Oates might use star in that role sometimes
By the end of last season, Capitals winger Alex Ovechkin essentially had turned into an offensive specialist. If his team had a lead late in a game, then more than likely Ovechkin's ice time would get reduced.
What a difference a new coach makes. Adam Oates said Wednesday he is not against using Ovechkin on the penalty kill.
"[Ovechkin is] a smart...