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Coach’s Corner Last Night

Don Cherry with the female reporter in the dressing room topic plus he reviewed the 1st period of the Bruins/Leafs game and a few plays from the games on Tuesday night.



Ron MacLean of HNIC with a story on the dressing room issue,

It’s Don’s story. But I was caught in it. As you may have sensed, I had no advance warning of the topics of Duncan Keith’s angry interview last week or female reporters in the dressing room being raised this past Saturday. That’s rare. And it’s OK. Don and I generally go over the subject matter, but of course we freewheel a fair bit too.

Should an explanation of his “I don’t believe women should be in a male dressing room” be made during our Toronto at Boston telecast on Wednesday, just knowing how limited time is and it won’t be possible to add my take on the incident, I felt I should share my views here for the record.

Much of what I’m about to say is informed by a legendary sportswriter, the late Leonard Koppett and his memoir “The Rise and Fall of the Press Box.”

Koppett was primarily a baseball writer and he explains the history of reporters in the clubhouse for what it is: a publicity arrangement. It’s business.


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