Oates Looking Forward to Next Season

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The following article featuring former Rensselaer standout Adam Oates appeared in the June 13 issue of the Washington Post.

 

By Katie Carrera

Thursday marks a month since the Capitals were eliminated from the Stanley Cup playoffs by the New York Rangers, and there’s been plenty of time for Adam Oates to analyze the decisions that led up to the Game 7 loss on May 13.

He’s evaluated what worked, what didn’t and what might have been a lucky break. Although some choices stick in his mind — like whether it was the right call to give players the morning off before the decisive Game 7, even though that’s how the coaching staff handled back-to-back games all season — Oates is focused on the future.

“I think it’s more important to try not to micromanage some of your decisions and over think them,” Oates said Tuesday from Florida, where he is spending time with his wife before the offseason picks up. “You did your best. It wasn’t good enough and we’ve got to figure out ways to be better for next year.”

 

Complete article can be accessed via the Post Web site by clicking here.