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Barry Trotz ‘reads all the blogs,’ which means he could be reading this right now

Oct 8, 2013, 5:28 PM EDT

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The next time you’re made fun of for hockey blogging — and if you haven’t been yet, you will — just tell your tormentors Barry Trotz has probably read your stuff.

On Tuesday, the Preds head coach said he knows Ryan Suter is going to get a rough reception from Nashville fans tonight at Bridgestone. Why? Because that’s what the blogs told him they were going to do.

“Ryan is like one of our family, seeing him as an 18-year-old, but he’s the enemy now,” Trotz told the Minnesota Star-Tribune. “So if they want to stay tough on them, that’ll be 303’s decision, not mine.

“But I read all the blogs. I’m pretty sure he’s not going to be let off the hook for awhile.”

The “303” is a reference to Nashville’s Section 303, dubbed the “Official Home of Cellblock 303, Nashville Predators’s loudest and proudest fans.”

The 303 brings you everything you need to know about the Nashville fan experience, from details about the in-house poutine (complete with sausage gravy, breaded/fried cheese curds and, eventually, a massive jammer) to various chants and taunts (most of which include the word “sucks.”)

It’s pretty hilarious and awesome to envision Trotz sitting at his laptop just, y’know, just surfing the 303 and a bunch of other blogs. We can only imagine he spends an inordinate amount of time here at’s ProHockeyTalk, thrice voted the Internet’s most handsome hockey website.

  1. 950003cups - Oct 8, 2013 at 5:48 PM

    Hey Trotz! How come you don’t have a neck?

    • micasa81 - Oct 9, 2013 at 12:47 AM


  2. spochiefsfan - Oct 8, 2013 at 5:50 PM

    I don’t always comment. But, when I do, it’s because Half used thrice.

    High five.

  3. prd797 - Oct 8, 2013 at 7:01 PM

    Hey Barry, Stalberg can’t finish to save his life…EXCEPT against the Blue Jackets. So since you are paying him 3 million dollars a season, you probably want to edit the schedule to make it appear as if you play the Blue Jackets 80 times this season. You’d better hope he doesn’t get suspicious.

    I’m sure you can pull off this bit of magic Barry. After all, you’ve managed to make your neck disappear for good!

  4. bauxjangles - Oct 8, 2013 at 7:11 PM

    Maybe he thinks that blogs are what the kids these days are calling newspapers.

  5. jcmeyer10 - Oct 8, 2013 at 7:47 PM

    This can be a roundabout interview. We ask on here and he answers through the media.

    Barry, how far can you punt a football? (Thanks Raysism from Deadspin for the inspiration).

    • vanindeed - Oct 8, 2013 at 9:12 PM

      Haha not bad

  6. savior72 - Oct 8, 2013 at 9:40 PM

    Maybe he should be using that time coaching up his players and trying work out some offense there.

  7. blomfeld - Oct 9, 2013 at 12:14 AM

    FU Trotz !

    • freneticgarfieldfan - Oct 9, 2013 at 2:13 AM

      Wow- As a probably 5 year old are you allowed to read “adult” sites?

  8. caniac4ever - Oct 9, 2013 at 1:00 AM

    To me, Barry Trotz looks just like Danny Devito as the Penguin in that one Barman movie….

    • caniac4ever - Oct 9, 2013 at 1:04 AM

      *Batman movie*

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