After holding the title of Capitals head coach for 169 days or 60 regular season games and 14 tightly fought playoff battles, Dale Hunter's players were surprised to hear that their bench boss
It has become a popular notion that whenever a coach of the Washington Capitals is removed, his dismissal is covered with Alex Ovechkins finger prints.
One month ago Mike Knuble saw the writing on the wall. His 15-year NHL career would end as a healthy scratch on a team that barely clawed its way into the playoffs.
Jay Beagle did not practice with the Capitals on Friday at Kettler Capitals Iceplex, further darkening his chances of playing in Game 7 Saturday night in New Yorks Madison Square Garden.