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Happy Birthday Don Cherry.
Don Cherry and Ron MacLean go over all the hot topics around the NHL, including the great play of Sidney Crosby, if players are targeting goalies, and why NHL teams shouldn’t use their stars to kill penalties.
Ron MacLean and Don Cherry discuss all the news around the NHL, including John Scott getting traded and how some young players are pushing for Rookie of the Year.
Ron MacLean and Don Cherry discussed the following topics...
Cherry started with why Bernier started tonight.
Next up was the play of the Edmonton Oilers.
Next was a few video clips of the alley-oop passes and the stretch pass to Dylan Larkin from a few days ago.
Topic changed to the Capitals/Rangers game today then a goal Holtby gave up this week.
The Florida Panthers were discussed with Cherry pointing out a few plays from them.
The last topic was the hit from Roman Polak on Tyler Toffoli.
Watch below, via Sportsnet.
Don Cherry and Ron MacLean discussed...
Don Cherry pointed out the goal tonight by Sidney Crosby.
Up next was the play of Brendan Gallagher then mentioned the LA Kings in comparing them to the Bruins Cherry used to coach and brought up the play of Tyler Toffoli.
The talk turned to the play of Daniel Winnik.
Cherry then sent praise out to Darnell Nurse for sticking up for his teammates.
Cherry then mentioned an old-time friend and talked about Canada's loss in the WJC today.
In this special 2016 NHL Winter Classic edition, Ron & Don look back at some vintage Cherry moments behind the Boston Bruins bench vs. their rival Canadiens.
Plus more topics...
Topics discussed tonight by Don Cherry and Ron MacLean include...
Cherry discussed the fight between Jarred Tinordi and Tom Wilson in the first period tonight.
The discussion moved to hockey parents, then then to the USA/Canada WJC game today. "The game meant nothin."
Brad Marchand season was the next topic followed by an NHL linesman making the right call on no-icing but the Rangers were not happy.
Eric Lindros not in the HHOF was brought up, Don Cherry can't believe it.
The last topic was Chris Tanev with the highlight of the week.
Don Cherry and Ron MacLean discussed...
The passing of Dickie Moore and Cherry told a little story about Dickie Moore.
Next up was some Prospects Game talk.
Ron MaClean and Don Cherry discussed the goal from Jason Spezza tonight then they talked about the play of Ryan O'Reilly this year.
Cherry pointed out the play of Milan Lucic then a fight between the Flames and Blues today.
Last topic was Steven Stamkos and Cherry mentioned he talked about the way Stamkos was treated in the playoffs last year, saying no wonder he wants to leave.
Watch below via Sportsnet....
Ron MacLean and Don Cherry discussed...
Don Cherry on the play of P.K. Subban who has only one goal but 20 assists.
Next up was Cherry talking about Adam Henrique and then the alley-oop pas from Stempniak last night for the Devils.
Cherry had a complaint about Gustav Nyquist calling out the too many men on the ice penalty last night against the Devils.
Next topic was Nazem Kadri then a video of Ben Bishop getting a stick through his goalie mask.
Then Max Domi taking a puck to his face last night was talked about.
A few more topics including a teddy bear toss, the Edmonton Oilers and Glen Sather ends the segment.
Topics from Don Cherry and Ron MacLean include...
The first bit was the close offside or not play in OT of the Winnipeg/Washington game.
Then Don Cherry explained some cross-ice passes on the offensive rush.
Next up videos of some nice back passes with Cherry commentary.
The next topic was nets tipping over because they are top-heavy.
A few fights from some superstars was the next topic which Don Cherry does not like.
The last topic was the play of Boone Jenner.
Watch the video...
Don Cherry and Ron MacLean discussed last night's shootout between the Florida Panthers and the New York Islanders.
Next topic was P.K. Subban and Brendan Gallagher blocking shots with their hands and Cherry discussed the modern/old school gloves.
They moved on to talk goalies with Cherry saying Reimer is right up with many of the current, great goaltenders.
Cherry talked about how important it is to communicate on the ice, then pointed out a bad icing call against Edmonton last night against Detroit.
Next up was a few goals from Jamie Benn then Cherry introduced the video montage Sportsnet did last week.
Topics discussed include...
James Reimer was the first topic from Don Cherry who says the only reason he is playing is because Jonathan Bernier got hurt.
Next up was the goal from JVR.
Cherry followed up with discussing the play of Joel Ward for the San Jose Sharks.
T.J. Brodie was the next topic then Cherry pointed out the play of the goalies in 3-on-3, keeping the puck alive and it is working.
Then a few more topics including the stick getting through the goalie mask and someday a goalie is going to lose an eye.
Don Cherry and Ron MacLean discussed...
Cherry says Connor McDavid was hurt (injured) on purpose with video evidence. He says the league cannot prove it but hockey guys like him know what happened.
Next topic was a Bruins/Rangers trade 40 years ago.
Topic moved to the Dustin Byfuglien hit on Brendan Gallagher with Cherry saying Byfuglien could have killed Gallagher but he let up.
Then a few more topics including Veterans Day.
Don Cherry reminded everyone that he wasn’t the least bit worried about Connor McDavid’s ‘slow’ start to the season, and the youngster has since justified his faith.
Plus more topic including some Blue Jays talk...
Don Cherry and Ron MacLean discussed the Toronto Blue Jays and Cherry says "They got stiffed."
Next up was talking about P.K. Subban, Carey Price and Mike Condon.
The talk turned to Josh Gorges and the Calgary Flames. Then Tyler Toffoli was the next topic, "What a guy."
Cherry then brought up T.J. Oshie and how he treats his stick.
Don Cherry and Ron MacLean discussed Martin Jones and the San Jose Sharks, the Winnipeg Jets and the Arizona Coyotes.
Cherry noted a play by Craig Anderson of the Ottawa Senators, pointed out some bank passes and the shot blocking by Kris Russell of the Calgary Flames.
Plus a few more topics...
Don Cherry talks about the new overtime format, the Maple Leafs issues at the net and goes on a rant about what is happening to the Toronto Blue Jays.
Plus a few more topics including some of the rookies...
Don Cherry joins Sportsnet Central’s James Cybulski to discuss his expectations for Connor McDavid this season, whether the league needs more players like PK Subban and whether the Blue Jays will win the World Series.
Don Cherry remains a controversial figure, but as ESPN's Pierre LeBrun suggests, there's no doubt that Cherry is a Hall-of-Famer in waiting:
Don Cherry, Coach’s Corner, Hockey Night In Canada. They are staples of the soul of hockey. The impact that Grapes has had on our sport for decades from his pulpit at CBC is beyond measure.
At the heart of it all has always been Cherry’s care for youth hockey. He has spent more time in minor hockey rinks in the Greater Toronto Area than anyone alive. He has never forgotten about the grassroots of the sport.
Think about his impact decades ago when he urged minor hockey to put stop signs on the back of players’ sweaters in order to curb hitting from behind.
Think about his decades-old push for the elimination of the old icing rule for fear of dangerous injuries that had already wrecked some careers. The NHL finally listened.
I could go on and on, but Grapes and the sport of hockey are intertwined in so many ways that they are one.
Don Cherry engaged in some story-telling on Wednesday afternoon:
via Don Cherry tweets,
I understand why after watching last year’s nightmare, some people may want to get rid of Dion Phaneuf and Phil Kessel. But hold on,
stop and think. You have a guy at the helm who is a master at turning people around. Give Babcock a chance with these guys.
Dion at one time was considered a Norris Trophy guy. He was once a 20 goal scorer and a big tough defenceman. And Phil Kessel is a 30
goal guy. Not too many of those guys around. Besides you’ll never get fair market value for them because the sharks know they are for
for sale. Hang tough Leaf fans. If Babcock can’t turn them around… Gonzo. But don’t jump the gun.
Just a sugestion, Mr. Cherry needs a forum to write at.
Don Cherry talks about the hockey being played by the Lightning and Blackhawks, but his real issue is that Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson isn’t getting enough votes to start at the All-Star Game.
Don Cherry and Ron MacLean discuss the diving and penalties in the first period of Game 4, they play of Tampa Bay Lightning defenceman Victory Hedman and much more.
First it got "cute," then it got hilarious: Don Cherry always dedicates one Coach's Corner to the top prospects taking in the Stanley Cup Final, and Connor McDavid and Dylan Strome were very complimentary to each other, suggesting that having best pals to go through the tumult of a pre-draft season helped them greatly. Then Jack Eichel pulled a fast one and gave Don Cherry a USA Hockey polo shirt at the end of the segment, leaving Cherry ever-so-briefly tongue-tied.
There's a joke about Don probably confusing the U.S. National Team Development Program and the political party known as the NDP forever in there, but you'll figure it out.
Don Cherry and Ron MacLean talk about all the news and notes from around the Stanley Cup Final.
Plus a great look at Al Arbour.
via Jeff Simmons of Sportsnet,
In an appearance on Coach’s Corner with Ron MacLean Wednesday night, Cherry offered high praise for Brent Seabrook.
“I can’t say enough. He hits. He fights, blocks shots,” Cherry said on Hockey Night in Canada. “Why he isn’t considered in the Norris trophy — with all the sweethearts — is beyond me. (He’s) the best defenceman in the league.”...
Cherry also raved about the atmosphere outside of Amalie Arena before Game 1, saying it was a welcome change from the last time the Tampa Bay Lightning appeared in the Stanley Cup Final (2003-04).
"(In 2004), I went out to the parking lot and two or three (fans) would walk in," Cherry said of the underwhelming crowd in Tampa Bay. "It was dead and now they're waiting outside and going nuts out there."
Cherry, who recently spoke about his appreciation for Lightning forward Alex Killorn, also pointed out the secret behind Killorn's amazing first period tip-in goal.
Watch Coach's Corner below...
Don Cherry and Ron MacLean talked game 7's.
In light of the crazy goals being scored in the playoffs, Don preaches advice he gave to all his players: shoot the puck!
Plus more topics...
via Scott Lewis of Sportsnet,
Don Cherry believes Babcock will make the Maple Leafs a better team sooner than later. Cherry shared some of his thoughts on how Babcock will impact the club in his first season during Sunday’s edition of “Coach’s Corner,” with an emphasis on Maple Leafs captain Dion Phaneuf and sniper Phil Kessel.
The Leafs talk is near the end of the video...
To put it indelicately, Don Cherry is going ga-ga over Mike Babcock, and while he insists that Babcock is no messiah, Cherry spent 85% of this Coach's Corner praising Babcock, praising Babcock, and also praising Babcock as the best coach in the world and the coach who will bring Canadians and Ontario natives to "Canada's team":
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.