Brian MacLellan Met With Media Friday Morning, Talked About Trotz’s Future With Capitals

Washington Capitals Introduce General Manager Brian MacLellan And Coach Barry TrotzPhoto: Patrick Smith/Getty Images

Washington Capitals general manager Brian MacLellan met with the media on Friday morning at Kettler Capitals Iceplex. One of the big questions he was asked was Barry Trotz’s contract. Trotz is in the final year of his contract and just guided the Capitals to their first Stanley Cup Final appearance since 1998. It was also the first time Trotz has coached this far into the postseason. 

MacLellan offered praise for the way Trotz handled himself all season in a contract year.

“To come into this year with so many questions, not from my point of view but the emotional state of our team to start the year, how he handled that… I think he’s done an outstanding job,” said MacLellan.

MacLellan also talked about how his mood has changed ever since the Capitals got over the second-round hump.

“I think his demeanor has changed a little bit. He seems a little lighter, a little looser, a little less pressure. Maybe a little more freedom the way he goes about things. He’s more relaxed I guess would be the way to describe it,” added MacLellan.

GMBM was then asked about Trotz’s contract status and whether he’ll bring him back and give him an extension.

“We’re gonna address everything after the playoffs,” said MacLellan.

No matter what happens in the future, Trotz deserves the praise and the recognition from the man upstairs who has called the shots in roster construction over the last four seasons.

By Michael Marzzacco

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About Michael Marzzacco

Michael is an avid DC sports fan with a passion for writing. He has followed the Washington Capitals since the 2003-04 season, around the time his enthusiasm for DC teams really began. It was from the days when they had the worst record in the league to when they became the most exciting team in the area. His Dad took him to his first Caps game a couple of years later. One of his favorite memories was being in the stands during the 2015 Winter Classic where Troy Brouwer scored the game-winning goal with 12 seconds left. Michael graduated from Radford University in May 2016, earning a degree in journalism and focusing on sports journalism and broadcasting. His goal is to work in sports media in Washington, D.C.
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3 Responses to Brian MacLellan Met With Media Friday Morning, Talked About Trotz’s Future With Capitals

  1. Pingback: The Results Have Spoken: Barry Trotz Deserves A Contract Extension, No Matter the Outcome of the Stanley Cup Finals | NoVa Caps

  2. Jon Sorensen says:

    It’s kinda late for GMBM. Trotz holds all the cards now. He could still retire. Don’t rule that out.

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  3. Bill Hinton says:

    Trotz deserves a new contract without question. It’s just funny that the front office is playing games with this. It’s disgusting!!

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