Mike Yeo has added an interesting new name to his bench in St. Louis by hiring long-time NHL pest Steve Ott to his staff. The Blues announced the hiring – a three-year deal – Thursday afternoon one day after adding former NHLer Darryl Sydor to Yeo’s staff. “Steve was a competitor on the ice as a player and I expect him to bring that energy in this role,” Yeo said in a statement.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Larry Robinson will not be back with the San Jose Sharks next season. A team spokesman confirmed Thursday that Robinson's contract expires in the summer and that he will not return. Robinson had been with the Sharks for the five seasons, first as an associate coach for two years and then as director of player development the past three. The Hall of Fame defenseman joined the Sharks in 2012 after coaching the Los Angeles Kings and New Jersey Devils. He won the Stanley Cup as New Jersey's head coach in 2000. Robinson won the Cup six times as a player with the Montreal Canadiens. After mixed results as a head coach, he was considered one of the top assistants in the NHL.
In today’s links, Carey Price contract talks are poised to start, Martin Reway is ready to get back to work, and more praise for Habs prospects at the Memorial Cup