Sports Trotz on returning to Capitals: 'We'll get something done'

18:59  13 june  2018
18:59  13 june  2018 Source:   thescore.com

Predators GM Poile pens classy letter to former coach Trotz on Stanley Cup win with Capitals

  Predators GM Poile pens classy letter to former coach Trotz on Stanley Cup win with Capitals <p>David Poile admits he "beamed with pride" watching his former Nashville Predators coach Barry Trotz raise the Stanley Cup Thursday night after guiding the Washington Capitals to the first championship in franchise history.</p>Poile, the well-respected general manager of the Predators, further burnished his reputation as a classy individual by penning an open letter to Trotz, who coached Nashville for 16 seasons before being fired and moving on to Washington four years ago.

We ’ ll talk. I’m not worried, one way or the other. I’ve been doing this for a long time. Return to the Capitals . It would seem foolish now if MacLellan didn’t offer Trotz a contract extension. Would Trotz do something as rash as Keenan’s move?

“ We ’ ll see. We’ve still got another 40 games to go, but some guys that looked like they weren’t going to be ready for the first part and they got it turned around. “That’s something we’ re working with, and that’s why you need the young guys to continue to “We still have some work to do ,” Trotz said.

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Winning changes everything.

After uncertainty surrounding his future with the Washington Capitals, it appears Barry Trotz is more confident than ever that he will return as head coach next season.

"We'll talk," Trotz said, according to NHL.com's Adam Kimelman. "We're going to enjoy this with the players. I love the players, I love D.C., my family loves it here. We'll get something done."

This past April, Capitals general manager Brian MacLellan admitted that the team would wait until the end of the playoffs before deciding whether or not to re-sign Trotz, whose contract expires July 1.

Trotz drops hints of Capitals return amid uncertain future

  Trotz drops hints of Capitals return amid uncertain future Trotz drops hints of Capitals return amid uncertain futureTrotz's contract status is the biggest question facing Washington once the partying ends. General manager Brian MacLellan — who didn't extend Trotz's contract last summer and wanted to see improvements throughout the organization before talking about an extension — said the veteran coach will be back if he wants to be, and it now seems possible that the relationship can be repaired.

I’d probably say it’s something we ’ ll continue on next year. They’ re playing; all they want to do is play and they’ve never been sat out,” Trotz said. “They’ve sort of got over that disappointment of, ‘Okay I’ve been sat out, I know what’s going on.’

“So we ’ ll see where that is. We haven’t really talked about it.” [Lars Eller emerging as unexpected playoff star for Capitals ]. Will Trotz re -jigger his lines when Backstrom returns considering the success Eller’s had? ”It’s helped immensely to have something positive to focus on.”

Following the team's Cup win, MacLellan made it clear he had made up his mind about Trotz when he told reporters that if the 55-year-old wanted to return to the Capitals, the team would have him back.

Trotz has spent the last four seasons with the Capitals amassing a record of 205-89-34 in the regular season and 36-27 in the playoffs, along with back-to-back Presidents' Trophies in 2016 and 2017, while winning hockey's ultimate prize just one week ago.

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