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Washington Capitals' Mike Green practices alone on the ice prior to the team's first practice with new Head Coach and former Capitals player Dale Hunter, at the Kettler Capitals Iceplex in Arlington, Va, Monday, November 28, 2011. (photo by Rod Lamkey Jr/ The Washington Times)
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Washington Capitals' Mike Green practices alone on the ice prior to the team's first practice with new Head Coach and former Capitals player Dale Hunter, at the Kettler Capitals Iceplex in Arlington, Va, Monday, November 28, 2011. (photo by Rod Lamkey Jr/ The Washington Times)

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