The saga of Karl Alzner, a Bowflex, and Dale Hunter’s departure

The Washington Capitals announced today that Dale Hunter will not return to coach the team next season. The notice of Hunter’s departure, although not entirely unforeseen, was abrupt- coming just two days after the Caps were eliminated from the playoffs by the New York Rangers in Game 7 Saturday night, and being relayed to General Manager George McPhee just a few hours before the press conference.

The timing was especially rough for the Caps defenceman Karl Alzner, whose second attempt to sell his Bowflex Treadclimber came one minute after Hunter’s announcement was made and subquentially was burried in a sea of replies, retweets and comments by National and DC area media and fans surrounding the news.

At 12:10 PM:

One minute later, at 12:11 PM:



The poor guy can’t catch a break in trying to sell some old gym equipment. If you’re interested, hit him up but you’ll need to provide your own form of delivery. He claims that it’s because he doesn’t have a truck – my guess is that he’s still not trusting his dogs to be left home alone