Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/4/14

GLENDALE, AZ - SEPTEMBER 26: Head coach Todd McLellan of the San Jose Sharks reacts to a call during the preseason NHL game against the Phoenix Coyotes at Jobing.com Arena on September 26, 2009 in Glendale, Arizona. The Coyotes defeated the Sharks 2-0. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
In a move the San Jose Sharks and their high-profile hire agree is to be taken at face value and nothing more, Hall of Famer Larry Robinson joined the organization as an associate coach. This is not to suggest Robinson, whose name appears on the Stanley Cup nine times, is waiting in the wings to replace Todd McLellan should the Sharks decide to fire their head coach. Robinson made it clear he's here to take direction from McLellan, and he has no desire to climb back behind the NHL bench as the head honcho. "I wouldn't want to be a head coach knowing there's somebody with a gun behind me, waiting to shoot me whenever something went wrong," Robinson told the San Jose Mercury News. "We will work out things when they're not going right, but you've got the best head coach here in the best position possible, and I don't see any problems at all." McLellan will be starting his fifth season with the Sharks in the fall, though general manager Doug Wilson waited almost two months after t...
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