Familiarity and respect among coaches left in NHL playoffs

When Barry Trotz’s Washington Capitals knocked out Jon Cooper’s Tampa Bay Lightning on the way to the Stanley Cup in 2018, the two coaches talked that summer about how it all went down. A similar conversation happened last fall after Cooper and the Lig…

Familiarity and respect among coaches left in NHL playoffs

When Barry Trotz’s Washington Capitals knocked out Jon Cooper’s Tampa Bay Lightning on the way to the Stanley Cup in 2018, the two coaches talked that summer about how it all went down. A similar conversation happened last fall after Cooper and the Lig…