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Barry Trotz, quote machine

Dec 1, 2011, 4:31 PM EDT

Sweet tweet here from TEAM 1040 Canucks reporter Jeff Paterson (Vancouver hosts Nashville tonight at Rogers Arena):



The Predators should play the Canucks more often. The last time they met — a 5-1 win for Vancouver — Trotz said defenseman Mattias Ekholm was “horrible, absolutely horrible” and dropped this beauty:

“We’ve got some young players that are maybe playing a little higher than they need to, but we’ve got to battle through it. They have to learn. You’re in the league. You have to line up against the best in the league.

“If you’re scared of that, get a dog. This is the NHL, boys.”

  1. govtminion - Dec 1, 2011 at 4:40 PM

    Fantastic quote, that’s one to remember!

    • killabri - Dec 1, 2011 at 4:50 PM

      I hope Barry Trotz coaches in the NHL for a long time, and that we continue to get outstanding one liners like this one.

      However, in the event of his firing, I can almost guarantee you that he’ll be immediately snapped up to do TV, where can continue saying almost whatever he wants. We’re all winners in either scenario.

  2. vshehane - Dec 1, 2011 at 5:29 PM

    Part of the Trotzy charm. We love him in Nashville.

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