Bruce Cassidy Talks New Vegas Gig: "It Was A No-Brainer For Me”

New Vegas Golden Knights coach Bruce Cassidy said it's been a whirlwind in the last 10 days since the Boston Bruins shocked the hockey world by firing him. Now, Cassidy is reflecting on that rollercoaster week-and-a-half.

“You lick your wounds and console your children, and then the phone started ringing for me," said Cassidy. "Hockey-wise (Vegas) was a no-brainer for me. I couldn’t be more excited.” 

The 57-year-old held his first media availability in Las Vegas since taking the job earlier this week, and he says the idea of working for the man who once fired him doesn't phase him a bit.

The GM of the Washington Capitals at the time, George McPhee gave Cassidy his first head coaching job in the NHL in 2002, but then fired him early in his 2nd season. “I told George I’m going to get it right this time," said Cassidy on Thursday.

He even had a message to deliver directly to Vegas fans: