A day after the Capitals fired Bruce Boudreau as head coach and replaced him with former player Dale Hunter, owner Ted Leonsis took to his blog to ask for “patience” and “empathy” as the team adjusts to a new system.
Here’s an excerpt:
We are situated in the 8th spot in the East - and we are 3 points out of first place in the division; with a game in hand - and with 60 games left to play.
I ask for patience.
I ask for empathy.
I ask for some time to allow the coach the opportunity to create and implement a new system and style of play.
We are all responsible for our success or failure.
More on Boudreau firing/Hunter hiring:
Thomas Boswell: Dale Hunter will mold the Capitals in his own image
Box Seats: Why Boudreau had to go
Photos: Dale Hunter named new head coach
D.C. Sports Bog: Old school Dale Hunter giveaway signs
Poll: Was it the right move?
D.C. SportsBog: Top 10 Boudreau moments
Box Seats: Caps say “Goodnight Bruce”
Photos: Boudreau fired