CBC: Dauphin overfloweth with pride for Stanley Cup-winning favourite son
He still loves perogies, he still hates mosquitoes and still calls Dauphin his hometown.
NHL coach Barry Trotz is back in the western Manitoba town where he grew up playing hockey to allow Dauphin to celebrate his Stanley Cup Victory.
“The great thing about the Cup is that you share it with everybody. It’s the best trophy in sport,” Trotz said Tuesday night, when the City of Dauphin designated a portion of his former street, 5th Avenue Southeast, as Barry Trotz Way.
In June, Trotz’s Washington Capitals defeated the Vegas Golden Knights to win the franchise’s first Stanley Cup.
It was also the first league championship in 19 seasons as a head coach for Trotz, who will coach the New York Islanders this coming NHL season.
Trotz said he felt no stress during this spring’s playoff run, calling that a first in his career.
“I believed in what we’re doing and what we’ve done this point. This was probably the first year I said we’re just going to try really hard. And I’m going to coach and I’m going to enjoy the playoffs,” Trotz said…
Trotz, who coached hockey at the University of Manitoba before spending 15 seasons with the Nashville Predators and four with the Capitals, said he expected Washington to play the Winnipeg Jets in the Stanley Cup final, rather than the Vegas Golden Knights.
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