Trotz: “0.0” Effect On Him About Not Having An Extension

Posted June 30, 2017

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Caps head coach Barry Trotz is entering his final year of his contract and has not been extended, despite winning back-to-back President’s Trophies.

“I think when you worry about stuff, [it has an effect.] I think I have a [good] resume and been around the league long enough and proved myself. I don’t feel like it’s that big of a deal for me. Just think I’m in a good spot. Maybe we’ll have our best year,” Trotz said.

Trotz also does not care if he enters this season without an extension.

It is important to note that Capitals General Manager Brian MacLellan did not hire Trotz – it was owner Ted Leonsis and team president Dick Patrick. Some folks speculated that Todd Reirden would be the coach if Trotz did not come back. Reirden was promoted to associate coach last season after he went deep into the interview process with several teams on becoming their next head coach. With that promotion there was a caveat: Reirden could not talk to any more teams about open positions.

The Caps roster will see some turnover this season from last. Trotz’s extension, or lack thereof, may depend on how he handles the this year’s roster.

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