‘Let’s quit with the self-pity’: After terrible preseason, Capitals coach Barry Trotz unloads on his team
The Washington Capitals lost their fifth preseason game on Friday night, with their record falling to 1-5. Their lone win came in a game they were dramatically outshot in but were able to find the net. With one more game to go on Sunday in St. Louis against the Blues, the Capitals’ September exhibition goal differential stands at 21-8. After the loss, Capitals head coach Barry Trotz called the team’s play “disturbing.” About 14 hours later, he said their offensive output was “embarrassing.” It may be the preseason, but the Capitals are close to settling on their final roster. Anyone in the lineup during their previous two dismal losses could make Thursday’s opening night squad. Trotz’s explanation for this year’s struggles should frighten Caps fans.