Category Archives: Coach

The Coach That Can: Why Barry Trotz Can Lead the Capitals to A Stanley Cup

Photo: NHL When the Capitals hired Head Coach Barry Trotz in April 2014, they did so with the hope an experienced NHL voice could be the missing piece that put together a Stanley Cup puzzle. Four years later, Trotz and … Continue reading

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Despite Game 1 Loss, Barry Trotz is Still Confident the Capitals Can Pull Through

Evgeny Kuznetsov scored just 17 seconds into the game and 28 seconds into the third period, Alex Ovechkin added another. All of a sudden, the Washington Capitals were up 2-0 on their arch nemesis: the Pittsburgh Penguins. Then the Penguins … Continue reading

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Did Barry Trotz Say “I’m Not Coming Back”?

Thursday afternoon, Elliott Friedman of Sportsnet released his weekly 31 thoughts column. #26 on the list centered on speculation that Capitals bench boss Barry Trotz may have publicly stated he won’t be back with the Capitals next season. 

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Finishing the Job: The Capitals Will Look to Shut Down the Blue Jackets in Game 6

After a thrilling overtime win on Saturday night, the Washington Capitals have now taken their first lead in their first round playoff series against the Columbus Blue Jackets that they earlier trailed 2-0. Now up 3-2 in a series many … Continue reading

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The Capitals Penalty Kill has been an X-Factor the Last Three Games

Photo by Patrick McDermott/NHLI via Getty Images After trailing their series 2-0 to the Columbus Blue Jackets, the Washington Capitals won their next three games to take a 3-2 series lead heading into Monday night’s Game 6. Two of those … Continue reading

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Barry Trotz talks about Conversation He Had with Braden Holtby Prior to the Start of the Playoffs

The goaltending has been a hot topic surrounding the Washington Capitals over the last month. In the latest chapter, Braden Holtby shined in Game 3 with some huge saves in the Capitals double overtime win over the Columbus Blue Jackets. … Continue reading

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Barry Trotz was Impressed with the Youth Performance in Game 3

The Washington Capitals are back in this series after prevailing 3-2 in double overtime in Game 3 on Tuesday night. Numerous players stepped up in this very important and pivotal game including Jakub Vrana, Tom Wilson, and Christian Djoos. The … Continue reading

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Where the Series Is Won and Lost: What Factors Will Decide the Playoff Series Between the Blue Jackets and Capitals?

What will be the factors that decide the playoff series between the Blue Jackets and Capitals? Continue reading

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Coaching Conundrum: Todd Reirden’s Future in Washington is Tied to Barry Trotz’

Photo: NHL via Getty Images Since Barry Trotz took over behind the Capitals bench before the 2014-15 season, the Capitals have won three Metropolitan Division titles, two President’s Trophies, and have returned to being a perennial playoff team. Associate Coach … Continue reading

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Previewing the 2018 NHL GM Meetings: Fixing Goaltender Interference Is Top Priority

With goaltender interference high on the agenda, what other topics will be discussed at the 2018 NHL GM Meetings? Continue reading

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