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Caps GM won't 'blow anything up'

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03:27 PM ET 02.08 | Washington Capitals general manager George McPhee met with the assembled Washignton media on Friday afternoon to address the state of the franchise. Given the club's league-worst point total, the focus wasn't entirely positive but focused on the future and had an optimistic outlook. When discussing a potential moves he might make, McPhee stated that he had no intention to blow the club up. Explaining that the NHL lockout certainly altered the approach the team took to preparing for this season, McPhee said the organization has no intention of utilizing short-term thinking. This is the first season with Adam Oates as the team's head coach. As of Friday afternoon, the team has a 2-8-1 record.

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February 8, 2013  03:38 PM ET

A different kind of state of emergency...

February 8, 2013  03:45 PM ET

Caps are the flavor of the day.

February 8, 2013  03:48 PM ET

Dunce Caps?

February 8, 2013  03:48 PM ET

Actually it wouldn't hurt to start with McPhee down and retool this team. I remember him in 24/7 standing in the glass case of emotion in the elevator.
Blaming the lockout huh? Because the other 29 teams didn't have the same preperation?
Preperations A-J failed, we're working on Preperation H now.

February 8, 2013  03:53 PM ET

Caps GM won't 'blow anything up'

Not even this?

February 8, 2013  03:59 PM ET

AO needs to go.

February 8, 2013  04:14 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

AO needs to go.

We'll give you Franzen and The Monster for him

February 8, 2013  04:23 PM ET

Talks of blowing things up around the DC area could result in a free trip to Gitmo. Well it's warm there.

February 8, 2013  04:24 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

We'll give you Franzen and The Monster for him

Down on Franzen?

February 8, 2013  04:47 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

We'll give you Franzen and The Monster for him

I meant Oates!

February 8, 2013  04:50 PM ET
QUOTE(#10):

I meant Oates!

they'll trade you the Monster then....can AO still skate?

February 8, 2013  05:44 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Caps GM won't 'blow anything up' Not even this?

No need to. The explosion already happened. This is George McPhee scrambling to find enough tissue to wipe egg off his face.

February 8, 2013  06:19 PM ET
QUOTE(#11):

they'll trade you the Monster then....can AO still skate?

Yes, but on pretty thin ice right now.

February 8, 2013  06:54 PM ET

...we're just going to sit on our and and try for the Seth Jones lottery.

February 8, 2013  09:46 PM ET

Problem is - it's the GM that needs to be blowed up.

 
February 9, 2013  06:57 PM ET

McPhee is a failure. Let the coach who took the team deeper in the playoffs than they deserved go, didn't supplement the development of AO8 by building around him, and now their goaltending situation is blowing up in his face.

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