Ultimately, the success of Dale Hunter as coach of the Capitals will be determined by the play of Alex Ovechkin and, to a lesser extent, Alex Semin.
Dale Hunter has spent the past 11 years coaching 16- to 19-year-olds.
He has never coached a game at any professional level.
The shock and disappointment were etched in players faces and evident in their somber voices.
Dale Hunter was one of the meanest many would say dirtiest players in the history of the National Hockey League.