Winning changes everything.
After uncertainty surrounding his future with the Washington Capitals, it appears Barry Trotz is more confident than ever that he will return as head coach next season.
"We'll talk," Trotz said, according to NHL.com's Adam Kimelman. "We're going to enjoy this with the players. I love the players, I love D.C., my family loves it here. We'll get something done."
This past April, Capitals general manager Brian MacLellan admitted that the team would wait until the end of the playoffs before deciding whether or not to re-sign Trotz, whose contract expires July 1.
Following the team's Cup win, MacLellan made it clear he had made up his mind about Trotz when he told reporters that if the 55-year-old wanted to return to the Capitals, the team would have him back.
Trotz has spent the last four seasons with the Capitals amassing a record of 205-89-34 in the regular season and 36-27 in the playoffs, along with back-to-back Presidents' Trophies in 2016 and 2017, while winning hockey's ultimate prize just one week ago.
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