Capitals close to hiring Barry Trotz

The next coach of the Washington Capitals will be Barry Trotz according to multiple reports.

A deal between the two is close and the two could have a deal done in the next few day. Trotz met with Captials owner Ted Loensis and team president Dick Patrick on Tuesday.

Trotz and the Nashville Predators parted ways in April after 15 seasons.

The Capitals fired Adam Oates after failing to make the playoffs this season.