Category Archives: Barry Trotz

Looking At Alex Ovechkin’s Seasons Under First-Year Capitals’ Head Coaches

Photo: WaPo After the Washington Capitals hired Peter Laviolette to be the 19th head coach in franchise history, one of the first questions is what kind of influence he will have on captain Alex Ovechkin. NoVa Caps looks at Ovechkin’s … Continue reading

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Former Capitals’ Head Coach Barry Trotz: “If I Was A Betting Man, I Would Bet On [Alex Ovechkin] Breaking That Goal-scoring Record. In My Mind, There’s No Doubt He’s Going To Do It.”

Former Washington Capitals head coach Barry Trotz met with the media Monday morning following the Islanders morning skate at Capital One Arena. Trotz was asked about his former captain, Alex Ovechkin, who is heading into Monday’s game against Trotz and … Continue reading

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The Washington Capitals and Defensive Woes: Is This Becoming a New Problem For the Club?

Is the Capitals blueline still a strength of the club? Continue reading

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Eastern Conference Supremacy: Which Teams Will Challenge the Capitals the Most in 2019-20?

The Washington Capitals will have some tough competition in the Eastern Conference in 2019-20. Continue reading

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A Year After Resigning From Capitals, Barry Trotz Wins Jack Adams Award As NHL Coach Of The Year

Photo: NHL.com Former Washington Capitals head coach Barry Trotz won the Jack Adams Trophy, which is given the NHL’s coach of the year, a year after resigning his position and taking the top job with the New York Islanders. This … Continue reading

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Join the NoVa Caps Charity Challenge For “Best Buddies”

Yes, it’s depressing that the Washington Capitals made an early exit from the Stanley Cup Playoffs this year. And yes, it’s hard to watch the final two teams get set to battle it out for the Stanley Cup. But the … Continue reading

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Five Reasons Why the Washington Capitals Should Remain in Playoff Contention in 2019-20

The Washington Capitals should be in the postseason mix for the 2019-20 season. Continue reading

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Barry Trotz Shows Gratitude To A Capitals Fan

Photo: NBC Sports Washington When New York Islanders head coach Barry Trotz entered the visiting tunnel prior to their game with the Washington Capitals on Friday evening for the first time after winning the Stanley Cup with the Capitals, I wanted … Continue reading

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Islanders at Capitals – Inside The Numbers: Offensive Struggles Continue

Photo: @Capitals As luck would have it, Barry Trotz’ first visit back to Capital One Arena was also a battle for first place in Metropolitan Division. Unfortunately for the Capitals, the former coach came away with the win and first … Continue reading

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Capitals Pay Tribute to Barry Trotz With Video During Game Against the Islanders

Having already presented former Head Coach Barry Trotz with his Stanley Cup ring earlier this season in New York, the Capitals paid homage to the man that led them to the franchise’s first Stanley Cup championship with a video tribute … Continue reading

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