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It’s past time the league stopped taking Canadians for granted like the dull, but reliable boy who moons over the pretty girl and can always be counted on to be there when her flirtations with more dashing suitors fall through.
If Canadian fans want to watch Don Cherry talk about our national passion, what right has the NHL to stop us?
-Lorne Gunter of the Toronto Sun where you can read more on this topic.
Ron MacLean interviewed Wayne Gretzky after the 2nd period tonight and the topic was mostly the LA Kings.
from Justin Bourne of The Score,
I’m a Canadian guy living in the US, so I’m quite familiar with the work of most national broadcasters. I love Bob Cole and Harry Neal (“Great save by…the goalie!”), and usually I love Jim Hughson. Now that I’m in the US, I get a lot of Doc Emrick, who is a whole bunch of fantastic himself (“Waffleboarded into the corner by Brodeur!”).
When Anze Kopitar scored the OT winner in Game 1 it, Emrick owned the moment. You could see the play unfolding, so the announcers had time to get excited as things developed. It’s not as fun when some surprise garbage goal goes in – this one gave us the rising action and the climax.
Jim Hughson’s call on CBC wasn’t exactly electric though. He sounded like a one of the bias broadcasters that sounds openly disappointed when their team gets scored on.
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Don Cherry and Ron MacLean discuss the toughness of the Kings, Cherry believes they have to hit every chance they get to win the series.
Also discussed was keeping the puck away from Brodeur, the Devils trying to shoot high on Quick, Pete DeBoer and The Memorial Cup.
Don Cherry discussed the Rangers’ defensive play, the Drew Doughty OT incident and Shane Doan.
Ron MacLean and Don Cherry discussed the first period of tonight’s game, discussed the issues with the benches being next to each other, Cherry takes a small shot at Pierre McGuire, talked Kings/Coyotes including the Brown hit and praise for Dean Lombardi.
Ron MacLean and Don Cherry touch on numerous subjects including winning faceoffs and coaches dealing with the media.
Today on Coach’s Corner, Don Cherry and Ron MacLean discussed Marian Gaborik, Dale Hunter, the LA Kings among other items…
The pre-game ritual of goalies, get the puck out of the defensive zone on a penalty-kill, the LA Kings, the Doan and Hanzal hit and Rob Scuderi are the topics Don Cherry and Ron MacLean discussed tonight.
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