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Milbury, Jones discuss how Alex Ovechkin will react to Dale Hunter

Dale Hunter, Alex Ovechkin

New Washington Capitals hockey head coach Dale Hunter, right, talks with team captain Alex Ovechkin, left, from Russia, during the team’sNHL practice at the Kettler Capitals Iceplex in Arlington, Va., Monday, Nov., 28, 2011. Hunter, a former Capitals captain, takes over for Bruce Boudreau, who was fired. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)


It seems like the hockey world gets a chance to make a “final judgment” on Alex Ovechkin about two or three times per season. Ovechkin’s latest legacy-redefining moment could come now, as bellicose Bruce Boudreau makes way for former Washington Capitals great Dale Hunter. Mike Milbury and Keith Jones seem unanimous about Hunter’s ability to transition from the OHL to the greatest hockey league in the world, but what are the odds that Ovi will snap out of his relative funk?