Larry Robinson as Associate coach
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07-08-2012, 03:56 PM
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: San Jose
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So he's like the Clowe/Boyle to TMac's Marleau then?
I assume he's taking the PK and defence responsibilities right?
If he ran the Devils PK this last year, it looks really good. He also has the credentials to push Boyle on the defensive side of his game and possibly some on puck sharing. Robinson is a teacher which should help Braun, Vlasic and Burns.
I wouldn't put him as far over the top as Clowe/Boyle. All out fire breathers have a short shelf life as coaches and usually leave a mess (eg Keenan). Robinson hasn't left messes.
TM isn't at all like Marleau. TM is very neutral in a very studied way. TM's mode can make for a good shelf life. I think of Marleau as a bit more positive.
I did notice "associate" as opposed to "assistant" which probably means more $ and a higher ranking in terms of the other ACs and in relation to the players.
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