Not surprised at all, Hunter did a great job but wanted to be closer to home.
On a side note, I hope Semin leaves the Caps. Would do Ovi some good...get him out of this funk. He's been playing alright but the ego is flying high along with the lack of effort I've seen the past few seasons for long stretches. He's an excellent player when he turns it on, when the passion runs hot but he needs someone to push it out of him.
Depends on what he wants..does he want more dough or does he want a serious contender each and every year? I mean, we're not the only contender but we'll see. Making $10 mil a year is great but I would assume that winning at least one cup is more important to a lot of this talent.