More notes and quotes from George McPhee as he and the Capitals part ways after 17 years.
The soon-to-be-former GM says he believes the Caps can aim to play exciting hockey moving forward.
Capitals will not renew McPhee's contract as general manager and have fired Oates as coach.
The recently-signed forward skated at KCI Sunday and said he hopes to play Monday against Pittsburgh.
With a week to go before the deadline, the veteran forward is still hoping to be traded.
The gold medal was just awarded in Sochi but the debate on whether NHLers should continue playing in the Olympics is at full steam.
Despite numerous signs that the first-round pick may finally arrive in North America this spring, GM George McPhee says that's "not my expectation".
The Caps have told the star winger to stay with his family as long as he needs.
During Sunday's broadcast analyst Joe Micheletti said that General Manager George McPhee told him that Washington would have 10 more points with better goaltending this season.
Tom Wilson will stay with the Capitals, rather than take part in the World Junior Championships in Sweden