Should the Caps Fire Barry Trotz (February 19th)

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Should the Caps Fire Barry Trotz? (February 19th)

Poll closed Mar 22, 2018.
  1. Yes.

    78.0%
  2. No.

    22.0%
  1. Midnight Judges

    Midnight Judges Registered User

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    Question is self explanatory. If you think the Caps should wait a few days and then fire him, please consider yourself a yes. I am curious what everyone else thinks.
     
  2. hb11xchamps

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    Changed my vote. I thought it would be too late for the new HC to get their style meshed with the team, but Bylsma was promoted to Pittsburgh February 16th so it has been done before.

    I still don't think it will actually happen and they will just let Barry walk in the offseason
     
  3. Midnight Judges

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    I don't think it will happen either. Not Ted's style.

    The question is, should it happen.
     
  4. CapsRuinedMySleep

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    I think the Caps should stick with Trotz at least until the end of the season. Its funny how a lot of people didnt think this team would be a playoff team because we lost so many guys in the off season. Well 3/4s of the way into the season we are in a playoff spot and have a legitimate shot at the division. Yet a lot of people want Trotz fired. This team could win 10 in a row and people will still be asking for the death penalty. People assume the team needs a coaching change. Has anyone ever thought firing Trotz now could backfire. We could end up missing the playoffs.
     
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    They can't even get any worse at this point! Also can't use the "But they're leading the division" excuse anymore either. That ship has sailed too.
     
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    My point is that a lot of people here didnt think this was a playoff team. If that is the case that means this team is overachieving. It seems most fans here are very negative towards the team even when they do win. Like I said we could win 10 in a row and fans will still be asking for the death penalty.
     
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    Who's winning 10 in a row? Not these Capitals. :silly:
    80% of the season is over and Barry has no other plan besides what? Ride it out? I wouldn't even be so mad at him if he were at least trying something, anything different but nope. He's not.

    There were the Nashville Predators, now the Washington Predators and soon there will be the _____ Predcaps. 1 trick pony coach.
     
  9. CapitalsCupFantasy

    CapitalsCupFantasy It’s Go Time!!

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    They can’t get any worse? Puff puff pass please.


    Wouldn’t break my heart to see Barry go early, but I don’t have any faith in a coaching change mattering come May.
     
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    They should fire some of the players too...
     
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    If they become at least bearable to watch = improvement.
     
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    They are a .500 team since January. And they’re lucky to be .500 since then. They’ve been dreadful and disorganized and they are playing beneath their talent level. And they are being led by a guy with no track record of playoff success.

    Now’s a perfect time to see what Reirden has. If he stinks it up too then they can look for someone else in the offseason.
     
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    CapitalsCupFantasy It’s Go Time!!

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    I’m not interested in meaningless short term improvements for aesthetic reasons, but I hear ya. A more pleasing product wouldn’t hurt.
     
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    A lot of people thought the team would take a step back, A lot of people did not think we would miss the playoffs. Big difference.
     
  15. g00n

    g00n He'd have gotten away with it, too

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    I was going to say that same thing. Take away a few mid level pieces from a President's trophy team and you still have a playoff team. The preseason rankings that I read all said that same thing. For example this one still had the Caps as the 9th best team in the NHL:

    NHL preseason power rankings: Penguins start where they finished

    This is consistent with the consensus that I recall.
     
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    To be fair, that one said what we thought WILL happen. This one is asking what we think SHOULD happen. I think most of us are resigned to the fact that management/ownership isn't likely to make a coaching change at this point unless the wheels completely fall off, despite what we think should or should not happen.
     
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    not really sure that ship has sailed. 1pt back with 3 games in hand. were this baseball style standings the caps are still in the lead based on winning pct. if they win in buffalo....
     
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  19. g00n

    g00n He'd have gotten away with it, too

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    They're differently worded polls and it was posted for reference, including some perspective on how we felt about playoff chances as mentioned here earlier. I didn't think that was unclear or "unfair".
     
  20. AlexBrovechkin8

    AlexBrovechkin8 Better luck next year

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    The answer is the same as it's been since last year's meltdown and that's unequivocally yes. Trotz has been outcoached in every playoff series since he's been here. He blew it two years in a row with the best roster in hockey; why should we expect him to magically be able to make the necessary tactical adjustments with a more flawed team this year? He coaches scared and not to lose and it bites this team in the ass year after year.

    He's a great guy and brought some much needed stability to the organization after the Oates atrocities but his expiration date has already come and gone.
     
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    They were 10 points ahead while looking like crap and it was a nice excuse to fall back on. Now only 1 point with multiple teams on their ass....and still looking like crap.

    I don't actually care which place they finish, my concern is they're still looking like crap with no end in sight.
     
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    You could just change your sig line so you don’t have to always type it so often. I did it a few years ago with George. It didn’t work then, but it made me feel better? Like this below. Just have it in every post so you can ensure no one misses it ....in....every....post.

    Fire George!
     
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    Ok....you said that ship had sailed. it in fact hadn't left the dock. if you want to say that finishing first is of no value, ok. if you say they didn't win the division after they won the division someone is probably going to bring it up
     
  24. RandyHolt

    RandyHolt Keep truckin'

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    I am intrigued at giving Reirden a shot now, for fear he will walk at year end if we don't promise him the gig. If we have already said the gig is his, why not give it to him now? I know, we beat Buffalo today, 3-2.

    The players cough Ovi give their all for Barry, so firing him is much harder with players that love the guy.
     
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