Found March 04, 2013 on Rock the Red:
The summer for the Washington Capitals seemed filled with uncertainty.  The Caps had just finished a disappointing regular season that saw them struggle for long stretches because of  their inability to score, even though their hot-shot winger still finished in the top 10 in goals.  This meant they had to chase down a playoff spot until the final day of the regular season, a contrast to previous years when it had been a certainty well in advance.  The team's struggles cost their coach his job, a coach who had made the playoffs every season since coming in as a mid-season replacement a few years before.  A new coach was hired over the summer, someone the general manager was familiar with, someone who was cerebral and would install a new two-way system, but who had never won a Stanley Cup.  To that end, Tim Hunter was brought on as an assistant to lend the experience of having won a Stanley Cup to the coaching staff.  The team's #1 center for the past several seasons who h...
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