Report: Trotz closing in on job with Capitals

Barry Trotz. Mark Humphrey/AP

Barry Trotz could soon be the head coach of the Washington Capitals.

Trotz was fired by the Nashville Predators at the end of the season after the club failed to make the post-season for a second straight year.

The 51-year-old was the only head coach in franchise history, amassing a 557 wins over 1,196 games in 15 seasons with the Predators.