This NHL coach is tough as nails, takes a puck to the head, opens a nasty gash, and acts like it’s nothing Youtube Screen Shot

Barry Trotz just passed the audition in the “Toughest Coach in the NHL” competition.

The coach of the Washington Capitals took a puck off his bald head, and it opened up a nasty gash. You can tell, from this picture, he’s not happy:

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The incident happened during the Capitals – Toronto Maple Leafs game. A puck deflected off the skate of the Washington defenseman Karl Alzner, and ricocheted toward the Caps’ bench — and Trotz’s head.

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So Trotz — tough guy that he is — shrugged it off , stayed behind the bench and gave a classic response:

If the puck didn’t cause a headache, his team’s performance sure did. Washington lost, 4-2.

Ray Marcano About the author:
Ray grew up in the Bronx, New York, so no surprise --- he's a lifelong New York Yankee fan. He's suffered through the last 40 years of bad New York hoops (he's a Knicks fan) and gets occasional giggles from the Rangers (NHL finals last year!).  In addition to his ...Read more
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