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I am completely aware that he is currently employed in the NHL.
This is OK. It hasn't stopped us before.
Barry Trotz is the most underrated coach in the league and, in my mind, he is the best. He has been the coach of the Nashville Predators since their inaugural '98-'99 season. For years he has worked with nothing (player talent-wise) but continues to put out quality teams on the ice. Nashville operates extremely low under the cap, but they still achieve considerable success because Trotz gets the most out of his players.
Imagine what he could do with a team that uses the whole salary cap.
Toronto possess a new challenge for Trotz, as it is the biggest coaching job in the game. Toronto is the mecca of hockey, and anyone who is passionate about the game would be honoured to take up duty here.
He has had a good run in Nashville, but it is time he coaches in a city where the hockey actually matters. Brian Burke needs to throw boat loads of cash at this guy to peel him out of Tennessee.
This is the player's coach Toronto needs.