“To me, it doesn’t matter who wins first," Trotz said. "I want someone to win in this city."
"I think we had a good year, but good is the enemy of great," Trotz said. "We’ve got to find a way to be great somehow.”
"This group, as I said, it was a very difficult group this year to say goodbye to," Trotz said.
“I think all 60 minutes we played our game plan,” goaltender Braden Holtby said. “We weren’t trying to be fancy."
Some bonus scenes following up on the changes Trotz implemented into the Washington Capitals.
Trotz insisted the milestone meant nothing to him, but then proceeded to thank a few folks just for good measure.
Several milestones could be reached Thursday night in Montreal.
Plus forward Troy Brouwer considers his 12-game goal drought and leftovers from today's print story on Curtis Glencross.
"Don’t want them to rally around me," Trotz said. "I want them to rally around each other, so they recognize we didn’t play well as a group."
“We haven’t had too many times where I’ve come in here and said, ‘We’re not really good, or at least decent,’” Trotz said. Now was one of those times.