Barry Trotz has never gotten past the second round of the playoffs during his previous 17 years as an NHL head coach. On Tuesday, CSN Mid-Atlantic published a video interview with Trotz where he talked about how one crucial mistake could cost the Capitals in the postseason.
I added some pictures and video to go along with the transcript.
“I’ve been coaching for a long time. We might have our best chance this year, I don’t know. One mistake may cost you an opportunity that 30 years you’ve been trying to do it as a coach.”
“As a player, you don’t have as long of a shelf life if you will. You have probably 10-12 good years in the league if you’re a really good player. Those years go by, those opportunities go by, quickly.”
“All of a sudden, you might be north of 30 and you go, ‘I may never have that chance again.’ And that one moment by yourself, teammate, a coach, may cost you an opportunity.”
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“Getting through adversity, a bad bounce, a bad call, and fighting through it and finding a way. I have stories from almost every coach that has won a Stanley Cup, and I’ve been asking because I want one, they all have sort of the same story that there was something — adversity, lucky break, or something…
…when they were on the brink of being out, the other team hit the post and they go down and scored. It changes the whole series and they go on and win a cup.”