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. Ridley Simon

    Ridley Simon Registered User

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    Wilson has been terribad. No offense, dumb penalties, and zero direction. He's doing himself zero favours with regard to leadership and a larger contract.

    He's been a big reason the team is down 0-2

    And I really like Willy. UGH
     
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    Replacing Trotz during the offseason is not the same as firing him. It’s choosing not to re-sign him at the end of his contract. If Mac wanted to really make a statement and maybe turn things around he should fire Trotz right now. That’s what I voted for in this thread anyway. Tell me that wouldn’t light a fire under these guys.

    To me, Trotz seems great at managing the team - the personalities, the emotions, the preparation...but so stubborn in his ways. He has decided that playoff hockey has to be a certain way and is trying to ice a playoff-style roster instead of a Washington Capitals roster. Speed kills and by insisting on icing our plugs (some of them are decent plugs) Trotz is showing a lack of confidence in what got us here. Grubauer could have played better, sure but I sincerely think we are a better team with Orpik, Connolly and DSP on the bench.

    I really like Trotz and the game we are trying to play but this is maddening. Put our best players on the ice!
     
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  3. Boxscore

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    Should they? Yes. I've never been a huge fan of Trotz tbh. And, if they get bounced in the first round, the proof is in the pudding. Playoffs matter.
     
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    The problem is. Who are our best players? We all have our own opinions but the coaches know more about it than we do. We obviously dont have the depth we had in the past and we have a lot of rookies and new faces. We have a handful of borderline NHL players in this roster.
     
  5. CapitalsCupFantasy

    CapitalsCupFantasy It’s Go Time!!

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    Lol has a team EVER fired a coach mid-playoffs? Jeez we take the cake as a fan base.
     
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    This thread is from February, the majority of the recent posts are just related to not resigning him. What's worse than a dramatic fanbase is a hyperbolic one, I haven't seen any serious or significant push to bounce him mid-playoffs.
     
  7. CapitalsCupFantasy

    CapitalsCupFantasy It’s Go Time!!

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    I’m betting 80% would be on board if he were fired prior to the game today. What do you say?
     
  8. AlexBrovechkin8

    AlexBrovechkin8 Better luck next year

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    lol... start a new poll. "Should Trotz coach G3?"
     
  9. CapitalsCupFantasy

    CapitalsCupFantasy It’s Go Time!!

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    Bad juju before a win. ;)
     
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    That's just rampant speculation. I think most of us who are ready for his tenure to end are not under the delusion that changing him out instantly would yield results. Again, it's hyperbole for the sake of seeming superior. "You guys are so crazy you're suggesting this thing that literally no one has suggested, I on the other hand am grounded."
     
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  11. CapitalsCupFantasy

    CapitalsCupFantasy It’s Go Time!!

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    90% of what's posted here is rampant speculation. Welcome!
     
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    The answer is not Orpik. And Vrana belongs on the ice before DSP, Chiasson and Connolly (all of 4 of whom played well tonight). But mostly just not Orpik.
     
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    DSP just set up the winning goal. He played a solid game. Wish he could finish though. He had some good scoring chances.
    Vrana also had a decent game. He was sheltered tonight. I noticed when that line was starting in the defensive zone, Stephenson would be in his spot.
    Not going to argue about Orpik. He is OK at killing penalties but that's about it. Scares me every time he touches the puck.
     
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    The little kick to Connolly for the goal that never was, was also a beauty from DSP.
     
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    Druce Smith Pelly is a beauty. :thumbu:
     

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