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Islanders hire Cup-winning coach Trotz

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DALLAS (AP) Barry Trotz has gone from lifting the Stanley Cup with the Washington Capitals to coaching the New York Islanders in just two weeks.

Islanders president of hockey operations Lou Lamoriello hired Trotz on Thursday, three days after he resigned from the Capitals, and gave him the kind of long-term security Washington wouldn't.

Immediately scooping up an accomplished, Cup-winning coach is the Islanders' latest step to try to keep face of the franchise John Tavares, who can become a free agent July 1.

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