Garry Galley

Caps' Hunter was always on prowl for pranks

When new Washington Capitals coach Dale Hunter was a player, it was virtually mandatory to mention his propensity for practical jokes.

What sorts of things?

Well, he would substitute steak sauce for chocolate syrup during team meals and smear "gooey substances on telephone earpieces," according to the Globe and Mail.

He would nail teammates' gloves to lockers and shoes to the ground, and put Vaseline in combs and brushes before team pictures, according to the St. Petersburg Times.

He once stole the hubcaps off Ed Kastelic's car, according to Clint Malarchuk, and would fill shoes and pants pockets with shaving cream, according to John Druce. Hunter told...