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Afternoon Line -Barry Trotz

"I've got some things personally that I've got to take care of, family-wise that I've got to take care of," Trotz said Friday. "I didn't feel… if I'd said I'll take the job, I think I would have done any team a little bit of a disservice and myself a disservice because to be a coach in the NHL, it is demanding and it requires your all. It just does, emotionally it just does, mentally it just does. So I couldn't go down that path.

"It doesn't mean I'm not going to coach. Just not going to coach right now. I've been doing this for 25 straight years and I've put a lot of stuff on the back burner and I think it's time. The one thing I do know, and it's a mistake that everybody makes, is you think you have time and you don't. And so this is my time when I can get to a lot of things I've put on the back burner. I have to take care of those, for peace of mind for everything so I will be 100 percent in if I get back into it and I'll be a better coach for it."

-Barry Trotz.  Tim Campbell of NHL.com has more from Trotz.

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SYF's avatar

Please ‘Peg, bring on Babcock.


Posted by SYF from impossible and oddly communally possessive sluts on 06/24/22 at 08:23 PM ET


Feel a bit for Winnipeg with Dubois
now signaling (not sure why this had to be
public?) he intends to go to UFA.

Very good player when he is on.
Who doesn’t want a big, strong center who can skate,
forecheck, and score goals.
But the sense emerging from his two NHL teams so far
is it’s mostly about him and sooner or later something won’t be
quite good enough for him and he’ll pout or want out.

Posted by lefty.30 on 06/24/22 at 09:45 PM ET


If I remember correctly he didn’t get to pick either of the teams he’s left or leaving.  Drafted by Columbus and traded to Winnipeg.  Panerin, Bobrovski, Jeff Carter all either publicly said they’re leaving or wouldn’t even suite up for the jackets.  Winnipeg isn’t exactly a prize when you were traded there and didn’t opt to sign there.  I don’t blame Dubois at all for wanting to go to FA.  Any player for that matter.  Hockey is a business as many a team will remind the players. 

Posted by ThatGuy on 06/25/22 at 10:58 AM ET

TreKronor's avatar

People don’t want to be in this organization. Trotz would have been a good addition but still… He interviewed there so he was open to the idea but turned it down.

Something isn’t right in the peg

Posted by TreKronor on 06/25/22 at 12:57 PM ET

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