Barry Trotz wants to return as Capitals head coach, but ‘issues’ with his coaching staff and more may stand in the way
Game Seven of the Stanley Cup Final was scheduled for Wednesday night. Instead, the Washington Capitals have been wildly celebrating their first Cup win in the franchise’s 44-year history for almost a week.
Caps head coach Barry Trotz, who ranks fifth all-time in NHL wins, guided them to that championship. But despite the Stanley Cup victory, Trotz’s first, his future with the Capitals is unknown. His contract expires in July. Trotz is currently engaged in discussions with Capitals general manager Brian MacLellan.
“We’re talking about it,” Trotz told reporters Wednesday at the team’s final media availability of the season. “I do want to be back. There’s some things that we have to work out. I’ve talked to Mac. If we can get them worked out, then there’s no question. I love the group of guys. I love the situation I’m in with the team, the location for my son and my wife and all that. So all that’s in place. There’s some issues that we’ve got to just work through, and we will and we’ll go from there. We’ll just work through it.”