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The CBC's Elliotte Friedman, Ron MacLean and Glenn Healy discussed a slate of trade deadline-related topics in a makeshift Satellite Hotstove segment from Vancouver, and as we wait for the video to post, here's what they had to say, via my attempts to "live-Tweet" the event:
- Why did Pat LaFontaine leave the Sabres? Friedman had three theories:
1. LaFontaine simply wanted to go back to his job in the NHL's front office in NYC;
2. He may have wanted to re-sign Ryan Miller, and clashed with the rest of the management regarding that issue;
3. And he may have wanted to reevaluate Ted Nolan's status against the wishes of the rest of the team's management.
- In the "interesting news" department, Glenn Healy stated that the Edmonton Oilers' new stadium may take a page out of the Bolshoi Arena's score-on-the-roof scoreboard as Oilers president and Hockey Canada advisor Kevin Lowe was inspired by the LED technology, and he brought some know-how back with him to Edmonton;
Don Cherry and Ron MacLean live from Sochi discussed the first period of Canucks/Leafs plus other topics including Cherry talking about the 1972 series between the USSR and Canada.
from Allan Muir of Sports Illustrated,
My favorite Don Cherry moment? It was at the grand opening of his bar in Windsor, Ontario, back in the early ’80s. The man was standing at the back of the room holding court when he saw me walking up looking like a David St. Hubbins starter kit. He stopped, stared and let me have it. “Whaddya doin’ with that hair? You look like a sheepdog! Get a haircut, fer cryin’ out loud!”
That’s Grapes, right? The man has never shied away from sharing his honest opinion and whether you love him or hate him, you know he’s not playing to the crowd. He always gives it to you straight.
And, truth be told, I probably could have used a trim.
That interaction came to mind with the news that the ageless wonder is celebrating his 80th birthday today. And since we can’t get him what he really deserves–a spot in the Hockey Hall of Fame–let’s honor his first day as an octogenarian with a look back at eight memorable Don Cherry moments — for better or worse– that we’ve all shared:
The health of Steven Stamkos was the first topic discussed by the Hotstove panel made up of Glenn Healy, Elliotte Friedman and Nick Kypreos.
Up next was Ryan Callahan and Kypreos is saying Sather is trying to generate interest from other teams but one Western Conference team says Callahan is asking for too much.
The Canadian dollar and escrow was the next topic. Healy says with the Canadian dollar dropping will mean the players will be giving more money to escrow.
You can watch the video below:
Don Cherry opened the segment solo and Ron MacLean entered, live from Sochi, after Cherry discussed the Prust/Bishop incident from earlier today.
I was waiting for Marlin Perkins to appear in the opening...
I like the jazzy swing mood.
Don Cherry and Ron MacLean talked about the addition of Tim Gleason to the Toronto lineup, the line brawl between Vancouver and Calgary including Cherry saying the suspension Tortorella received was too much.
Cherry also talked abou the Kronwall mesh goal, saying if the mesh was white, the on-ice officials would have been able to see the puck better.
Closing, Cherry talked about goal celebrations.
Elliotte Friedman believes Edmonton's Kevin Lowe offered to take a leave of absence but Daryl Katz rejected the offer, it is not necessary.
Glen Healy talked about the security at Sochi and Friedman said in the last few weeks families have decided not to go.
A few more topics were discussed and I will have video posted when availalbe.
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