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Larry Robinson definitely does not want the Canadiens job

May 15, 2012, 9:17 AM EDT

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If you’re a Canadiens fan and hoping to see former Habs defenseman and current Devils assistant coach Larry Robinson behind the bench next season, you might want be really disappointed.

According to the New York Post, Robinson was asked about an earlier report from an agent representing him saying he’d be interested in the Montreal job. Turns out sometimes an agent may not be a great source of information.

Devils assistant coach and 2000 Cup-winning head coach Larry Robinson vehemently ripped a report suggesting he is interested in joining the new Montreal regime, saying that comments attributed to an agent, whom he called a friend, were five years old and that there has been no such contact or interest.

Robinson won seven Stanley Cups as a player with the Canadiens and bringing him back as a coach would seem like a nostalgic piece of fun, but if Robinson doesn’t want in on the job you can’t really blame him. Montreal hasn’t won the Cup since 1993 and the pressure is as high as ever to get things turned around.

Without Robinson to kick around, the Canadiens’ list of candidates is still pretty long.

  1. sheapuck - May 15, 2012 at 9:47 AM

    More breaking news from 2007, Barry Bonds hits his 756th HR!!!! WOW!!!!

  2. quizguy66 - May 15, 2012 at 11:57 AM

    I thought the report odd – I don’t think Larry wants to be a head man anywhere. To stressful. He rather assist and help bring along young players. He has nothing left to prove, regardless. Glad my Devils have him :)

  3. hiltonandastoria - May 15, 2012 at 12:22 PM

    Habs and Leafs still jokes of the league

    The Habs can’t even get real GM candidates to interview for the job they have to hire unqualified shots in the dark.

    They asked Jill Nill, he told them not interested.
    Sad, but that’s what they deserve for years and years of being a joke upstairs.

  4. selldannysell - May 15, 2012 at 12:39 PM


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