Caps Hire Tim Hunter As Assistant Coach

Unofficially nicknaming this man “the Eagle”.

The Capitals new head coach Adam Oates named his second assistant on Monday, and it’s a face Caps fans might recognize. Tim Hunter will return to Washington with thirteen seasons as an NHL assistant under his belt, filling Washington’s needs for both a) an experienced assistant; and b) a member of the coaching staff named Hunter.

Hunter worked for the Capitals for five seasons under head coach Ron Wilson, during which he coached both Oates and Calle Johansson. We’re considering referring to him as “T. Hunter” or “Timmy” in order to reduce confusion about the number of Caps alumni currently on staff. Stay posted.

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  • Rhino40

    “There are some who call me …’Tim’ ”

    (No relation)

  • http://twitter.com/VeggieTart Danielle

    There will also be plenty of “no relation” when it comes to Calle Jo and Mojo.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1005713165 Pat Magee

    He looks like a character from a WWII flick. An ace Luftwaffe pilot!

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  • serpent

    He looks like a very proper British gentleman’s gentleman.

  • RedMan

    Are there any other teams in the NHL that met in the playoffs 7x in 10 years? (
    ’91, ’92, ’94, ’95, ’96, ’00 and ’01) Other than, of course, the Original Six and when the league had like 12 teams. Thinking post-1975

  • noipster

    Thunter! (Thunder?)