The Washington Capitals are welcoming Barry Trotz and the Islanders to town for the first time since Trotz celebrated the Capitals’ first-ever Stanley Cup Championship with the team.
After winning the Stanley Cup, this summer’s been a nonstop party for the Washington Capitals. But with practice beginning Friday, it’s officially time to get back to work. See photos.
The former assistant coach takes over for the recently-departed Barry Trotz.
The New York Islanders announced Thursday afternoon that they’ve hired coach Barry Trotz, who resigned from the Washington Capitals on Monday.
Today on My Take: Nice to know ya, Barry Trotz.
Barry Trotz was a victim of his own success, but his departure was also a business decision by a Washington Capitals franchise not known for paying high prices for the coaching position.
The Washington Capitals announced Barry Trotz has resigned as head coach after four seasons.
Eleven days after leading the Washington Capitals to its first-ever Stanley Cup championship, Coach Barry Trotz is skating out the door. And a fanbase still hung over from a dayslong Cup celebration is brought back down to earth.
The Capitals looked like a broken team 20 games into the season. Now they’re in the Stanley Cup Final for the first time in 20 years. A realization in mid-November that things had to change went a long way.
Hear the Capitals’ highlights from Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Final as called by John Walton and Ken Sabourin on the Washington Capitals Radio Network
It took a lot longer than the Capitals ever wanted, but an older, wiser, grayer Alex Ovechkin and his teammates finally broke through to beat the Penguins and reach the conference finals.
With the Capitals leading the Penguins 3-games-to-2 in their second-round series, and Washington once again a win away from advancing to the conference final, head coach Barry Trotz has a message for the fan base: “Just get behind us.”
Rookie Shane Gersich is expected to remain in the Capitals lineup Saturday for Game 5 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series against the Penguins. Gersich impressed in his postseason debut in Game 4 Thursday in Pittsburgh.
Alex Ovechkin was held without a point in Thursday’s Game 1 loss to Columbus and the Capitals captain said he has to be better as the Caps look to even the series in Game 2 Sunday.
The Capitals opened the team’s 2016 training camp Friday without nine regulars, including captain Alex Ovechkin.
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