That's certainly the Caps point of view. On the other hand, the way it worked out ended up gaving Trotz an incentive NOT to win the cup. If the team had come out flat in the SCF, and lost, then that clause came out, Caps fans would have been furious, and rightfully so. It should have been resolved one way or the other prior to the SCF. We Caps fans are lucky that Trotz acted in the team's best interest even though it clashed with his own.