2011-10-11, 03:58 PM
Really dont get the anti-cherry comments, the guy has been doing the segment for over twenty years and going strong. He called out former goons who have profit from their dirty cheap acts. And boy it looks like nilan has been leading a hard life after hockey.
2011-10-11, 04:28 PM
How can someone praise goonery and at the same time call out former goons without being hypocritical, particularly when he has to invent stuff about them to do it? Stu Grimson never said what Cherry was complaining about.
Cherry also makes money off this stuff, so he has a vested interest in it.
“I gotta admit I was wrong on a lot of things,” Cherry said on his Saturday night Coach’s Corner segment on Hockey Night in Canada. “Three enforcers — tough guys, my type of guys — I threw them under the bus, and I’m sorry about it. I really am.”
Good for him. Glad he didn't mince words either or come out sounding like a non-apology or lawyer wrote his apology.
2011-10-16, 10:25 AM
Indeed, he was man enough to say he was wrong. The best part though was then he then goes into showing a fight where the player taunted after the fight and then apologizes after the game for his behaviour. Only to have Don point out how hard and brave it is for someone make an apology in front of millions of people. Gotta love him.
2011-10-16, 10:32 AM
The three amigos must be happy now....:p
2011-10-16, 12:12 PM
Could the words threatened lawsuit have anything to do with his apology this week? Since Ron had set him up for an apology last week and he sluffed it off only saying that he wished the kids hadn't heard him referring to them as pukes. But with the threat of a lawsuit coming this week out came the apology. I did watch coach's corner last night for the first time in awhile and the apology did seem sincere.
With Nilan already tweeting that he accepts the apology,and him and Cherry can now be friends again.
2011-10-16, 03:37 PM
I can't see the threats being anything he was worried about. Slander laws are pretty hard to use. You have to prove financial damages and frankly, the only thing he said that would have been considered slanderous, was the fact they were addicted to drugs. I don't know how you slander an ex-drug addict by pointing out they're ex addicts.
2011-10-16, 10:29 PM
Except Stu Grimson is not an ex drug addict,and he also is a lawyer. It was the law firm that he works at that was talking about the lawsuit.
2011-10-17, 12:05 AM
Listen here, folks. I now only watch Playoff hockey and find the regular season to be a complete waste of my time unless I'm having trouble falling asleep and need to watch something to put me in a coma.
Of course the CBC shouldn't get rid of Cherry. However, they should scrap Coach's Corner and instead use the first intermission of HNIC for Battle of the Blades minisodes, featuring washed-up NHL veterans and CBC television "stars."
Don Cherry can then branch out as a dramatic actor and as a host for several upcoming CBC projects.
Coach's Coroner: Don Cherry stars as the gruff coach of a senior citizen's ball-hockey team, but when all of his players supposedly die of old age on the same night, he then decides to replace the town's retiring Coroner and investigate. Episode 1 ("Viagra from Niagara") has Cherry trying to prove that the deaths of the players on his team were caused by fake Viagra from Niagara Falls.
Youth-In-Asia: Don Cherry and William Shatner join forces to co-host a CBC series about "Youth in Asia." Each week, the two Canadian stars will travel to a different Asian city talking to kids about assisted suicide. The series ends when Shatner decides to commit suicide to boost the ratings for the final episode. Suicide is the "final frontier."
Pop Your Cherry with Don Cherry: Don travels throughout Canada looking for virgins. Don shouts "Show me the honey!" whenever he finds one.
Sour Grapes: Don holds nothing back and lets everybody know what's bothering him during this LIVE half-hour show with a 3-year tape delay.
Cherry Picking: Don decides which ugly suit and tie he will wear while watching HNIC at various Canadian bars.
[Don Cherry will be missed when he’s gone]
Don Cherry won’t be on television forever. This is neither anticipatory gloating, nor a premature lament; just a statement of fact. He is 77 years old, and the Hockey Night in Canada broadcast rights will be up for bid in 2014, and eventually one or the other of these factors will make Canada’s television screens a lot less colourful, literally and otherwise.
But whenever Don takes the stage on Saturday nights now, I wonder how it’s going to end. The hockey world is moving away from him, on every level — Hockey Canada outlawed hits to the head for kids, the NHL has made moves to curb excess physicality if not fighting, even visors are becoming more common. He is receding into history even as he commands the pulpit, and with every passing year the odds of him saying things that the CBC will have to disavow rise. Maybe one day he will go too far over the line, as elastic as it has been for him. Maybe one day the storm won’t pass.
And when that day comes it will be sad, even for those of us who disagree with him. Don Cherry loves hockey, and he illuminates Saturday nights across this country even when residing in hockey’s darker ages. He will leave a void, one day, when the lights go out.