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Sport Barry Trotz resigns as Capitals' head coach less than two weeks after winning Stanley Cup

23:26  18 june  2018
23:26  18 june  2018 Source:   usatoday.com

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Barry Trotz, fresh off leading the Washington Capitals to their first Stanley Cup, has resigned as head coach, the team announced Monday.

According to The Athletic's Pierre LeBrun, a two-year extension kicked in for Trotz when he won the Stanley Cup at a $300,000 increase in salary. But coaches’ contracts have soared, and Trotz’s contract -- at $1.8 million with the increase -- was below market value. Both sides could not agree on a new contract, making Trotz a free agent.

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Barry Trotz , shown during a news conference in May, resigned on Monday, less than two weeks after leading the Capitals to an N.H.L. title. Barry Trotz abruptly stepped down as coach of the Washington Capitals on Monday after he and the team could not agree to terms on a new contract

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"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," the Capitals said in a statement. "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."

The Toronto Maple Leafs’ Mike Babcock is the highest-paid coach in the NHL at $6.25 million, and there was an expectation that Trotz should be paid in that neighborhood.

Trotz immediately becomes the best available head coach, though the New York Islanders are the only team with a vacancy.

The 55-year-old spent the last four seasons in Washington, leading the Capitals to the playoffs in all four seasons and a Stanley Cup, also his first, this season.

Alex Ovechkin and Marc-Andre Fleury exchange not-so-friendly stick taps before Game 5

  Alex Ovechkin and Marc-Andre Fleury exchange not-so-friendly stick taps before Game 5 Alex Ovechkin wasn't above a little gamesmanship against Vegas' Marc-Andre Fleury before Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final on Thursday night. During warmups, Ovechkin skated towards Fleury and gave the Golden Knights' goalie a little stick tap against the leg, which was not appreciated. Ovechkin skated away like nothing happened, while a visibly annoyed Fleury skated after him. Later, Fleury retaliated with his own stick to Ovechkin's leg, and it was not friendly. Ovechkin, clearly pleased he'd gotten to Fleury, skated away with a huge smile on his face.

Veteran coach Barry Trotz is leaving the Washington Capitals less than two weeks after leading them to the Stanley Cup . Trotz informed the team of his decision Monday, 11 days after Washington won the championship in five games over the Vegas Golden Knights. It was the first Stanley Cup in

Watch NHLNHL with fuboTV Less than two weeks after leading Washington to its first Stanley Cup , Barry Trotz is stepping down as Capitals coach . The team on Monday announced Trotz has resigned from his position after four years with the franchise. " Barry Trotz informed the organization today of

Associate coach Todd Reirden, whom the team did not allow to interview for other jobs last summer, is expected to be the next Capitals' head coach.

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