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I thought it would be neat to start up a Don Cherry Thread...a place to post any info,positive or negative regarding Don Cherry.

Love him or hate him...,he's difinatly been a hockey presence....many out there cannot not take him...I can.

Feel free to express your thoughts of him in here.

We can discuss his views on certain hockey issues in here....so,on a positive note,which really gave me the idea of coming up with this thread...came across this story in my own back yard...

Pick-me-up: Cole Pender, who has a rare form of leukemia, excited to hear from commentator

QUISPAMSIS - When Cole Pender put his ear to the telephone just after 8 p.m. last Friday, a distinctive voice in Canadian hockey greeted him on the other end.

"It was 8:04," Cole, 7, said exuberantly, describing the exact moment that CBC Television commentator Don Cherry called him.

"He was just beaming from ear to ear," said Cole's mother, Kelli Pender. "He was so excited to talk to him."

Cole, a hockey fanatic, was diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia in September.

On a recent afternoon at home, he curled into the corner of an oversized black couch in his living room, decked out in a Saint John Sea Dogs jersey and toque.

On the television, a Nintendo hockey game was on pause.

Pender said the call from Cherry, co-host of Coach's Corner, came about through a friend's family member who works at CBC. Originally, the family hoped Cole's name would be mentioned during a Coach's Corner episode, but instead Cherry decided to phone the Penders personally.

"It said 'private number' so I picked up the phone and they said, 'Hello, is Mrs. Pender there?' and I knew exactly who it was," Pender said.

"He said, 'Is Cole there, please?'

"He got on the phone and talked to him for a couple of minutes."

Cherry, known for his outspoken manner and flamboyant outfits, asked Cole about his favourite hockey team and player.

Seated in his living room, Cole quietly said the Pittsburgh Penguins are his favourite team, and named Sidney Crosby as his favourite player.

Cherry told Cole about his favourite team, the Boston Bruins, and asked the seven-year-old if he knew who Bobby Orr was.

When asked the same question about the all-star Boston Bruins defenceman Thursday, Cole's response was a quiet "No."

Pender said she also got to chat with Cherry, a former Boston Bruins coach.

"He just sounded exactly like he did on TV. You just knew his voice," she said.

"I got on afterwards and he just told me his son had some health problems as well when he was younger and then he said he was going to send Cole a package in the mail so we're just anxiously awaiting that."

Cole said he was surprised to receive a phone call from the well-known commentator, and said he also recognized his voice right away.

"Guess what Don Cherry goes like," Cole said in a tiny voice, before giving a thumbs-up sign - a trademark of Cherry's.

Pender said she's not a big hockey fan, but it's something her husband David, Cole and his five-year-old brother Ben enjoy together.

She said Cole was just starting out on a novice team when he was diagnosed in the fall.

"I want to play goalie," he said, clutching a pillow with a case decorated with dancing green turtles.

"I like to check people," he added, smiling.

Cole received his Sea Dogs jersey, signed in silver ink by all the players on the team, at a recent game, he said.

His favourite player on the local team?

"Nathan Beaulieu," Cole said, now nuzzled into his mother's lap.

Pender said Cole will undergo treatment for another two years, and that the family is currently travelling back and forth from Quispamsis to Halifax's IWK Health Centre.

Tears swelled in her eyes as she described the thrill her son felt by the phone call - a feeling she said the family will never forget.

"It was really nice to see him just light right up," she said.

"He had a great big smile on his face."

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One minute he says something ridiculous that makes me detest him, next minute he does something awesome like this...

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The only thing I really dislike about Cherry is the whole xenophobia against Europe,

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...who's he?

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We,THE HABS :P are the reason for...

Boston Bruins coach Don Cherry behind the bench during their Stanley Cup semifinal loss to the Montreal Canadiens in Montreal on May 10, 1979.

This was Cherry's last game as the Boston Bruins coach.

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We,THE HABS :P are the reason for...

Boston Bruins coach Don Cherry behind the bench during their Stanley Cup semifinal loss to the Montreal Canadiens in Montreal on May 10, 1979.

This was Cherry's last game as the Boston Bruins coach.

Hey FH I really did know who he was. :PB):P

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Hey FH I really did know who he was. :PB):P

:lol: yea,I figured as much...wanted to throw this you way.

:huh: No Cherry rants yet...everybody must really like good old Don.....stupid me. :P

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:lol: yea,I figured as much...wanted to throw this you way.

:huh: No Cherry rants yet...everybody must really like good old Don.....stupid me. :P

ask HTL

beauty eh?

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Me rant about Cherry???? :rolleyes: This might be my one and only visit to this thread. My personal boycott of this buffoon knows no boundaries. :lol::lol:

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ask HTL

Maybe later..........wayyyyyyyyyyy later. :lol:

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The Montreal Gazette on Cherry's recently published second ( :blink: ) book:

As with his appearances on Hockey Night in Canada, you know what to expect from Grapes, whose strong opinions are well documented. He breaks no new ground with this new tome; in fact, if you read the first one, you probably have more Don Cherry insight than you need.

The first one was entertaining all the way through. This one seems to be stretching it. Cherry even repeats one story, prefacing it with this: "I mentioned how I got started on TV in my other book, but I'll tell you again in case you didn't read that one."

And after 189 pages, he apparently ran out of "and Stuff".

Full article here:

http://www.montrealgazette.com/sports/Look+back+with+sequel/4124327/story.html#ixzz1BnhvjfD7

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Cherry angrily clarifies ‘no blindsides’ rule

Say what you will about Don Cherry, but the man speaks without a filter. Earlier this week, Cherry addressed the media before the CHL Top Prospects game, sounding off about the circumstances of Sidney Crosby’s concussion and, more generally, the issue of hits to the head in hockey. The problem, as he sees it, is kids these days — both the aggressors and, in some cases, the victims. In his words:

Read more: http://sports.nationalpost.com/2011/01/22/post-picks-cherry-angrily-clarifies-no-blindsides-rule/#ixzz1Brs8H48i

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For some reason I watched don cherry tonight too see what he had to say about chara’s hit .. Then I quickly remembered he pro bruins and leafs and dose not think much of the habs and he couldn’t even remember pacioretty name for crying out loud. waste of time is all his little show is

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Cherry blasts Geoff Molson,Via Rail & Air Canada regarding their announcements-outlook on the patches incident.

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For some reason I watched don cherry tonight too see what he had to say about chara’s hit .. Then I quickly remembered he pro bruins and leafs and dose not think much of the habs and he couldn’t even remember pacioretty name for crying out loud. waste of time is all his little show is

He's a hypocrite cos when Cros got clipped in the winter classic, Cherry said the player did it on purpose cos he didn't look back... Well, Chara didn't look back either, so using Cherry's logic, Chara did it on purpose as well.

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He's a hypocrite cos when Cros got clipped in the winter classic, Cherry said the player did it on purpose cos he didn't look back... Well, Chara didn't look back either, so using Cherry's logic, Chara did it on purpose as well.

I was thinking the same thing when I watched the hit chara didn't look back and thought about the cros hit ..

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At least the leafs had enough sense to make the appropiate changes regarding player safety after all this by adding more padding on their stanchions.

Curious to know if the habs have.;)

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Don Cherry calls for redesign of stanchions

HNIC personality says a slanted, not upright, metal support would reduce injury

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Don Cherry has a solution to help prevent, or at least minimize, the potential for serious injury on the side boards in National Hockey League rinks: redesign the stanchion at the players' benches.

During his Coach's Corner segment Saturday, the Hockey Night in Canada personality suggested Canadiens forward Max Pacioretty wouldn't have suffered a serious concussion and broken vertebra earlier this week if the stanchion between the benches at Montreal's Bell Centre was slanted and not in its current upright position.

On Tuesday night, Boston Bruins defenceman Zdeno Chara slammed Pacioretty into the metal support holding up the glass at the end of the visitors bench, knocking him out as he fell to the ice, and was assessed a five-minute major penalty for interference and a game misconduct.

"If the [stanchion] is on a slant, the kid [Pacioretty] has a headache today. If you [make that change] it would be good," said Cherry, as he held a drawing of a reshaped stanchion.

For years, there have been incidents of players hitting the stanchion, Cherry added.

Cherry agreed with the decision by Mike Murphy, the assistant to NHL disciplinarian Colin Campbell, not to suspend Chara for the hit.

"Here's a guy, six-foot-nine, 260 pounds. For thirteen years he's never been suspended, he's never tried to hurt guys. If he tried to hurt guys, he'd kill 'em at that size," said Cherry.

For those wondering why the league wouldn't banish Chara for three or four games, Cherry had an explantion.

"It's either you give him 20 games or you give him none. It can't be a little," he said. "He was just taking [Pacioretty out of the play].

"The league did it right this time."

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Don Cherry calls for redesign of stanchions

HNIC personality says a slanted, not upright, metal support would reduce injury

chara-pacioretty_584.jpg

Don Cherry has a solution to help prevent, or at least minimize, the potential for serious injury on the side boards in National Hockey League rinks: redesign the stanchion at the players' benches.

During his Coach's Corner segment Saturday, the Hockey Night in Canada personality suggested Canadiens forward Max Pacioretty wouldn't have suffered a serious concussion and broken vertebra earlier this week if the stanchion between the benches at Montreal's Bell Centre was slanted and not in its current upright position.

On Tuesday night, Boston Bruins defenceman Zdeno Chara slammed Pacioretty into the metal support holding up the glass at the end of the visitors bench, knocking him out as he fell to the ice, and was assessed a five-minute major penalty for interference and a game misconduct.

"If the [stanchion] is on a slant, the kid [Pacioretty] has a headache today. If you [make that change] it would be good," said Cherry, as he held a drawing of a reshaped stanchion.

For years, there have been incidents of players hitting the stanchion, Cherry added.

Cherry agreed with the decision by Mike Murphy, the assistant to NHL disciplinarian Colin Campbell, not to suspend Chara for the hit.

"Here's a guy, six-foot-nine, 260 pounds. For thirteen years he's never been suspended, he's never tried to hurt guys. If he tried to hurt guys, he'd kill 'em at that size," said Cherry.

For those wondering why the league wouldn't banish Chara for three or four games, Cherry had an explantion.

"It's either you give him 20 games or you give him none. It can't be a little," he said. "He was just taking [Pacioretty out of the play].

"The league did it right this time."

wow way to go don great thinking

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Don Cherry calls for redesign of stanchions

HNIC personality says a slanted, not upright, metal support would reduce injury

chara-pacioretty_584.jpg

Don Cherry has a solution to help prevent, or at least minimize, the potential for serious injury on the side boards in National Hockey League rinks: redesign the stanchion at the players' benches.

During his Coach's Corner segment Saturday, the Hockey Night in Canada personality suggested Canadiens forward Max Pacioretty wouldn't have suffered a serious concussion and broken vertebra earlier this week if the stanchion between the benches at Montreal's Bell Centre was slanted and not in its current upright position.

On Tuesday night, Boston Bruins defenceman Zdeno Chara slammed Pacioretty into the metal support holding up the glass at the end of the visitors bench, knocking him out as he fell to the ice, and was assessed a five-minute major penalty for interference and a game misconduct.

"If the [stanchion] is on a slant, the kid [Pacioretty] has a headache today. If you [make that change] it would be good," said Cherry, as he held a drawing of a reshaped stanchion.

For years, there have been incidents of players hitting the stanchion, Cherry added.

Cherry agreed with the decision by Mike Murphy, the assistant to NHL disciplinarian Colin Campbell, not to suspend Chara for the hit.

"Here's a guy, six-foot-nine, 260 pounds. For thirteen years he's never been suspended, he's never tried to hurt guys. If he tried to hurt guys, he'd kill 'em at that size," said Cherry.

For those wondering why the league wouldn't banish Chara for three or four games, Cherry had an explantion.

"It's either you give him 20 games or you give him none. It can't be a little," he said. "He was just taking [Pacioretty out of the play].

"The league did it right this time."

I like how TSN shows that pic, not the pic that habs I/O posted that showed chara shoving patches head into the stanchion. I really wonder if there's a code of silence... Like TSN can only post pics that the NHL wants or else they don't get the inside scoops, I'm only speculating but it would explain the pic they chose and other articles.

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I like how TSN shows that pic, not the pic that habs I/O posted that showed chara shoving patches head into the stanchion. I really wonder if there's a code of silence... Like TSN can only post pics that the NHL wants or else they don't get the inside scoops, I'm only speculating but it would explain the pic they chose and other articles.

I'll post it.;)

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Cherry blasts Geoff Molson,Via Rail & Air Canada regarding their announcements-outlook on the patches incident.

TORONTO - Don Cherry blasted Montreal Canadiens chairman Geoff Molson for his criticism of the NHL in the wake of the hit that put Max Pacioretty in hospital with a cracked vertebra.

Cherry, who says he supports the league's decision not to suspend Boston defenceman Zdeno Chara for the hit, addressed Molson during Saturday's "Coach's Corner" segment on CBC's "Hockey Night in Canada."

"Tell you one thing, Geoff, call all your players together in the dressing room. And you say (to them), 'How do you feel playing 41 games with the boards in Montreal?' Worst in the league for injuries. Ask them that instead of going in the paper," Cherry said.

On Thursday, Molson released a letter expressing "frustration, disappointment and shock," over the hit Tuesday's game that also left Pacioretty with a severe concussion.

"Let's start with your building, your stanchion and turnbuckles are a joke," Cherry said, referring to the Bell Centre, which is owned by Geoff Molson and his brothers.

Cherry also sounded off on the various corporate sponsors that spoke out about the hit.

Via Rail issued a letter condemning the league's decision not to suspend Chara while Air Canada told the NHL it was considering withdrawing its sponsorship unless the league tightens rules to reduce potentially serious injuries.

"How about VIA Rail? What a phoney they are jumping on the bandwagon. And Air Canada, you should be ashamed of yourself. By the way, where are their corporate headquarters? We know where they are — Montreal."

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I like how TSN shows that pic, not the pic that habs I/O posted that showed chara shoving patches head into the stanchion. I really wonder if there's a code of silence... Like TSN can only post pics that the NHL wants or else they don't get the inside scoops, I'm only speculating but it would explain the pic they chose and other articles.

sounds probable

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"How about VIA Rail? What a phoney they are jumping on the bandwagon. And Air Canada, you should be ashamed of yourself. By the way, where are their corporate headquarters? We know where they are — Montreal."

He has the nerve to talk about phoneys. He's the biggest hypocrite to ever crawl out of Boston (or the slime pool if you prefer).

Who exactly dishes out discipline in the NHL Don??? Oh yeah,, that would be the guy who has a kid on the Bruins team. Who is the Chairman of the board of Govonors Don??? Oh yeah,,,that would be the owner of the Bruins.Did we hear any mention of that on the Nutcase Corner ( not that i listened to it)??? And he has the nerve to mention that Air Canada's headquarters are in Montreal.Talk about "should be ashamed". The CBC should be ashamed to have this dinosaur anywhere near a microphone.

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He's a hypocrite cos when Cros got clipped in the winter classic, Cherry said the player did it on purpose cos he didn't look back... Well, Chara didn't look back either, so using Cherry's logic, Chara did it on purpose as well.

21,000+ people in the Bell Centre heard the hit. Every one but Chara.

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