August 30: This Day in NHL History

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THIS DATE IN HISTORY: Aug. 30 1982: The Washington Capitals, who have yet to qualify for the Stanley Cup Playoffs since entering the NHL in 1974, hire 32-year-old David Poile as their general manager. Poile, who’s been an assistant GM with the Calgary Flames, wastes no time making changes; he acquires future Hall of Fame defenseman […]