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Oates lauds 'easy, easy, easy' Ovi

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07:23 AM ET 06.14 | After a disappointing playoff defeat, Adam Oates, given an opportunity to criticize star Alex Ovechkin, did nothing of the sort. "I learned that he's a very coachable guy. We worked on a lot of things. Kind of like what I thought going in. I had to earn his trust and when I got it we were in a really good place." ... [Q:] That might have been the biggest question you faced when you took this job. How are you going to deal with Ovi? What was that like for you? "Easy. Easy. Yeah, easy. I have to go back to what I said to you when we first talked [after Oates was hired last summer]. You know what? As a player I wanted to be talked to and that's what I wanted to be as a coach. So I talked to him. I talked to all the guys."

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June 14, 2013  08:19 AM ET

The anti-Torts.

June 14, 2013  09:17 AM ET

"I had to earn his trust and when I got it we were in a really good place."

I'm stomped! For once .... I really don't know what to say!

June 14, 2013  09:22 AM ET

I'm guessing Adam likes his eggs "Ovi easy".

June 14, 2013  09:26 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

I'm guessing Adam likes his eggs "Ovi easy".

Beat me to it.

We'll see how Ovie comes out next year, but he did seem to get better as the season went on.

June 14, 2013  09:29 AM ET

If Oates evers loses his day job, if he learns Elvish he'sll have a job with Peter Jackson for life.

June 14, 2013  09:35 AM ET
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Beat me to it.

We'll see how Ovie comes out next year, but he did seem to get better as the season went on.

So your thinking is as scrambled as mine?

June 14, 2013  09:38 AM ET
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So your thinking is as scrambled as mine?

I think BF is a joke poacher

June 14, 2013  09:45 AM ET
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I think BF is a joke poacher

Just as long as he sees the sunny-side.

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June 14, 2013  10:29 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Just as long as he sees the sunny-side.

sounds like the olde shell game to me

June 14, 2013  10:29 AM ET
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I think BF is a joke poacher

does this mean Oates isn't as hard boiled as we thought?

June 14, 2013  10:39 AM ET
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sounds like the olde shell game to me

You crack me up Spiny.

June 14, 2013  10:47 AM ET
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You crack me up Spiny.

om-a-lette that one slide

June 14, 2013  10:51 AM ET
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om-a-lette that one slide

I'd keep going but I'm a bit fried.

June 14, 2013  10:51 AM ET
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om-a-lette that one slide

We're bacon you to stop...

June 14, 2013  10:55 AM ET
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You crack me up Spiny.

must have been an inside yolk

June 14, 2013  11:02 AM ET
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We're bacon you to stop...

But we've got more egg-samples for you.

June 14, 2013  11:04 AM ET
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So your thinking is as scrambled as mine?

Yeah, I guess it is. I'd turn you in but I wouldn't want to be a Benedict. . . . Arnold.

June 14, 2013  11:06 AM ET
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But we've got more egg-samples for you.

this dozen mean we have to stop, right?

 
June 14, 2013  11:09 AM ET
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Yeah, I guess it is. I'd turn you in but I wouldn't want to be a Benedict. . . . Arnold.

quick story:
when I was a kid,(about 10) we were in some diner or another, and my younger sister asked what 'Eggs benedict" was
before my mom could answer, I said, oh, those are eggs that turn on you. It took my mom and older siblings ten minutes to stop laughing

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