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Ovechkin, Caps need quick adjustment to new coach

Updated: January 17, 2013, 5:50 PM ET
Associated Press

WASHINGTON -- When the NHL lost an entire season to a labor dispute nearly a decade ago, the Washington Capitals were spared many months of on-ice misery. Had they played, they no doubt would have started their streak of last-place finishes a year early.

"I was in no rush to get back last time," General Manager George McPhee said with a laugh. "It wasn't going to be a whole lot of fun, trying to build a team. When we came out of that, we were trying to fill boots."

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