Capitals coach Barry Trotz really likes hockey. He likes it so much that he gets very listless when it is not around, and starts to do weird things.
He recently told The Washington Post that during the NHL lockout in 2012-13, he grabbed a can of paint and set out on a neighborhood beautification project.
One random Barry Trotz story: During the latest lockout, he was so bored, he went around the neighborhood painting house numbers onto curbs.— Alex Prewitt (@alex_prewitt) January 15, 2015
"I had the paint and I had the stencils. I had nothing else to do. So I worked my way up the street and made our block look presentable."— Alex Prewitt (@alex_prewitt) January 15, 2015
"If I can do something nice for someone, I don’t mind doing that either. You could say it’s quirky. I just think it’s a nice thing to do."— Alex Prewitt (@alex_prewitt) January 15, 2015
The Capitals are 24-11-8 under Trotz in his first season behind the boards after 15 seasons as the coach of the Nashville Predators.
- Brendan Maloy