Two weeks after the Washington Capitals won the Stanley Cup, their coach, Barry Trotz is out of a job.
Toronto’s Mike Babcock makes the most at $6.25 million on an eight-year deal after coaching Detroit for 10 seasons, Chicago’s Joel Quenneville is next at $6 million entering his ninth full season with the Blackhawks and Montreal’s Claude Julien brings in $5 million after coaching Boston for nine-plus seasons. All three have won the Cup like Trotz, including Quenneville three times.
The Caps apparently wanted to pay the coach who brought them two President’s Trophies and their first Cup two million bucks and wouldn’t commit to a five year deal. Trotz rightfully told them to “Take this job and shove it.”
I guess they want to go another 43 years before winning another cup.
Congratulations to Alex Ovechkin and his Washington Capitals. It took 14 seasons for him to erase the 43 season goose egg, but you can no longer say he and they have never won a Stanley Cup. That all ended last night with the Cap’s come from behind, 4-3 win, over the Las Vegas Golden Knights.
Ovie definitely earned the Conn Smythe trophy for playoff MVP with his 15 playoff goals this season.
With their bonafide 6-2 blowout of the Vegas Golden Knights in game 4 on Monday night, the Capitals are one game away from winning it all. The game was effectively over after Washington went up 3-0 in the first period.
The swarming offense and fusillade of shots that marked the offensive onslaught Vegas rode in to the finals seems to have met its match in Washington’s great goaltending, solid defense, and favorable goal posts.
The Capitals can win it all on Thursday.
The Washington Capitals fixed most of their game 1 woes to beat the Vegas Golden Knights 3-2 in game 2. Smart play and outstanding goaltending from the Caps evened the series up at a game apiece heading in to D.C.
Just how good was the Caps Braden Holtby in net last night?
Pretty darn amazing! That was certainly the stop that saved the game for Washington. Now it remains to be seen which Capitals team shows up for game 3.
Well, it’s official, the Tampa Bay Lightning have folded up and sent the Washington Capitals on to the finals. I was really expecting this series to go the other way, but you can’t win if you don’t score any goals. The Lightning picked a lousy time for the offense to disappear.
Not sure who I’m rooting for in the final. I don’t think Vegas should win because no team should be this good this fast. The Vegas fans need to learn how to suffer through rebuilding years like the rest of us.
On the other hand, fuck Ovie!