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Dale Hunter can coach?

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Why yes he can! The former bruising NHL forward (1020 points and 3565 PIM's in 1407 career NHL games) and a bad-boy reputation has been coaching the London Knights of the OHL for the past 4 years. He has compiled a 167-72-21 record in 272 games coaching there. He is also co-owner/President of the team with his brother Mark. The Knights won a Memorial Cup in 2005.
The rumor now is that he is one of the candidates to coach the Senators.
Hunter has a shady past. He served a 21 game sentence in the 1993 playoffs for smashing Islander's Pierre Turgeon into the boards after Turgeon had scored the winning goal in Game 6 over the Capitals. (seen below) That was the longest suspension in NHL history.
On a positive note, Hunter's #32 was retired by the Capitals and Dale received an honorary penalty box.
Is Hunter a true option? Would he bring team toughness to a Sens team that somewhat lacked that in the Finals?




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