Bad news for Caps haters the world over. I can't imagine that they can find a coach that they won't play harder for this year. Not to mention what this could mean to their tradition of playoff choking! This sucks
Hunter's gonna have them playing a much tougher game now.
True, but they still have weak players like Semin and Green. Their defense and goalie are question marks, no doubt they will play harder but I don't a big change unless they make some moves. Guess we will know on Thursday night
Dangerous team (if Ovechkin wakes up) but let's see what Hunter can do with them. For the record I don't think their offense is as dominant as it was in past seasons and their defense is questionable as well, as far as being cup caliber or not.
Kinda funny how a coach breaks a record for fastest to win 200 games and then gets fired shortly after. They went through the same kinda funk last year around this time and managed to turn it around and dominate the regular season like usual. I don't like the guy but he has been a good coach for them and it's very difficult to improve on what he has done. I grew more impressed with him when he showed that he could completely switch his team strategy and still manage to win. It's the playoff losses that hurt him the most but he always managed to get his team into the playoffs as the best possible seed. Kinda wonder how much was him and how much was his players bu I do feel bad for the guy and I don't really see the Caps being able to do any better. Some other team is going to pick up Bruce. And Dale Hunter can go screw himself with an oversized hockey stick, I hate that guy.