Dale Hunter steps down as Washington Capitals head coach: Monday's nooner

ARLINGTON, VA - NOVEMBER 28: Washington Capitals head coach Dale Hunter walks onto the ice for a practice at Kettler Iceplex on November 28, 2011 in Arlington, Virginia. Hunter became the head coach after Bruce Boudreau was recently fired. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

One change I'm considering for the posting schedule here at OTF is to go with an abbreviated "nooner" post of hockey stories to help you get through your lunch hour.

So without further ado, this edition kicks off with more movement on the NHL head coaching market. This morning, we heard that Columbus took the "interim" tag off Todd Richards, and now, the Washington Capitals will be out looking for help.

Nashville Predators News

The Inaugural Central Division Tweetup – July 28th in Columbus, OH | The Predatorial

I thought the whole point of Twitter was that we didn't have to go to places like Columbus.

Around the Wide Wide World of Hockey

Dale Hunter won’t return as Capitals coach, heads back to OHL London | Puck Daddy
Hunter is probably kicking himself for leaving London and missing the opportunity to coach OHL Player of the Week Austin Watson.

Hockey culture, character, and winning: how we choose what we value - Raw Charge
Is winning the only thing, or even the most important thing?

An Open Letter To Professional Sports Teams' Marketing Departments - SBNation.com

This is one thing the Predators have nailed.

Everything Old is New Again: Bringing Back the Two-Minute Minor | Backhand Shelf
Here's one suggestion on how to boost scoring, but I don't think I'm down with it.

NHL playoffs: lessons the Avalanche can learn from teams still in | All Things Avalanch — The Denver Post
Adrian Dater piggybacks on the narrative surrounding the remaining teams to recommend a path for Colorado.

May coupon codes offer big savings for hockey players & NHL fans | Hockey Gear HQ
For the savvy shopper, there are promo codes out there for hockey equipment, NHL apparel, accessories, and memorabilia of all kinds this month.

John Tortorella press conference DJ remix is the soundtrack to your playoffs | Puck Daddy
This is amazing... simply amazing:

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