NHL.com's Q&A feature called "Five Questions With …" runs every Tuesday. We talk to key figures in the game and ask them questions to gain insight into their lives, careers and the latest news.Barry Trotz gets to do something this weekend that so few coaches ever get to do in their careers. His success is taking him home again, or at least to his adopted home, on the NHL's dime, and without any pressure to win.
Trotz called Nashville home for 17 years. He was the coach of the Nashville Predators, the only coach in franchise history until he parted ways with the organization following the 2013-14 season. He built a life, raised a family, met lifelong friends, and even helped pick the nickname Predators.
He found his place, his haven, his home. He and his wife have talked about retiring there one day in order to be close to their grandkids. This week he gets to go back because of how good he's been doing in his new home, in Washington with the Capitals.
Trotz will coach the Metropolitan Division All-Stars in the 2016 Honda NHL All-Star Game on Sunday because the Capitals are first in the division and the coach of the first place team gets to go to the All-Star Game.