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Coach's Corner: Leafs are Throwing Reimer 'to the wolves'"
Grapes says they're protecting Jonathan Bernier because they traded for him, 'but that's alright'.
Cherry also said the ref in the Emery fight did the right thing and a few more topics too.
Dedicated to Remembrance Day.
Don Cherry and Ron MacLean among other topics discussed Pavel Bure and the Caps/Flyers game...
"Fly At Night" by Chilliwack opened Hockey Night In Canada tonight, Pavel Bure also heavily featured.
In cased you missed it, The Hotstove on CBC has now been moved to the Hockey Tonight Show, which is basically the pre-game for HNIC.
Tonight's topics include possible fines for coaches and GMs for player suspensions, Patrick Kaleta and John Scott.
One of the main topics Don Cherry discussed was hybrid icing and why the NHL should go to automatic icing.
One of the other topics was the Leafs now have players from Ontario...
I know KK has many loyal followers in Europe and many have inquired about the NHL returning to Europe for 2014.
Well it looks like the NHL will be focusing on the World Cup and playing in Europe won't happen next year.
Also discussed was Yakupov trade talk, Patrick Kaleta's suspension plus a few quick hits from Elliotte Friedman.
from Adrian Dater of All Things Avs,
...Eighteen years later, I still get just a little thrill walking into a hotel room for the first time. There’s just something about doing that – on company business, on the company dime, in a place away from home – that makes you feel good. Then, you get to walk around in a brand new city, seeing all there is to see. And, technically, you’re getting paid for doing it. There’s a reason why I wanted to be a sports writer for a big-city newspaper.
My first road trip of the 2013-14 season started Monday in Toronto, and of course I got that same thrill again walking into my room at the Westin Harbour Castle, a day before the Avs were to face the Toronto Maple Leafs at the Air Canada Centre.
This was the start of a three-game road trip, through Toronto, Boston and Washington. I’ll try to paint a picture here of what happened on the trip, and what it’s like for the traveling newspaper beat writer of a team in 2013, and maybe contrast it a little bit from what it was like in 1995. Maybe it’ll give some of you out there, who want to do the same thing some day, some encouragement. Maybe it will disabuse the notion for others of you who were thinking about trying it.
from Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun,
- Didn’t understand why Steve Yzerman passed on Seth Jones last June. Understand it less now. Jones is playing 23 minutes a game in Nashville on defence — and doesn’t Tampa Bay need defencemen? — and Yzerman’s pick, Jonathan Drouin is playing those minutes for Halifax of the Quebec junior league.
- When the reportorial silliness surrounding Joe Thornton came out the other day, the first question in my mind was: Would Bob McKenzie have reported Thornton’s rather funny and not necessarily newsworthy dressing room comment?
Would Lance Hornby have? Would Elliotte Friedman have? Would Eric Duhatschek have? Would any of the most respected and regarded reporters in hockey have gone public with Thornton’s made-for-locker-room retort.
My gut reaction: No.
We all have heard things over the years, some funny, some silly, some disgusting off the cuff dressing room comments, often from player to player, away from notebooks and tape recorders. Hockey players — all athletes really — can be rather childish in their own environments, their locker rooms or dressing rooms. Those of us who do our jobs in and around that area have to understand and respect the fine line between what is news, what is reporting and what is, in fact, play.
Anyone who has been in the media industry around sports for any period of time has been exposed to some kind of Joe Thornton moment. We laugh. We chuckle about it as if it’s our own private joke. And we move on.
Which is all that should have happened in Vancouver this time around.
Don Cherry and Ron MacLean discussed fighting and Yzerman's name was brought up.
The next topic was the Edmonton Oilers plus a mention on the Leafs. Then the Avalanche were brough up and who should be captain. Next up was the Dallas Stars and finally Cherry's view on the Hertl goal.
Watch it below and a lot was covered, probably a good idea to watch it, you may have your own opnion on what Cherry said..
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