ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) Barry Trotz was late for an appointment because he was at the DMV, getting his first Virginia driver's license and plates. His son is enrolled in school, and he's lived in his new house long enough for the air conditioning to break down. He's not a Tennessee resident for the first time in 17 years, and the life upheaval was such that he didn't take his usual summer vacation in British Columbia.
And all that was more or less the easy part. Now he has to deal with Alex Ovechkin.
Trotz is the new coach of the Washington Capitals, which means first and foremost he is the coach of the immensely talented three-time league MVP whose individual accolades have yet to translate into substantial playoff success. Things will be plenty different for everyone when training camp opens Friday, but what arguably matters most is how No. 8 takes to yet another attempt to change the way he plays.