The Noon Number

WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 26: Washington Capitals co-owner Ted Leonsis, new coach Bruce Cassidy, and general manager George McPhee (l to r) during a press conference to introduce Cassidy as the new coach of the Capitals on June 26, 2002 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images/NHLI)

45 - Number of days between when the Capitals fired Ron Wilson (May 10, 2002) and when they hired Bruce Cassidy as his replacement (June 25, 2002), the longest period that the team has gone without a head coach in franchise history.

If the team hasn't named Dale Hunter's successor by the 30th of this month, a new mark will be set.

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