Barry Trotz thought of mentors and friends when he lifted the Stanley Cup over his head.
The Washington Capitals coach didn't think about his future. It's the same approach he has taken all season and throughout the playoffs.
"I wasn't getting consumed with what was said, what my future holds, whatever," Trotz said. "I'm in a pretty good spot."
Trotz was in as good a spot as imaginable Friday, as he and the Capitals landed back home in the Washington area with the Stanley Cup in tow. The celebration will last through the parade Tuesday, but once that's finished, the work begins for Brian MacLellan to try to re-sign Trotz, top defenseman John Carlson and other free agents.