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A push from a coach and a son got former King Justin Williams to Capitals

A push from a coach and a son got former King Justin Williams to Capitals

You've got to have help around you while making a crucial career decision. So who got Justin Williams, who won the Stanley Cup twice with the Kings, to the finish line — to the Washington Capitals? In no particular order: 1. Barry Trotz. Trotz happens to be the well-respected coach of the Capitals. Williams was exploring unrestricted free agency for the first time, doing his due diligence and talking with Trotz before agreeing to a two-year deal worth $6.5 million with the Capitals on Wednesday night. "I felt like I'd be an important piece of that and Barry just kind of took me over the edge," Williams said. "And made me feel as if I would be. I had a...

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