The game and news conference were over when the coach walked into his office dressed in his usual black suit and red-sheen tie at 11:01 p.m. Wednesday following the Capitals’ 2-1 victory over the Rangers. At almost exactly 11:01:30, he was back out in the Verizon Center hallway. Amazingly, he was wearing a polo shirt and slacks — as if he were an actor with seconds to make a costume change.
Dale Hunter still hates suits and ties. They’re not him. They never will be. The job? Suddenly, that’s another story.