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Don Cherry conducted his usual "Coach's Corner" during Wednesday's Hockey Night in Canada broadcast, and he's changed his tune about Mike Babcock:
Don Cherry has a few words for the Russians plus more topics...
Topics include the icing rules in the NHL, Team Canada in the World Championship, the Memorial Cup and a thumbs up for Eugene Melnyk.
from Brett Popplewell of Sportsnet,
Cherry takes to his perch behind the desk while his makeup artist, Lianne Cousvis, does some last-minute adjustments to his complexion. “She’s just gilding the lily,” Cherry says.
MacLean, carrying his suit jacket over his arm, isn’t far behind. He speed-walks toward the set. “Stan!” he hollers out as he moves. “Yup?” replies Stan Nieradka, Coach’s Corner’s designated stats guru and on-the-fly research assistant. “I didn’t miss a goal, did I?” asks MacLean. It’s been 40 seconds since he last saw a monitor, and it’s important that he keep himself up to speed on everything that’s going on. “Nothing,” says Nieradka from his seat behind the stage wall next to the set. “Thanks, Stan,” MacLean says, passing by without even looking at him, before putting on his suit jacket and taking his seat next to Cherry.
The buzzer rings inside the Bell Centre in Montreal, and the Habs and Senators head to their dressing rooms. The Capitals and Islanders are off the ice as well, and suddenly the sound of chatter begins echoing down to the set from the other stage as commentators start weighing in on the game in Washington. Their voices are audible but thankfully soft enough that Nieradka doesn’t believe Cherry will notice. “I think we’re going to be OK,” he says, then turns out the desk light next to his computer. “Better safe than sorry,” he says. “You know, in case there’s a shadow or something.”
This week on Coaches Corner Don Cherry and Ron MacLean talk about the Flames situation going forward, the Ducks-Blackhawks upcoming series plus much more.
This week on Coaches Corner Don Cherry and Ron MacLean talk about the amount of sticks getting in the way and tipping shots plus much more.
Don Cherry wasn’t surprised that the Tampa Bay Lightning were down 2-0 after the first period in Game 4. According to him, you only had to look at the Lightning’s body language before the game to know they weren’t ready to fight.
Plus more topics including the play of the Capitals.
After several days of the media expalining that Brandon Prust was in the wrong for going against an unwritten rule in telling the media about his conversation with Brad Watson, and Prust incurring a $5,000 fine, Don Cherry offered a slightly different take on the situation:
“Someone asked me when I’m going to retire, and I said, ‘Retire from what?’”
“No, I’m having fun. As long as I’m having fun, that’s the name of the game. If I’m not having fun, then you’ll see it on Coach’s Corner. But I can hardly wait to get on Coach’s Corner. It hasn’t got blasé. I’m still jumpin’.”
-Don Cherry via David Shoalts of the Globe and Mail where you can read more on Don Cherry.
Don Cherry was not happy with Braydon Coburn, who did not retaliate against Brandon Prust.
Cherry and Ron MacLean talked about Caps/Rangers then Cherry said Mike Babcock should go to San Jose.
More topics too,watch below...
Don Cherry has some advice for Mike Babcock along with a few other topics.
Don Cherry and Ron MacLean talk about blind passes, Joel Ward’s play for the Washington Capitals, the coaching of Jon Cooper and Mike Babcock.
Don Cherry and Ron Maclean discuss all the hot topics in the NHL, including what the Flames have accomplished without Mark Giordano and also identify some unsung playoff stars.
Ron MacLean and Don Cherry discuss key players that have stepped up, and will step up for their teams as Stanley Cup quarterfinal action draws to a close.
Don Cherry and Ron MacLean discuss the Jets’ elimination, Ottawa’s attitude against Montreal and the Lightning’s Tyler Johnson.
Numerous topics were discussed by Don Cherry and Ron MacLean including a look at defensemen Dennis Wideman, Brent Seabrook and Kevin Bieksa.
Don Cherry talks with Hazel Mae about the Toronto Blue Jays, the Toronto Maple Leafs cleaning house and makes his pick for the NHL Playoffs.
Topics discussed by Don Cherry and Ron MacLean included-
Toronto used to be the toughest team in the world but no longer.
Talk turned to Montreal and Ottawa in the playoffs.
The play of the Calgary Flames was next.
Next topic was the Winnipeg Jets.
Then a few more topics including the Buffalo Sabres.
Topics discussed tonight include...
The play of Mark Stone of the Ottawa Senators.
Next up was the Dustin Byfuglien suspension.
Then the play of Scott Gomez and his fine for elbowing.
Up next was Corey Perry and how he cares for his stick.
A few other topics were also talked about.
Topics discussed tonight by Don Cherry and Ron MacLean include....
Don Cherry was not happy with the refs in the first period of Toronto/Ottawa.
Next up was Cherry pointing out to young players to make sure you keep your stick on the ice, using the LA Kings as an example.
Cherry tells us why Scott Hartnell wears #43.
Up next was the play of "Jimmy Slater" of the Winnipeg Jets then Steve Ott was pointed out as being a momentum changer.
Then Don Cherry talked about the Leafs bringing in a college guy instead a top player from the Marlies.
Cherry closed with some OHL Cup talk.
Topics discussed tonight by Don Cherry and Ron MacLean were...
Don Cherry praised the play of Mark Stuart of the Winnipeg Jets. Next topic was Joe Thornton and his 900th assist.
Then Don Cherry pointed out a bad defensive play by the Toronto Maple Leafs game tonight.
Next topic was the play of Andrew Hammond.
Up next was "all for one and one for all", big hits and teammates respond.
Cherry then pointed out the play of Dan Hamuis.
Then a few more topics, including Connor McDavid, a good Canadian boy.
Topics discussed tonight by Don Cherry and Ron MacLean were...
Ron MacLean caught chuckling at Cherry's green hat.
Don Cherry tells us how to drop the ceremonial puck.
Talked a bit about Brad Richards.
Then Nazem Kadri talk was next. Cherry says Kadri won't be in Toronto in two years, he has been humiliated. You can't do what the Leafs did to their best forward.
Cherry talked about the fighting code in a recent Winnipeg game.
Don Cherry then reviewed the Derek MacKenzie goal from a few days ago.
Next up was Cherry saying Aaron Ekblad will be the rookie of the year.
Last topic was the linesmen dropping the puck in the faceoff circle.
Main topics discussed tonight by Don Cherry and Ron MacLean....
Cherry discussed the play of the Calgary Flames and their shot blocking.
Next was goaltender Andrew Hammond of the Ottawa Senators.
Then more of the same from last week- NHL star players getting run and they have no protection. Cherry says keep fighting in the game, accountability counts.
Up next was a Brandon Prust and Patrick Maroon fight, the right way.
A few more topics too.
The segment started with Cherry pointing out teams are laughing at the Leafs.
Then the problem with nets tipping over.
The main topic discussed by Don Cherry and Ron MacLean was star players getting injured and nobody riding shotgun for them.
Of course there were other topics too, watch the segment.
The main topic of the segment tonight was super stars and fighting. Cherry used Crosby as an example and then showed numerous clips of stars fighting. Cherry says the stars should not be fighting.
Also a nice tribute to Steve Montador and Cherry urges the Toronto fans to keep the faith. Cherry also mentioned the play of Tyler Myers and claims he will soon be a star in the NHL.
Well power restored at the KK home but pretty darn cold right now in the home office.
The main topic in my opinion of Coach's Corner tonight was Don Cherry saying maybe Milan Lucic is getting a raw deal on some of the penalty calls against him.
The best part of Coach's Corner tonight was Don Cherry talking about Evander Kane which is at the end of the segment and includes this from Cherry...
“You are the fork in the road right now. You are a jerk right now and don’t think you can fool me with the operation. The operation is they didn’t want you around.”
Other topics but not all- the terrible first period of the Edmonton/Toronto game and the fourth line of the New York Islanders.
Few of the topics discussed by Don Cherry and Ron MacLean were the bad goal Bernier gave up a few days ago, sticking up for a teammate and few more...
The items Don Cherry and Ron MacLean discussed- the Toronto Maple Leafs, the Winnipeg Jets, the fourth line of the New York Islanders and a few more topics.
Don Cherry and Ron MacLean topics from last night- P.K. Subban defensive play, the Canadian WJC team and other international teams, Roberto Luongo, the Edmonton Oilers, Randy Carlyle, Matt Cooke turtling yesterday and J.P. Parise.
A great segment from Don Cherry and Ron MacLean.
Topics dissussed included the recent plays by Steve Downie, some NHL tough guy talk, player safety equipment and Team Canada in the WJC.
Don Cherry and Ron MacLean discussed the first period of the Winter Classic and the hockey stick along with a few other topics.
Don Cherry and Ron MacLean discussed- results are come from how you dress in hockey, a bad hit by Nail Yakupov and some WJC talk.
Rogers' Hometown Hockey was in Kingston, ONT. last night, the home town of Don Cherry.
In a four-minute segment, Don Cherry basically took us down memory lane....
The three main topics Don Cherry and Ron MacLean disusseed were the mumps, sort of, the Calgary Flames and the Edmonton Oilers.
Don Cherry and Ron MacLean discussed a few topics including the future of Mike Babcock and hockey players are tough.
Topics discussed tonight from Don Cherry and Ron MacLean-
Discussed the first period of Toronto/Vancouver then the next topic was the Keith Ballard hit on Corey Perry last night.
Then the play of Michael Hutchinson and Bryan Little for Winnipeg was touched on then the Edmonton Oilers situation was brought up.
Don Cherry then talked about Jean Beliveau.
Don Cherry tells Hockey Central at Noon that he feels for Oilers’ head coach Dallas Eakins, says he might actually be happy to get fired.
Don Cherry and Ron MacLean brought up a few stories on Pat Quinn then moved on to the problems in Edmonton.
Icing was the next topic then they questioned a tripping call in OT last night.
The play of Bobby Ryan was up next then a look at the Vancouver Canucks.
Final topics were Lanny McDonad talking about Don Cherry and a salute to serviceman.
Remember the NHL did change the tripping call this season, you can read the rule below...
Don Cherry and Ron MacLean disussed the Toronto 'stick-gate' issue along with a few other topics.
Coach's Corner had a little more time tonight and the main topic to me was Don Cherry pointing out some of the protective equipment made available to the players.
Of course, there is more too...
from John R. Kennedy of Global News,
Don Cherry was given plenty of time Wednesday to complain about his Coach’s Corner segment being trimmed to five minutes during last Saturday’s Hockey Night in Canada.
“If they don’t want me, it’s fine with me. It’s over,” Cherry said during an appearance on Global’s The Morning Show.
“But I’m not going to be pushed around.”
continued and watch the video below..
from Steve Buffery of the Toronto Sun,
Six times during his five-minute show on Hockey Night in Canada, Coach’s Corner star Don Cherry griped about the lack of time for his segment, often with a pronounced scowl on his face. He even threw his arms up in frustration at one point.
One sports TV insider suggested that it was almost like Grapes wanted to get himself fired.
Since Rogers Sportsnet secured the rights to Hockey Night in Canada, Cherry’s segment has been cut from seven minutes to five, something Cherry was never happy about, which was obvious during his show on Saturday night. It’s likely any other broadcaster griping the way Cherry did would have been sanctioned or disciplined in some way.
If you missed Coach's Corner on Saturday, watch it below...
One of the main topics Don Cherry and Ron MacLean discussed was the play of Mark Giordano of the Calgary Flames.
There are more topics too and in my opinion, this segment needs more time!
More topics too, watch below...
The Don Cherry of Coach's Corner and the Don Cherry of radio interviews and off-the-starched-cuff interviews can seem like two different people. When Cherry's hammering the bully pulpit, he's a little less bombastic and a little more nuanced in terms of his observations.
Cherry spoke with Hockey Night in Canada Radio's Rob Pizzo on Wednesday, giving a 26-minute interview, and Cherry's still himself, but those of you who think that Don's nothing but a blowhard might be surprised to hear Cherry think before he speaks--at least after he informs us all that he loves the Mortal Kombat theme song.
The Hockey News's Rory Boylen and Yahoo Sports' Harrison Mooney will explain the background for this little ditty to you, but I want you to see it in its unadulterated glory: Donald S. Cherry claims that he lost a bet, and as such, he did a little techno dance in Times Square, and it is wonderful.
The rest of Coach's Corner? I don't remember too much. I was too mesmerized by Don's performance. Covering the points and some stuff.
Prior to tonight's Stanley Cup Final game, Hockey Night in Canada allowed the Rangers' players to share their hockey inspirations, and let's just say that Mats Zuccarello had some fun with the, "My favorite player growing up" line...
And Don Cherry introducing the top 5 prospects for the NHL Draft is something of a tradition as well. The fact that Don didn't lose it when Sam Bennett discussed how much Doug Gilmour means to him was remarkable: