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The Noon Number: 6

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Today's Number takes a look at George McPhee's tenure as Capitals General Manager

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The Noon Number: 6 - Number of playoff series the Capitals have won since George McPhee took over as General Manager in 1997 (which makes him the third-longest-tenured GM in the League), three of which came in McPhee's first season on the job.

Peerless breaks it down further, comparing McPhee's track record to that of his predecessor, David Poile:

The Age of Poile (1982-1983 through 1996-1997):
  • 15 seasons
  • 3 coaches
  • 1,180 regular season games
  • Win-loss-T/OTL record of 594-454-132
  • 4,180 goals scored for, 3,719 goals scored against (per game: 3.54 - 3.15)
  • 14 playoff appearances
  • 8 first round playoff exits
  • 5 second round playoff exits
  • 1 conference final
  • Playoff win-loss record (games): 53-64
  • Playoff win-loss record (series): 7-14
  • Playoff Game 7 Record: 1-4
The Age of McPhee (1997-1998 through 2012-2013):
  • 15 seasons
  • 6 coaches
  • 1,196 regular season games
  • Win-loss-T/OTL record of 575-458-163
  • 3,416 goals scored, 3,396 goals against (per game: 2.86 - 2.84)
  • 10 playoff appearances
  • 6 first round exits
  • 3 second round exits
  • 1 Stanley Cup final
  • Playoff win-loss record (games): 41-48
  • Playoff win-loss record (series): 6-10
  • Playoff Game 7 Record: 2-5