New York Islanders Barry Trotz Tied For Second In Series Wins
With one playoff series win with the New York Islanders, Barry Trotz is now tied with Jack Capuano and Terry Simpson for second place.
Back on the first day of this year, January 1, 2019, I was ready to call Barry Trotz the second best coach in New York Islanders history. Some considered it a little early but there’s no denying now that he’s the second best coach this team has ever had.
With the sweep over the Penguins, Trotz has moved into a three-way tie for second place in playoff series wins. He’s now tied with Jack Capuano and Terry Simpson.
It’s funny because no matter what else he does he can’t move up this list. Al Arbour’s four Stanley Cup’s and 29 playoff series wins will always be king. Not even through his first year with the team, he has already hit his ceiling but boy are we okay with that ceiling.
Anything after this series win is absolute gravy in year one. The Islanders have already exceeded my expectations and I’m satisfied. I’m just ready to enjoy this ride for as long as possible.
This stat speaks to the ineptness of the Islanders franchise, but I’m so confident in Lou Lamoriello and Barry Trotz. Just look at what they’ve done in less than a year. When this team gets some more talent from the prospect pool in the next few years, watch out.
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