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“They’re Laughing At You Alex”

The words of Don Cherry on Coach’s Corner tonight.

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Fighting Over Fighting & A ‘Green’ Cherry

from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN,

There already seems to be growing controversy about the GMs’ recommendation this past week regarding a 10-minute misconduct for “staged fights.” The NHL Players’ Association considers this a “new rule” recommendation and thus needs approval from the competition committee when it meets again in June. However, we were told Saturday the league believes the “staged fights” proposal is “an existing rule” that simply needs new interpretation and enforcement, and therefore doesn’t need competition committee approval or, for that matter, the board of governors’ approval.

That is not how the NHLPA views this, and from the e-mails that were flying our way Saturday from both sides, this could get ugly.

continued (basically a recap of the Hot Stove during HNIC) plus a few more hockey notes…

If you missed Coach’s Corner last night, watch it below…

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Cherry Says He Is An Easy Target

from Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun,

Don Cherry isn’t mad as hell and he is going to take it—all the shots, the criticism, the calls for his head, no matter how much the controversies swirl around him.

He claims he is not pulling a Peter Finch every Saturday night, that he isn’t going crazy on the public broadcaster, isn’t losing it in any way. “I’m saying the same things I was before,” Cherry said in a lengthy interview. “But the criticism is worse now. It has really picked up. I don’t know why.

“I admit, I’ve been taken aback by all of it, the calls for me to get fired. Last week was the topper. I got ripped everywhere. I got ripped in four Toronto papers. The owner of the Washington Capitals wrote about me online. A couple of my friends in Florida saw it in the papers there. I’m front and centre. I guess I’m an easy target.”

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Proper Pronunciation

via Ted Leonsis at Ted’s Take,

I am proud of my last name given to me by my father.

My ancestors are from Sparta. My last name is kind of a derivative of Leonidas, the King of Sparta and of 300 film fame.

For those of you who are unfamiliar, it is pronounced “Lee - On -  Sis”, Leonsis.

Most intelligent, non-xenophobic and educated people have no issue with its pronunciation.

In case the hockey weekend slipped by you, start here to find out who Ted may be talking to.

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Cherry Takes A Shot At Caps Owner

from Eric McErlain of AOL Fanhouse,

Cherry had already warmed up the viewing audience earlier in the segment when he jokingly referred to Calgary Flames center Oli Jokinen, a Finn, as a Russian—because after all, it’s impossible to tell those European players apart these days!

Next, in a move that will only reinforce Cherry’s reputation as a xenophobe, he mangled the Caps owner’s last name (“Legonsis”), before questioning his hockey judgment in light of the team’s decision to sign Jaromir Jagr to a long-term contract…

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Wings Respond To Cherry Comments

from Dave Waddell of the Windsor Star via the National Post,

Lidstrom said he’s never really had a conversation with Cherry during his visits to Detroit.

“I think I’ve said hi to him when I’ve seen him here,” Lidstrom said.

“Maybe (I’ll) check him (the next time I see him). He’s a character. He brings a lot of entertainment when he speaks.

“Sometimes he’s right and sometimes he’s wrong. I think just seeing him in his suits brings laughter from people.”

more and if you missed the Cherry comments, you can watch it here...

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Enough Don

from Shawn Lavigne of the XM204 Blog,

I have enormous respect for Don Cherry but there are weeks when I watch ‘Coaches Corner’ where I just scratch my head in bewilderment at some of the stupid comments he makes. Last night on his ‘hockey pulpit’ he talked about the theatrics of Alexander Ovechkin and the ‘boring Europeans’ on the Detroit Red Wings and after 25 years of this anti-European garbage spewing from his mouth it motivated me to share my thoughts.

As broadcasters most of the information that we comment on is our opinion but unfortunately in Canada when it comes to Cherry it is suppose to be taken as religion with his anti-european cult of followers. Trust me I’ve been in sports radio and television for 15 years and heard it all from callers and hosts who bow down to the Great Wall of Cherry.

continued & if you missed the Cherry videos, you can see the Ovechkin one here and a two-parter on the Wings can be found here...

added 5:51pm, from Nate of Welcome to the Show,

Cherry is entitled to his opinion, of course, but it raises a good question: do we have to listen to it? Specifically, for those of us in the U.S., should NHL Network subject us to this garbage on a league-owned network?

Don’t get me wrong, I fell in love with Hockey Night in Canada when I had the chance to watch for four years in Michigan. I wish Jim Hughson could follow me around and describe my every move for a day.

And there’s room for criticism on NHL properties; you’ll see it on NHL.com and hear it on NHL Live and On the Fly. But Cherry’s xenophobic, misguided and frankly wrong comments have no place on a league-owned network.

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  Tags: alexander+ovechkin

Detroit Fans:  Start At The 2:30 Mark

Don Cherry last night after the first HNIC game talked Wings.  He claims Datsyuk hits are from behind and the Wings are not drawing fans to the Joe because of the Wings style of play.  Also a bit of Lidstrom thrown in too.

Now scroll to the :55 second mark of part 2 of the video below.  More Wings talk…

added 8:01am, George Malik of SnapShots breaks down the video…

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Don Cherry Talks Numerous Topics

Don Cherry on Coach’s Corner tonight talks Georges Laraque, Steven Stamkos, Steve Mason and Alexander Ovechkin goal celebrations.

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HDIC Kicks-Off The NHL Action Today

Here in the Detroit area we are expcecting 4-7 inches of snow today.  I’ve made the grocery store run early this morning so I am all set to settle in and watch all the hockey action today.

For those of us in the USA, don’t forget Hockey Day in Canada can be seen beginning at noon ET on the NHL Network.

The complete NHL schedule for today is listed below…

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