Islanders podcast: Barry Trotz – How he got here and what he’s done

Head coach Barry Trotz of the New York Islanders (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
Head coach Barry Trotz of the New York Islanders (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) /

Our latest New York Islanders podcast was all about head coach Barry Trotz.

Sunday marked the second anniversary since the New York Islanders hired Barry Trotz to be the 17th head coach in franchise history.

To celebrate the anniversary, Matt and I recorded a podcast for our Patreon crowd about the circumstances leading up to the hire, what Barry was getting himself into, and what he’s done since being hired.

You can get the podcast on our Patreon page here.

What Else You Get on the Patreon

By signing up for our Patreon you get the following every week:

  • Two long-form discussions on various Islanders topics.
  • A mailbag podcast where you can ask us anything. Isles related or not.
  • Two live streams. Currently, we’re rebuilding the Isles via NHL 20 GM Mode.
  • A weekly newscast going over the Isles news from the past week.
  • Regular discussion topics

What’s the Pod About?

In late June of 2018, Lou Lamoriello had been in the job as the Islanders President for a month (as GM for a little less). But after relieving Doug Weight from his duties behind the bench, the Isles had a vacancy. And Barry was looking for a job. It was a perfect match.

Unlike his job with the Capitals, the Islanders weren’t an established powerhouse looking to get over the hump. The Isles had just lost their star player and while they had some nice pieces, they needed some work to be a competitive hockey team.

Matt and I go through how Barry turned this team around so quickly. How he helped this team continue their winning ways. And what we can expect going forward from the two-time Jack Adams winner and fourth-winningest coach in NHL history.

Sign up for the Patreon to get this and every single one of other shows the second they become available.