Kukla's Korner Hockey
After the Montreal/Toronto game last night, Ron MacLean and Don Cherry had some extended time to talk. Some of the topics were the Leafs, Dave Keon and the the broken skate blade issue.
Don Cherry and Ron MacLean opened Coach's Corner with a little talk about the first period of Habs/Leafs.
Next up was the Carlyle/Reimer talk then the hit on Paul Ranger.
Cherry then pointed out the play Kyle Quincey made against the Penguins on Thursday and said the play will get the Wings in the playoffs.
Some OHL talk was next then Cherry called out the "guy" who was cheering up against the glass and fell back when a hit was made on the glass.
The Hotstove panel discussed prospects, including NCAA free agents, P.K. Subban's next contract and the same with Ryan Miller.
Also discussed was will Paul Maurice return to coach next season in Winnipeg and the possibility of Ron Francis taking over for Jimmy Rutherford in Carolina.
Toronto/Montreal and Carolina/Winnipeg...
Paul Bissonnette of the Phoenix Coyotes joined Scott Oake and Kelly Hrudey of HNIC for just over 8 minutes of hockey and non-hockey talk...
Don Cherry and Ron MacLean touched on a few topics, including the death of Terry Trafford.
Mr. Cherry also sporting a bit of green tonight.
Ottawa vs. Montreal.
Tonight's Inside Hockey feature with Elliotte Friedman was on David Glen, a Penn State forward who was involved in a marrow donation.
The group discussed the recent IOC decision on Nicklas Backstrom, talks about Markus Nalsand joining the Canucks' management group and the recent recommendations from the GM meetings.
Also discussed the NHL Draft Lottery odds and making it simple on some goal calls.
added 8:40pm, Here is more from Friedman on Naslund,
from the CP at The Hockey News,
Who was the big winner in Rogers' shakeup earlier this week of "Hockey Night in Canada"?
Some might conclude it was George Stroumboulopoulos. Indeed, the 41-year-old CBC talk show host and former MuchMusic VJ has been handed what is arguably the best on-air TV job in Canada—host of "Hockey Night in Canada." The iconic TV franchise is so ingrained in Canadian culture it is right up there with the Mounties and the Maple Leaf.
Those feeling sorry for departing host Ron MacLean, however, can put off the pity party. By this time next year, MacLean may be seen as the big winner.
MacLean has been offered about as sweet an after-deal as just about anybody departing a top job could hope for—the chance to be a key part of a whole new night of a famous sports franchise. It's a bit like being asked to go from "Monday Night Football" to "Sunday Night Football," a U.S. transition where the new night now routinely outdraws the original Monday showcase.
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