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Only Hurricanes' Maurice younger than Cassidy

Updated: June 26, 2002, 4:38 PM ET
Associated Press

WASHINGTON -- The Washington Capitals, looking for a young and aggressive coach, on Tuesday hired Bruce Cassidy, who has never spent a day behind the bench in the NHL.

The 37-year Cassidy -- who will be the second-youngest coach in the league behind Carolina's Paul Maurice -- does not believe inexperience will hurt him, and is determined to show general manager George McPhee he made the "right choice.''

"I don't think that is going to stop what I'm going to try to do which ...

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