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Hitting Going Out Of The Game

from Doug Harrison of CBC,

Fittingly, with baseball’s post-season underway, Don Cherry came out swinging in his first Coach’s Corner segment on Saturday night.

His target was Brendan Shanahan, the National Hockey League’s vice-president of safety and the slew of suspensions handed out during the pre-season.

Cherry’s frustration re-surfaced in the first period of


(Thursday’s) game between Montreal and Toronto when Jay Rosehill avoided a hit against a Canadiens player near the side boards. He also pointed to Montreal defenceman P.K. Subban letting up on a potential big hit against Maple Leafs forward Phil Kessel.

“Rosehill has to make the club hitting. He misses him on purpose,” said Cherry. “This is what you’re going to see time after time after time and I don’t blame the players one bit.”

continued and you can watch Coach’s Corner there too.

added 11:02pm, Not the best of quality, but you can watch Coach’s Corner below.

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DocF's avatar

Now that we know the idiot in the clown suit is against Shanahan’s efforts we can be assured that he is doing the right thing.  Don Cherry is the most ignorant oaf I have ever seen. 


Posted by DocF from Now: Lynn Haven, FL; was Reidsville, NC on 10/07/11 at 01:23 AM ET

bezukov's avatar

I fail to see how players letting up on each other when other players are vulnerable is a problem.  Its called sportsmanship Don.

Posted by bezukov from the kids are alright. on 10/07/11 at 01:56 AM ET


I seem to recall that when I predicted Don would oppose any effort to protect players that some folks brayed that Don would support Shanahan. Well now we know the truth, he is the neanderthal he has always been. We can only hope that when CBC loses the NHL contract this goof will be gone for good!

Posted by timbits on 10/07/11 at 02:37 AM ET

squirrely's avatar

Even thought he’s an idiot, those are some snazzy threads, you’ve got to admit!

Posted by squirrely from Dirty Jersey on 10/07/11 at 02:57 AM ET

UMFan's avatar

Maybe the players should adjust. The art of hitting should be strategic, not to send the opponent to the hospital.

Posted by UMFan from Denver, Colorado on 10/07/11 at 03:51 AM ET


Nice clip of Stephens ending a bunch of superstars’ careers.  Is that supposed to support Don’s point?  because I’m not feeling it.

Posted by Nick on 10/07/11 at 05:18 AM ET


Seriously.  That montage was senile.  All hockey’s worst moments.
But lets not joke about CBC losing the contract.  If I have to watch VS I’m done.

Posted by tuxedoTshirt on 10/07/11 at 05:48 AM ET


i am not sure that video that don showed supported his argument at all.  watching that all i could think about was how great lindross was and what could have been.

Posted by gretzky_to_lemieux on 10/07/11 at 11:36 AM ET


You were right TimBits.  Sad that he doesn’t know the difference between cheap shots and good hits.  I thought he did.  His montage could have been a primer for what not to do. 

The game has passed him by.  He doesn’t realize how much faster and stronger these guys are compared to hid day.  Which was like a beer league compared to the shape these players are in now.

Posted by 13 user names on 10/07/11 at 12:36 PM ET

RedMenace's avatar

This just in:  Crazy old guy rants about “the good old days,” while repeatedly slamming his head into a brick wall.  Film at 11.

Posted by RedMenace from Fuck Cancer on 10/07/11 at 04:47 PM ET

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