McPhee could sense Capitals were going to get rid of him as GM; won't discuss Ovechkin, Oates
Summary of 4 articles · Updated Apr 29, 2014
Meeting with the media Monday, two days after being told his contract would not be renewed after 17 years as GM, McPhee declined to answer questions about captain Alex Ovechkin or Adam Oates, who was fired as coach with a season left on his deal. Later, McPhee was asked to describe his working relationship with Oates, who was fired Saturday with a season left on his three-year deal. I'm going to duck those," McPhee replied when Ovechkin's name was first brought up. "Again," McPhee said, "I don't want to talk about individuals." Pressed to weigh in about the three-time NHL MVP, McPhee replied: "If you're asking me if we can win with him, I believed we could win with him." They’re young, they’re eager, and here’s something you haven’t heard from the Capitals brain trust recently they like offense! They wanna put the biscuit in the basket. Whooo-eee, whooo-eee, baby.” “Abe Pollin did the introductions, and he was in good spirits; it was a rare recent day for Abe, because he hadn’t fired anybody.
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McPhee looks to future as tenure with Capitals ends
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