Surviving, succeeding the Nashville way
1982, Washington Capitals training camp. A young defenseman arrives for a tryout. He approaches legendary scout Jack Button up in the stands, thanking him for inviting him to camp and giving him a shot at being an NHL player.
"Oh, you're not going to make the NHL," Button tells him flatly.
Button figures the 19-year-old might make a good minor league leader or coach someday.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Barry Trotz never played a single NHL game.
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