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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.
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...
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.
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 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.
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 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...
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!
Rogers Hometown Hockey tonight is in Red Deer, Alberta, home of Ron MacLean.
More topics too, watch below...
from Ron MacLean of Hometown Hockey,
Here’s tonight’s word play from London.
As promised each week, I’ll incorporate lines from Canadian literature or a song into our broadcast, and then reveal them at show’s end.
I’m not a literary critic or expert, but like you—which I may presume if you’ve come this far—I read a fair bit. It’s to inform my viewpoint, to wrestle my bias and at best, to laugh. One of my favourite essayists, Joseph Epstein, wrote: “I have never met a good writer who wasn’t also a penetrating reader; and every good writer, with varying degrees of consciousness and subtlety, is also, in an indirect way, a plagiarist.”
My opening essay this evening is a rip off. Whew. I feel better already.
The sentence, “A journey through lakeland, rockland and hill country, a little adjacent to where the world is, a little north of where the cities are and some time we may go back there,” is from poet Al Purdy in The Country North of Belleville.
I watched the complete show and game last night and just like Hockey Day in Canada, the features and stories were just great. Ron MacLean only added to the story and I came away as one very impressed viewer.
I am looking forward to the rest of the season of Hometown Hockey.
A video postcard from London is below...
from Eric Francis of the Calgary Sun,
It’s as delightful a slice of Canadiana as an afternoon on an outdoor pond with pals.
At the head of a lengthy line growing on the concourse at Sylvan Lake Multi-Plex stands Ron MacLean, signing autographs and doing what he does best — talking hockey.
On this day, he’s creating memories for kids and hockey fans in this Alberta town of 13,000 ahead of the recently played Kraft Hockeyville preseason contest featuring the Calgary Flames.
But over the next 25 weeks, a similar scene will play itself out in small-town rinks from coast-to-coast as part of his highly publicized reassignment.
Replaced on Hockey Night in Canada by George Stroumboulopoulus as part of Rogers hockey’s new world order, the 54-year-old MacLean is now the face of Hometown Hockey, airing on Citytv nationally every Sunday night.
from David Shoalts of the Globe and Mail,
Ron MacLean has been frozen out of the new version of Hockey Night In Canada. Literally.
While George Stroumboulopoulos will sit in the studio chair and take the starring role that once was his – ringmaster of the most popular show on Canadian television – MacLean will be looking in from the outside on Sunday nights. And even he admits his fractious relationship with NHL commissioner Gary Bettman, which saw Bettman boycott Hockey Night after one particularly contentious interview in 2010, might have something to do with it....
But as the conversation continued – and the topic turned to the belief among his broadcasting colleagues that MacLean’s on-air clashes with Bettman played no small role in his reduced role – there were hints MacLean may not be quite as sanguine about the change as it seems. MacLean and Bettman usually butted heads over labour-management issues in the NHL. MacLean consistently took the players’ side during interviews because, he said, he firmly believed the league was better off with a strong NHL Players’ Association.
“Maybe that hurt me but I would gladly fall on my sword for that principle,” MacLean said. “But I don’t know that it had anything to do with [a reduced role]. It could have.”
from Luke Fox of Sportsnet,
Who was your toughest interview?
Grant Fuhr was exceptionally humble. You sweat a little if players have short answers. Grant was the [Stanley] Cup winner, the Canada Cup winner; he was right there as the goaltender. He was like a cowboy. He refused to take any credit for his performance or explain his performance. You loved that about him, but because he was the No. 1 star, it was a challenge.
Mostly I remember the good interviews. [Wayne] Gretzky was at the forefront. Scotty Bowman has a fascinating stream of consciousness. Dino Ciccarelli was stunningly great. Tony McKegney. Steve Konroyd was a tremendous interview, a surprise.
Do hockey players get a bad rap for being too cliché or too safe in interviews?
It’s changed. I feel like Sidney Crosby is just like Gretzky—same love of the game. He has hockey card collections and an unbelievable reservoir of stories. But I think social media has scared him off. The new player is just terrified of making a misstep, and it’s in perpetuity. It’s there, and it’s distributed. It has shackled the player of today.
The way we do interviews has changed. We used to bring Wayne into the studio, drape a towel over him, and it was a controlled setting. You didn’t feel like you were being overheard. Most of the interviews are conducted in a public forum now—in a hallway, on the ice in front of other players. Guys are wary of being overheard. They don’t want to be laughed at. A sit-down interview is much the preferred forum, like what we’re having.
CBC hockey commentator Ron MacLean apologizes for his comment about French-Canadian referees during Tuesday night’s Stanley Cup playoff game between the Montreal Canadiens and Tampa Bay Lightning.
MacLean suggested during the second intermission that a French-Canadian referee should not be working the game. The context for his comment was a controversial call by another French-Canadian referee in the third game of the first-round playoff series that Lightning coach Jon Cooper said cost his team the game.
MacLean said the fact the NHL assigned another French-Canadian referee to officiate Game 4 was meant to send a message to Cooper.
MacLean’s view was challenged by fellow Hockey Night in Canada commentator Elliotte Friedman, who said it was “unfair” to suggest French-Canadian referees were partial to Montreal.
continued and watch the HNIC segment below regarding the referee comment...