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Olie Kolzig returns to Capitals as associate coach

WASHINGTON — Olie Kolzig left the Washington Capitals on less-than-ideal terms after nearly two decades as a popular and productive goalie. Clearly, that rift is a thing of the past.

The man known as “Olie the Goalie” returned to the Capitals on Thursday as their associate goaltender coach. The team also announced that Dave Prior will come back in his past old role of director of goaltending and NHL goaltender coach.

“Time heals all wounds,” Kolzig said on a conference call with reporters. “The more I was removed from a few years ago and being retired and getting a better perspective on things … you realize it's a business and things were handled in a business...