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Video- Don Cherry Talks About The Gillies Hit

But before he does, he discusses numerous topics. The Gillies talk starts at about the 4:45pm mark then he goes on with additional hockey topics.

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watch as the media elite attack cherry for going against the selected narrative about GIllies… unfortunately for them Cherry was right on this one…. the actual dirty/dangerous play was from Clutterbuck… The NHL.. the league where making goons respond for cheap hits from behind is now a suspendable offense of 10 games

of course this same media elite isn’t calling for a suspension to Brown for his cheap shot on Keith tonight

Posted by cberth on 03/06/11 at 01:13 AM ET

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Only problem with Cherrys comments, hes saying Gillies hit him shoulder to shoulder and only showed the clip from the one angle. If he showed the other angle looking CC head on, you can clearly see Gillies’ forearm/hand bash CC in the head. Sorry Don, you’re wrong on this one

Posted by pensfan29 on 03/06/11 at 01:37 AM ET

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Sorry Don, you’re wrong on this one

Why?  The Clutterbuck hit was still the worse hit.

Posted by Garth on 03/06/11 at 03:11 AM ET

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No. Because he said Gillies never hit him in the head. Replays from the other angle show he clearly did

Posted by pensfan29 on 03/06/11 at 03:27 AM ET

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PLEASE tell me you’re not going to use semantics to compare this to an actual head shot.  You can’t be that dense to think that a guy getting a hand up (the hit itself is absolutely not a “head shot” in any way) is comparable to a hit targeting the head.

That’s just ridiculous.  It’s barely a penalty-worthy hit, definitely not a ten-game suspension hit.

Posted by Garth on 03/06/11 at 03:54 AM ET

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Thank you Don Cherry!!!  Finally a little common sense.  If Gillies was on the Oilers, Taylor Hall wouldn’t have to fight!  Clutterbuck drove DiBenneto head first into the boards.  Debo is a 22 year old rookie playing in just his 2nd NHL game.  Guys like Gillies are around to go after guys like Clutterbuck and Dorsett to stop them from picking on rookies!!!

Posted by RogerNYLA on 03/06/11 at 04:25 AM ET

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Yep, Gillies is a real hero in the battle against boarding.

There are a million incidents from the minors like this where Gillies suckers unsuspecting players away from the puck for no reason at all (though he did sustain a skull fracture on this play, so I guess it wasn’t all bad), instigates a fight with an uninvolved player after boarding someone else, pins the player under his knee, then continues to attack the defenseless player while he’s unconscious (1:43). Given Gillies’ record, Clutterbuck boarding someone was just a coincidence, I think. He’s so good at protecting his teammates that ex-teammates seem to think he’s a self-absorbed thug who doesn’t care about his teammates.

If the Islanders play Phoenix this year, Bissonnette would be doing the NHL a favor if he gives Gillies another skull fracture. There is no reason for this player to exist.

And in other Don Cherry news, Indians are lazy drunks and women should be banned from hockey arenas.

Posted by steviesteve on 03/06/11 at 06:25 AM ET

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And in other Don Cherry news, Indians are lazy drunks and women should be banned from hockey arenas.

Can you please show me where you got this quote.  I’m sure you wouldn’t just make this up, you seem like an honest guy.

I’m waiting…

Posted by RogerNYLA on 03/06/11 at 08:00 AM ET

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gotta go with Cherry here

Posted by edillac from isolation on 03/06/11 at 10:29 AM ET

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I honestly don’t care.  The damage has been done to the penguins from this guy… hell let him loose on the league, let him play and start ending careers all over the place.  I am with Cherry too.

Posted by gretzky_to_lemieux on 03/06/11 at 02:08 PM ET

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An “actual head shot” is one where a guy hits another guy in the head.  Every angle but the one Cherry decided to queue up shows an “actual head shot”.

I think it’s been beaten to death that what Clutterbuck did was worse, but please don’t paint Gillies as a good guy trying to protect his team.  Gillies has no redeeming hockey value.  What Cherry brings up here is a very good point about boarding, but don’t try to spin that to say that Trevor Gillies is a victim of unfair punishment.

Posted by J.J. from Kansas on 03/06/11 at 02:34 PM ET

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Can you please show me where you got this quote.  I’m sure you wouldn’t just make this up, you seem like an honest guy.

I’m waiting…

From Don. Not hard to find.

Posted by steviesteve on 03/06/11 at 03:09 PM ET

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Can you please show me where you got this quote.  I’m sure you wouldn’t just make this up, you seem like an honest guy.

I’m waiting…

From Don. Not hard to find.


Sorry, I checked out the link, Don Cherry never said Indians are lazy drunks and women shouldn’t go to hockey games.  Seems to me you may have some issues with race.  The only implications that Indians are drunks came from you.  It’s very sad that you need to relay on slander to show signs of your own bigotry!!!

Posted by RogerNYLA on 03/06/11 at 03:44 PM ET

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