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“After the show, at the hotel, with a few libations under our belts and our long, long conversations, comes the real story. And these are the stories I’ve shared with Kirstie.”

-Ron MacLean about his memoir which will be published.  More from the CP at Yahoo.

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Memories With Bernie Parent

Elliotte Friedman talks with Hall of Fame goaltender Bernie Parent.  Great piece by Elliotte which starts at the 1:51 mark in the video below.

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Does Roberto Luongo Need To Take More Responsibility?

Kelly Hrudey of HNIC says Luongo should be saying “I need to be better” instead of talking in general terms.

Watch the Luongo post-game interview or scroll to the 6:50 mark and watch Kelly’s reaction to the interview.

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What’s Your Opinion On Bob Cole Returning To HNIC?

from Chris Zelkovich of the Toronto Star,

For a guy who comes across as fairly mild-mannered, Bob Cole sure provokes some strong reactions.

After I wrote Friday about CBC Sports head Scott Moore’s praise for the long-time hockey play-by-play announcer and plans to bring him back next year, several readers expressed their belief that praise for Cole was long overdue.

One called his work “magic.”

On the other hand, several wondered if Moore was either deaf, blind or suffering from some cognitive disorder to claim that Cole had “added value” to CBC’s playoff coverage.

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If CBC thinks Cole is good enough to return next season, that is fine with me.

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Was That A Bus Don & Ron Where Driving?

Don Cherry & Ron MacLean don’t want your emails read on the air.

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CBC Gets A Winner With Habs/Pens

from Chris Zelkovich of the Toronto Star,

There were no sounds of champagne corks popping at CBC headquarters Thursday, but the mood was definitely celebratory.

“We were due,” said CBC Sports head Scott Moore after Wednesday’s upset victory by the Montreal Canadiens ensured the public network two Canadian-based teams in the second round. It’s a luxury the CBC hasn’t enjoyed since the 2006-07 season when both Ottawa and Vancouver survived the initial skirmish….

While CBC is celebrating the Montreal victory, the sounds emanating from NBC and Versus are a tad more mournful.

NBC will actually deign to show a Canadian team on Sunday, airing the Montreal-Pittsburgh game. Though the network is touting the game as a showcase for Sidney Crosby, it can’t be too happy with having only one American market involved.

On the other hand, that’s better than next weekend’s scenario when the NHL gets its annual shutout from NBC because of The Players Championship golf tournament. The league is happy that ratings are up in the U.S. this spring, but can’t be happy that most Americans won’t be able to find a hockey game next weekend.

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What’s On Don’s Mind Tonight?

Coach’s Corner with Don Cherry and Ron MacLean.  Don talks defensive coverage down low, shot blocking and additional hockey topics.

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Bob Cole In the Spotlight

from William Houston of Truth & Rumours,

It’s great to see the CBC’s Hockey Night In Canada giving Bob Cole an important NHL playoff assignment. Bob has been more than a little sour about his forced semi-retirement, so he should be bucked up by getting the Ottawa Senators-Pittsburgh Penguins series, arguably Hockey Night’s lead match-up in the first round.

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Hockey Related Viewing Tonight

Of course no NHL games tonight, but we do have hockey related shows.

The 201 NHL Entry Draft Drawing can be watched on Versus and TSN beginning at 8:00pm ET.

The NHL Network has their Western Conference Playoff Preview show beginning at 8:00pm ET and repeated at the top of the hour.

CBC has their Stanley Countdown Show at 8 :00pm.local, 8:30 NT or CBCSports.ca (Canadian IPs only), 7:00pm ET.

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  Tags: tsn

Keep Your Head Up Don

from Joe Warmington of the Toronto Sun,

There will be a box of Kleenex at his side.

And when the story of his life airs on CBC Sunday, Don Cherry will be in his basement in front of his TV, sitting in the very chair from his days as coach of the Rochester Americans.

“The couch where Rose would sit is right next to it,” Cherry, fighting tears, said Wednesday.

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For more on the series, visit CBC.

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Paul Kukla founded Kukla’s Korner in 2005 and the site has since become the must-read site on the ‘net for all the latest happenings around the NHL.

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