As the Washington Capitals scatter across the globe in the coming days, a series of tough questions will confront the team's decision makers in the aftermath of another second-round playoff exit.

The most pressing issue is the future of Coach Dale Hunter. If the former Capitals great has decided whether to return to Washington or go back to London, Ontario, he wasn't tipping his hand after Saturday's season-ending Game 7 defeat in New York.

"That's not the time right now," is all Hunter would say. The Capitals chose to delay breakdown day, so the lights in the headquarters remained off Sunday, the parking lot mostly empty.