The Caps’ recent losing streak and the unexpected success of the New York Islanders have spawned a curious revisionism about how the Washington Capitals and Barry Trotz parted company in the summer of 2018. A sample from our comments:
Only one is to blame. The one whole decided not to give Barry Trotz a worthy contract.
I think a lot of people here didn’t appreciate what a huge gamble the Caps were taking by letting Trotz go.
I wish they had just given Trotz the money and the term and fired him if they needed to.
There are too many myths and mistakes about what actually went down between the Stanley Cup Champions and their coach last summer. Lots of people seem to have the wrong idea about who the villain was here.