Washington Capitals Coach Resigns After Stanley Cup Win
Is he quitting while he’s ahead? Less than two weeks after his team won the coveted hockey prize, Barry Trotz has resigned to become a free agent. The 55-year-old led the Capitals to the NHL’s best record during his four-year tenure, and although he pledged during the team’s victory parade to “do it again” next year, Trotz and management couldn’t negotiate a way forward. He’s the first U.S. professional hockey coach in 24 years to leave his team for another post after winning the Stanley Cup.