searching for a coach again.

McPhee will have several options on the table, including, for example, coaching veteran Marc Crawford, Caps assistant Dean Evason, and former Caps playoff hero Ron Wilson.

One name that has been discussed in the Caps community as a potential option for the Caps is that of Adam Oates, ex-Cap and current New Jersey Devils assistant. With the Devils' season finally over, McPhee could approach Oates.

Here are four reasons why he should. 

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