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I have no doubt Don Cherry will continue his holy crusade to keep hockey what it was when he was a coach. The fact that it was 30 years ago and things have changed enormously since then doesn’t matter. He’s a man stuck in the past and he’s not above oversimplifying or even falsifying things if it suits his purposes. He’s not about to speak against the kind of hockey that has made him a household name and a hugely wealthy man.

-Stu Hackel at Hockey Inside/Out on Don Cherry, where you can read more about Don Cherry.

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Kate from AZ-made in Detroit's avatar

I have no doubt Don Cherry will continue his holy crusade to keep hockey what it was when he was a coach.

This statement is beyond ignorant. Don Cherry is not the Commissioner or the Director of Player Safety Sham-ahan. He(Cherry) makes no rules, nor does he handle Player Safety.

He has opinions which do not in any way affect the game.

Of course,  Bettman and Shanahan do nothing, nor say nothing to promote the safety of their players or the integrity of the game. This is where the problem lies.
The guys at the top, who are in charge, have done less than nothing.

Thanks Shammy,(for complete SHAM)A$$ Kisser.

Thanks Gary. A$$.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from AZ-made in Detroit on 04/18/12 at 12:11 PM ET


Ol’ Kate,  if you don’t think Don Cherry has a huge infuence on what happens in hockey, you don’t know much about how the game works. The guy with the highest TV ratings in a country that loves hockey spouts off and people listen. You can blame “Gary A$$”, but the last time I checked he was intrumental in trying to impose the obstruction crackdown and the head shots.The old guard and GM’s bitched up a storm. Screams of “he is ruining the game” from those in Boston, Philly, Toronto and the other dark corners of the league. You Bettman haters, may not like to recall history, but the facts speak for themselves. You and your Cherry defender friends and the rest of the troglodytes have what you always wanted, “old time hockey”, and ” puttin on the foil”.

Posted by timbits on 04/18/12 at 12:33 PM ET

Kate from AZ-made in Detroit's avatar

Don Cherry does not hold the title Commissioner or Director of Player Safety.  Don Cherry is an entertainer. Nothing more nothing less. I find it hard to believe, with all the Cherry bashing that I read here, that his sage words(sarcasm) hold all the weight you claim they do.

Simple Fact. He does not make the rules.

I do not watch the game for fighting or old time hockey. I am a Red Wings fan. You know, soft Euros that do not fight. And Russians and players that are not Canadian. All the nationalities that Cherry hates.

This whole mess came about because, in spite of claims of wanting to clean up the game, Bettman and Shanny have dropped the ball. All season long.

Actions speak louder than words, and, all I see is inaction on the part of the powers that be.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from AZ-made in Detroit on 04/18/12 at 02:02 PM ET

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