Trotz apparently had a below the market two- year extension which would have paid him another $300K per season to 1.8M.
Really? exactly how many years did it take him to win a cup ? The topic is appropriate for the Capitals forum btw.
Possibly, it would make a splash, wouldn't it? The Islanders still are looking for a head coach. Whichever team hires Trotz they will need to pay more $$$$$ as Coaches such as Quennville and Babcock make $5-6 M. The given extension from the Caps was only for $1.8M. -- A lot of negotiating room.
The article points out that under the terms of his contract, winning the Cup triggered an automatic two-year extension with a $300K raise on his $1.5M salary to $1.8M as a 19-year NHL coach with a Cup on his pedigree.
For comparison's sake, first-time NHL coach Dave Hakstol is making $2M a year and he has yet to get out of the first round of the playoffs...