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Sharks name Robinson associate coach

Jul 9, 2012, 1:48 PM EDT

Larry Robinson

As expected, the San Jose Sharks have named Larry Robinson associate coach.

From the announcement:

Robinson served as head coach for the Los Angeles Kings from 1995-99 and for the New Jersey Devils from 1999-2002, and in 2005-06, including leading the team to a Stanley Cup Championship in 2000 and the Stanley Cup Final in 2001, before falling to the Colorado Avalanche in seven games.

Robinson has also had stints as an assistant coach with New Jersey, including their 1995 and 2003 Stanley Cup Championship seasons and last season when the team advanced to the Stanley Cup Final against the Los Angeles Kings, falling in six games.

In a related story, we wonder what head coach Todd McLellan thinks about the Sharks hiring the guy who took over in New Jersey after Robbie Ftorek was fired with eight games left in the 1999-2000 season and then led the Devils to the Cup.

Nope, no need to feel threatened whatsoever.

  1. theawesomersfranchise - Jul 9, 2012 at 1:50 PM

    Larry Robinson, the most likeable Hab ever.

  2. sharksman - Jul 9, 2012 at 2:02 PM

    It will be a good thing to have McLellen looking over his shoulder. They need some new blood and hopefully this will work.

  3. supr49er - Jul 9, 2012 at 2:12 PM

    If anyone can motivate certain players to have greater effort, it’s Robinson. He also knows a thing or two about the PK. This is a good move.

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