This was great news for the Jets as they are the first franchise that has interviewed Trotz for their vacant coaching position
As we stated many times on this site, there are many reasons why Trotz is a perfect fit to be the next bench boss of the Jets, but Trotz to the Jets is nowhere near written in stone. Trotz is one of the most successful coaches in NHL history and he will most likely be the most sought after coaching candidate this offseason.
The Winnipeg Jets face competition for Barry Trotz as sources state that the Philadelphia Flyers have entered the race
This news of the Flyers entering the race for Trotz should not come as a surprise to many. The Flyers had high expectations going into last season but they had an extremely poor season, finishing last in the Metropolitan Division with 61 points during the regular season.
Trotz is also very familiar with the Metropolitan as his last two coaching gigs were in that division with the Washington Capitals and New York Islanders. Trotz has found success in the division as he has only missed the playoffs once in his eight years in the Metro.
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The Vegas Golden Knights and Detroit Red Wings are the two other franchises without a head coach and I would not be surprised if these teams join the Winnipeg Jets and Philadelphia Flyers and also interview Trotz.
Winnipeg Jets Fans: Which franchise do you predict is going to win the race for Barry Trotz? Leave your comments below!