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06-05-2006, 08:02 PM
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Larry Robinson as D-Men coach in Montreal ?

That's what they were discussing during the intermission on RDS game broadcast. Larry is in Montreal to meet Gainey & Carbo. Carbo said he has three candidates on his list - one other is Muller.

What do you think ?

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06-05-2006, 08:06 PM
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That would be the ideal choice imo but i doubt that it will happen.

Personally i think that it will be either Muller or Gaston Gingras.

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My fingers are crossed. He's exactly what we need.

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Larry robinson would be great especialy for a guy like komisarek

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Larry robinson would be great especialy for a guy like komisarek
Yeah...we would have the perfect coaching staff. That would be so amazing!

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06-05-2006, 08:11 PM
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And Larry looks like he doen't want to be head coach anymore. He would be a great improvement over Green, that's for sure.

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I would add Robinson and would add Muller as well and make Jarvis the odd man out.

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Wow, if Montreal gets Robinson, the gang is back.

By the way, is he still attached contractually to the Devils?

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06-05-2006, 08:21 PM
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Wow, if Montreal gets Robinson, the gang is back.

By the way, is he still attached contractually to the Devils?


And add Patrick Roy as goalie coach...

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06-05-2006, 08:24 PM
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I seem to recall that Gainey said that Carbo would also be in training for GM duties while he was coach. I assume the same deal could apply to Robinson. That could appeal to him.

Personally, I'd like to see a guy like Guy Lafleur as Assistant GM. I like how he's always talked about the necessity for size AND skill. If Gainey is left to his own devices, I'm afraid that we'll end up with boring (tho successful) hockey.

I'm not sure what Muller would bring to the table. He wasn't the most creative offensive player, more of a hard-nosed guy who picked up points through hard work. I'd prefer someone who can build some creativity into the offense. Of course, Carbo was an offensive center when he first came up, so he can probably do that.

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I seem to recall that Gainey said that Carbo would also be in training for GM duties while he was coach. I assume the same deal could apply to Robinson. That could appeal to him.

Personally, I'd like to see a guy like Guy Lafleur as Assistant GM. I like how he's always talked about the necessity for size AND skill. If Gainey is left to his own devices, I'm afraid that we'll end up with boring (tho successful) hockey.

I'm not sure what Muller would bring to the table. He wasn't the most creative offensive player, more of a hard-nosed guy who picked up points through hard work. I'd prefer someone who can build some creativity into the offense. Of course, Carbo was an offensive center when he first came up, so he can probably do that.

Guy and Bob (my two favorites Habs of the 70's) are like fire and water. Guy is so free spririted and outspoken. And Bob... well. We all know him. You won't see both in the same office in a near future. Guy is an artist. Bo is a thinker.

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And add Patrick Roy as goalie coach...
I'm happy with the Goalie coach we have...besides Roy will start in the NHL as an Assistant or head coach

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I'm happy with the Goalie coach we have...besides Roy will start in the NHL as an Assistant or head coach

I was kidding. Roy will be head coach or GM or owner... nothing less !

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Guy and Bob (my two favorites Habs of the 70's) are like fire and water. Guy is so free spririted and outspoken. And Bob... well. We all know him. You won't see both in the same office in a near future. Guy is an artist. Bon is a thinker.
That's why I want them both. GMs tend to build teams around the style player that they once were. I already sat through the late 80's/early 90s snoozefest, I don't want to see that again. It is successful though.

Personally, I don't think it's true to imply that Lafleur doesn't know hockey. If you look at his criticisms, he's usually right-on. The only problem is he usually says the truth, which people don't like to hear. It was Lafleur who campaigned to have Wickenheiser chosen instead of Denis Savard. And, on its face, this seems like a mistake, but if you look at it, he was just pointing out a general problem of size on the team and it persists to this day. It wasn't his job to scout Wickenheiser or Savard, but I liked his viewpoint.

I would much rather watch a team designed by Guy Lafleur than by Bob Gainey to be honest, because Lafleur appreciates the concept of team toughness but also thoroughly understands that you can't completely bind a team to rigid systems if you want a free-flowing offense.

In a perfect world, I'd love to see a team that combined what Gainey and Lafleur (and Robinson) did on the ice.

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06-05-2006, 08:41 PM
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I don't like the way Robinson gave up on the devils right in the middle of the season. If he can't handle the pressure there, I don't know how he's going to react in Montreal. Yea, I know assistant coach isn't the same as a full coach position, but still, this isn't the kind of thing that rings good in my ear.

Of course, I would still welcome him with open arms.

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I really hope Robinson joins the ship. Big Bird would be the perfect guy for our D. He'd bring a ton of hockey knowledge
IMO, I believe Habs would have one of the best coaching staff in the NHL.


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wow.

Now that would be awesome

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I honestley don't believe that Muller or gingras are good candidates. They may be very knowledgable guys, but we have to look for someone who has at least 5 years NHL experience. someone who made it several times to playoffs, and if true big bird is the only choice.

positives for him
- x great hab that we have to bring back here instead of leaving them for others
- great knowldge of the game
- lots of experience as coach and assist. coach


what more do u want

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06-06-2006, 05:39 AM
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i said i thought larry would be back with the habs . i was labeled crazy .


forget muller he isnt coming back . larry as our d coach would work as there pressure would be off him and just let him focus on developing our d core .would be a very good fit

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That would be great to see Robinson come back,hopefully on his way here he brings Langenbrunner and Elias

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I've posted this same idea many times in this forum, that Robinson would be an *ideal* assistant coach for the Habs. As long as his role does not change, he'll be perfect for the position. He has ample experience on multiple Stanley Cups as a player, and sufficient experience as a head & assistant coach. He admittedly does not want the responsibility of a head coaching position, something he stated publicly well before this NHL season began. Due to Pat Burn's bout witch cancer, Lamoriello pressed Robinson into the head coach's position; the stress that Robinson put on himself lead to his resignation last winter. Larry has also said in the past that he enjoys working with younger players, so imagine his impact on guys like Komisarek & Bouillon, not to mention any upcoming prospects.

I really liked Kirk Muller as a player, but I'd rather see him develop a little more as a coach before he makes the leap to the NHL, with or without the Habs.

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I've posted this same idea many times in this forum, that Robinson would be an *ideal* assistant coach for the Habs. As long as his role does not change, he'll be perfect for the position. He has ample experience on multiple Stanley Cups as a player, and sufficient experience as a head & assistant coach. He admittedly does not want the responsibility of a head coaching position, something he stated publicly well before this NHL season began. Due to Pat Burn's bout witch cancer, Lamoriello pressed Robinson into the head coach's position; the stress that Robinson put on himself lead to his resignation last winter. Larry has also said in the past that he enjoys working with younger players, so imagine his impact on guys like Komisarek & Bouillon, not to mention any upcoming prospects.

I really liked Kirk Muller as a player, but I'd rather see him develop a little more as a coach before he makes the leap to the NHL, with or without the Habs.
Bouillon is 30+ hardly a young player. But I could see Cote, Komisarek, Emelin or O'Byrne benefiting from his teaching now and in the future.

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06-06-2006, 12:06 PM
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Some great ideas in this thread. I like the idea of Lafleur as assistant GM. As I have listened to some of commentary and he seems very knowledgable. The only problem there is how will he get along with Gainey. Lafleur is a bit of a hot head and his style is the exact opposite of Gainey's.

Where has Gingras been coaching before?

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I believe Muller has met with the Habs. Gingras has had some talks with them. I also believe they've had talks with Sylvain Lefebvre. If they are talking to Larrry Robinson, I think it would be in more of an administrative role (ASST GM). I just can't see Larry back behind the bench.

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I love Robinson. He ranks with Beliveau,Henri Richard,Gainey and a small group of others that I have always had a high level of respect for. I think an asst. coach can be 'one of the boys' in a way that a head coach can't. Robinson has that quality,in fact it worked against him in NJ, I believe. AS a teacher however, I have no idea of he's a better choice than Gingras,Lefebrve, or Muller. I like the idea of hiring a man who's secure,doesn't need the job, and can afford to be independant. I don't think you can go wrong with Robinson, but I don't think his pedigree and experience has to make him a better choice, though it sure can't hurt.

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