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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:
Whether you like Don Cherry or not, you are entitled to your own opinion about the polarizing host of Coach’s Corner.
But what has always been a bit headscratching is the reaction of some Grapes Bashers to Cherry’s penchant of honouring police and soldiers who have lost their lives in the line of duty.
What’s the issue here?
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The topic came to mind on Saturday night when Cherry paid tribute to the three RCMP officers who were gunned down in cold blood in Moncton on Wednesday: Const. Dave Ross, 32; Const. Fabrice Georges Gevaudan, 45; Const. Douglas James Larche, 40.
As much as we all love the sport, some things are more important than hockey. We once again we reminded of that courtesy of Coach’s Corner. At least that’s the opinion here, whether you agree or not.
-Mike Zeisberger of the Toronto Sun.
Watch Coach's Corner from last night below. The talk regarding the RCMP officers starts at the 4:00 minute mark.
Don Cherry brought everything to the table tonight--a shiny silver suit, a dubstep-narrated clip of Kings vs. Blackhawks hits (featuring rams butting horns) and a lot of enthusiasm:
1. Don Cherry is rooting for Montreal.
2. Don Cherry discussed the first period of the Canadiens-Rangers game, incidents included;
3. He likes Jeff Carter;
3. Don Cherry doesn't like black netting for black pucks;
4. Don Cherry is wearing a suit that looks exactly like the interior of my first car, a beloved 1984 Mercury Grand Marquis, and in a replay of a previous Cherry clip, he also appeared as the flag of Bavaria.
Sometimes we post Coach's Corner, and sometimes we don't...But I think that Don Cherry's points about NHL teams' responsibilities to their fans (in Vancouver especially, using the Canadiens' switch to glass that "gives" as having a marked result in reduced injuries) to get rid of seamless glass, his message to everyone about throat guards and his clarification of his, "If somebody's trying to run you, get your stick up" comments are worth the bandwidth:
via Don Cherry tweets,
Everybody's blaming Fleury for the loss to Columbus, saying here we go again. They don't realize shots were 46-25. It certainly wasn't all Fleury's fault. And I really do believe Crosby is hurt.
The CBC's Don Cherry had a very selective memory on Saturday evening. He lamented Brandon Dubinsky's ability to attack Sidney Crosby at will in Game 1 of the Penguins-Blue Jackets series, he mocked Duncan Keith for jabbing at the Blues' stars--suggesting that Keith "got Seabrook pumped up" (before sidestepping that topic)--he reviewed the Blues' game-winning goal against Chicago, lamenting Patrick Kane not blocking a shot, he very briefly praised Pavel Datsyuk's game-winner and suggested that the Wings are the worst team for the Bruins to play as their lack of retaliation prevents the Bruins from playing their game (no Loosick mention on Saturday), and then he praised Corey Perry scoring against Dallas and Ryan Getzlaf's persistence (no spear there, either).
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Tonight Don Cherry and Ron MacLean talked Phaneuf, Subban, Backes, Hitchcock, some baseball and more.
Don Cherry on the college kid taking the place of another player on the Toronto Marlies.
Cherry just did numerous tweets on the topic again, but these will get the most attention...
But the dumb dumb media who never played the game, coached the
game wouldn't understand. Really, how could they?
I wonder if Ron MacLean and Elliotte Friedman, to name a few, fall into the dumb-dumb media group?
via tweets from Don Cherry,
1) Leafs love those College guys. Signed Eric Knodel from University of New Hampshire. Going to get a tryout with the Marlies. That means
2) he takes a spot from some guy slugging it out on the buses. If you want to make the Leafs or get a tryout just go to a US College.
from Allan Muir of Sports Illustrated,
My favorite Don Cherry moment? It was at the grand opening of his bar in Windsor, Ontario, back in the early ’80s. The man was standing at the back of the room holding court when he saw me walking up looking like a David St. Hubbins starter kit. He stopped, stared and let me have it. “Whaddya doin’ with that hair? You look like a sheepdog! Get a haircut, fer cryin’ out loud!”
That’s Grapes, right? The man has never shied away from sharing his honest opinion and whether you love him or hate him, you know he’s not playing to the crowd. He always gives it to you straight.
And, truth be told, I probably could have used a trim.
That interaction came to mind with the news that the ageless wonder is celebrating his 80th birthday today. And since we can’t get him what he really deserves–a spot in the Hockey Hall of Fame–let’s honor his first day as an octogenarian with a look back at eight memorable Don Cherry moments — for better or worse– that we’ve all shared:
Don Cherry and Ron MacLean after the 1st period of the late HNIC game touch on numerous topics including earlier games from last night.
I am beginning to enjoy these segments more than Coach's Corner.
Don Cherry joins Hockey Central at Noon to discuss Canada’s failure at the World Junior Hockey Championships, potential selections for Canada’s Olympic team tomorrow and much more.
The interview is 23 minutes long and I listened to it live, well worth a listen.