Don Cherry - Wikipedia
Don Cherry has come to the defence of Ron MacLean, his longtime on-air companion who sparked controversy when he compared hockey. Ronald Joseph Corbett "Ron" MacLean (born April 12, ) is a Canadian sportscaster for the In , MacLean, along with his Coach's Corner co-host Don Cherry, received a MacLean says he and a couple of staff from the hotel used the velvet rope to pull the Cornered: Hijinks, Highlights, Late Nights and Insights. At 80, Don Cherry still hasn't run out of stories, as his new book Straight Up & Personal shows. But he doesn't get to share them with Ron.
Another trademark is his bull terrier Blue, originally a gift from the Bruins players. Cherry tends to frequently focus on a few pieces of advice that he feels strongly about. Virtually every week on Coach's Corner he spends time exhorting the evils of attempting to block a shot using one's hockey stick arguing that it often causes deflections while impeding the goalie's view of the puck.
Two other perennial favourites are the dangers of touch icing a rule he blamed for the premature end to Pat Peake 's career and the extremely sensitive rules about crease violation during the early s since relaxed. He is also critical of the two-minute penalty for firing the puck into the crowd from the defensive zone, introduced since the start of the —06 NHL season.
He also praises hockey players who show great toughness. Examples of this include when, in the playoffsa Phoenix Coyotes winger crawled off the ice after enduring a bone-shattering slap shot from St. Louis Blues defenceman Al MacInnis so that another could take his place.
His position is that unless a player is guaranteed to be selected in the first or second rounds, he should not physically attend the draft, reasoning that some players could be disappointed if they are drafted later than expected, or worse, not at all.
However, he re-signed with the network in July.
The 15th anniversary video was released inwith a 'Best Of' released in Cherry has been criticized for comments targeting specific ethnicities, such as French Canadians and Europeans, and this has led to Cherry's broadcasts being put on a seven-second delay by the CBC. He believes that fighting is an integral part of the game as it enforces respect between teams and players, as well as being popular with some members of the public.
He has long been a champion of hardworking " journeyman " players, whom he identifies with from his own time spent playing in the minor leagues. Don Cherry's favourite player of all time is Bobby Orr who he says is the greatest player of all time. Cherry has criticized many players for what he considers dishonourable conduct, but perhaps none more than Ulf Samuelsson and Matt Cookewhom he considered to be exceptionally dirty players responsible for many severe injuries.
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Specific rules that he criticizes include touch-up icing and the instigator rule. He also frequently criticizes players for elaborate celebrations after goals. In Cherry made headlines by criticizing then heavily publicized junior prospect Sidney Crosby for being a "hot dog" because of the way Crosby slid around on his knees after scoring. He also disapproved of a tricky behind-the-net goal the young star pulled off when a game was already out of reach for the team he scored on.
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Don has been a strong supporter of the female game since the early s and continues to speak out in favour of women's hockey. It's a pleasure for me, as chairman of Canadian Hockey, to be a part of this tribute to Rose Cherry, who was a keen supporter of female hockey herself.
On March 22,during Coach's Corner, a heated debate over the U. Cherry criticized Montreal fans for booing the American national anthem before a game earlier in the week. The conversation then turned to the war when Ron MacLean said "everybody wants to know what you think".
Cherry berated MacLean about being neutral on the war and strongly criticized the Canadian government for failing to support the U. I really thought this could be the end.
This statement triggered an investigation by the federal Official Languages Commissionerand protests by French-Canadians. Sometimes now we don't sit together for two minutes," he added. Traditionally the two have shared Saturday nights and the playoffs together.
You do get close, you can't help but get close.
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But I have to admit they've never told me what to do. I don't think they quite understand me quite the same but they're never come and said 'You can't do this, you can't do that.
They were a little upset over that. Cherry wrote this one longhand, often in the middle of the night, starting last fall. An irregular sleeper, he would find himself up at 3: It opens with a near-death experience two years ago in the St. Lawrence River when Cherry had to be rescued after his canoe tipped over. It also lays out Cherry's peripatetic minor-league career with special attention on his time under Eddie Shore in the American Hockey League's Springfield — "the Alcatraz of Hockey.
Story continues below advertisement Cherry paid dearly for that expression. He says he was singled out and harassed on and off the ice, calling his time in Springfield "torture.Ron MacLean and Don Cherry
I found out the world is very cruel. I walked in there as a babe in the woods. It taught me what life is really about. You've got to be tough.