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In this March 11, 2000 file photo,†Washington Capitals' Dale Hunter listens during a ceremony in which his jersey number was retired, before the Capitals' game against the New Jersey Devils, at the MCI Center in Washington. The Capitals fired coach Bruce Boudreau Monday Nov. 28, 2011. Boudreau was replaced by former Capitals captain Dale Hunter. (AP Photo/Linda Spillers, File)
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In this March 11, 2000 file photo,†Washington Capitals' Dale Hunter listens during a ceremony in which his jersey number was retired, before the Capitals' game against the New Jersey Devils, at the MCI Center in Washington. The Capitals fired coach Bruce Boudreau Monday Nov. 28, 2011. Boudreau was replaced by former Capitals captain Dale Hunter. (AP Photo/Linda Spillers, File)

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