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Jeff Rimer with the call…
On a side note, just noticed a few hours ago that CBC allows embedding of videos and I am in heaven.
Don Cherry and Ron MacLean touch on numerous topics including some of the top teams in the league are also the toughest.
via a CBC release…
SCOTIABANK HOCKEY DAY IN CANADA journeys across the Confederation Bridge to bring its nationwide broadcast to Prince Edward Island for the first time, on Saturday, Feb. 11, beginning at 12 noon ET as Ron MacLean hosts live from a specially built outdoor rink in Summerside, P.E.I. MacLean will be joined by Don Cherry for Coach’s Corner, with fellow CBC stars and hosts P.J. Stock, Cassie Campbell-Pascall and Dick Irvin. The NHL Alumni will also have a strong presence with Bryan Trottier, Lanny McDonald, Wendel Clark, Doug MacLean, Mark Napier, Stéphane Richer, Tim Taylor and Gerrard Gallant, along with Olympian Tessa Bonhomme.
“I have to admit I (as coach of the Boston Bruins) lost twice to Montreal in the finals and lost again to Montreal in the semi-finals seventh game in overtime but maybe Ron (MacLean) is right because since (Burke) has been with the Leafs he hasn’t lost a playoff game.”
-Don Cherry of Hockey Night in Canada. More on the Burke/Cherry feud that seems to be escalating from Joe Warmington of the Toronto Sun.
from Tim Baines of the Ottawa Sun,
Burke is steamed with Cherry for frequent criticism of Maple Leafs coach Ron Wilson ... so ticked off that sources say he is considering airing his beefs with CBC.
“I like Brian Burke. I have nothing against Brian Burke,” said Cherry in an exclusive sit-down interview with the Ottawa Sun on Saturday. “But Brian Burke doesn’t like me. That’s the sad thing. We used to be the best of friends. I used to get St. Patrick’s Day cards from him ... no more.
“Brian Burke does not like what I say about the Leafs. But what am I supposed to say about them? They haven’t made the playoffs in (seven) years. I say what I mean and I mean what I say. I guess he doesn’t like it. But I am what I am.”
The Burke rants are kind of puzzling for Cherry, never afraid to air out his beefs on-air.
“The Leafs are my favourite team outside of the Boston Bruins. I wear Leaf ties and I wear Leaf cufflinks. I get letters that I’m too pro-Leaf. Ask anybody in Ottawa if I’m anti-Leaf. They’ll say: ‘Are you nuts?’
from Joe Warmington of the Toronto Sun,
Has Toronto Maple Leafs boss Brian Burke had enough of Don Cherry?
An insider told QMI Agency Burke is tired of Cherry criticizing his team — in particular, his coach — and he is contemplating asking for a meeting with CBC brass to complain.
“He is furious at the comment Cherry made about Ron Wilson not applauding for the troops and for other things too,” said an insider. “He is fiercely loyal to his guys.”
On Jan. 14, Cherry mentioned during a broadcast that visiting New York Ranger coach John Tortorella applauded when the troops were introduced at a recent Armed Forced appreciation game at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto.
He also called a clapping Leafs assistant coach Rob Zettler “a good Canadian boy.”
But he said Wilson and other coaches “couldn’t have cared less.”
Did you know the very first Hockey Night in Canada game was Detroit against Montreal in 1952?
Don and Ron discuss numerous topics and those of us who watched Coach’s Corner on NHL Net-US finally understand why Don is wearing that getup.
Not sure why NHL Net-US keeps missing the first ten seconds of Coach’s Corner, but I sure would like to know.
Don Cherry and Ron MacLean talked Vancouver/Boston including Brad Marchand, Brian Burke’s “rat” talk/4th line players and celebrations at the WJC.
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