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Report: Trotz' next move leaked!

The Stanley Cup winning head coach is wasting no time after resigning from his job with the Caps!

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In case you missed yesterday’s news, Stanley Cup winning head coach Barry Trotz has resigned from his position with the Washington Capitals effective immediately following unsuccessful contract renegotiations.

Trotz reportedly had a clause in his contract that enabled him to sign a two year extension with the team should he win the Stanley Cup. That extension is believed to have come with a $300,000 annual raise, but given how much coach’s contracts have skyrocketed in recent seasons, Trotz believes that his value is greater on the open market and thus, he has resigned him position so that he can explore other opportunities.

It’s a stunning development given that Trotz helped the Capitals capture their first Stanley Cup in franchise history less than two weeks ago. While there were rumors that Trotz may be on the way out earlier this season, it was felt that a Stanley Cup championship remedied all that.  Apparently not…

So… what’s next for the Cup winning veteran head coach? The only other team with a coaching vacancy in the NHL is the New York Islanders, a team very much in transition. Besides all the drama and daily “will he or won’t he” scenarios playing out with captain John Tavares, the team has a brand new general manager in Lou Lamoriello, as well. Trotz wouldn’t want to wade into a messy situation with the Islanders, would he? Don’t be so surprised…

According to a fan report, Trotz was seen travelling in Newark, New Jersey yesterday… which is awfully close to the Islanders’ front office headquarters.

Check it out:

Capitals insider Isabelle Khurshudyan connects the dots… 

Interesting. It’s also worth noting that Lamoriello still has a home in New Jersey…

Whether or not this means anything is anyone’s guess, but with the Islanders in desperate need of a quality coach and with Trotz name on the market, there’s bound to be speculation. Throw in the suspicious circumstances surrounding Trotz resignation and the fact that Lamoriello is lurking in the shadows and it’s tough not to get carried away by a story like this. Lou seems to have that effect on situations… 

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Source: Isabelle Khurshudyan
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