Barry Trotz coached under the weight of an expiring contract all year, but it appears the door is open for a return to the Washington Capitals if he desires.
"If he wants to be back, he'll be back," Capitals general manager Brian MacLellan said, according to Sportsnet's Luke Fox.
When Trotz was asked about the situation postgame, he firmly stated he's also open to coming back.
In four seasons as the Capitals' bench boss, Trotz has won the Presidents' Trophy twice, and has now captured the Stanley Cup. It's safe to say a lot of teams around the league would re-evaluate their own coaching situation if Trotz were to hit the open market.