2005_12_srobinson.jpgYesterday, an emotional Larry Robinson discussed stepping down has head coach of the Devils on Sunday. Citing health reasons, including severe headaches, Robinson, 54, ended his second stint as the Devils' coach. Replacing Robinson in the interim is Devils general manager Lou Lamoriello. Robinson, a hall of fame player, won six championships with the Montreal Canadians and one with the Devils in 2000 as their head coach. The Devils, who have struggled this season, are 14-13-5 and in 4th in the Atlantic division.

The Devils play the Rangers tonight at Madison Square Garden. Hmm, scalpers should use the transit strike as a sales tactic. "You need tickets? Avoid the LIRR and NJ Transit lines, come watch the Rangers play. Only 10% above face value." Then again, they might be scalping train tickets instead of game tickets.

In other Hockey news, the Team USA announced its 2006 Olympic team, which features several players from local teams, but no Rangers. From the Islanders, the roster includes Rick DiPietro, Jason Blake, and Mark Parrish. From the Devils, Brian Rafalski, Brian Gionta, and Scott Gomez. From New York City, Mathieu Schneider of the Detroit Red Wings, will also be on Team USA.

Photo via the Legends of Hockey