Tomas Vokoun won’t be returning to Washington next season, and the Capitals are likely to undergo something of an overhaul after their second round ouster at the hands of the New York Rangers, but the New York Post’s Larry Brooks believes that employing another Dale Hunter-style coach to teach offensively-oriented personnel to abandon their natural style of play won’t work very well come next year at this time:
This was the right way not to make the conference final, scoring 13 goals against the Rangers? As opposed to all those wrong ways the Caps had failed to get past the second round under Bruce Boudreau, when they played with personality and were perhaps the league’s most entertaining team?
Let’s ignore the fact that perhaps better goaltending, not the team’s style, might have been the issue in a 2009 seven-game second-round loss to ultimate Cup champion Pittsburgh. Clearly the Caps were playing the wrong way in scoring 22 goals against the Penguins.
Let’s forget the fact tha...