Think fast: if someone asked you to name a coach who’d shrug off a puck to the head like it was nothing, who would it be?
Chances are high that many hockey fans would blurt out “Barry Trotz,” and not just because this headline spoils the punchline.
As much as Trotz can spin a yarn with the best of them – just watch a Trotz press conference on the right night for “story time” – one look at him and you know he’s not messing around.
Even if it’s not the most shocking development, it’s OK to gape in awe as Trotz gave a puck to the head the “no big deal” during Saturday’s Washington Capitals – Toronto Maple Leafs game.
Good luck explaining why you didn’t block that shot, Capitals players.