I figured that since the game was going to start again and there ahs been so much negative stuff lately starting a favorite Hockey People thread would be cool. Here are mine Don Cherry-To me he is awesome and not only because he loves the fights and the physical play as much as I do and doesnt hide it, You can tell that he loves and cares for the game. He knows much more about the game tham most think and I would love to sit in his bar and have a couple of cold ones with him and just let him tell stories of what he has seen in his life in hockey. Herb Brooks-In know some people think he was too much of a Hardass and maybe he was, but after he coached the 80 USA Olympic Hockey team to gold he didnt go looking for fanfare for the most part he stuck to doing what he loved and that was coaching hockey and he was damn good at it and he clearly loved the game and I miss him coming from a fans point of view. Ron Caron-Longtime Hockey man who was GM of my beloved Blues a couple of times. He had to make some unpopular trades in his time because of Budget concerns but he did what he ahd to do and Kept them competative and in STL. And in his best trade he brought a chubby Blond haired kid with not much more than a famous last name into town and the kid turned into a Superstar and turned a whole new generation of fans in STL onto hockey. On a related note the last time the Blues actually had a training camp I got to watch an entire scrimmage game with Caron who just sat behing us inthe Arena and he told a ton of great stories and seemed like a really cool dude. He has had some heath issues recently and I hope he feels better now. Jim Woodcock-Unless you are a Blues fan you probably have now Idea who this is but he was until recently the head of Marketing for the team and the Blues themselfes were marketed great on his watch and the marketing dept won several Awards on his watch and the league would have been smart to snatch this guy up he knows what he is doing and most importantly is a Big time fan of the sport as well. Barry Melrose- He takes a lot of flack but he loves the game and knows it wel he just worked for ESPN and that held him back a lot at the end. ESPN Cared less and less as the years went by and he did the best he could with a bad situation.