Barry Trotz Was Interrogated By Pittsburgh “Reporters” After Game

 As expected, following the Capitals 3-2 overtime win in Game 3, head coach Barry Trotz was asked about the play that led to the Sidney Crosby injury. What wasn’t expected was the “Bush League” interrogation conducted by the Pittsburgh media. It was as if Trotz was in court and on the stand.

The Penguins’ star center was injured on a play early in the first period while driving to the net. Crosby and the Capitals Matt Niskanen would ultimately collide as Crosby was falling to the ice. Niskanen would receive a five-minute major and a game misconduct for the play.

Trotz was asked about the Crosby injury following the game. The first question regarding the play was relatively professional with Trotz responding in his typical, straightforward fashion. However, the next question, by Pittsburgh reporter Rob Rossi, who had already referred to the hit as an “assault” on Twitter, basically began to interrogate Trotz, like a scorned fan, jacked up on one too many beers:

Rossi’s pathetic behavior was reminiscent of a jilted lover, taking jabs at the guy who stole his girlfriend. To Trotz’ credit, he wasn’t going to have it, and fired back at Rossi, putting the hack in his place.

It’s a shame that the Penguins organization allows characters like this into a professional environment such as a post-game media session. But then again, it IS Pittsburgh.

By Jon Sorensen

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About Jon Sorensen

Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first game at the Capital Centre in 1974. His interest in the Caps has grown over the decades and included time as a season ticket holder. He has been a journalist covering the team for 10+ years, primarily focusing on analysis, analytics and prospect development.
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9 Responses to Barry Trotz Was Interrogated By Pittsburgh “Reporters” After Game

  1. Jeff Brallier says:

    Incredibly well thought out piece of journalism. Were you wearing your Caps footies and bathrobe at the time?

    • DJ says:

      This is Caps fan blog. If you want impartial journalism, you might want to check out Rob Rossi.

  2. Jim Lukoski says:

    It’s a shame that when the crapitals realized that they couldn’t beat the Penguins by playing hockey they had to resort to cheap shotting one of the star players of the Penguins to level the playing field!!!!!

    • Rich Sardo says:

      Shut up you worthless piece of dung…Crosby and all his antics, haven’t even warranted a fine from NFL, but rest assured if OVI did same stuff, fines and suspensions for crotch hitting and slashing off fingers would happen IMMEADIATELY…

      • Jim Lukoski says:

        That is complete B.S. I’m not saying that it is fair, but neither Crosby, nor ovechkin will probably ever get suspended. They are both the faces of the NHL and suspending either of them would be a black eye for the league. You are forgetting that ovechkin got away with the high stick and the trip that started all of that last night!

  3. Anonymous says:

    hey jim if you contact sid his mom will give you a crying towel too.karma has finally came back to bit him in the ass for all the shit he has done to marthot from ottawa or was that slash ok to pretty much cut his finger off and the spear he has given but oh yeah he is the face of nhl if you ask me he is the ass of nhl.lay on the ice until the refs huddle and decide it is 5 and a game but he was ok in the dressing eoom his mom brought down his bottle and sookie blanket and cuddled him telling him it was ok because the capes are bullies lol.he is a cry baby and a dive specialist if it dont go his way he likes his cheap shots well karma finally came back to haunt him.

    • Jim Lukoski says:

      Crosby and ovechkin are both the faces of the NHL and that is why ovechkin got away with the trip and the high stick that started all of that last night you stupid f*/king jackass!!!!! You’re just bitter that your crapitals can’t beat the Penguins without resorting to trying to injure the Penguins stars. You would be singing a different tune if the same thing had happened to ovechkin, wouldn’t you?

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