Here is my thoughts on Barry Trotz resigning: I wanted Trotz fired multiple times during his 4-year tenure, including multiple times this year. It doesn't matter now, because he won the Stanley Cup this year. My main reasons were Cup related though. I wanted the Cup for my team and I did not think he was capable of doing that. His 4 years in DC looked like this: 2015: Blew a 3-1 series lead to the Rangers, eliminated Round 2. 2016: Won the President's Trophy, lost to the Penguins in Round 2. 2017: Won the President's Trophy, lost to the Penguins in Round 2 in embarrassing fashion with a Game 7 Home shutout. 2018: Started Grubauer over Holtby, lost 2 game at home to start playoffs, Holtby and team bailed him out, eventually Won the Cup. What really pissed me off is Trotz saying he felt disrespected by not getting an extension after 2017. If you win the President's Trophy 2 years in a row and are eliminated in Round 2 by your rivals, you deserve to be fired, not extended. You had the best roster in the NHL and did nothing with it when it mattered the most. He coached Nashville for 15 years and never got out of the 2nd Round. He coached an amazing roster in DC and never got out of the 2nd Round until this year. Now he wins the Cup and acts like this? Interesting guy. Now if your goal is not to win the Cup, but to get your franchise back on the right path, I think Barry Trotz is a great hire. He helped the Caps get their defense right, he helped players like Ovechkin, Backstrom, and Holtby grow, etc. He is a solid NHL Coach.