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    Cool LA Kings announce they have reached a consulting agreement with Adam Oates.

    https://www.nhl.com/kings/news/hocke...nt/c-301668292

    The LA Kings have reached a consulting agreement with Adam Oates, CEO of the Oates Sports Group.
    Oates will provide the Kings with advice regarding player skills evaluation and development

    In 20 NHL seasons, Oates scored 341 goals and contributed a staggering 1,079 assists for a total of 1,420 points in 1,337 regular season NHL games. He also scored 42 goals and 114 assists for 156 points in 163 playoff contests.

    In 2012, the outstanding playmaking skills of Adam Oates were recognized when he was elected for induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame.

    After retiring as a player, Oates served as an assistant coach for the Tampa Bay Lightning and New Jersey Devils prior to joining the Washington Capitals as their head coach for two seasons between 2012 and 2014. Oates then served as co-head coach of the Devils during the 2014-15 season.

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    I seem to recall we had another guy that was used for advice as offensive coordinator.
    A former player of course.

    Hurray??!?

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    Yea, I don't know the value of this, no matter who they secured in this role. Seems a bit odd. Maybe former players doing former players a favor. A non event in my book.

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    Default LA Kings announce they have reached a consulting agreement with Adam Oates.

    While the Kings need a critical evaluation from the outside on how their development and offensive skills are evaluated, Oates is one of the last people whose judgment I trust.

    He micromanaged the curvatures of the player's sticks, tried to convert Ovechkin to a right wing, and got a goaltending coach to leave the organization because he felt he knew how to coach goaltenders better.

    Granted, this was as a head coach, but I don't trust his judgment.

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    Interesting. Oates has been doing consulting for a while. The Athletic had an article on Oates where he says lots of players are playing with the wrong stick (including local boy Kevan Miller).

    https://theathletic.com/553200/2018/...perfect-stick/

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    Maybe Oates is going to pick who gets traded so Blakey doesn't have to feel bad about letting anyone go....he can just blame it on Oates.

    If you're gonna stop me, you're gonna have to whack me - Jim Fox 1/5/19

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    Stumpel turned down the job, eh, Luc?

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    This is weird.

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    Well this is a head scratchier. Oates is going to evaluate and tell Willie how to use the players on the ice. I always thought that was the head coaches job.

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    Oh boy. The Kings are in deep(er) ****.

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