One more thing. Dale Hunter benched Ovechkin, he tried the authoritative mind games, etc.
When DH found out that Ted Leonsis is only about marketing, he said **** this and went back to London. Of course the organization put it as "he was home sick and wanted to go back"
Complete BS. Dale Hunter wanted nothing to do with this clown show. He knew he couldn't fulfill his dream of winning a Cup here with Ted Leonsis and Co. in charge. Unlike Mcphee, DH will not stand for being hamstrung. Mcphee just accepts being overruled.