We mentioned when that Larry Robinson story broke last week that his agent has a tendancy to run his mouth without the permission of his so-called ‘client’. Apparently Donny Cape has done it again. With the Devils deep in a playoff run, the last thing they needed was this kind of distraction from a key figure in their organization. Yesterday, Robinson strongly denied he is interested in coming to the Canadiens in any coaching role.
According to Tuesday’s New York Post
Devils assistant coach and 2000 Cup-winning head coach Larry Robinson vehemently ripped a report suggesting he is interested in joining the new Montreal regime, saying that comments attributed to an agent, whom he called a friend, were five years old and that there has been no such contact or interest.
Robinson has a longstanding relationship with Devils general manager Lou Lamoriello. Robinson chose Lamoriello to make the introductory comments at Robinson’s number retirement ceremony at the Bell Centre in November of 2007. He is clearly comfortable in New Jersey.
His relationship with Donny Cape goes back to his Montreal playing days in the early 70’s when they were partners in Dingys Garage, an auto repair business located across Ste. Catherine street from the old Forum. In recent years Cape has tried to present himself as having a bigger influence on Robinson’s business affairs than reality suggests.