Barry is Gone and We are Speechless

The Washington Capitals announced this afternoon to the shock of EVERYONE that Coach Barry Trotz had resigned. Coach has been the team’s coach and the fan’s coach. He always had time for us ladies!


We are sure there is more to the story but we are speechless. During the playoffs we had a sense that he might leave. This has been a difficult time for his family and we think there is something very personal driving his decision.

This is what he said:

The Capitals released this statement:

Barry Trotz informed the organization today of his decision to resign as head coach of the Washington Capitals. We are obviously disappointed by Barry’s decision, but would like to thank Barry for all his efforts the past four years and for helping bring the Stanley Cup to Washington. Barry is a man of high character and integrity and we are grateful for his leadership and for all that he has done for our franchise.

Parade Coach Trotz family

We too are very thankful for the dedication Barry had for this team. He was always kind and generous with his time for the fans. He is a fine gentleman, a loving husband, and a dedicated father.


God bless you and your family Barry Trotz. You leave this place better than when you came and we can’t find the words to say how very very much you will be missed.

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