Originally posted on Mr. Irrelevant  |  Last updated 5/15/12
Caps correspondent Brad Parker returns to look at the post-Dale Caps. Dale Hunter told us he was heading home on Monday. Our former captain is now also our former coach. His time in D.C. (well, this time) was short, but he made a major impact. Here’s a look at which Caps will benefit now that Hunter’s heard London calling. (Ed. note: Brad will be back later today with five that will suffer.) 1. Alex Ovechkin Hunter’s system was not developed to highlight Mr. Ovechkin’s talents. Despite that fact, what Ovi did in the playoffs had his biggest detractors looking at him in a new light. Even Mike Milbury was praising his leadership and defense. But seriously, is that what we want out of the most talented offensive player on the planet? It’s great that he’s blocking shots and leading by example, we want that effort to stay, but the Caps would be much better served by him making opponents adjust to his talent. Who knows who the new coach will be, and what sort of system he’ll employ, b...
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