REPORT: Capitals interested in Gretzky for GM role
Despite the Capitals finishing 5th in the Metropolitan and falling short of a wild card spot in the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs, it caught many by surprise to hear head coach Adam Oates was relieved of his position with a year still left on his contract. Oates’ firing was shortly followed by long-time general George McPhee who was notified that he would not receive a contract extension after his contract terminated at the end of this season. To say the least, a lot of speculation has been made on who would fill the shoes of two of the largest positions in the Capitals’ franchise.
How long before we hear Wayne Gretzky’s name to run hockey in Washington? He and Leonsis have a very good relationship. 99 wants back in.
— John Shannon (@JSportsnet) April 26, 2014
According to John Shannon of SportsNet, Caps’ owner, Ted Leonsis has showed a considerable amount of interest in his close friend, Wayne Gretzky for the role of general manager. This season we seen The Great One and Leonsis sharing box seats at the Capitals’ games and spending quite a bit of time together, hinting towards that the Capitals may be trying to get Gretzky to come to Washington.
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