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The Capitals were the pre-season Stanley Cup favorite, and justified it by starting the season with seven consecutive wins. The rest of the season was the definition of a roller coaster; as a result they entered the postseason, as the No. 7 seed, with their lowest expectations in recent memory.Alex Ovechkin and company surprised hockey pundits by advancing to the second round. It was an unexpected playoff run that they can draw more positives from than other recent playoff failures.But like those exits, there are plenty of question marks heading into the Capitals’ off-season.George McPhee practically won the GM of the Year Award last summer with an array of moves that were expected to put the Capitals over the top. However, the Capitals failed to live up to lofty expectations, and McPhee’s moves didn’t quite work out as he hoped. Also: McPhee is not a finalist for the GM of the Year.The bargain of the 2011 off-season, Tomas Vokoun, was a disappointment. So was Troy Brouwer, who...
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Alexander Semin and Tomas Vokoun are reportedly following Dale Hunter out the door. Semin and Vokoun will not return to the Washington Capitals next season, according to separate reports, which means more changes for the team that saw its head coach step down on Monday. Semin's agent told ESPN.com that his client has no intentions of signing a contract extension with the Caps...
from Craig Custance of ESPN The Magazine, There’s change coming to the Washington Capitals this summer and it’s not just their head coach. Barring a complete change of heart, forward Alexander Semin won’t be back in Washington next season. According to Semin’s agent Mark Gandler, the skilled forward has no intentions of signing a contract extension with the Capitals and plans...
Dale Hunter told Washington Capitals GM George McPhee during a meeting this morning that he will not be returning to the Caps next year as head coach. The decision comes shortly after the Capitals early exit from the NHL Playoffs.
According to the Washington Post:
“Dale and I met about 10 o’clock and he let me know that he will not be able to return as the coach,” McPhee...
Dale Hunter is finished as coach of the Washington Capitals after less than one full season, telling the team he wants to return to his family in Canada.
Hunter says: ''It was the right thing to do.''
He told general manager George McPhee of the decision Monday, two days after the Capitals were eliminated from the playoffs by the Rangers in Game 7.
Hunter was hired...
As Washington Capitals players were collecting their belongings from their practice facility Monday, they were dealt another blow just two days after their season-ending loss to the New York Rangers.
General manager George McPhee made the announcement that coach Dale Hunter had stepped down.
Hunter made the choice to return to his family -- and his major junior team -- in London...
“My job now is to find the best human talent I can find to coach this club. I’m not in any rush to do that, because I haven’t really been thinking in those terms. I don’t know whether it’ll be by the draft or sometime in August, like New Jersey did. We’re going to take our time and get the right person.” -George McPhee, May 17, 2012
The Capitals find themselves...
The Hurricanes are a team with plenty of holes but Jim Rutherford has made it clear that finding a forward to play on Eric Staal's line will be the top priority, whether that be by trade or free agency. While the contributions that the team got from Jiri Tlusty and Chad LaRose were nice, they aren't ideal first liners and probably wouldn't be getting those minutes on...
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from Tarik El—Bashir of Capitals Insider, Dale Hunter informed Washington Capitals General Manager George McPhee during a meeting this morning that he will be stepping down as head coach.
“This was a tough decision,” Hunter said Monday. “It was the right thing for me and my family.”
Hunter had presided over the Capitals since Nov. 28, when he replaced Bruce Boudreau,...
Following the Capitals’ loss in game seven of the Eastern Conference semifinals last Saturday, the thoughts of many people immediately turned to Washington head coach Dale Hunter. Would he be back? Would he choose to come back, or would General Manager George McPhee make the decision for him?
Monday morning at Kettler Capitals Iceplex, we all found out. McPhee announced...
Russia won the world championship Sunday by defeating Slovakia 6-2.
Alexander Semin of the Washington Capitals scored two goals and had an assist in the rout. Russia scored three times in the second period to take control.
Alexander Perezhogin, Alexei Tereshenko, Detroit's Pavel Datsyuk and tournament MVP Evgeni Malkin of the Pittsburgh Penguins scored the other goals, with...
Washington Capitals coach Dale Hunter returned home to London and the Ontario Hockey League, to nobody’s surprise. Numerous free agent issues hang over the franchise.Are the Capitals true Stanley Cup contenders? Are they a player or two away.
Or is a major overhaul in order?Consider all the variables:General manager George McPhee sounds like he will make some major personnel decisions...
The Capitals entered the regular season as a Stanley Cup favorite, entered the playoffs as a disappointing dark horse and enter the off-season somewhere in between. In what will be remembered as a roller coaster ride with wild swings of emotion, the Capitals' 2011-12 season ended with the team falling one win short of the Eastern Conference Finals. It also ended with them...
Photo by John McDonnell/The Washington Post
Monday was a rainy day in Arlington, Virginia.
As light rain pattered across the giant glass window that serves as the entrance to Kettler Capitals Iceplex, Vice President and General Manager George McPhee strode around the corner and towards the throng of reporters waiting for him.
“Good morning,” McPhee said. “Thank you for...