Robinson to be Rangers Head Coach Soon?
According to Sportsnet.ca, step 1 between the Rangers and Robinson is completed and it may be successfully completed.
Sather, Robinson meet over Ranger post
Larry Robinson has won numerous Stanley Cups, as a player with the Montreal Canadiens and as a coach with the New Jersey Devils.(posted Jun. 19, 4:41PM EDT)
Larry Robinson and Glen Sather were finally able to meet to discuss the coaching vacancy with the New York Rangers, Sportsnet has learned.
The two met Wednesday in Toronto, while Sather was in town for meetings and Robinson was headed through the city on his way to his summer retreat. All indications are the meeting went well.
Robinson was special assignment coach with the New Jersey Devils for the 2002 season. The former Montreal Canadiens defenceman became head coach of the Devils in March of 2000 and led the team to the Stanley Cup, making him just the third coach in NHL history to take over a team in mid-season and win a Cup. Robinson was fired by the club in January of 2002 but re-joined the Devils a month later as an assistant coach.
Robinson also spent two seasons as an assistant coach with the Devils in the mid-90s, including the 1995 Stanley Cup Championship team, marking his first career coaching assignment. He re-joined New Jersey as an assistant coach in May of 1999, after spending the previous four seasons as head coach with Los Angeles.
Elected to Hockey Hall of Fame in 1995, Robinson was a member of six Stanley Cup Championship teams with the Montreal Canadiens and was a two-time recipient of the Norris Trophy as NHL’s best defenceman (1977, 1980).