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Larry Robinson to be named associate coach in San Jose Monday

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07-08-2012, 03:42 PM
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Larry Robinson to be named associate coach in San Jose Monday

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Hall of Famer Larry Robinson has just been hired as associate coach of the San Jose Sharks. Two years, one-year option

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wonder why he didnt want to stay on in NJ - obviously helped deboer out a lot in the playoffs this year.

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San Jose isn't a team I would've associated Robinson with. Then again, Dallas isn't a team I would've associated Jagr with either.

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wonder why he didnt want to stay on in NJ - obviously helped deboer out a lot in the playoffs this year.
He's 61 and his grandchildren live in SJ.

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This is very cool! Know nothing about his skills as an AC but bringing hall of famers to SJ in any capacity is good for us.

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Does anyone know if he ran the PK for the Devils last season?

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Does anyone know if he ran the PK for the Devils last season?
Nope, that was Dave Barr

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Does anyone know if he ran the PK for the Devils last season?
Pretty sure Barr did. Robinson just worked with the D.

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Pretty sure Barr did. Robinson just worked with the D.
Good enough.

If the Sharks coaches simply watched a Devils game, they'd improve their PK. Hiring Robinson can do nothing but good.

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Great pick up for SJ

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Good enough.

If the Sharks coaches simply watched a Devils game, they'd improve their PK. Hiring Robinson can do nothing but good.
The NJ PK was horrible in the playoffs... Nearly as bad as ours

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The Big Bird let the Habs know he wanted to come home and coach for them. But NOOOOOO...., they had to hire JJ Daigneault. JJ F@#$%%&ING DAIGNEAULT. I am so mad right now. This is at least the second time that Montreal turns down Larry. Can anybody explain that to me?

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Since the end of the ECF its been mostly down hill for the Devils

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Serious question. Difference between associate coach and assistant coach is...?

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I'm more scared of Larsson's development now. Robinson worked with him SOOOOO much!

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Good move by San Jose. Maybe Robinson could be the next coach in San Jose should they falter again this year.

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Serious question. Difference between associate coach and assistant coach is...?
Associate coach gets paid more and has more authority.

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The NJ PK was horrible in the playoffs... Nearly as bad as ours
Worse.

Regular season PK was record breaking.
Post season PK was worse than 30th from the regular season.

It was quite the 180. Florida and LA bent NJ over with PP goals.

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wonder why he didnt want to stay on in NJ - obviously helped deboer out a lot in the playoffs this year.
I wonder if it had anything to do with letting DeBoer choose his own coaching staff. It's not uncommon for a new head coach to retain the existing assistant coaches, since they know the team and players much better and can help ease the transition for the new coach. Then, down the road, per an agreement with the GM when he signed, he can choose whether to keep the assistants that he inherited or bring in his own guys. Perhaps DeBoer has a couple of guys in mind (perhaps old friends) that he wants to bring in and Robinson was encouraged to look at other opportunities (Oates, too, though he likely would've left, anyways, considering the opportunity that he got).

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Good move by San Jose. Maybe Robinson could be the next coach in San Jose should they falter again this year.
This. Wilson now has an in-house alternative to McLellan throughout next season. Robinson should be able to help improve the blue line and PK, which was the majority of SJ's problems last season. Robinson's presence will also provide a push for McLellan to evolve his system to be able to beat a team in the playoffs outside of Michigan.

If the team needs a kick in the rear, he can turn to an assistant to lead the team in the playoffs. He could not have done that with Woodcroft.

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The NJ PK was horrible in the playoffs... Nearly as bad as ours
That is shocking, but ANY improvement is welcome. And with the Sharks PK at 66% in the playoffs, there's nowhere but up.

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Worse.

Regular season PK was record breaking.
Post season PK was worse than 30th from the regular season.

It was quite the 180. Florida and LA bent NJ over with PP goals.
That's all on Barr then.

For the record though, NJ was at 73% and SJ at 66%.

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I had the same question!

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This. Wilson now has an in-house alternative to McLellan throughout next season. Robinson should be able to help improve the blue line and PK, which was the majority of SJ's problems last season. Robinson's presence will also provide a push for McLellan to evolve his system to be able to beat a team in the playoffs outside of Michigan.

If the team needs a kick in the rear, he can turn to an assistant to lead the team in the playoffs. He could not have done that with Woodcroft.
Perhaps, but I doubt that he even wants to be an assistant coach again.
He was pondering retirement before he left the Devils.
So taking a job with less travel (I assume, feel free to correct me) and near his grandchildren makes more sense than staying over here in NJ.

Although, maybe if the Sharks have a great season it'll energize him into wanting to take on that kind of role again.

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The Big Bird let the Habs know he wanted to come home and coach for them. But NOOOOOO...., they had to hire JJ Daigneault. JJ F@#$%%&ING DAIGNEAULT. I am so mad right now. This is at least the second time that Montreal turns down Larry. Can anybody explain that to me?
I think Larry Robinson has been throwing a bone to the people of Montreal by tap-dancing around his interest in going back there.

Fact is that Robinson, while highly respected and admired, has never lasted very long as a head coach with anybody. He even quit on NJ & Lou Lam last time in part because he was burned out.

I think he likes teaching as a coach, and perhaps doesn't mind being involved with X&O's, but hates trying to manage/message egos of every player or keep certain guys disciplined in their play. Just a hunch on my part though.

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