Barry Trotz shockingly announced Monday that he would not return as the Capitals head coach. One reporter’s reaction to the news caught the attention of many.
Kelly Cohen, of the Washington Examiner, was covering a Senate hearing in Washington, D.C. She was shown on camera after she checked her phone and discovered Trotz would be resigning.
And here it is, the moment @politiCOHEN_ finds out Barry Trotz resigned pic.twitter.com/Y38VwRdkrf
— Dave Brown (@dave_brown24) June 18, 2018
yep. here is said silent meltdown capture in camera (thanks for the screengrab @MDBaKaPaulK !) pic.twitter.com/IBAMmH1u4N
— kelly cohen (@politiCOHEN_) June 18, 2018
“I don’t know why my reaction was so dramatic,” Cohen told The Washington Post .
Trotz guided the Capitals to their first ever Stanley Cup earlier this month. Washington finished the regular season 49-26-7.
“When I came to Washington four years ago we had one goal in mind and that was to bring the Stanley Cup to the nation’s capital,” Trotz said in a statement. “We had an incredible run this season culminating with our players and staff achieving our goal and sharing the excitement with our fans.”
Cohen covers the Justice Department for the Examiner and she also works for NBC Sports Washington, according to the Post.
“It’s really interesting that he wins the Stanley Cup, the first championship for a Washington team in how many years, and he’s gone? That’s crazy to me,” Cohen said to the Post.
Trotz finished with an NHL best 205-89-34 record during his four seasons with the Capitals.