Trotz, Caps begin contract talks
Barry Trotz and the Washington Capitals have begun discussing a contract extension that would keep the ending free agent coach around for next season and beyond after winning the Stanley Cup. Trotz and general manager Brian MacLellan met the day after the Capitals' championship parade to talk about a new deal. Trotz wants to be back, and general manager Brian MacLellan wants to sign the 55-year-old to an extension. Now it's a matter of them getting a deal done. Trotz and MacLellan met Wednesday to begin discussing a new contract. It's uncommon for an established coach of a contending team to go through a lame-duck season and even rarer for a Cupwinner to not be back the next season.