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02-28-2009, 08:09 PM
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Let me get this right.....Don Cherry of all people (with his flashy suits and loud mouth) is calling somebody out for showboating and drawing attention to themselves?
That was my reaction.

Altho, Ovy might have taken it too far with his "chicken dance" at Crosby,sometimes he seems like a character out of Monty Pythhon, other times he just looks like a guy who really enjoys hockey.

And seriously, we need more people who act like Sakic and Thornton? Both are class acts, especially Sakic, but he is so boring I think i'd develop narcolepsy if he was talking to me. Ovechkin i'd just want to give a straightjacket and a shot of valium.

Man, I remember the late 80's, early 90's, when everyone was whining russian players didn't show any emotions.

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You could pretty much see him holding back what he really wanted to say. Way too conservative/oldschool for todays game

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Love or Hate cherry This is why he makes money.

People tune in to listen, Starts controversy on purpose.

Its good TV

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02-28-2009, 08:11 PM
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Hes right

Ovechkin is gonna get it some time because of what he does

Its only a matter of time
By that logic, so does humble Canadian boy Crosby for his whininess. Still, though I completely have no respect for Cherry's hockey analysis, the guy has a place in hockey. He's a TV shock jock of hockey and guys like him are interesting for their controversial nature. The problem is, HNIC lets his voice be the only one and we don't get the more progressive, anti-goonery voice be heard. Both sides of thr argument should be given due time, not just one. But anyway, Cherry shouldn't be removed from the air for being a xenophobic quack. Hell, that's why he's even on TV anymore! People stopped investing in his hockey opinions and knowledge years back. His coaching style is still his basis for opinion and he last coached in 1980 so it's quite clearly a dated one.

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didnt Crosby go nuts a few game ago when they played the Rangers or something and he scored

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Hes right

Ovechkin is gonna get it some time because of what he does

Its only a matter of time
Considering that nobody has ever done a thing to him yet, when exactly is this long overdue payback going to occur? People have been saying the same thing about Kovalchuk since he came in the decade.

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lol i could see this becoming another 300 page topic

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Cherry's just jealous Ovechkin isn't Canadian.
I doubt it. He hates hot-dogging and always has. He tore into Crosby for doing the Mike Legg goal in a blowout when he was in the QMJHL. Why do people come up with this dumb claim every time Cherry gets mad about a player doing something that he has always gotten mad about?

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Btw, who the HELL put this guy as one of the "greatest Canadians" a few years ago?
Some yahoos started a big petition. It could have been done for anyone. If I had the time, I'm sure I could've started one to get Tom Green in the list and it would work or to take a more visible, popular figure Bryan Adams (hey his music is lame but he is a big time star like Don). It was inevitable when they came out with that contest. But it was a TV one voted on by the people, so it was more a popularity contest than an actual educated poll.

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Coaches corner really is embarassing.

so now we should believe that Ovechkin's goal celebrations = Sean Avery's antics?
Depends. Does Bettman have to explain them to his daughter?

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02-28-2009, 08:14 PM
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Somebody had to say it. I agree with Cherry.
i agree who wants excitement in the game? certainly not you or don cherry

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I doubt it. He hates hot-dogging and always has. He tore into Crosby for doing the Mike Legg goal in a blowout when he was in the QMJHL. Why do people come up with this dumb claim every time Cherry gets mad about a player doing something that he has always gotten mad about?
because he only bashes players who arent Canadian, its not really that hard to pick up and read between the lines of what he is saying

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02-28-2009, 08:16 PM
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Cherry can't handle the fact that Ovechkin plays a tougher and more physical game than most Canadians do.

Most players in the league like his enthusiasm because they realize that he's not rubbing it in, he's just celebrating and having a good time. In an age where athletes get tagged with only being in it for the money, it's refreshing to see someone who enjoys the game as much as Ovechkin.

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02-28-2009, 08:17 PM
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because he only bashes players who arent Canadian, its not really that hard to pick up and read between the lines of what he is saying
So Crosby isn't Canadian?

I don't disagree that Cherry is a dumbass and has an obvious distaste for non-Canadians, but on this particular issue he takes issue with what he deems to be "hot dogging" regardless of who does it.

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I'm so glad I missed the bigot tonight. CBC needs to remove him ASAP but he seems to draw in the ratings.

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So Crosby isn't Canadian?

I don't disagree that Cherry is a dumbass and has an obvious distaste for non-Canadians, but on this particular issue he takes issue with what he deems to be "hot dogging" regardless of who does it.
Crosby is the only Canadian he seems to despise.

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02-28-2009, 08:18 PM
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wait if I ain't mistaken didn't he say in the beginning of the year he would STRUGGLE hard to get 40/50 goals this year?.

Clearly he is not a AO supporter.

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because he only bashes players who arent Canadian, its not really that hard to pick up and read between the lines of what he is saying
I keep this on file:

Don Cherry's scale of player greatness

10 Doug Gilmour

9 Kingston Boy

8 Ontario or BC boy

7 Boy from any other part of Canada except Quebec unless he wears visor

6 Members of the Women's hockey team

5 Any Guy from Europe or Quebec who is exceptionally good

4 Any guy from quebec, or visor wearing guy(Unless he had eye injury)

3 Figure skaters

2-0 Insert most Russians, swedes here.

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Crosby is the only Canadian he seems to despise.
He has gone off on Ott, Avery, etc. too.

He has an obvious distaste for non-Canadians, yes, but there are also things that he just plain hates, and will rant about regardless of who is doing them.

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02-28-2009, 08:19 PM
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Don't usually agree with him, but I do think he's a funny sideshow, I guess that makes me an enabler or something.


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LOL. Does anyone remember where Don Cherry took a shot at Datsyuk because he cover his balls when he laid down to block a shot?

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02-28-2009, 08:20 PM
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Man this still wasn't as good as last week. Didn't he call his dog a ***** ?

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Soccer players celebrate they way they do for the most part because in soccer 1 goal, even early in the game, can mean the difference of winning and losing moreso than in hockey where 1 goal doesn't guarantee as much.

Sure some of the celebrations we abit overboard but most of the soccer cellys are not much different from one where a hockey players scores a big OT goal.

Besides I like Ovy's celly's. They make him look like a fun, laid back person.


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Wow. I've managed to avoid watching Cherry. So that was really appalling to see. "Don't want your Canadian kids being like these black soccer players. No way no how." How is that racist **** allowed to be on TV? Shame on Canada.
It's the countrys fault for what one person says on live television?

OK I know you are referring to the network, but its just Cherry who stands alone on this one.

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He's funny. The programming director of CBC sports Scott Moore was giving us a guest lecture on Wednesday and said he was going to put Don on a 7 minute delay because it takes him 7 minutes to get from his apartment to CBC so he can fire him.

For anyone who doesn't know Scott, he's the guy responsible for losing the HNIC theme.

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Cherry is an idiot.

I thought everybody knew that...

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