As Washington Capitals fans celebrated Thursday night, you couldn’t help but wonder if the roots of the Stanley Cup victory might have been planted in Baltimore.
Coach Barry Trotz, who is in the last year of a four-year contract, started his head-coaching career in the professional ranks with the Skipjacks in 1992.
At 30 years old, he was the youngest coach in the American Hockey League when he led the Skipjacks for their final season in the city (1992-93). He won the 1994 Calder Cup with the team rechristened the Portland Pirates.
Though Trotz was just a fleeting name by the Chesapeake Bay then, the Skipjacks, who ended their life as a...