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Trotz feels the pressure, too

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07:38 AM ET 12.10 | Few coaches in the NHL have ever enjoyed the level of comfort that has come to Barry Trotz -- in theory, anyway. [While] he often puts on a brave face, he understands the stresses that come with being an NHL head coach. "I think any coach that says 'you don't feel the pressure' is lying to you anyways," he said. "We're about winning. We're in the winning business. We're not in the development business at this level, and if we're not winning, then the pressure comes on the coach and the organization, and there's no question you feel it." ... Would a trade fit this team better to spark the group? Probably, just considering that it feels like it needs something. But whether it's merited or not, a coach often ends up being the fall guy. "We get too much credit for the wins and we get too much blame for the losses."

The Tennessean

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December 10, 2013  08:34 AM ET

The man has NO NECK.

December 10, 2013  09:05 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

The man has NO NECK.

Maybe he stuck it out one too many times?

December 10, 2013  09:25 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

It's normal to feel pressure when you get the Trotz.

Yup. Liquid will not be compressed.... Better find a porcelain throne fast...

December 10, 2013  09:26 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

The man has NO NECK.

Simian...

December 10, 2013  09:26 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

The man has NO NECK.

Too much pressure on his head?

December 10, 2013  09:27 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

The man has NO NECK.

him and brucie look like olde-time mob guys

December 10, 2013  09:48 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

him and brucie look like olde-time mob guys

Youse better take that back.

December 10, 2013  09:49 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

him and brucie look like olde-time mob guys

Capuano is the enforcer.

December 10, 2013  09:57 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Capuano is the drunk bum that gets whacked in the 1st scene.

fixed it.

December 10, 2013  10:05 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

fixed it.

agreed...usually for "not keepin' his bug trap shut!"

December 10, 2013  10:13 AM ET

I wonder how the Preds would do if they had a few players that can actually score goals on a regular basis. This is something this team has NEVER had, it's all D all the time in Nashville. It's worn out, it's time to get some offense, at least do it for their fans.

December 10, 2013  11:45 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

him and brucie look like olde-time mob guys

I always thought he looked like Boris Badenov.

December 10, 2013  11:54 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

I always thought he looked like Boris Badenov.

Leave the Duke of Boors out of this.

Barry can always go back to coaching the Univ of Manitoba.

December 10, 2013  12:13 PM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Capuano is the enforcer.

And Vinny drops them off the back of the boat.

December 10, 2013  12:15 PM ET
QUOTE(#13):

I always thought he looked like Boris Badenov.

But he's never bailed, bailed, bailed.

December 10, 2013  12:36 PM ET
QUOTE(#13):

I always thought he looked like Boris Badenov.

good point

December 10, 2013  12:39 PM ET

Dr Zaius from the Chuck Heston Planet.

December 10, 2013  01:28 PM ET

One quote from the article kind of sums up all of coaching:
We get too much credit for the wins and too much blame for the losses.

 
December 10, 2013  02:20 PM ET
QUOTE(#13):

I always thought he looked like Boris Badenov.

He looks to me like an old Soviet apparatchik.

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