ARLINGTON, Va. -- Barry Trotz started dancing as soon as he walked into the locker room midcelebration. Within seconds, players doused him with beer and champagne, jumped around him and hugged their beloved coach. Trotz couldn't see but still had plenty of clarity in that moment. "I could feel the love," he said. Veteran Brooks Orpik believes that moment showed the admiration and respect Washington Capitals players have for Trotz, a pending free agent at the peak of his career after winning the Stanley Cup. Trotz's contract status is the biggest question facing Washington as the offseason begins. Trotz wants to be back, and general manager Brian MacLellan wants to sign the 55-year-old to an extension. Now it's a matter of them getting a deal done. Trotz and MacLellan met Wednesday to begin discussing a new contract. It's uncommon for an established coach of a contending team to go through a lame-duck season and even rarer for a Cup winner to not...


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