|Ovechkin, Caps need quick adjustment to new coach|
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|Thursday, 17 January 2013 12:46|
Adam Oates is making his head coaching debut this season, and his players will be learning his system on the fly when the season opens Saturday.
The Capitals have a talent-laded roster that should again be a contender for the Stanley Cup. But they haven't come anywhere close to the top prize in the Alex Ovechkin era because of their failure to convert regular season success into a long playoff run.
Oates says communication will be vital in the early games. He says ``there's going to be mistakes,'' but that ``every system has mistakes.''