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Caps' Dale Hunter quits, cites family

Updated: May 15, 2012, 3:45 PM ET
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ARLINGTON, Va. -- For quite some time, Washington Capitals general manager George McPhee tried to persuade former player Dale Hunter to return to the team as its coach. This season, McPhee finally got his man -- just not for very long.

Hunter quit as Washington's coach on Monday after less than six months on the job, saying he wants to return to his family, his farm and the junior club he owns in Canada.

"It was the right thing to do," Hunter said.

He is the owner of the London ...

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