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** FILE ** New Washington Capitals Head Coach Dale Hunter watches action with Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8), Washington Capitals center Brooks Laich (21), and Washington Capitals left wing Jason Chimera (25) during the first period of his first game as head coach against the St. Louis Blues, Washington, D.C., Nov. 29, 2011. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Washington Capitals fan Harry Marshall, left, of Woodbridge, VA talks with his friend Josh Cooke who wears a Dale Hunter jersey to welcome him as New Head Coach for the Washington Capitals befrore his first game against the St. Louis Blues, Washington, DC November 29, 2011. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Washington Capitals goalie Tomas Vokoun (29) gets up slowly as St. Louis Blues right wing Matt D'Agostini (36) celebrates with his teammates after scoring during the second period as the Washington Capitals take on the St. Louis Blues, Washington, DC, November 29, 2011. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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St. Louis Blues right wing Matt D'Agostini (36) scores during the second period to bring them up 2-1 as the Washington Capitals take on the St. Louis Blues, Washington, DC, November 29, 2011. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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St. Louis Blues defenseman Kris Russell (4) collides with Washington Capitals goalie Tomas Vokoun (29) after taking a shot on goal during the second period as the Washington Capitals take on the St. Louis Blues, Washington, DC, November 29, 2011. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Washington Capitals goalie Tomas Vokoun (29) defects a shot on goal by St. Louis Blues defenseman Ian Cole (23) during the second period as the Washington Capitals take on the St. Louis Blues, Washington, DC, November 29, 2011. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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New Washington Capitals Head Coach Dale Hunter and the Washington Capitals bench watch game action in the final minutes of the third period as the Washington Capitals take lose to the St. Louis Blues 2-1, Washington, DC, November 29, 2011. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8) takes a shot on goal through St. Louis Blues defenseman Roman Polak (46) and St. Louis Blues defenseman Kris Russell (4) during the third period as the Washington Capitals take on the St. Louis Blues, Washington, DC, November 29, 2011. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Washington Capitals defenseman John Erskine (4) trades in a broken hockey stick during a time out in the third period as the Washington Capitals take on the St. Louis Blues, Washington, DC, November 29, 2011. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Maryland coach Mark Turgeon directs his players in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Illinois in College Park, Md., Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011. Illinois won 71-62. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

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Washington Capitals head coach Dale Hunter, top center, seen in the bench area during the first period of an NHL game against the St. Louis Blues, Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

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Ward 3 Council member Mary M. Cheh heads a committee that is considering allowing D.C. residents to buy specialty license plates for their vehicles that tout their favorite sports teams. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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Rex Grossman is among the multiple players who received high marks for their performances Sunday in Seattle. (Associated Press)

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Washington Capitals head coach Dale Hunter, center, talks with Alex Ovechkin (8) and Nicklas Backstrom during the first period of an NHL game against the St. Louis Blues, Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

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Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck throws against California during the first quarter of an NCAA college football game in Stanford, Calif., Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

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"We're going with Graham. It really had nothing to do with Graham, with the missed field goal or the missed extra point. That was totally on our protection scheme." - Redskins coach Mike Shanahan

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Bruce Boudreau's message had become lost on a Capitals team that started 7-0-0 but has gone just 5-9-1 since then. Boudreau's record was 201-88-40 since becoming Washington's coach Thanksgiving Day 2007. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Redskins running back Roy Helu stung Seattle's eighth-ranked run defense for 103 yards and a touchdown on 23 carries. (Associated Press)

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Robert Champion, a drum major in Florida A&M University's Marching 100 band, performs during halftime of a football game in Orlando, Fla., on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011. (Tampa Tribune via Associated Press)

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Head coach of the Washington Capitals Bruce Boudreau walks to his bench before his team started overtime play against the Pittsburgh Penguins in game 6 of the 2nd Round of the NHL Playoffs at Mellon Arena in Pittsburgh, Pa. Monday, May 11, 2009. (Michael Connor / The Washington Times)