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UsernameWasTaken 01-04-2013 03:02 PM

Cherry: CHL should stop letting Americans and Europeans to play in CHL (merged)
 
Don Cherry credits Canada for international juniors' success

http://www.cbc.ca/sports/hockey/nhl/...l-twitter.html

Quote:

The Coach's Corner commentator used Twitter on Friday to argue that many of the biggest stars at this year's event have either played in the Canadian Hockey League or have been influenced by Canadians.

"Check out the stars on the foreign teams, where the majority of them played and where they got their development and what coaches are coaching them in their development? You'll find that it was Canadians in junior hockey," he said through his Twitter account.

Cherry also said that the CHL should change its name if it's going to continue to allow roster spots for non-Canadian players.

"I still say the Canadian Hockey League should be for Canadians, either that or change the name.Some Canadian guy spends thousands on sticks, travel, equipment, pays his taxes and his kid is cut from the CHL for some kid who's father never contributed a cent to Canada.

"Lots of people agree with me but when asked say the safe thing. I don't blame them. As my mother used to say, 'If you don't like my gate, don't swing on it.'"

...

"I know we lost. I am not a gracious guy," he said via Twitter. "Let's see how many guys from the tournament make the NHL. You'll find Canada will be No. 1."
:shakehead

discuss

missinthejets 01-04-2013 03:05 PM

is he wrong that plenty of CHL players are playing for teams that aren't Canada? Hell you can argue that the american goaltender is their MVP so far and he's a CHL guy right?

argue with his anti imports in the CHL stance all you like but the CHL is helping develop players from every country.

Jonimaus 01-04-2013 03:06 PM

That's not true at all for Sweden juniors at least where an EXTREME minority plays in Canada, and I can not think for a second that most of the stars in Finland and Russia developed in Canada.

WhereIsIt 01-04-2013 03:07 PM

He's got a bit of a point. There's positives and negatives to being the best country in the world for developing hockey players.

Tomas W 01-04-2013 03:08 PM

Ah good 'ol Cherry, may he live long :laugh:

FytinSioux 01-04-2013 03:11 PM

5-1 against Canada and 5 goals coming from NCAA guys. Nobody tell Don.

Tomas W 01-04-2013 03:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by FytinSioux (Post 57104949)
5-1 against Canada and 5 goals coming from NCAA guys. Nobody tell Don.

No, nobody should tell him. The result itself was hard enough for him. Think of his heart.

dwanmaster* 01-04-2013 03:14 PM

Well if It's because of CHL players that countries ar doing good, why is Canada playing for Bronze then?

Novak Djokovic 01-04-2013 03:15 PM

Just ignore him, people.

Rob 01-04-2013 03:16 PM

I think it was just a knee jerk reaction to defend the CHL when no one was seriously attacking it.

Harnessed in Slums 01-04-2013 03:17 PM

Eh, players like Jonathan Toews, Duncan Keith, Marty Turco, Paul Kariya, etc went to college in the US and took a scholarship away from an American kid whose parents pay taxes in America. Big effin deal. Europe/Russia has provided an insane amount of talent to pro hockey and the US college system will provide as much if not more talent. So have some cheese with your whine, Grapes. :D

CoopALoop 01-04-2013 03:19 PM

Oh Cherry, you're such a gem. :laugh:

Is this where we now start a flame war between countries? Or has that been done to death yet? :sarcasm:

Statsy 01-04-2013 03:21 PM

It's just Don being Don.

FytinSioux 01-04-2013 03:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CoopALoop (Post 57105259)
Oh Cherry, you're such a gem. :laugh:

Is this where we now start a flame war between countries? Or has that been done to death yet? :sarcasm:

It's Cherry. You guys still claim him? He's like a Canadian hockey loving Gary Busey. Unfortunately a Gary Busey with a national stage.

Rowdy Roddy Peeper 01-04-2013 03:21 PM

Don Cherry quotes should come with the following disclaimer:

For entertainment purposes only.

Tim Murray 01-04-2013 03:22 PM

Which team in the tourney has the highest percentage of kids in the CHL? Will they medal?

Statsy 01-04-2013 03:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by fabricoh (Post 57105179)
Eh, players like Jonathan Toews, Duncan Keith, Marty Turco, Paul Kariya, etc went to college in the US and took a scholarship away from an American kid whose parents pay taxes in America. Big effin deal. Europe/Russia has provided an insane amount of talent to pro hockey and the US college system will provide as much if not more talent. So have some cheese with your whine, Grapes. :D

This is a great point. Exactly how many Canadian kids are playing NCAA at the moment? I'm guessing a whole lot.

Everlasting 01-04-2013 03:25 PM

Yes, he is an old racist and an narrow minded fool. We all know that :laugh:

BobDobolina 01-04-2013 03:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Everlasting (Post 57105489)
Yes, he is an old racist and an narrow minded fool. We all know that :laugh:

He may be a lot of things but nothing in his behavior has ever suggested to me that he is a racist.

Grammar Butcher 01-04-2013 03:28 PM

It's getting old. Yawn...

A dying man's last breath. (sort of)

NHL Dude 120 01-04-2013 03:30 PM

Don is an Idiot

allan5oh 01-04-2013 03:30 PM

He has a point but he's missing the mark. First any Canadian that loses their spot would be marginal to begin with, second this good for hockey overall, third it is actually better for Canadian hockey, as it brings up the quality of junior hockey here.

I wouldn't change a thing.

edit:

Would he prefer that we win every juniors? We're always the favorite to go in pretty much, but don't always pull it off. How much interest would there be if Canada won each game by a margin of 5+ goals? Quality of competition is good. Scouts love these tournaments.

King Woodballs 01-04-2013 03:30 PM

He isnt wrong

CoopALoop 01-04-2013 03:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by FytinSioux (Post 57105317)
It's Cherry. You guys still claim him? He's like a Canadian hockey loving Gary Busey. Unfortunately a Gary Busey with a national stage.

At this point, were kind of stuck with him.

I mean, his rants can be entertaining as long as the viewer realizes that's he's an old coot.

Though, do you guys want him? :)

ToursLepantoVienna 01-04-2013 03:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Everlasting (Post 57105489)
Yes, he is an old racist and an narrow minded fool. We all know that :laugh:

He's a jingoist, not a racist.


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