Robinson open to joining Habs
|Martin Brodeur, of the New Jersey Devils, and assistant coach Larry Robinson confer during the NHL playoffs. (GETTY)
Former Montreal Canadiens great Larry Robinson wouldn't mind joining the Habs as an assistant coach, his agent said Wednesday.
Robinson, who currently works for the New Jersey Devils, would be a good fit with the Canadiens, Don Cape told TVA Sports. But Montreal would need to ask permission to talk to Robinson and that wouldn't be granted until after the Devils season comes to an end.
"Larry would like to return to Montreal because the right people are in place, the conditions are good and because it is the right job for him," Cape said. "We know Marc Bergevin and the Molson family, these are professional people. But it will be the next coach to determine if he wants Larry."
Bergevin was hired as general manager of the Canadiens last week. He is still looking for a coach to replace Randy Cunneyworth, who returned to his previous job as an assistant coach.
Right now, Cunneyworth and Randy Ladoceur are Montreal's two assistant coaches but that didn't stop Cape from lobbying for the inclusion of Robinson.
"Robinson enjoys working with young defencemen," Cape said. "I'm sure he would be able to bring a player like P.K. Subban to a new level. "