St. Louis Blues Add Larry Robinson To Berube’s Staff

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LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 27: Former NHL player Larry Robinson is introduced during the NHL 100 presented by GEICO Show as part of the 2017 NHL All-Star Weekend at the Microsoft Theater on January 27, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hockey Hall of Famer and nine-time Stanley Cup champion Larry Robinson will join interim head coach Craig Berube behind the bench.

Blues Add Larry Robinson To Berube’s Staff

St. Louis Blues general manager Doug Armstrong announced Tuesday that Robinson will serve as a part of interim coach Berube’s staff for at least the next few weeks. Berube took over the head coaching duties Monday when Mike Yeo was fired by the team.

Robinson has been working as Senior Consultant to Hockey Operations for the Blues.

Playing career

Robinson, 66, spent the vast majority of his 20-year career with the Montreal Canadiens, winning six Cups with the team.

The defenceman played in 1384 career games with the Canadiens and Los Angeles Kings, scoring 208 goals and adding 750 assists for 958 points.

Post playing career

After his playing days, Robinson held coaching and management positions with the New Jersey Devils, Kings, and San Jose Sharks.

He won three more Stanley Cup in 1995, 2000 and 2003 as part of the Devils organization.

Analysis

Robinson knows a thing or two about winning. When Armstrong hired him, the belief was he could fill multiple roles. He started out as an advisor, but Robinson had said he would be willing to go behind the bench if need be. The belief is he will have a lot of responsibilities behind the bench.

It has yet to be seen if it’ll help the team win. Nevertheless, it seemed like a change was coming in St. Louis. The Blues have a lot of talent on their roster including Vladimir Tarasenko, Jake Allen, Ryan O’Reilly, Colton Parayko, Alex Pietrangelo, Tyler Bozak, and Jaden Schwartz.

A team with talent like this on their roster should be worrying about the playoffs, not the firing of coaches. Things have to improve or more serious changes can and will happen. It’s time for the Blues to wake up.

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