Game 7 losses can be especially tough, but with all these question marks to address heading into the off-season, the toughest part very well could be deciding. And perhaps the man faced with the toughest decision to make is the same man who got the team this far into the playoffs. Will Dale Hunter stick around to continue what he started in D.C. or head North to return to his old life in Canada?
The Capitals overcame adversity throughout the regular season, a trend which has followed them into the playoffs. They’re staring down the barrel of a Game 7 with a team that finished 17 points ahead of them in the regular season standings, but if previous records have any say in the process, the Caps shouldn’t have come this far anyways.