Washington Capitals as Star Wars characters

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Barry Trotz: Yoda

Yoda is one of the driving forces of the Star Wars movie. He’s the wise little creature who constantly gives the protagonists advice. He’s a Jedi master. No one in the universe knows more about The Force than Yoda. Barry Trotz is quite similar to Yoda. The obvious comparison is that they are similarly statured. Yoda is tiny, old, and bald. Barry Trotz is tiny, old, and bald.

Yoda is a master of The Force. Barry Trotz is a master of the Washingtoni Capitals and their system. Yoda gives advice to Luke Skywalker and the other main characters in first six Star Wars movies. Barry Trotz is quick to give advice to any of his players, whether that be Alex Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom, Braden Holtby, John Carlson, or Tom Wilson.

Yoda had a unique way with words. “Once you start down the dark path, forever will it dominate your destiny, consume you it will.” While Barry Trotz doesn’t speak the same way that Yoda does, he has his own special way with words. It’s completely different from Yoda’s, but it is equally endearing.

“You know what, I don’t know,” Trotz said, via 106.7. “I can’t figure that out either. When I first came to the States 25 years ago, I said, ‘Gravy on fries?’ and they looked at me sideways. I don’t get it. You put gravy on your potatoes. Fries are potatoes. Why don’t we have more gravy on them? I’m with you on that.” Barry Trotz-isms are getting to the same level of quotable quotes as Yoda-isms among Washington Capitals fans.

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