Washington Capitals: Early-Season Grades for Head Coach Adam Oates

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Washington Capitals: Early-Season Grades for Head Coach Adam Oates
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Adam Oates is currently in his first season as coach of the Washington Capitals, his first ever NHL head coaching job.

After 19 games, the Capitals have 15 of a possible 38 points and are currently last in the Southeast Division as well as in the Eastern Conference. They would miss the postseason if the playoffs began today.

But beyond the win-loss record, how is Oates doing as a head coach? Which aspects of coaching does he excel at? And which aspects does he struggle with?

Here are the early season grades for head coach Adam Oates.

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