In response to Fletcher1's comment:
In response to shuperman's comment:
What system is in place in the history of the league has your best 2 players as -50+. Oates can put a pp together. His game plans of getting outshot each game can be controlled with a good system. Realize that i am not a huge guy on the +/- stat. But this is disgusting.
they hired a passive personality to try and control a guy who is a coach killer. I love ovi, defend him to death...but his play at even strength is terrible.
i agree on the defense. Completely agree.
To be clear, I'm not saying Oates is a good coach or that he's doing a good job.
I'm saying that he's inherited a terribly constructed roster, including a horribly porous D, and he'll probably lose his very short window as head coach very soon.
I know Hunter did better with a similar type of roster, short term. I just think that Oates is pretty far down the line of things to point at when doing a 'blame line-up' in Washington. And I think he'll be gone before he gets much of a chance to be a coach.