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'Middle of nowhere': Ovechkin's Capitals do not make any moves 1st day after missing playoffs

Explaining early playoff exits became an annual, awkward task for Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals. This season, for the first time since 2007, they didn't even make the postseason, so now there's something new: real uncertainty.Four years removed from winning the Presidents' Trophy, Washington is in the "middle of nowhere" and in a "hard position," is the way Ovechkin put it.The Capitals did not make any immediate changes or announcements about the job status of coach Adam Oates or general manager George McPhee on Monday, the day after the regular season ended.Oates, at least, has one year left on his deal. McPhee is not under contract for next season and met Monday with owner Ted Leonsis and team president Dick Patrick; the team said those three will reconvene "again later this week or next."McPhee declined to speak to the media Monday, while Oates said he had not received any indication about his future."I don't really know what to expect, what to think," defenseman Karl Al...

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